Modular DOG game board
Building your own DOG game board for 4, 6 or 8 players
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The entire game for 8 players
The solution came in form of a modular system of small maple boards that are 19 mm thick and held together with 32 rod magnets. To that end, each joining edge has 2 magnets. Below, I would like to explain how you can easily build your own DOG game board:
Drilling and magnet placementUsing a box column drill press, 8 mm deep and 3 mm wide holes are drilled where the markings are. Then, half a drop of superglue is placed inside the holes before the rod magnets are pushed into the holes with the correct pole (!). When inserting the counter magnet on the opposite board, it is important to check that the magnets attract and not repel each other or else it will look like picture 1.
To make sure that all board edges are “compatible”, it is best to first build the 4-player board, then the 6-player and finally the 8-player board. Once the magnets have been placed the wrong way, it will be impossible to remove them and correct the mistake.