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Of course, there’s the “big game” coming up this Sunday, but if you’re like me, you’re more into board games, card games and puzzles. I have quite the collection at this point, but some of them have been with me since I was a kid and are missing crucial pieces or are just looking shabby. Fortunately, there are a bunch of nifty craft ideas for old game boards, cards and pieces so I can turn my old amusements into something equally diverting.

Make valentines and more crafts with game pieces from HGTV's Design Happens blog!
Give your valentine a piece of your heart and a few pieces of your games with these card ideas from Camille Styles. Old Bingo cards adorned with hearts have a vintage charm and Scrabble tiles are great for spelling out your sweet nothings.

Make these nametags and more crafts with game pieces on HGTV's Design Happens blog!

Speaking of Scrabble tiles, these tags from Brian Patrick Flynn are another fun use for the letters. Use them as gift tags, place card holders, ornaments — or use your imagination and come up with a totally different application. (A personalized zipper pull on a bag, perhaps?)

Make napkin ring snowflakes and more crafts with game pieces on HGTV's Design Happens blog!

Even though I’m sick of the snow outside, I still love it as a winter decorating motif. These puzzle-piece napkin rings from Brian Patrick Flynn are perfect for any fancy dinner parties you might be hosting this season.

Make a game table and more crafts with game parts from HGTV's Design Happens blog!
You need a good coffee table for a board game night. With this checkerboard table tutorial from Michael Swiderski at DIY Network, you can combine the two in one attractive piece. (Finally, all those loose checkers have a permanent home!)

Make a wreath out of an old poker set and see more game crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog!

Put this cool poker wreath in your full house. I’m thinking it’d fit right in if you’ve got a game room or man cave, no? Take a look at Brian Patrick Flynn’s tutorial for all the how-to instructions.

Which game craft has you ready to raid the hall closet for supplies? And do you have any clever ideas for old playing cards, puzzle pieces or board games? Tell us in the comments below!

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  1. I made these tiny shelves from scrabble tile holders. They're perfect for displaying lightweight things like cards and photos! http://www.organized-simplicity.com/diy-tiny-shel

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