A few months ago I had an idea – what if there was a Doctor Who version of the classic game Guess Who? It seemed too obvious to not have been done before, but all I could find was this t-shirt design, not a high-quality custom version of the game. And so, I ordered a copy of the game off of eBay and then spent a weekend painting the pieces and designing new cards and putting the whole thing together. Check out the mock commercial I put together below, also the making-of blog post with free downloads of the card designs!
I thought about making all of the cards just different versions of the Doctor, but in the end, I decided to try to make the set look as authentic as possible, as if it had actually been released by the BBC, by using all of the main characters and the official promo shots to represent them. Now I’m just wondering how many comments I’ll get asking where to buy one!
I had fun painting the scoring pegs to look like the sonic screwdriver. And the green pops so nicely next to the dark blue board!
I couldn’t resist including one of my favorite characters, Wilfred Mott, especially after I found this beautiful photo of him in his reindeer hat!
The character cards have Gallifreyan writing in the background! They’re meant to look as if they had appeared on the Doctor’s psychic paper.
I designed the entire box as well. The design is meant to be fairly cheesy and very commercial, but I think it adds a nice finishing touch to the whole package.
When you’re done playing, everything packs up neatly back in the box.
Thanks so much for reading and checking out my custom Doctor Who Guess Who set! Be sure to subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss future videos, and be sure to check out the making-of blog post with free downloads of all of the cards!