Things have been a bit out of sorts on the blog this past week. Not only did we go camping for five days, but when we came back I had two days to get ready for Mr. Curiosity’s birthday party. I got inspired one day and thought to do a full-sized version of King of Tokyo . The basic premise of the board game is you’re a monster destroying Tokyo. Perfect – the kids can create a monster that they’ll play in the game. I just needed to super-size all the elements to the game, with Mr. Curiosity’s help.
Mr. Curiosity painted the base colors, but I put the symbols on each since he had a hard time with the fine paintwork.
Then we needed something to represent Tokyo City and Tokyo Bay.
Again, Mr. Curiosity painted the bases. I just did the lettering.
Then we needed to make monsters. I decided small cardboard boxes as heads for decorating, and then chestplates for hearts, names, and storage for stars and energy cubes. The heads would need a base level of decoration, so we got out the spray paint and Mr. Curiosity had some fun.
Now, we were ready for kids to add some accoutrements. I raided my stash of craft supplies and found all kinds of goodies, like:
Since we were working under a short time frame, we used hot glue guns to attach everything. I gave a quick lecture on how to use them safely and let the kids have at it.
Once the heads were done, the kids worked on chestplates. They needed a place for their monster’s name and ten hearts.
Once the monsters were made, they could play the game. The making took a while, so we only got one game in. Mr. Curiosity managed to win on stars.
Needless to say, much fun was had by all!