How to Make a Monster
At some point in our childhood, we all had our own imaginary friends or creature.
We would make them up, draw them, and give them unique characteristics.
Now, imagine taking it one step further and creating an entire monster world.
That’s exactly what the game “Make a Monster” is all about.
What do I need to play?
First things first, let’s gather all the supplies you need to play “Make a Monster”:
- A blank piece of paper
- Pencils, crayons, or markers
- A pair of scissors
- A die (or a spinner)
- A list of monster features (optional)
With these simple materials, you’re ready to dive into the creative and exciting world of “Make a Monster.”
Setting Up the Game
- Once you have all your materials, it’s time to set up the game. Start by folding your blank piece of paper into thirds. This will create three sections: the head, the body, and the legs. You can also draw these sections on the paper beforehand if you prefer.
- Next, label each section with a number from one to three, depending on the order in which you want to create your monster. You can use a die to determine which section you start with or simply take turns with your friends.
- If you want to add an extra level of creativity to the game, you can create a list of monster features beforehand. This could include things like horns, wings, or tails. Each player can choose one feature to add to their monster at each section of the game.
Rules of the game
The rules of “Make a Monster” are simple. Each player takes a turn rolling the die (or spinning the spinner) to determine which section of the monster they will draw. They then draw that section within the corresponding section on the paper.
Once all three sections have been drawn, players can then add any additional features they have chosen. This is where the game really comes to life, as each player can let their imagination run wild and make their monster as unique as they want.
Variations of the game
“Make a Monster” is a game that can be easily adapted to suit different ages and skill levels. Here are some variations to try:
- Collaborative monster: Instead of each player creating their own monster, players can take turns adding to a shared monster. This encourages cooperation and creativity.
- Speed round: Set a timer for a certain amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes) and see who can create the best monster in that time. This variation adds an element of competition and urgency to the game.
- Blind draw: In this variation, players take turns drawing each section of the monster without looking at what the previous player has drawn. This creates some unexpected and hilarious monsters.
Tips for Success
- While “Make a Monster” is all about letting your creativity run wild, here are some tips to help you make the most out of the game:
- Take your time: Don’t rush through drawing each section of the monster. Take your time and let your imagination guide you.
- Use different colours: Adding different colours to your monster can make it more vibrant and interesting.
- Don’t be afraid to be silly: The beauty of “Make a Monster” is that there are no rules when it comes to creating your monster. Let your imagination run wild and create something truly unique.