Questions tagged [components]

The physical pieces used in a game. They may include things common to many games (like dice), or things relating only to the particular game.

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Storing Wooden Board Game Components

I generally store my board game components in plastic bags as many do. Today I noticed that some of my games have a hole punched in the bags and it made we wonder if there was a reason for that. Are ...
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Monopoly and component limits

Games tend to have one of two philosophies on running out of pieces: the Risk philosophy, where pieces are theoretically infinite and you can use any suitable substitute; and the Monopoly philosophy, ...
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Is there a list of the cards included in Scuttle! and its expansions?

So I have the card game Scuttle! and two of its expansion sets: Scurvy and Curse of the Black Jack. Stupidly, I shuffled all the cards together and now I want to separate them out again. Luckily, '...
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What is the gold token used for in Kitty Paw?

Just opened our game of Kitty Paw and there is a gold paper/cardboard token not listed on the game components, does anyone know what this is? I also don't see it mentioned anywhere in the rules.
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Go game set with balls or spheres

Once in a documentary I saw an exquisite Go Set. The stones were not double or single convex, they were actually balls (round spherical stones). The board had carved channels or grooves, so as you put ...
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How can I move the potion explosion ingredient dispenser?

When I play Potion Explosion, I want to turn the ingredient (marble) dispenser so the current player can easily see it and choose ingredients. But when I lift it, it comes apart. I have tried ...
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Home made board game, called Catfish Lake, where I have created a multiplication like grid table to create “new make believe” Crystal Catfish [closed]

The system I use now is kinda complicated, in that I have three sheets of paper needed to create a new species of Catfish. The first sheet has a list of 100 gems. The second sheet is a code, where ...
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Will my Dead of Winter game be abandoned if I buy Dead of Winter: The long night?

I have Dead of Winter and I was wondering what would happen if I buy it's expansion The long night, because it's a standalone. I know you can mix some cards, but I wish to know if my current board and ...
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What's the price difference in producing different quality game cards?

I've been a bit disappointed in the past the quality of game components, primarily the cards, in certain games. For example Citadels and Timeline have cheap cardboard cards that look like they'll ...
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Are shell and slate go stones fragile?

I'm looking to buy a set of fine (but not luxurious) go equipment (board, stones, and bowls). I have a cheap set of glass stones with a blue plastic sheet "board". Unfortunately my home's floor is ...
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Where can I find a Complete Spoiler list of Risk Legacy's packets & pockets?

In short, I need a list of all the cards contained in all the packets and pockets. Background: I completely played through a copy of Risk Legacy with some friends at the beginning of this year, it ...
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Where can I find wooden pieces (or alternates) for Diplomacy?

I'd like to play Diplomacy, and have the old Avalon Hill version of the game which, unfortunately, comes with plastic pieces (stars and anchors). It also lacks indicators of who controls which supply ...
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Where can I find scans of D&D:TFBG board game cards?

My friend has bought second hand Dungeons and Dragons The Fantasy Board Game and about half of the cards is missing. He'd like to print the missing cards himself to be able to play the game. Are the ...
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Square cards larger than 70mm (2¾″)

Many board games use square cards that are 70mm × 70mm, about 2¾″. Are there any that use larger square cards? If so, what's the largest square card that is in use? I'm mainly interested if there ...
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How are the maps provided with Diplomacy supposed to be used?

(I'm planning a game of Diplomacy with my friends for this weekend. The problem is, none of us have ever played before, so I'm trying to fill the gaps in my understanding so that our inexperience ...
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Largest card size for board games

What's the largest card size in a board game that's still current (in print sometime in the 21st century)? I'm looking for cards that are used as cards, not as placemats. This means that the cards ...
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How can I get the trait clips in Betrayal at House on the Hill to stay on?

Betrayal at House on the Hill features character pentagons with 4 traits that can increase or decrease and are marked by clips. I find (at least with my copy) that the clips slip and slide too easily;...
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What's a good source of generic pieces/components?

I'm interested in building up a decent collection of generic components that I can grab when I want to throw together a quick prototype of a game. I'm not aware of any "component collections" that you ...
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Why are Chinese stones half-convex?

Unlike regular ishi that come in full-convex shape, Chinese stones are flat on one side. I found those stones difficult to work with, as they are not easy to pick up from the board. Granted, they lay ...
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How has the composition of Catan's development card deck changed over time?

Has the number of Knight/Year of Plenty/Road Building/Victory Point/Monopoly cards in Settlers of Catan's development card deck evolved across editions, or is the latest edition the same as the first? ...
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Fixing warped board pieces

The pieces are usually kept in the box and not even used that much. However, I took them out the other day to play and all the hex pieces were warped. How can I fix this?
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What is the best resource for Card Trays?

I'm looking for some card trays for a game I've been designing. Ideally, they would be six-slot trays that hold standard playing card sized cards. In my mind, they are similar in appearance and ...
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What are common replacement components?

As my board game collection grows and wears down, I find myself curious about efficiencies that can be made when hauling games around from place to place. The first time I realized that you could ...
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Water damage on cardboard pieces

Someone just spilled water on my Carcassonne tiles. The illustrations are coming apart from the cardboard (they're wrinkling). What's the best thing to do? How can I dry them with best results?
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How to easily differentiate Catan expansion pieces?

The only thing holding me back from playing Settlers with BOTH the Traders and Barbarians set and the Seafarers set at once is the thought of sorting the pieces out at the end and getting everything ...
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What components does “everybody” have?

When designing a board game to publish on the web, what components are safe to assume that most people will already have in their collection?
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Alternatives to the coins supplied in Puerto Rico [closed]

After getting the Rio Grande Treasure Chest for the two Puerto Rico expansions, I want to spice up my set of Puerto Rico a little bit. Can anyone recommend any good sites where I could get physical ...
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Carcassonne: Replacement/Extra player sets.

So far I've found MeeplePeople and BoardGameExtras carrying replacement/extra sets for Carcassonne. I am however missing Mayor, Farm and the Cart(?) from those sets (possibly some expansion I have not ...