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From the MAKE Flickr pool

Sean_st shares pics of his homegrown Settlers of Catan boardgame. He even carved his own buildings and roads from soapstone & alabaster! Have a closer look at his work on Flickr.

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


  • Chicken Soup Sandwich

    …but it still looks like it was made so as to not buy the real game, not to replace it. The carving is really nice but the “cards” and the hastily-scrawled in game pieces surely deserve more attention.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah… it’s a weird juxtaposition. He carved the pieces from stone, which is great, but just drew on a deck of playing cards with marker for the game cards, which is underwhelming.

  • Tavis

    If you’ve got a game you want to create, definitely check out http://www.thegamecrafter.com. The service lets you upload your own artwork for custom cards/boards, choose your game parts from the online store, add currency, rulesheets, and more. Then it’s printed, assembled, and shipped to you within 7-10 days. No production minimum since it’s print-on-demand.

    Kudos on your homemade version of Settlers!

  • Colecoman1982

    “the carving is really nice but the “cards” and the hastily-scrawled in game pieces surely deserve more attention.”

    Hey, give the guy a break. Maybe the cement wall behind his Rachel Welch poster just happens to provide him with a lot of spare soapstone to work with…

  • Sean_St

    Yeah, the cards bugged me too, so I just bought a replacement deck. I wanted to find blank cards to make it but couldn’t. The cards here were just a temporary solution.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DreamingTurtle Christopher McCastle

    This really is wonderful. I love the simplicity and functionality of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DreamingTurtle Christopher McCastle

    Outstanding!  Thanks for sharing.