JUmping Cubes


  • 2-inch or 3-inch cube props that represent a wide variety of terrain.

  • Sturdy enough to hold up most minis.

  • Cubes squish flat for storage.

  • Easy construction method that does not require fighting against rubber bands.

  • Included slipcase holds about 7 of the 2-inch cubes.

  • Cubes will all jump out of the slipcase if it is opened suddenly.

  • Use the included art or edit the source files to make your own.

Dice are pictured to show scale and are not included.

"OK, so you steal the farmer's cart, but since you rolled an 8 on Animal Handling, I'm going to say that you lose control and fall off into a bale of hay. I actually own a hay bale mini, but I didn't bring it... so... we'll just use this Altoids tin until I bring it next week."

For better or worse, the fact is that good improvisation takes planning.

Jumping Cubes help DMs cope with (and ultimately encourage) player shenanigans by providing a wide variety of terrain objects in a light and compact form. Each 2-inch or 3-inch cube is printed with a realistic texture for stone, brick, dirt, water, fire, or even hay. It's fun and easy to print, cut, fold, and glue as many as you need.

When not in use, Jumping Cubes squish flat. About seven of the 2-inch cubes can fit into the included slipcase. Or, just stuff them anywhere. Since they travel well, you can easily bring a bunch of them to game sessions.

Each Jumping Cube contains a rubber band that makes the paper automatically spring back into a cube shape. The bands make the cubes sturdy enough to hold up most minis, or even a hardcover adventure book.

Gift a set to your DM and watch their surprise as all the cubes jump out of the case!


How to Make

Paper crafting difficulty: Easy.

  1. For print-at-home, pay what you want for the templates at DMsGuild.com. You will also gain access to Google Drawings documents that you can copy and edit.

  2. Choose the texture art that you want. Print the needed templates on cardstock paper.

  3. Cut on the dotted lines and crease on the solid lines. Fold, glue, and assemble according to the instruction sheet. Or, flip through these step-by-step photos to make a cube and the optional slipcase.

Game Night Advantages

  • Encourage creativity by being ready to improvise without ruining immersion.

  • Keep players' hands and minds focused on the game, even if they are fidgety.

  • Cube shape allows stacking or placing a mini on top.

  • Fun to make. Easy enough to be a group activity.

  • Show off your RPG style and start conversations at home, school, or office.

  • Gift them to your hard working DM or players as a unique keepsake representing the time you shared together.

Sure, you can do that
And to represent it (pop!)
I have one right here