How to Make a Game like Sorry!

What is Sorry!?

Sorry game

Sorry! first hit the shelves in 1934, and has since then proven to be a household board game staple — and for good reason. Sorry doesn’t require too much strategy, which makes it perfect for kids and casual gamers. By applying the SVU model (Simplicity, Variability, and Uniqueness), we can understand what makes this game so successful and learn how to make a custom game just like Sorry!.

  • Simplicity: Sorry! is extremely easy to play, making it easy for both kids and grown-ups alike to pick up.
  • Variability: there are different ways one can play Sorry!, including a team and points-based version.
  • Uniqueness: Sorry! is unique because it has so few components, but still a highly entertaining and re-playable game.


Sorry pawns


Sorry board

Enclosed in a 1.6” x 10.5” x 10.5” box, Sorry includes:

  • 4 sets of pawns, each set a different color
  • 45 cards
  • 1 rule book
  • 1 game board

How much does it cost?

Making something similar to Sorry! doesn’t require many materials. For a quantity of 500, the total comes out to $6612.96, or $13.22 per unit.

At Print Ninja, we offer many different options when it comes to playing pieces, game boards, cards, and finishes on these products. To lower your production costs we recommend reading our price reduction guide, which will show you how to do this without sacrificing game quality. Our instant budgetary quote calculator shows all of our available options, making it easy to adjust your costs.

Since PrintNinja specializes in medium to large quantity orders, we have a minimum order quantity (MOQ) of 500 units. To help you make a decision on the types of materials to use in your board game, we recommend ordering a sample pack: this is the best way to experience the types of components PrintNinja offers.

Looking for more inspiration? Check out some of our other tutorials, featuring instructions on how to make games like Life, Clue, and Settlers of Catan.

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