I decided I wanted actual boxes for a few of the FAILboat games, just to have something nice and official looking.
Now, this can get expensive. There is a printer, but there is a minimum order and will cost $12 a box. It's much cheaper to go with a universal game case and just put an insert in there. But that isn't a box.
So I decided to try crafting my own.
This first picture is phase one of the plan. I made a .pdf of the actual box, one for the front and sides, one for the back, so that the pieces will fit on a regular piece of paper. Printed out on a high-quality laser printer on card stock. I then used spray adhesive and attached each piece to poster board. Once dry, I would trim out the pieces, fold them, and glue them together with rubber cement.
How did it go?
Close, but no cigar.
First thing I noticed was how difficult it was to fold the box. Also, if you look close, you'll see white edges where the laser toner has flaked off. And it does that on other parts of the box, not just there. The results are crude, but not satisfying.
I do have a tendency to get frustrated and blow up, but not this time. It wasn't perfect, but it was close enough that I feel this is a noble failure. So I'm not mad.
Back to the old drawing board....