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Homemade Yu-Gi-Oh deck holders provide you with a personalized, stylish alternative to commercially manufactured versions. You can use old Yu-Gi-Oh cards that you no longer play with to create your own deck holder to replace a lost box. This process requires you to choose 16 cards you no longer use and cut and glue them together to form a box.
A small six-sided wooden Mexican spinning top is called "la pirinola." The sides are labeled with different words and number combinations. The top is used to play a game, "Toma Todo," traditionally played after the Day of the Dead festival in Mexico. Players sit in a circle or around a table and take turns spinning the top. A "pot" of playing chips is placed in the center, where each player can reach it. When the top lands, the word and number facing up indicates what the player should do with the chips.
Dark monsters are good, if you're playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. This card game, which is similar to those called "Magic" and "Pokemon," faces players off against one another. The player with the strongest deck beats his opponent's monsters and wins. One deck that usually works well is called a dark monarch deck. By assembling cards around a dark monarch card you can create a deck that sends your opponent's monsters directly to the field, allowing you to attack your opponent directly.
Much like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh! is a card game in which opponents pit their monsters against each other until one wins over the other. Although Pokemon are classified into types consistent with natural elements -- water and fire, for example -- Yu-Gi-Oh! monster cards are categorized by less natural qualities. One set, the Crystal Beasts, allow you to attack your opponent indirectly through special effects these monsters use while they're in the Trap/Spell section of the board.
Rook is a card game made by Parker Brothers. The card deck has 57 cards, with four colored suits of yellow, green, black and red, number 1 to 14. The 57th card is the rook card. The object of the game is to win as many cards and points as possible. Play Rook with three players by removing some of the cards before they are dealt.
The monorail is a train that runs on one rail rather than two. It is used to transport passengers through cities at high speeds. A monorail is a big Lego project, but one that's perfect for a cityscape or an airport diorama. Although Lego released a monorail set with many special parts, you can make your own monorail with parts from different sets. Once you've built the monorail car, it's simple to add extensions; this goes for the rail, too. Many of the assemblies are modular. Expect this project to take about 30 minutes for a simple monorail.
Building a Lego Spiderman is the ideal project for any child who loves Spiderman comics or movies. While Lego does sell some official Spiderman-themed products that include a Lego Spiderman, you can make your own piecing together Lego body pieces that the child may already own. This process is not difficult, and takes just a few minutes to complete. Paint additional details onto the figure to make it even more realistic.
To keep a game of Yu-Gi-Oh! organized, players appreciate play on a mat. Create a custom Yu-Gi-Oh! mat with any design or images, as long as there is room to play the game. Organize the mat with card spaces for your monster, trap, and spell cards, as well as places for the deck pile and the graveyard.
Rocketry had its beginnings in the 9th century when the Chinese invented black powder and began to harness its powers to propel projectiles. The 1960s ushered in the Space Age, and rockets have captivated the interest of many children and adults alike ever since. Make a toy rocket or assemble a model rocket by addressing the three basic parts of a rocket.
A Zen waterfall toy is a miniature waterfall designed for a desktop, floor or patio. Powered by batteries or household electrical current, the waterfall may be decorated with aquatic plants and smooth river rocks to enhance its aesthetic appearance. Zen waterfalls are equipped with a submerged pump to direct water to the top of the unit, creating the appearance of a waterfall. Start-up takes only a few minutes.
Creating a connect the dots game can be as simple or complex as you wish to make it. The activity will require some foresight and planning, but with a little work, you can make a connect the dots game that will entertain and delight the participant. Aim to make a connect the dots game that does not provide a readily apparent image. To do this, the image will have to have a certain degree of complexity. Even if you are not artistic, you can create an effective connect the dots game.
The shape of a toy bird made of PVC is rigid and unyielding. To reshape the toy bird, soften the PVC material with heat. Use tools that most homes have on hand, but which can be acquired from a hardware store if necessary. Protective clothing, eye wear, hand wear and face wear must be used as safety precautions.
You don't have to be a secret agent or government spy to play games with codes and write secret messages that only your friends will understand. The key to creating a secret code that only select people can understand is having a secret decoding system known only to those in the loop. These systems can be simple and allow those who possess the code to interpret secret messages without fear of anyone else ever finding out what's in the message.
The "Baldur's Gate" series is based on the second edition rules for "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons." The Paladin, one of the available classes, is a warrior that champions the causes of good and justice. The first game only had the basic class option of Paladin available. "Baldur's Gate II" added class kits, which alter a class by giving it extra advantages and disadvantages compared to a normal member of the same class. The Cavalier is one of the three character kits available for the Paladin.
The Mystic Eye game is a party game that consists of a triangle-shaped board that uses your subconscious mind and magnetism to answer your questions. According to the inventor, each of us knows and chooses her own destiny. We already have an answer to every question we will ever ask hidden away in our subconscious. The pendulum is said to move to the answer provided by your subconscious thoughts.
Tri-Ominos is a variation of dominoes involving three-sided game pieces with different number combinations. Play is very similar to dominoes in that you match numbers on the game pieces. Designed for two to six players, Tri-Ominos is a fun strategy game for the entire family.
Winnie the Pooh has been a famous and well-loved character ever since his creation by A.A. Milne in the early 1920s. Winnie the Pooh has had several different board games with his name, starting in the mid-1930s. Most of the Winnie the Pooh games play in a similar manner, closely related to the game Candyland. One of the most recent versions of the game actually has the name of "Winnie the Pooh Candyland." Since there is no reading or math required, even toddlers can play the Winnie the Pooh game.
Apple's iPad is a type of tablet computer with wireless capability. The iPad is versatile and portable, with thousands of available downloads in Apple's App Store. Some schools have implemented the iPad into their curriculum due to its educational capabilities. There is a wide variety of educational games, including mathematics, to choose from for the iPad.
The Pokemon Trading Card game is played between two players (or "trainers"); the cards represent Pokemon, which attack each other until one person wins. The game is played on a table with the players facing each other; they take turns laying cards, attacking and collecting prizes. To play you must have your own deck of Pokemon cards, which you can buy at card stores or online, and a basic knowledge of the rules.
Master Labyrinth can be played by up to four players, age 10 and up, who wander the corridors of a maze looking for ingredients to turn their characters into master magicians. Using maze tiles, numbered tokens, magic wands and secret formula cards, players try to enter the dragon's den to collect a massive treasure. Players roam the shifting corridors of the labyrinth to amass treasure, keep other players from collecting items and ultimately defeat the dragon and take its treasure.