Quite a while ago (last fall?) I supported a project on Kickstarter called "Obos." The project was aiming to create a set of paper-based characters with interchangeable arms, legs, eyes, & tongues. I really liked the designs (somewhat reminiscent of Yo Gabba Gabba, in a good way!) and also the fact that everything was paper-based. I also loved that all the parts are interchangeable, so you can create your own monsters from the planet Obo.
Happily, the Kickstarter campaign surpassed its goal and we finally got our set a couple of days ago. I busted them out and my kids made short work of creating a bunch of monsters to play with. Check them out! You can get a set, or just a single Obo, from PlanetObo.com
In honor of Halloween here's a great (and pretty easy to make) paper skeleton from German artist Markus Fisher. You can download the PDF for the plans right from his website.
I'm planning on making a few of these with my kids over the next few days, will post some pics with the results!
What do you do when you forget your favorite game at home while vacationing abroad?
Make your own version, of course! Brent Bushnell tweeted me over the weekend and linked to a blog post detailing his experiences creating his very own custom-made Anomia deck! I have to say I am completely blown away and even a little touched by his efforts!
I'm also excited to take a look at the Google doc he created listing all the categories they came up with. Take a look at Brent's blog post here.
Thanks so much Brent!