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Party Board Game

PrintNinja recommends keeping the following guidelines in mind when you design a party game.

It’s hard to define a party game, but you know it when you play it. They’re games that are meant to be played in large social gatherings for entertainment – we know it sounds like most games! Some common characteristics are team-based play, easy for players to learn quickly, and a lot of player interaction with each other. Popular party games include Cranium, Taboo and Scattergories. Finishit, outlined below, shows common sizes, material and components found in party games.

If you’re interested in reading more about custom game printing, be sure to check out our custom board game hub and our custom card game hub. These parts of our site contain all the information you need to know about creating a board game or a card game – beyond just the standards listed here, these hubs also contain detailed information on all the types of materials and packaging types we offer for your game. We’ve also analyzed board and card games to figure out what makes them work – and how you can apply these principals to your custom game. Check it out!

For a video breakdown of Party Game Industry Standards, check out our visual guide below. Otherwise, read on!


Design a Party Game

Party Card Game Design

Two-Piece Box

  • 7 inches x 8 inches x 2 inches
  • 2 mm high density paperboard
  • Full CMYK
  • Organizing Insert:
    • 20pt coated 1-side gloss cardstock
    • 3 compartments
    • Black
  • Packaging: Shrinkwrap

Board Game Industry Standards Playing Cards

Playing Cards

  • 360 poker cards, 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches
  • Divided into 3 decks of 120
  • 280 gsm Blue Core
  • Gloss Varnish
  • Full CMYK
  • Packaging: Shrinkwrap

Board Game Industry Standards Dry Erase Boards and Markers

Dry Erase Boards & Markers

  • 8 tiles, 2.75 inches x 4.750 inches
  • 1.5mm high density paperboard
  • Double lamination
  • Gloss
  • 8 black dry erase markers with eraser tips
  • Packaging: Plastic bag

Design a Party Game, Board Game Industry Standards Instructions

One Sheet Instructions

  • 7 inches x 8 inches
  • 10pt cover gloss varnish paper
  • One flat sheet
  • Full CMYK

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