I started by shopping at Goodwill for some used white sheets. I love that store! I bought 4 flat sheets of various sizes for $6 total. The whites were similar, but not exactly the same. I knew once it was painted, the color of white wouldn't matter. I sewed all four sheets together into a giant 12 foot by 12 foot square.
Once it was sewn, I took it outside to draw the game board. The board was too large to lay out flat in any room of my house. I used our 1986 version of the game to copy. It's what Zech is familiar with, and I wanted him to recognize it when we played. The large circle in the middle of the game, I used a hula hoop to trace. The smaller circles that the people pieces stand on were a plastic lid to a giant bowl of mine. The game is primarily circles and straight lines. This made it very easy to duplicate.
Cars birthday party. The game came from my parents, which interestingly enough, was purchased long before we decided to have a Trouble birthday party. Zech just loves the game that much! He will actually play Trouble all by himself, taking turns for each player. It's so cute to watch. Normally he makes the red color win.
Zech always gets the coolest presents for his birthdays. I love that his friends take the time to find out what he wants. This past week it's been like Christmas at our house. The toys are exploding all over the place. Zech received mostly games and puzzles for his birthday so it's been one fun week. We've played together as a family, and Zech and I have had a lot of one-on-one games. It was a perfect assortment of gifts. Every single puzzle/game/toy has been played with at least twice already! That's saying a lot because he received several gifts!