Game Boards for Homemade Educational Games

Here are a few game boards. The boards can be printed on card stock or if you will be making "file-folder" games, print on heavy paper and glue inside of a file folder. I have two game board types to print. One type is the start-to-finish style and the other type is the race track style in which the player goes around and around the board track.

Printer Settings and Margins

If you think the margins are not wide enough on the files, use the Page Handling setting: Fit to printable area or Shrink to fit. or some similar setting. The option should appear when you press the pdf's print button.

fit to printable area

Game Board Templates

Some of the templates are completely plain while others have some marking on them. Some are in color and some are not. I've included images to help you decide if you want to print any. The files are pdf and that means they are not editable. I know that is a disadvantage, but I made most of the templates from drawings. I think only one was made from a doc.  

Start to Finish
Each board prints in color and has a shortcut. The start and finish places are labeled.

pdfStart to Finish #03

Start to Finish

pdfStart to Finish #04

Start to Finish

Start to Finish
One is plain and the other has the start, finish, shortcut, and go-back labeled and has traffic sign images.

pdfStart to Finish #02

Start to Finish

Start to Finish
Both are plain. One is black and white and the other one is gray and white.


pdfRace Track #06

Race Track

Race Track
Both boards have similar markings. The file 006 has less detail. The game board below is similar to these two.

pdfRace Track #06a

Race Track

pdf28 Cards for #06a

more for ideas than for using

Race Track
Similar to the two above, this game board has the most markings and a starter card set. The card set is not complete, it's more of a beginning. See Blank Game Cards

pdfRace Track #05

Race Track

The two game boards shown here are the Race Track type. The one on the left is a plain version of the 3 previous boards. The board on the right is very plain.

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See Also

Loose Files

Dice to cut out, write on, and glue together.

Image Sets

I dug up 3 of my original image sets that I made to create the boards. The left side and the right side of the board make up the image set. I've linked the images sets under the board that it matches. You may use the image sets to create game boards for your personal/school use. Please do not remove my web address name from the images.

Please do not write me and ask me how to edit the images. The image sets are posted for those who already know how to use their image editing program.

One DOC File

The plain race track at the bottom of the page is the only board that was made with a word processor. I have found my original file and added it to the board files below. It is marked with the usual doc icon:

Game Ideas

For game ideas, visit your public library. Some educational books have games. The educational section is generally in the '370' area of the library. If you are a member of a local homeschool group, ask others for game ideas.

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