5 Easy Pieces — Handmade Games

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Anyone up for a game? Photo: Theosingha.com

Anyone up for a game? Photo: Theosingha.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Peas in a Pod Mancala

Play mancala with this easy peasy to use handmade set. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/jackbenimbletoys?auto=format

Play mancala with this easy peasy to use handmade set. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/jackbenimbletoys?auto=format

This adorable veggie themed version of Mancala is handmade. The peas and pods are crafted from wool. You won’t want to put down this $38 game. Pick up a set at Etsy.com/shop/jackbenimbletoys?auto=format.

Vintage Handmade Wooden Tic Tac Toe Marble Game

Nothing like a good game of tic tac toe. Photo: Blackmarketantiques.com

Nothing like a good game of tic tac toe. Photo: Blackmarketantiques.com

A portable handcrafted tic tac toe game will get a lot of use. Only $10.99, this vintage game even has a place to store your marbles. Visit Black Market Antiques to pick up your set.

Educational Fishing Game

A magnetic fishing game will get you hooked. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/Acraftersnook?auto=format

A magnetic fishing game will get you hooked. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/Acraftersnook?auto=format

Create countless games with a numbered magnetic fishing game. For only $19.99, this handcrafted game can provide hours of fun. Pick up yours at Etsy.com/shop/Acraftersnook?auto=format.

Handmade Chess Game Pieces

Even when you're not playing, these pieces make a great display. Photo: Myworld.ebay.com/jenpicked?auto=format

Even when you're not playing, these pieces make a great display. Photo: Myworld.ebay.com/jenpicked?auto=format

These striking handmade chess pieces come with a wooden case for display. The vintage carved faces on these tokens ($250) are sure to liven up a game. Visit Myworld.ebay.com/jenpicked?auto=format to pick up this classic game.

Jump the Peg Game

This game of minds was made by hands. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/WoodDesigner?auto=format

This game of minds was made by hands. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/WoodDesigner?auto=format

Whether you play it alone or with a friend, Jump the Peg is a timeless game. Made of solid wood, these pegs will keep you busy until the very end. Get your set ($15) at Etsy.com/shop/WoodDesigner?auto=format.

 

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