Monday, 1 September 2014


I regularly have a board game night with friends.   One of the games we tried is Tsuro.   This is a great family game, and I highly recommend it.  You can find it here.

I decided to make my own version of it to play with my kids.

The game is pretty simple.   There are a bunch of tiles, and a board on which to place them.   There are little game markers that move around on the tiles.   The concept of the game is that you are always placing one tile in front of your marker, and moving it down to the end of the path in front of you.   If you take a path that leads off the board, you are out of the game.   The last person who is still on the board wins.

Here's my version.  

I made a box to hold everything.

Here's what's in the box:
-65 Tiles
-8 Player Markers
-A bunch of border pieces.

Instead of making a whole board, I decided to just make the edges of the board.   It would be way easier to cut and store.  I did not want super-long edges, so I made them so that they can be split up into multiple pieces.  I also made the pieces different lengths, so that we can make boards of different sizes.

Once you have your sides, then you start to fill up the board with the tiles as you play.

With these pieces, we can make boards anywhere from 1x1 (which is the worst game of Tsuro ever), all the way up to 8x8, which is a really big board.   Typically, when I play with my kids, we make something that is 5x5, 5x7 or 6x6.   If we just want a really small game, sometimes we'll play a 3x3 or 3x4 game.  The 8x8 would be a good size to play with 8 people.


  1. Your board is great! Would you be willing to share your design files at all? I've been looking to laser cut my own Tsuro Board.

  2. Very cool. Did you design the lines in Inkscape? Any thoughts on sharing or selling your design files, or doing a quick tutorial on how you drew it?