Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Homemade FARKLE Game


Ever played Farkle, also known to some as 10,000?  It is a fun game that the whole family can play.  Quick and easy to learn too.  My youngest stomps us at it.  She has the gift when it comes to games.

A few years ago I got the idea to make a simple Farkle game to put in our travel trailer so we'd always have it to play when we were camping or on vacation.  It really came in handy, especially on a rainy day.

I bought the dice, sold in ten packs, at the dollar store and simply photocopied the instructions from our game I'd purchased at the store.  Later that year for Christmas I made several more and gave them away as gifts.  The girls loved helping me make them up and it was a lot of fun.

You can easily make a gift to give as well and you can make it as simple or fancy as you like.  Basically all you need to make one game is six dice and some copy paper.  If you don't already have the directions you can find them here.  It includes the history of the game as well which is kind of interesting.  



I think it would be kind of fun to buy some fancier wooden dice and make a velvet pouch to put the game in.  Then print the directions on some parchment paper or other fancy paper.  Put it in a gold foil gift box (sold at the dollar store) and it would be perfect to give as a gift for just a couple dollars.

The game itself isn't all that expensive to purchase at the store, but if you are looking to save a few dollars or for a homemade gift project, one you can do as a family, this one might just be perfect for you.


Do you play Farkle?

7 comments:

  1. I have played Farkle but not in a long time, my Father In Law loves it & we have played with him a few times. I did buy a set for us but we have not played yet as getting hubby to play a game is like pulling teeth! I love your home made idea!
    Rhonda

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    1. I think it a good game that doesn't require a lot of concentration. My kids always want to play something when I'm about brain dead. Farkle I can usually handle. :)

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  2. This post made me smile. My family used to be obsessed with Farkle and played it at each reunion.

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    1. We play it a lot with our friends. Great fun!!

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  3. Farkle! It's a good game. I had never heard of it until a couple of years ago when we received it in a board game gift basket my husband bid on at work for charity. It was fun and my brother and his wife played it with us and loved it, they had never heard of it either. She commented on how easy it would be to make your own, so I gave her a score sheet, she made some copies, got extra dice she had, printed instructions and Free Farkle!

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    1. It is a fun game and not to difficult to learn that's for sure. Easy to make too. :)

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  4. I didn't know you had posted this until I just now read it! I posted something about this game too and how it can be homemade. It is really fun- my husband taught the kids and I how to play this. :)

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