Develop YOUR Customized Genealogy Family Tree Board Game
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Develop YOUR Customized Genealogy Family Tree Board Game

Instructions and downloads to create a customizable family tree board game based on YOUR family and ancestry.
4.7 (7 ratings)
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Created by Luanga Nuwame
Last updated 10/2014
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What Will I Learn?
  • You will receive 24 Lectures and over an hour worth of step-by-step instruction
  • You will complete a personalized family tree board game with all the accessories and rules needed to begin playing immediately upon completion
  • You will have a game that will bring your family together to bond, laugh and learn
  • Students will receive additional updates and add-ons to the course well after your game is completed
  • You will have a better understanding and appreciation of the closest and most important people in your life!
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  • A computer with Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and especially Adobe Photoshop (or a similar graphics program). This course will only reference Photoshop for graphics
  • Access to a print and copy store (Staples, Kinkos, Office Depot etc.) for 11x17 paper prints
  • A home printer
  • Digital copies of family photos
  • Spray Glue and/or Double Sided Tape and Glue Stick
  • Scrap cardboard sheets, scissors and a cutting knife
  • Patience and the desire to immortalize your family with a craft that will take time and dedication
  • An open mind (because some of the answers you will get from family members will shock you!)

Our families are the most important and influential people in our lives. From our mother and father to our siblings, grandparents, cousins and our ancestors - we become the people we are today due to their influence, interaction and legacy. However, how well do we really know our family and genealogy?

There is always more you can learn about your loved ones and now there is a fun and personalized way to do that! More importantly, current and future generations will learn more about you and your immediate family in a way that will be cherished and enjoyed through get-together interaction.

This course kit will provide you with the instructions to complete a family tree board game that will honor YOUR family members and linage based on the direct feedback of those you care about. The final result will be a time capsule, scrapbook and game all in one!

This will be a voyage of discovery about what makes each individual in your family so dynamic and amazing. You will discover how each family member truly sees the rest of the family. Consider the game a celebration of what makes each member of your family unique and endearing with each game night.

With the exception of some materials listed below, all files and images required to complete your game will be provided to you as downloads. This game will take time to make, but this is YOUR journey to take to preserve your family’s legacy.

As a living course, lectures and materials will be updated continuously to provide your family tree board game with even more options.

To best understand where you are going, you first need to know where you came from! Let us start the journey into honoring your family, ancestry and legacy…with the ultimate board game! YOUR GAME!!

Who is the target audience?
  • Parents looking to bond and share with their children
  • Grandparents looking to share their experiences and legacy with their kids and grandkids
  • Teens and adults looking for the perfect family gift
  • Anyone looking for the perfect game for Family Reunions, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or any religious holiday get-together
  • Scrap bookers and time capsule aficionado
  • Genealogists
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
Welcome to the Family Tree Board Game Kit World
2 Lectures 06:23
The Family Questionnaire
5 Lectures 30:25

An introduction to the questionnaires to be given out to all immediate family members. This questionnaire will be used to discover fine truths about each family member so that game questions can be developed for the next section.

Introduction to the Family Tree Questionnaire

A deeper look at the type of questions within the questionnaires and the three generation sections.

The Questionnaire Questions

The best way to provide and retrieve the family questionnaire sections.

Administering the Questionnaires to Family

Examples on how to take the completed family questionnaires and make comparative game questions.

Compiling Completed Questionnaire Answers Into Game Questions

How to create positive and negative point values based on your created game questions. These point values are required for players to win the game.

Figuring Out Question Point Values
The Game Play Booklet
6 Lectures 21:10

An introduction to the booklet we will make to house all the created game questions and points per generation. This booklet is used by all players throughout game tournaments.

Introduction to the Family Tree Game Play Question Booklet

A closer look at the layout of each game play booklet page

Breakdown of the Game Play Booklet Pages

Techniques to fill in the Game Play Booklet pages

Filling in the Game Play Booklet Pages

Advice on how to add in a photo to each generation divider page. This advice is for Adobe Photoshop novice/beginner users. Experts at Photoshop or other graphics application programs can skip this lecture.

Divider Page Photo Image Placement

Implementing the downloaded divider tabs to help separate each generation section for players.

Setting up the Generation Dividers and Tabs

The final touches for completing the Game Play Booklet.

Finalizing the Game Play Booklet
The Family Tree Game Board
4 Lectures 16:00

Advice on how to add in a photo to each photo box on the board. This advice is for Adobe Photoshop novice/beginner users. Experts at Photoshop or other graphics application programs can skip this lecture.

How to Customize the Game Board

Advice on the best ways to print the game board and the other materials for the game.

Printing the Game Board

How to use scrap cardboard to strengthen the game board.

Reinforcing the Game Board
Additional Game Accessories and the Rulebook
4 Lectures 08:36

Introducing the extra accessories that can be used with your game, plus the game rules.

Introduction to the Family Tree Game Accessories

The score sheets and how to use them to play the game.

The Score Sheets

Using scrap cardboard, a fun technique to make custom photo playing pieces.

How to Make Custom Playing Pieces

Breakdown of the basic game rules and the corresponding rulebook for download.

The Game Rulebook
3 Lectures 04:42

Just some final advice on what we have created together

Last Notes on Your Family Tree Board Game

A summarized look into the future of this course. More good things to come!

Upcoming Lectures and Add-ins

A personal thank you for participating in this course kit!

Thank you :-)

A Final Thank You
About the Instructor
Luanga Nuwame
4.7 Average rating
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47 Students
1 Course
Game designer, blogger, author and creative cardboard artist

Luanga ‘Lue’ Nuwame is an accomplished online instructor of how-to videos on cardboard crafts, inventions, game designs and general novelties. His award-winning and world record achieving You Tube channel The Homemade Game Guru has entertained and inspired over 4,000,000+ unique visitors worldwide with creative ideas and a simple approach to innovation with everyday materials.

He is an experienced game designer with products such as the 3D board game adventure Superpowerful Bonanza and the card game Paper Rock Scissors N’ Stuff Wars on the market. Luanga is also a published author of a children’s book (Adventures of Clumsy Little Petalianne) and short stories (Hi! My Name is Karma) in addition to being a contributor to Make Magazine’s online portal Make Zine.

Luanga’s numerous creations and his Homemade Game Guru channel have been featured in media worldwide including Inventor’s Digest, The Toronto Star, CNN, The New York Post, Table Top Gaming News, Bleeding Cool, Yahoo News, The Daily Telegraph (UK), The Miami Times and on XM Radio.

Most importantly, Luanga is a proud dad of his little 2-year-old tornado of energy and creativity - daughter Azura.