Making Your Hirstopolis Game

To find the instructions on how to cast these blocks, play the game and all other information about it,
please go back to the Hirstopolis Main Page.

Printing the Maps

To make your own copy of the game you will need to print out the maps, quarry and score cards.

These are the perfect size to print out on regular 8 1/2" x 11" paper. I would suggest that you laminate these items so they will last a lot longer when playing the game.

You should especially laminate the score card so you can use dry erase markers or magnetic push pins to keep score.

When keeping track of the score, I prefer to use magnetic push pins on the score card. To get the magnet to work you need to put some kind of metal on the back of the card. I strongly suggest you laminate the score card first.

I found a nail plate at my local lumberyard and they are the perfect size to cover the number area on the lower part of the card. I used double stick tape to adhere the plate to the card. I then used self-adhesive neoprene foam for the backing but felt will work just as well to keep the metal from scratching your table.

Building Instructions
To build the basic 3 player game shown here you will need 12 castings of mold #370 castle cube base and 12 castings of mold #371 castle cube tops.

You will need about 10 pounds of dental stone to complete this project. If you are using plastic resin you will need around 84 ounces of liquid (42 parts A and 42 parts B).

If you want to make a 6 player game then you will need to make two sets of the blocks shown here. You will also need twice as much dental stone or resin.
To follow these instructions you will need to print out this pdf file.

This printed plan assigns numbers to the decorative top blocks from mold #371 so you can see which block is needed in the instructions below. It is also an exact copy of the building plans shown below.

To find the instructions on how to cast these blocks, play the game and all other information about what this project is about, please go back to the Hirstopolis Main Page.

Making the Tops for a 3 Player Game
1. When making the decorative top caps, we will need to use a few of the small cubes from mold #370. Set aside all of these types of cubes to be used for the tops. They will be labeled as "C" in the instructions below.

We want to use this style of cubes for the tops because they have a center ridge that will give us more of a gluing surface to stick the smaller decorative pieces to.

2. Set aside these decorative top blocks. They will be used as one point tops for the game.

As you can see, only one of these tops is made of two blocks glued together. All the rest are simply single blocks which will not be glued to anything.

You will want all eight blocks that you see here.

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Making the Bases for a 3 Player Game
14. For the base blocks, just make as many as you see shown here.
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To find the instructions on how to cast these blocks, play the game and all other information about it, please go back to the Hirstopolis Main Page. Click on the photos to see a larger view.

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"Castlemolds(R)" is a trademark of Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture Inc.
For more information contact bruce@hirstarts.com.