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14 Free Printable Board Game Templates

I am a busy mom who creates a lot of content about making homemade board games and writing books with my kids.

You can print your own blank Monopoly board and create a customized board game for your family! Find lots of printable boards here.

You can print your own blank Monopoly board and create a customized board game for your family! Find lots of printable boards here.

Make a DIY board game for your family! Whether you're creating your own game or making a personalized version of a famous game like Candyland or Monopoly, you'll enjoy this fun and easy printable project.

The templates on this page are designed to be pasted onto 20"x20" or 19"x19" or 18"x18" boards, which are standard sizes for many game boards. With most home printers, you should be able to print these onto separate sheets of 8.5"x11" paper and paste them together to make a full-sized game board.

How to Open, Print, and Compile

Here's some advice on how to print a tiled version of these images in different formats.

Format 1: PDFs

If you're able to print these as PDFs, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is free to download. You can edit the files with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, if you have those programs. (If you don't have an image editing program, don't worry! You can customize them by hand with markers after printing, which is more fun for the kids, anyway.)

Print the PDF using the "Tile All Pages" function in Acrobat Reader.

Print the PDF using the "Tile All Pages" function in Acrobat Reader.

Most home printers can't print a 20-inch sheet of paper. However, you can blow up the image and print it on multiple sheets of standard-sized paper by using the tiling option.

  1. In the print setting window, under Page Handling, select "Tile All Pages."
  2. An image on the right-hand side of the window will show you how the image will be divided over numerous sheets of paper. In the example above, it's spread out over nine pages.
  3. Be sure to enter a small amount of overlap between the pages (under Page Handling) for easier assembly.
  4. Print and glue onto a recycled game board or a piece of cardboard.

Format 2: PNGs or JPEGs

If you're printing these as PNGs or JPEGs, there are several different programs you can use, including many free programs and web-based apps. Learn more about tiled printing in this article from How-to Geek, or try out one of these popular poster-printing sites:

Free Game Board Templates

Scroll through these template options to find the perfect board for your game! I've also included a card template for a Trivial Pursuit-style game.

1. Easy-to-Customize Monopoly Row

This is a standard template for a customized Monopoly game.

This is a standard template for a customized Monopoly game.

You can make a homemade Monopoly board by stringing together this basic template. If you're planning to make a full Monopoly set, I've written another article with detailed instructions for making the board, money, and cards that will help you get started!

2. Generic Game Template

This generic game board could be used for any kind of roll-and-move game.

This generic game board could be used for any kind of roll-and-move game.

3. Candyland

This is a blank Candyland board template.

This is a blank Candyland board template.

4. Valentine's Day Candyland

Here's a Candyland board with a Valentine's Day theme.

Here's a Candyland board with a Valentine's Day theme.

5. Easter Candyland

This is a religious Easter-themed Candyland board.

This is a religious Easter-themed Candyland board.

6. Winter Candyland

Here's a winter-themed Candyland board.

Here's a winter-themed Candyland board.

7. Trivial Pursuit Board

This is a blank Trivial Pursuit board.

This is a blank Trivial Pursuit board.

8. Trivial Pursuit Card

Here's a card template for Trivial Pursuit.

Here's a card template for Trivial Pursuit.

9. Snakes and Ladders (or Chutes and Ladders)

This is a blank Snakes and Ladders template.

This is a blank Snakes and Ladders template.

10. Snakes and Ladders With a Twist

In this Snakes and Ladders template, there are different colored snakes instead of ladders.

In this Snakes and Ladders template, there are different colored snakes instead of ladders.

11. Christmas Snakes and Ladders

The Christmas version of Snakes and Ladders has red and green streamers instead of snakes.

The Christmas version of Snakes and Ladders has red and green streamers instead of snakes.

12. Gold Mining Game

This is a template for a generic gold mining game board.

This is a template for a generic gold mining game board.

13. Chess or Checkers

Here's a simple checkers or chess board.

Here's a simple checkers or chess board.

14. Footprints in the Sand

This is a game board for a beach-themed game with footprints in the sand.

This is a game board for a beach-themed game with footprints in the sand.

What Else Do I Need to Create a Game?

Depending on the rules for your game, here are some other items you may need to buy or make in order to play it.

  • Dice: You can buy plastic or wooden dice, or you can print out a paper die template and tape or glue it together. (Keep in mind that paper dice won't last nearly as long as real ones, though they're easy to customize!)
  • Cards: If you're making these out of cardstock, you may want to laminate or sleeve them to make them sturdier.
  • Player pieces: These can be plastic or wooden pawns, meeples, cardboard standees, or even little plastic toys.
  • Tokens: For example, you might need tokens representing gold for a gold mining game, and you'll need houses and hotels for Monopoly. Again, these can be made from cardboard, wood, or plastic, and they can be plain (like a yellow cube to represent a piece or gold) or fancy (like a gold-colored acrylic gem to represent a piece of gold).
  • Coins and/or paper money
  • Scorepad: Don't forget a pencil or pen! Another option is to laminate your scorepad and use a dry-erase marker so it's easy to clean and reuse.
  • Rulebook

Enjoy These Fun Printables!

I hope you have a wonderful time customizing, printing, assembling, and—of course—playing your DIY board game! Get your whole family involved in the process, and you'll create a fun keepsake to play over and over again.

Comments

Beat on October 11, 2020:

Attention, this is a scam!

Nili Maayan on May 24, 2020:

Thank you very much. How do I download the templates?

Charlie Mateo Venables Lowe on May 22, 2020:

This looks good, I shall try and make a Monopoly board out of this!

Georgiy on January 12, 2020:

There are other boards and puzzle templates. There are no world analogues. I will show.

Sheila McMahan from East Tennessee on January 16, 2019:

These are just what I need! I am a curriculum writer. For the lesson plans, I often make games. These boards will help speed up the process and make them more user-friendly and professional!

ana banan on December 16, 2018:

this is amazing ! its very helpful. and i am very impressed with you design

Pilar on July 16, 2018:

Great job!

Henrie on July 01, 2018:

Brilliant thank you for these game boards

Vicki Rivera on January 22, 2018:

Surely one could just go to Google it Bing images and find these. Then use the directions given here. As far as making it blank just stretch a text box over the words and make the border of the text box clear and match the inside to color or white that you are coming and then type your own words in that box. Easy

ET on January 20, 2018:

post full of download ads. see absolutely no way to download trival pursuit board. is this a scam?

jenrom on December 04, 2017:

Please take this post down if you're not going to fix the link. I was very disappointed that it doesn't work as I was excited about the game templates.

Loredana Bumbes on February 19, 2017:

The link doesn't work anymore :(

celias37 on October 05, 2016:

This link is not working... anyone know how to get these

Leesa C on August 22, 2016:

This no longer works. Is there a way I could get one of these games for our church conference?

Jeff Duff from Southwest Wisconsin on June 27, 2016:

If you handled the graphic design duties for making these game boards, count me as impressed! Either way, you've written a very useful hub here!

Anna Christie from London, United Kingdom on December 20, 2015:

Thanks for all these fantastic Christmas games here Something for everyone