Saturday, 28 August 2010

Houses and Hotels.....

Wow!!!  Good delivery service shells arrived the next day and they were perfect for houses and hotels and the small bowls we bought from Anna's shop will be useful to hold them as well.

You need 12 hotels and 32 houses so choose the biggest in the pack for the hotels and the smallest for the houses and there are p[lenty left over for the kids to use as counters at school.

Sorry photo a bit out of focus couldn't use flash as bounced off table.

Looking good!!!  Now on to sourcing the dice and shaker have seen some good things on the web but postage and packing make them quite expensive so will look in town next time.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Shells as Houses and Hotels

Just ordered some Gold Ring Cowrie shells from the following website:

Hopefully I will get enough of the right size to do this, there are meant to be 100 in the pack.  Don't know how I am going to differentiate between houses and hotels though so might have to buy some different shells for the hotels...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Paper and book binding materials & Hamleys 17/8/10.

Yesterday went to Falkiners Fine Papers in Holborn (76 Southampton Row) and got some ideas for marbled paper to use for back of board and asked about book binding tape etc.  Out of blue book binding tape so will have to wait for that till end of August...

Looked on their website, which is really good they also run some book binding courses which look really good.

Papers looked at were:

PS03 - £9.85 - 480x620 - grey, red, gold pebbles.
SMP4 - £7.00 - 500x640 - bold blues with orange.
WU4 - £11.25 - 430x580 - blue fans.
JLM11 - £9.00 - 510x740 - cream and brown blob.
PAYS02 - £10.00 - 510x730 - red, green. blue spotty.

Would also need book binding tape, cardboard, adhesive, bone folder etc....

Went to Hamleys today ordinary Monopoly £18, will need to find old board from home, also looked at various sites on net about making your own Monopoly.  Some good things here:

Blank Board Picture.

Blank Board and money and Card Templates.

There are quite a few website like this which will be helpful.  Have already downloaded Euros which will need to be backed with logo and laminated so waterproof for playing on the beach.  Maybe next year we will be able to play Lipsipoly at Kamaris...

Another View from Kamaris Beach Aug 2010.

Got to go and do some sorting now...

Monday, 16 August 2010

Return from Lipsi - 14/8/10

During our stay on Lipsi this year we decided to make our own version of Monopoly about Lipsi called Lipsipoly......

Over the next few days I will be making a start on this project, anyone who knows Lipsi will know where we are coming from.
Kamaris August 2010

For example we thought Katsadia and Platis Gialos should be Park Lane and Mayfair as they have the beach and a taverna.

Over the next few days you should get the idea.

Off to get some board, marbled paper and book binding tape to make a start on the board.