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Sculpture game and puzzle. A collection of various shapes and colors of wood can be fitted together several ways to form a 2"x2"x8" column that stores in a V-block tray. The individual pieces can also be used for a stacking block game where the object is to avoid having them fall over.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #42 Dec 1994 pg. 54

A collection of eleven games you can make. Patterns and/or instructions included for horserace game, Kalaha and blanket game.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1974 (v.52#1) pg. 56

Backyard Olympics. Fun contests for kids include a melon roll and obstacle course. Includes instructions for making special medals that hang around the neck from red, white and blue ribbon.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1996 (v.74#7) pg. 193

Happy camping for kids. (1) How to turn a fleece throw into a camp poncho with simulated camp patches. (2) Picture frame made from pieces of tree bark. (3) Nature bracelet is made from a ring of masking tape, sticky side out, and ornamented with nature finds collected during an outing. (4) Family camp banner. (5) Picaria game is played on squares drawn in the dirt using playing pieces like stones, pinecones, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1998 (v.76#6) pg. 237

Outdoor games for a Junior Olympic program.
BOYS' LIFE May 1964 (v.54#5) pg. 80

Indoor games for a Junior Olympic program.
BOYS' LIFE May 1964 (v.54#5) pg. 82

A colonial game (1764) called "Hook-em-sniffey".
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1964 (v.54#6) pg. 55

A colonial game (1764) called "Knock em Down".
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1964 (v.54#6) pg. 57

A colonial game (1764) called "Hop, Step, and Jump".
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1964 (v.54#6) pg. 57

A colonial game (1764) called "Cock Fighting".
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1964 (v.54#6) pg. 58

Several outdoor and indoor games.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 26

Eskimo toss-and-catch game called "Harpoon the Turtle" has a wooden turtle to catch on a pointed stick.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1965 (v.55#6) pg. 50

Spin the dial and move your marker board game called "Trailing the Junglebook".
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1966 (v.56#4) pg. 54

Pirate treasure hunt game. Spin a dial to advance your playing piece along the trail.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1968 (v.58#7) pg. 60

Big City Games. How to play Stoopball, Johnny-on-a-Pony, Ringalevio, Boxball, Penny-on-the-Line, and Punchball.
BOYS' LIFE May 1971 (v.61#5) pg. 58

Five campground games that sharpen outdoor skills.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1971 (v.61#6) pg. 42

Five games that can be made and used in a backyard carnival.
BOYS' LIFE May 1972 (v.62#5) pg. 60

Six games that can be used in a "Knights of Old" Tournament. (1) To Arms! To Arms!, (2) Sword Balance Relay,(3) Mace Relay, (4) Spear the Ring, (5) Knights and Chargers, and (6) Axman. Construction of a spin-target stand included.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1973 (v.63#2) pg. 52

Three games for a Latin American fiesta (marbles, fighting roosters and nettle ball).
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1973 (v.63#3) pg. 50

Contest ideas for a "County Fair" midway. (1) Ring Toss, (2) Paper Plate Skim, (3) Balloon Toss, (4) Broom lift, (5) Ball Toss, (6) Sponge Dodge'em, (7) Tether Ball Bowling, and (8) How Many Beans?
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1973 (v.63#7) pg. 48

Games of other countries includes playing instructions for Afghanistan Stick Ball, Canadian Bat the Balloon, Catch the Dragon's tail (Asia) and Birds Fly (Africa).
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1973 (v.63#11) pg. 60

A look at games that were popular in early America and the rules for playing them: Tipcat, Shinny, Kick the Can, Mumbletypeg, Twenty-One and Around the World.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1974 (v.64#10) pg. 53

Games that can be played indoors to practice Scoutcraft and pioneering: Catch the snapper, Roman chariot race, Flagpole raising, Reactor transporter, and Snake race.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1974 (v.64#11) pg. 44

Four recall games. (1) What do I feel?, (2) Haunted House, (3) Kim's Game and (4) Down on the Farm.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1976 (v.66#2) pg. 47

Nature games. (1) Leaf Matching, (2) freak plant hunt, (3) nature memory hunt, and (4) nature scavenger hunt.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1976 (v.66#4) pg. 55

Cooking games. (1) A flapjack flipping race, (2) a spaghetti-knotting race and (3) "Your Tea, Sir!" game.
BOYS' LIFE May 1976 (v.66#5) pg. 53

Bicentennial picnic games. (1) Boston Tea Party (a water-carry relay race). (2) Midnight Ride (piggyback race). (3) Puritan Stocks Race.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1976 (v.66#6) pg. 42

Challenge games for Scout patrol teams. (1) "Hot" isotope transport. (2) Kick bridge. (3) "Far Out" clove hitch.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1976 (v.66#6) pg. 53

Games using settler and pioneer tools. (1) Metric string chopping. (2) Fuzz-stick relay. (3) Bow-saw relay.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1976 (v.66#7) pg. 47

