Questions tagged [custom-game-pieces]

Questions about how to create or use customized game pieces for existing games or for developing new games. This includes replacing the existing pieces with better ones, or implementing an existing mechanic using different materials - such as replacing a scoring track with individual victory-point pieces.

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What types of printers or printing techniques are used to produce commercial cardboard pieces?

I am interested in the topic of printing game pieces, specifically, cardboard tokens and pieces. Usually these pieces come on cardboard sprues that you push out. I am curious about exactly what ...
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How to glue to cardboard without warping or curling

I enjoy designing board games but have very little budget for it. I usually begin with plain paper as I create the first prototype. It is hard to use flimsy paper for a board game board and I want ...
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Game pieces smaller than a bingo chip

I'm designing a board game and am looking to purchase a quantity of small tokens to serve as markers. Ideally, they would be wooden, pre-painted (I'm not picky about color as long as there are a few ...
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Proposing editions of a game [duplicate]

Suppose I have what I think is a great idea for a new Settlers expansion. (Like 5,000 other people, no doubt!) What would be the most effective way to realize this possibility? Write to the makers and ...
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How can I hold pieces in place between turns? [closed]

Let's say you want to play a longish board game over the course of several days. For many games this is a fairly unwise idea that entails a bunch of problems. Among them: People are going to bump into ...
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MtG multiple "first time each turn" effects question

So I've been trying to word an emblem for a custom planeswalker so it gives the first card played each turn Flash, but so multiple emblems stack, giving each subsequent spell flash. I've been trying ...
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Are there additional (custom ?) tracks for Formula One?

Recently, I fell in love with the Formula One board game (not Formule D or Dé but this game). It is very well balanced and doesn't really leave room for luck but rather relies on planning and ...
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Who might create the game pieces?

I've designed a game which requires 3D geometric pieces. For a prototype, I'd like to see these make from metal, and to look elegant. Who might craft such items? I'm not even sure which profession I ...
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40k 8th Edition Unit Customization

TLDR Has 40k lost a lot of its customization and character options? Are the expected codices supposed to give more options/customization? Can I take a unique item or character and modify it for my ...
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Color Plastic Sheeps As Game Pawns

For years I've been trying to remember what game was this I played as a kid mid-1980's. It had a huge board and within the board there was a road. The board tiles were drawn stone-like. There were ...
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Poker Chip Alternative [closed]

I'm looking for a chip- or coin-like item that has the following qualities of poker chips, but without the association with gambling: high quality materials approximately same size and weight (not ...
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Are home-made cardstock cards durable?

I'm planning to print out the localized version of Cards Against Humanity to play with some friends, and I'm researching the best cost-wise way to do it. The original PDF suggests using 80lb ...
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Custom game boards and pieces for existing games [closed]

With the huge growth in the 3D printing and CNC areas over the past few years, you are starting to see a lot of custom pieces for existing board games. For instance, Risk boards made of walnut or ...
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DIY magnetic game board

What are the options for creating a game board (like Monopoly) where the pawns hold on to it? You know the situation... one player pushes the board by mistake and all items fall over. I'd like to ...
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How to get pieces for my board game?

I am creating a board game which requires 2 colors with 5 pieces each. As of right now, I use pennies and dimes. What is an easy way to get pieces for my board game?
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Are there quality custom boardgame card printers?

I'm designing a custom boardgame and am looking to get a few stacks of custom cards printed. I'm looking for a high quality card printing service but a little worried about simply using Google to ...
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Big expansion boards for ticket to ride

I enjoy giving anniversary or otherwise "nicer" editions of games to family and friends. Last year for Christmas, I got my sister and brother-in-law a copy of Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary Edition. ...
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Looking for name of a double ended connector

I'm building a board game that connects pieces together, like a puzzle, but they can be flipped over, so I have found a picture of what I think would be a good connector piece, but I'm not sure what ...
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How to make Rotate Dial with rivet?

First off I'm not sure what a Rotate Dial is actually called. I am thinking of something similar to a HeroClix base (a rotating top piece with a hole, which reveals different stats on the bottom piece ...
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Where can I buy a deck of personalized cards?

