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Family creates an awesome ‘Risk’ table for their ‘war room’

This family's homemade gaming table has to be seen to be believed.

 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published May 11, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 8:58 pm CDT

When you’re playing a boardgame with a group of people, there’s always someone who takes it way, way more seriously than everyone else. In this family, that person is, well, everyone.

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The proof comes in the form of this table-sized Risk board, built and shared by Imgur user ESquar3d and family. It’s about the size of a dinner table, and includes armies of toy soldiers and tanks.

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The project cost about $200, which sounds like a lot for a single tabletop game, but it seems impressively cheap when you look at the end result.

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The first step was to color-code the model soldiers—all 300 of them—and 48 tanks purchased from Amazon. The soldiers were mounted on poker chips with glue. The rest was pretty simple, just requiring a few cans of spray paint.

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Next came a trickier part, drawing the map onto the tabletop. The easiest way to do this was to project the outline of the map onto a piece of wood, paint on the lines, and then color everything in.

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One of the best things about this project is the fact that it was a team effort. Adults and kids got to join in, creating a badass “War Room” for the whole family.

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We just hope the kids don’t grow out of playing Risk anytime soon. You can see lots more photos of the project here.

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Photo via ESquar3d/imgur

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*First Published: May 11, 2015, 5:20 pm CDT