Logger's games. (1) Log raising. (2) Log hauling. (3) Log "canoe" race.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1976 (v.66#11) pg. 55

Three night games for scouts: (1) Indoor Star Hunt, (2) Outdoor Star Hunt, and (3) Jack! Jack! Show your Light!
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1977 (v.67#1) pg. 53

Town and city games for scouts. (1) Spy Shadowing, (2) Autograph Hunt, and (3) City Far and Near.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1977 (v.67#2) pg. 51

Spring nature games for Scouts. (1) Tree-tagging, (2) Alphabet-twig hunt, and (3) Bring 'em back alive.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1977 (v.67#3) pg. 51

Four games for a Scout Jamboree: (1) Fire Dousing, (2) First Aid Race, (3) Liberty Bell Ringing, and (4) Jamboree Salute.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1977 (v.67#4) pg. 59

How to play games popular with Boy Scouts years ago. Includes: Old Spotty Face, Balloon Tug-O-War, Bear Hunt, Follow the Trail and Capture the Flag.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1980 (v.70#1) pg. 57

A guide to seven competitions for a Scout Olympics.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1980 (v.70#3) pg. 44

Air Ball. Instructions for making and playing the game.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1998 (v.88#10) pg. 53

Racketeer or spinning top game. Sectioned box, with port holes into each section, hold turned pins. The goal is to spin a top so it will travel through the sections of the box, knocking over the pins.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 50, 57

Homemade games. Eight games to play indoors (Nine men's Morris, Tic-Tac-Toe, Snakes, Fences, Lift-off, Even only, Donkey, I doubt it).
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1992 (v.76#2) pg. 47

Family game box. Box and game boards are needlepointed on plastic canvas. Box has compartments to hold dice, checkers, dominoes, card decks, pickup sticks, score pads, etc. A backgammon board folds flat to store inside the box. The box lid doubles as a checkboard.
CRAFTS Dec 1991 (v.14#12) pg. 32, 47

Three ancient board games to make. (1) Wari, (2) Fox and Geese, which can also be used to play Solitaire, and (3) Alquerque.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #62 Apr 1978 (v.6#2) pg. 35

Chip carving is used to make game boards for (1) Kungser, (2) Five Field Kono and (3) High Jump. The rules for each game are included.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #87 Jun 1982 (v.8#3) pg. 20

Make a gameboard for the game of "Goose", a game invented in Italy and copyrighted in England in 1597. Hand-printed sheet for mounting on the board is available from Colonial Williamsburg.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1980 (v.11#6) pg. 54

How to give great children's parties. Two party plans. (1) Halloween Costume party. (2) Super Sleuth: Detective Birthday Party.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 22

Early American lottery box also serves as planter box.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 22

A backyard "olympics" for both young and old. Wheelbarrow road roll, Wet pillow pitch, Croquet hole-in-one, Watermellon wiggle, Blind-as-a-bat, Casting contest, and Skee-ball toss.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 32

Eighteen children's party games. Nine are for preschoolers through 6-year-olds, nine more for 7- through 12-year-olds.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1986 (v.202#5) pg. 202

Great games for kid. Rules for nine easy-to-play games that require no special equipment. They are Darth vader tag, Hoopla, Sensory scavenger hunt, Capture the flag, Spud, Adopt a tree, ET phone home, Octopus, and Dodgeball.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jun 1990 (v.210#6) pg. 92

Make a game board for "Mix up--Match up", a game similar to "Concentration".
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1979 (v.68#3) pg. 34

How to play the mathematical game of NIM using only decorative pebbles as playing pieces.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #522 Apr 1981 pg. 13

How to play one of the Mancala Games, the game of Wari. Requires one egg carton and 48 pebbles.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #525 Jul 1981 pg. 37

Tactix. A game played with pebbles.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #536 Jun 1982 pg. 71

Horseshoe. A simple game played with two pebbles on a game board consisting of five circles connected with diagonal lines and a "horseshoe" shaped line.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #554 Dec 1983 pg. 52

Game cube and shaker cube (2"x2" on a side) are made from leather lined with squares of laminate. Southwestern motifs are stamped on each face. The six faces are joined with lacing. The shaker cube contains pea gravel and a wooden Shaker peg serves as the handle.

