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House of Gossip | Game Assembly

In order to build your own House of Gossip board game, you will need the following:

– Box A4 size or 23.5 x 31.5 x 3.7 cm

– Paper cutting knife

– Paper cutting board

– Ruler

– Glue suitable for paper and cupboard

– Printing paper (170 g/m2 and 200g/m2 or higher, eco-paper is advised)

– Ink jet or laser printer filled with black ink

– Download the necessary game parts:

1. Game Instructions

2. Playing Cards

3. Board/Box and Tokens

Print out the downloaded parts. You can print all part on the 170 g/m2 or higher eco paper, unless other is stated:

House of Gossip (Deutsch)

House of Gossip (English)

Game Instructions
It is an A4 double-sided print. Fold it in three parts, following the dashed lines markings at the top and bottom of the paper.

Cards in the hand
Action and Gossip Cards
Cards in the hand

Playing Cards
It is an A4 double-sided print. Advised paper thickness for this element is 350 g/m2, but if you don’t have such paper, use the 170 g/m2 or higher eco paper.
Cut the cards following the black markings on the sheet. In the end, you must have cards that are 59 x 92 mm big.

Board/Box and Tokens

It is an A4 one-sided print. All the prints, except the file called “HoG_Staircase-Cutout_A4_ENG.pdf” can be printed on the 170 g/m2 or higher eco paper. The file “HoG_Staircase-Cutout_A4_ENG.pdf” should be printed on 200/220 g/m2 or higher eco paper. This will ensure the stability and longevity of the board. After all the parts are printed, do the following:

A. Glue the “HoG_Box-Top_A4_ENG.pdf” file on the top of your box. You can adjust it in the middle if the box is bigger than A4.

B. Glue the “HoG_Box-Top-Inside_A4_ENG.pdf” file on the inner side of the top part of the box.

C. Glue the “HoG_Box-Back_A4_ENG.pdf” file on the outer back part of the box.

Outer back part
Board/Box and Tokens
Inner side

D. The files “.pdf” and “.pdf” need to be cut out following the black lines markings, while the dashed line markings are for folding (in order to have an easier folding, you can first use the paper cutter and applying not full, but medium pressure, prepare the paper for folding). For a more detailed step-by-step staircase assembly, you could check the following pictures and GIFs.

Box assembly
Finished Box