I’ve had the eldest at home poorly this week. There’s only so much daytime TV even an eleven year old can watch. So we dusted down some board games including a personalised Guess Who game I made for The Husband’s 40th a few years ago. A laugh is always guaranteed with our version.
With the help of some selfies from family and friends as well as some editing of old photos, this was a fun gift to make for a personalised twist on this favourite childhood board game.
Now sadly, there were no ‘Herman’ eyebrows or ‘Alfred’ handlebar moustaches in my version. But a human Ronald McDonald did feature as did Boris Johnson (who, actually, has a striking resemblance to ‘Susan’ from the 80s edition!).
To make your own
This is a great gift for a special birthday. Or you’ve certainly enough time to create this for a unique Christmas present for a special someone.
I’m unable to share the actual document I used due to the personal photos included. Sorry lovely people!
But if you’d like to make your own personalised Guess Who, there are a few tips below which you may find useful. I’m sure there are other ways, this is simply the process I used.
In addition to your computer and a colour printer, you’ll need:
- Guess Who game, card inserts removed (search charity shops for older versions which have sturdier frames).
- 2 sheets of light blue card
- 2 sheets of dark pink card
- 2 sheets of yellow card
- 24 digital photos of family or friends.
- Ask family and friends to take a selfie and send to you for editing (hats optional!). Or crop existing digital photos you’d like to use. Plain backgrounds work best.
- Create a table in Word for your 24 faces. I used two 3 x 4 tables (each table on a single page) and inserted a photo into each cell. The size of each picture/individual card will depend on which version of the Guess Who game you are using. The newer editions require smaller sized inserts.
- Optional: crop each picture using the circular cropping tool to make all photos more uniform.
- Add names to each cell. Be creative!
- Don’t forget to ‘hide’ the table gridlines before printing.
- You will need to print three copies of your table: one copy onto blue card, one copy onto pink card, one copy onto yellow card.
- Cut the blue and pink photo cards to size and slot into the Guess Who frames.
- Cut yellow printed photos to size. These are your playing cards.