Skelly, a game where flat disks (checkers, bottle tops, etc.) are shot with fingers from box 1 to 2, 2 to 3, etc. until winner reaches the Skelly box.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #459 Aug 1966 (v.62) pg. 95

From trash to treasure. How to restore throw-away bargains for just a few pennies. (1) Cleaning and repainting metal toys. (2) Repairing kitchen utensils. (3) Repairing board games and a croquet set.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #679 Nov 1984 (v.80) pg. 76

Pin the Tail on the Bunny game for Easter parties. Appliqued and quilted wall hanging can be used year round.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1981 (v.4#2) pg. 38

"Swiss-Cheese" mountain game. Object is to maneuver a ping-pong ball up an inclined plane filled with holes, trying to reach the top. Two players compete to reach top first.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1972 (v.138#1) pg. 146

Fantasy on a tabletop. Tips on painting cast lead figures and setting them into realistic scenes on war game tables.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1982 (v.157#4) pg. 102

English board game. The object is to shove pennies (or washers) into scoring beds. Board measures 14"x24".
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 158

Crossmatch, the thinking man's game. A game you make yourself whereby you match related picture images in a crossword puzzle pattern.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1972 (v.200#5) pg. 150

Make a picture lotto game for a toddler.
SUNSET Oct 1980 (v.165#4) pg. 154

Three Hopi and Zuni Indian games that are fun and easy to make.
SUNSET Aug 1983 (v.171#2) pg. 64

Fun and games and "decision making." Designed for leadership training, these seven team activities make good outdoor party games.
SUNSET Jan 1988 (v.180#1) pg. 66

How to make "Ulie," a game for all ages. Oversized metal washers are tossed at holes cut in rubber-topped boards.
SUNSET Sep 1994 (v.193#3) pg. 108

Turn a gamesphere. Part 2. How to make the gameboard surfaces and playing pieces for the five games (Noughts and crosses, Solitaire, Ludo, Chess and draughts, and Chinese Chequers) contained in the globe.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 66

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 7. Snakes and Ladders.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 75

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 9. Victorian game of Squails.
WOODTURNING #17 Nov 1993 pg. 59

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 11. Ringo, a version of Cops and Robbers.
WOODTURNING #19 Feb 1994 pg. 60

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 12. The Maori game of Mu-Torere.
WOODTURNING #20 Mar 1994 pg. 60

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 13. Display stand for ancient Egyptian gaming pieces.
WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 59

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 15. Nyout, the forerunner of ludo.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 60

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 18. North Star Solitaire, a game popular with sailors during the great days of sail.
WOODTURNING #26 Oct 1994 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 21. Pahkasahkimac, a typical example of an American indian bowl game.
WOODTURNING #29 Feb 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 22. Wild Oats, an ancient Greek game with playing pieces that resemble fertility statuettes.
WOODTURNING #30 Mar 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 23. "GO", one of the world's most popular games. Also called I-Go, Wei-eh'i, and Pah-tok.
WOODTURNING #31 Apr 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 24. Crown and Anchor, a popular sailors' game.
WOODTURNING #32 May 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 26. Pentalpha (a game of solitaire played in Crete) and Kaooa (a hunt game played in India) both use this board with a pentagram (five-pointed star).
WOODTURNING #34 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 27. Three Men's Morris, an ancient game played in Egypt, China, and Rome.
WOODTURNING #35 Sep 1995 pg. 68

Simple lathe-turned table and board games. Part 29. Make a round board for the "Mancala" games of Koro and the Devil's Game.
WOODTURNING #37 Nov 1995 pg. 58

Making a Six Men's Morris game board (a variation of the ancient game of Nine Men's Morris).
WOODTURNING #55 Sep 1997 pg. 22

Spillikins. How to turn long, thin, ornate spindles used in the age-old game of Spillikins or Pick-up-Sticks.
WOODTURNING #79 Sep 1999 pg. 19

Pattern and dimensions for a "Shove ha'penny" board, along with the rules of play. This is a British game which involves sliding metal coins down a slate (or marble or hardwood) board in order to make points. The concept is similar to shuffleboard, but the board design is different.
WOODWORKER #1025 Apr 1979 (v.83) pg. 216

Build a tombola or raffle drum from plywood.
WOODWORKER #1068 Nov 1982 (v.86) pg. 770

Nine-men's-morris board game. Constructed of wood.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 620

Turning wood under tension (rather than compression) is found to be an ideal technique for making the thin, decorative sticks used in the game of spillikins.
WOODWORKER Jan 1991 (v.95#1) pg. 80

Pattern and suggested rules for an ancient board game from the temple of Borobudur in Java, Indonesia.
WOODWORKER Dec 1992 (v.96#12) pg. 68

Pattern and dimensions for a shove ha'penny board.
WOODWORKER Nov 1994 (v.98#11) pg. 91
Added Info WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 86

Wooden "alphabet car game" board to record letters spotted on signs or license plates.
WORKBASKET Jan 1985 (v.50#3) pg. 30

Game of "hearts" is played with small wooden cubes with the letters H,E,A,R,T,S inscribed on them.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 26

The game of sinkers. A set of five wooden discs (5" diameter) with a hole in the middle are shaped and decorated according to individual tastes. The object is to toss them into a hole in the ground about 12- to 15-feet away.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1991 (v.47#3) pg. 40