As its name suggests, the symbols in this library are for board games. The symbols can be used for prototypes or even finished products as is, or be adapted to suit the product’s need.
I started making and collecting these symbols because I had difficulty finding usable vector symbols that I needed for my board game prototypes. Making and collecting the symbols became a whole separate project and eventually, I was making symbols for potential prototypes rather than existing ones.
Finally, my collection had grown enough to share with other board game designers (and everyone else), so that others may use what I have created, and, like me, can spend more time designing and making the games rather than the symbols.
The library is divided into sections, with symbols grouped based on use. For example, all card symbols go into the Card section, all symbols related to Combat are stored in the Combat section. Each section is made up of a single file that contains all the symbols. Each section is showcased below with its title, a sample of symbols, and a rough description of what’s in that section.
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All files are in .eps vector format with CMYK color-setting. Symbols are aligned in a grid of 7 columns and as many rows as needed. They are colored black with no outline and are sized to fit inside a 100x100mm square (unless otherwise needed for the symbol). To use them you need a vector-based illustration program like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. The files are hosted at Github where you can access older versions if needed.
This library is part of Fractal Symbols and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means you are free to use the symbols as you like, modify them or add to them when needed, as long as you mention and link back to this library. See the license for more information. If you are uncertain of what is required, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Number of sections: 11
- Latest version: 1.0
- Last updated: 2018-03-25
- Download count: 852*
* Each download is counted individually, regardless if one user downloads multiple files.
If you need multiple files I recommend downloading the zip-file containing all sections.
More sections are to be added to this library. At the moment I have plans to make the following sections:
- Print templates
It is also possible that some existing sections may be updated as needed. I will indicate on the section when it was last updated when that happens.
Some symbols are taken from public domain sites and are usually modified. I have chosen to include them in the library to make them easier to find and use. Other symbols are based on existing ones and may be similar to them. If you see the work of your own or someone else inside this library and feel it has been used without proper permission or attribution, please contact me and I’ll look into solving that issue.
Requests, suggestions, questions, and commissions
Can’t find a symbol you need, or do you have any questions for me? Then feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I also welcome any suggestions on how to improve the library but know that your request/suggestion may not show up in the library for quite some time, if at all.
If you need specific symbols for your game and want me to make them for you, contact me and we’ll work out a deal regarding design, price, exclusivity, and other details.
Fractal Symbols: Board Game Library by Felix Thålin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.