Guess Who Family Edition: Do It Yourself
Make a special do-it-yourself project for your family by using the game “Guess Who.” Guess Who is the game where you guess each characters by asking questions. It is a fun game that involves two people to ask questions back and forth. So here is how you can make a custom “GUESS WHO” family edition to make everyone laugh by leaving lasting memories:
To Start: Take all of the Guess Who characters out of the slots from the original game.. *Don’t be mistaken; there are two versions of “Guess Who” in stores.. make sure to pick up the original. I had to travel the distance to multiple Barnes & Noble in Michigan to find the original game.. I even bought the new version because I thought it would work – but not so well.
Set up characters: Since there are 24 characters on the game boards; I graphically designed 24 family members & pets within our family to utilize as the characters. I had to seriously stalk Facebook for a long time to find good, clear photos. I wrote each of their names under their faces so that they could be easily identified by any members playing the game. I placed the characters 4 across by 6 down to equal 24 members on 11 x 17 tabloid size in Illustrator. I applied this method 3 x’s so the back side of the cards would have a different color. I cant exactly identify what the final card dimensions size is because I used the internet for that information. And the internet did not provide the right results so I will remeasure what I cut my cards down too.. haha.
It was an easy print at OfficeMax and a quick hour of cutting, placing and taping so the members didnt fall out. You will understand why this happens when you play the original game – it is a bit fragile.
Here are some quick photos from the game boards to give you the idea on how this worked out and if you’d like to do it.
I taped the back of the game boards because the printer didn’t have thick cardstock. The characters would slide out of the slots – so a bit of scotch tape did the trick until I can incorporate thicker paper.
I included my siblings, nieces, pets, parents and in-laws within the game board.
These are the playing cards so you can place them in the character slot.
Since we played the Guess Who Family edition over Christmas break; there are beautiful holiday decor in the background. Thanks to my mom! <3
My family played the game for literally – hours. It was such a hit for the holiday. I highly recommend creating something this special for a fun, filled family event.