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Make a Wes Anderson Guess Who Game

Download the files to make this Wes Anderson Guess Who game! Not only is it a super fun DIY project, but you can add it to your game night rotation. Get the file and the full tutorial below

DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game

Here’s a fan favorite in our DIY game library: Wes Anderson Guess Who! (Or, as Mr. Lovely so aptly named it, Wes Who.) Our incredible illustrator Hailey Nowak pulled out all the stops and illustrated some of our very favorite characters from our very favorite Wes Anderson movies. All for you, so you can get all hipster on your next game night and play this rad board game!

And in case you need a refresher on your Wes Anderson characters, might I suggest making it a theme night? Play The Royal Tenenbaums or Moonrise Kingdom in the background and have fun. Let’s make it!

DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Game

Materials

Make Time: 2 Hours (Plus Drying Time)

Instructions

Prep the Game Pieces

  1. Download and print the Wes Anderson Guess Who file. You’ll need two sets of each page.
  2. Cut your wood. If you don’t have a saw, you can take your wood to a local hardware store and they will make cuts for you. Next cut the craft plywood to two pieces that are each 12″ x 14″. Then cut the basswood strip to four small pieces that are each 3″.
  3. Cut out all of the printed cards from the file.
  4. Paint your two 12″ x 14″ boards on one side only.
  5. Use a toothpick to spread E6000 on to one side of the inside of a hinge. Glue this to the bottom of a wood rectangle, so that the rounded part of the hinge butts up against the bottom of the wood. Lay it down to dry so that the unglued side of the wood is face down and the hinge is hanging over the side of the wood (this will help avoid your piece getting stuck to your surface while it dries). Repeat this with all 42 wood rectangles.
  6. Once the glue is dry, place all of your cut out cards face down on a piece of scrap cardboard. Lightly spray them all with spray adhesive. Carefully pick up the cards one by one and adhere them to the wood rectangles, covering over the side of the hinge that is glued to the rectangle. Use tweezers to pick up the cards if you find it easier.

Make the Game Board

  1. Lay out your rectangles on the painted (and dried) game board. There will be 3 rows of 7, with some extra space at the front of the board for the two basswood strips. Place them all evenly (get out a ruler if you’re particular!). Glue down the hinges one by one with a toothpick to spread E6000 on the other side of the hinge.
  2. Glue down two of the basswood strips centered at the front of the board, with just enough room between the two to hold up a card.
  3. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the other game board.
  4. Be sure you have your other set of cards cut out so that you can choose characters to guess. If you need a refresher on the rules, you can find them here!
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game

I just love this thing. Just. LOVE. it. It’s one of our more labor-intensive DIYs, but it’s such a feeling of satisfaction when you’re done and it’s so much fun to play.

I’ve actually been playing it with our five year old. The characters are distinctive enough that he can grasp the concept and figure out who is who.

Hope you try this one out! I have big dreams of doing different sets, too. Who’s up for Real Housewives Guess Who?!

download the wes anderson printable

Click the button below to get the printable file and make your game!

If you liked making this one, then you’ll probably love making our DIY Chinese Checkers! And be sure to check out the rest of our DIY games too. xoxo

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DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game
Yield: 1 Game

Wes Anderson Guess Who Game

DIY Wes Anderson Guess Who Board Game

This DIY game is a fun addition to your game night, featuring all of your favorite Wes Anderson characters!

Active Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours

Tools

Instructions

    1. Download and print the Wes Anderson Guess Who file. You’ll need two sets of each page.
    2. Cut your wood. If you don’t have a saw, you can take your wood to a local hardware store and they will make cuts for you. Cut the craft plywood to two pieces that are each 12″ x 14″. Cut the basswood strip to four small pieces that are each 3″.
    3. Cut out all of the printed cards from the file.
    4. Paint your two 12″ x 14″ boards on one side only.
    5. Use a toothpick to spread E6000 on to one side of the inside of a hinge. Glue this to the bottom of a wood rectangle, so that the rounded part of the hinge butts up against the bottom of the wood. Lay it down to dry so that the unglued side of the wood is face down and the hinge is hanging over the side of the wood (this will help avoid your piece getting stuck to your surface while it dries). Repeat this with all 42 wood rectangles.
    6. Once the glue is dry, place all of your cut out cards face down on a piece of scrap cardboard. Lightly spray them all with spray adhesive. Carefully pick up the cards one by one and adhere them to the wood rectangles, covering over the side of the hinge that is glued to the rectangle. Use tweezers to pick up the cards if you find it easier.
    7. Lay out your rectangles on the painted (and dried) game board. There will be 3 rows of 7, with some extra space at the front of the board for the two basswood strips. Place them all evenly (get out a ruler if you’re particular!). Glue down the hinges one by one with a toothpick to spread E6000 on the other side of the hinge.
    8. Glue down two of the basswood strips centered at the front of the board, with just enough room between the two to hold up a card.
    9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the other game board.
    10. Be sure you have your other set of cards cut out so that you can choose characters to guess. If you need a refresher on the rules, you can find them here!

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  2. I just finished making this!!!! It came out so great!!!! I can’t wait to give it to my boyfriend tomorrow for his birthday!!!

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  4. The PDF is not working. Could you contact me or publish again the PDF? Thank you so much! your work is great!!!

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  6. This is so great. Do you know if the cards are sized to fit the original game? I’m wondering if I can thrift it and insert the cards into the game board instead of making it with wood.

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