3D Printing Board Game Pieces


For Christmas I bought Robot Turtles for the family. It’s a great game, and very easily customizable for different skill levels.

Although the cards are nice, I thought it would be fun to to go from the card playing pieces to 3D printing from ShapeWays.  I came across a turtle model on ShapeWays and contacted the designer asking if they could be extended to support the color schemes (and possibly the addition of lasers on the back.  A few weeks later a TMNT variant of the turtles appear on his shop.  Next ShapeWays purchase I included the little turtles in the request. Read on for pictures of the turtles.

Here are the turtles on the board, with my custom rule Go pieces for comparison.

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Finally, a close-up of turtles.  The ShapeWays full color sandstone is both relatively inexpensive and brightly colored.

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The kids love the new pieces, and we’ll get many more hours of fun out of the game.

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