IKEA Snudda lazy susan game board hack…
Does family game night sometimes feel more like a group exercise class at the Y? Ever seem like every board game is just “Twister” packaged in a different box?
Queue the pharmaceutical-sounding DIY-infomercial…
If you or someone you live with suffers from “SAS” (Short Arm Syndrome), SNUDDA can help.
Don’t let short arms take the fun out of family game night for you or your loved ones! Let SNUDDA extend you a helping hand. **Side effects may include an increase in cheating, poor sportsmanship, embezzlement of Monopoly money, and other negative consequences related to participation in family game night up to and including death of a close-family member secondary to bludgeoning with a cardboard game board. Results may vary per family.**
OK kids, or short Mommies and Daddies, this Ikea hack is for all of us…
But first, If you’ve got a Snudda or other lazy susan laying around, you may want to check out a post I wrote with 15 more creative uses for a lazy susan!
If you’re already an IKEA die-hard (or even if you haven’t yet caught the bug), then grab this free list of 25 IKEA must-have items for a stylish home on a budget! These are my favorite IKEA products as many of them can be used in amazing, outside-the-box ways, too.
On one of our Ikea trips, we spotted this $10 lazy susan. At Ikea, this product is not called a lazy susan, of course. Instead, crafty Norwegian Ikea has dubbed it with a nearly unpronounceable name, as per usual.
At IKEA, this standard-issue lazy susan is called the “SNUDDA”. And it will set you back about 10 bucks.
Side note: I have a hypothesis that Ikea workers must have more laughs at their customer’s expense than workers in nearly any other retail establishment. Can you IMAGINE how many times a day a customer asks them for something while COMPLETELY botching the name of the item? I mean, it has to happen CONSTANTLY!
Anyways, you can make this DIY rotating game board from an Ikea lazy susan in less than one minute with only 2 supplies:
IKEA Lazy Susan turntable game board hack supplies
- Ikea Snudda
- (2) nylon spring clamps
- If you don’t have a local Ikea, you can purchase one online HERE, just note the price is higher!!
- OR, here are several other non-IKEA lazy susan options (also for great prices) that would work great too!
Here’s a video about how to use this fun IKEA hack…
Quick DIY Game Table Video Tutorial
IKEA Lazy Susan turntable game board how to:
As you can see in the video, there is really nothing to do except grab your game board and clip it onto the Ikea lazy susan. And quick as a slide takes you from first place to last in Chutes & Ladders…you’re off to the races.
Or off to Boardwalk and Park Place or those pesky railroads that I never seem to own but always land on.
Caveat: If your game board is a lot larger than the Snudda, then you may be able to offset the board and only clip one side, and/or use a rubber jar opener underneath the board to help it stay affixed to the lazy susan turntable.
No more reaching fatigue at the game table. Little limbs rejoice!! Instead, be relaxed and lazy while enjoying family game night. Twister is a great game and all, but I definitely don’t want to play that one all the time.
If you’re looking for more IKEA hacks, be sure to take a look at these articles, too!
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That’s such a great idea! Maybe your pronunciation struggle is because you’re using Norwegian rather than Swedish……..:)
Such a great idea!! I’ll bet you could also skip the clamps and keep the board in place with that rubbery, non-skid shelf liner, too. I do this with my countertop paper towel holder and a lamp on a slippery table- works great. I’m excited to try this next game night. It will help out my little short stuff who can’t quite reach. 🙂
Great idea, Heather! We’re going to have to try this. The nearest IKEA is 2 hours away and I was just there last weekend. Sounds like it’s already time to plan the next trip! Visiting from Best Friday Features.