If you have a favorite board game that has been plays to the point where it is in bad shape, you might not have to throw it out just yet. Pieces can be replaced or substituted, boxes can be repaired and even cards can be purchased online or reprinted. You just have to examine what is wrong with your board game and fix it, and before long, you will be playing that old game even more then you did when you wore it out.
The first thing to go on a board game is usually the cardboard box. Usually a corner on the box begins to break apart or loose its bottom. If this happens it is important to catch it as soon as you possibly can. Grab some packaging tape, the clear kind is usually best, then slice a piece of tape big enough to stick the broken corner together, without having to be folded. A fold in packaging tape can sometimes make the tape start to come up, and that can lead to worse box conditions then before. Once you have one side taped up cut a similarly sized piece for the back and carefully reinforce the other side. Remember to be very careful when putting the box back together, as you might not be able to undo the tape and adjust it.
If your box is in to bad a shape to be repaired, you can usually find a wooden box at any craft store that you can substitute. You can usually cut the logo and instruction off of your original box and tape them to your new box. Just make sure any boards from the original box can still fit into the new box.
If your board is starting to split down the center, you can put a piece of packaging tape all the way across the bend on the inside. Once you have done that, fold the board over and lace another piece of tape on the backside to reinforce the fold. It will be a little odd when you first reopen it up, but as the tape wears in, it will become less and less noticeable.
If you have lost dice, simply replace them with new dice.
If you have replaced one or two player’s pieces, look for new figurines or statures that are similar to the ones you had originally. You can usually find pewter sculptures in gift shops and wooden and plastic pawns and other game pieces at your local craft stores.
Above all be creative. Try to remake the game as best you can. If you do a good enough ob, you may even like your New and Improved version better then the old one.