I want to design my own cards, backside and frontside (on the frontside only the pictures for jack, queen, king, and ace). One of the biggest problems is that I only want two decks, not thousands of ...
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How can I create my own card for my own game? [duplicate]

I've created a set of rules for a card game I would like to test, but I have no clue on how to build my nice-looking cards. Any hint on what program/site to use is very welcome.
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How to make cards for a card game?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this kind of question but here it is. I'm making a board game where there is a deck of monster cards and I'm interested - is there some tool/script that ...
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Custom boards for Eclipse

I was thinking of creating a custom player board for Eclipse as a gift for a friend of mine. Looking it up online I found an image of something quite similar to what I wanted: I have three questions....
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Creating A Board Game [closed]

I'm no expert in Board Game making and wanted to ask you people a question. I'm making a board game me and couple of friends can play. The problem is that i decided to keep 200 tiles for a very big ...
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is there card game prototyping platform to track, change, print?

this and this and this and this all give good leads, but I'm looking for something with a few specific features: I want a database that does all the basic database things--store cards, find cards, ...
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Where can I find a printer for a budget game board?

I'm trying to get a board printed for a game I'm making. Are there any companies/websites that can provide this service relatively cheaply? Ideally, each board would cost $5 or less. The material ...
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How to make custom Cards Against Humanity Cards?

Cards Against Humanity has a free download for a PDF to print custom cards (e.g. PDF for printing custom white cards). However, it seems that these cards are not the same shape/size as the official ...
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What kind of paper should one use to print custom cards?

I am interested in printing custom cards for Ticket to Ride. I have some experience with printing (I used to run a magazine), so I would to print the cards with a regular printer or with a Kinko's. ...
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Are the larger base cards available for Smash Up?

In Geek & Sundry's episode of Table Top featuring Smash Up, they were using larger base cards that featured a built-in counter for the break point: I just bought Smash Up, and it came with base ...
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Replacement coins for At The Gates of Loyang

I have the game, and one of the first things I noticed was the cardboard money. Not a fan, even though in this game it's really just another resource, and doesn't change hands often. Anyone have a ...
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Where can I get custom Magic: the Gathering cards printed?

I have made up some custom MtG cards, and I am trying to get physical copies made (to mess with my friends, and for casual use). Does anyone know where I can get them made? Disclamer: These cards ...
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How can I cheaply and easily create stackable tiles?

I'm building a prototype with stackable tiles in several different shapes. I 3D-printed some tiles that lock together nicely, but it is too expensive to 3D-print all the tiles I need to make multiple ...
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How can I make alternative characters for BatHotH?

The people who I play Betrayal at the House on the Hill with are also the same groups that share my love of Supernatural. We'd love to make some Dean, Sam and John Winchester characters as well as ...
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Where to buy or how to cut blank hexes for own game prototype?

Fellow board game player wants to test his game prototype, which uses a number of hex pieces (prefreably smaller than Catan or Eclipse ones). Is there a place to buy some blank ones? We could then use ...
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In {American, Bios} Megafauna, how can we improve showing who has what traits?

In American Megafauna and its newer version Bios Megafauna, each of up to four players has up to four species in play. Each species has several traits, and some traits can be multiplied (values up to ...
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What is the best method to make new Settlers like tiles

I am trying to make some new Settlers tiles and would like to know what is the best method to make Settlers like tiles that are roughly the same size and thickness to standard settlers tiles with a ...
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Does anybody know of a list of color-appropriate effects for new cards in Magic?

My playgroup has started to get into creating custom cards for our casual Magic: the Gathering games, but it's no fun if the cards aren't designed in a plausible way. According to Mark Rosewater's ...
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Can You Buy a Catan Border That Fits? [closed]

"The border of the 4th edition Settlers of Catan is too small for the board hexes. To be exact, each hexagonal tile is about 79 mm wide. Five of them, end to end, form the longest stretch of land ...
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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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Carcassonne -- problem telling the difference between the Big Meeple and regular Meeples

In our gaming group, we have a very hard time picking out the Big Meeple from the other Meeples on the board. While the Big Meeple certainly is bigger than the others, it's not by a significant ...
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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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