Keeping 4 houses on your property(ies) is a very simple strategy that reduces the length of the game quite dramatically. Tying up 8 or 12 houses prevents other players from buying those houses, keeping rents on their properties low, while increasing rents on your own. On many properties, the difference in rent between 4 houses and a hotel is relatively small ...
From a thematic standpoint, the precursor to Monopoly was called "The Landlord's Game" and it was designed by the socialist Elizabeth Magie in order to demonstrate the evils of capitalism - the people who own property get richer and more able to buy property, while the people who have to rent just keep losing money and eventually run themselves into the ...
Bite the plastic clip near the base. The clip will have a tighter hold on the character card.
We had the same problem and this method fixed all our plastic clips. No additional materials were required.
A complete list of what is in each packet can be found in this PDF I have made publicly available.
I wasn't able to find any one distinct source, however by reconstructing the starting powers with the help of this question Which Faction Power will result in the greatest bonus troops and/or fewest troop losses? and reading a series of blogposts giving a ...
Yes! Gluing the joints with common Elmer's Glue makes the dispenser sturdy enough to move about when filled with marbles.
Assembled without glue, the dispenser tends to come apart:
Empty the dispenser and turn it over.
Apply glue to everywhere the supports cross each other. I didn't put glue anywhere it would be visible from the outside:
After drying ...
Things that are (mostly) duplicated in TLN: Colony and location boards (Colony board has different art, location boards are thicker), player boards, set of dice and tokens (TLN has two-sided tokens for barricades and helpless survivors because there are now different versions of those). Regular zombie standies have different art.
TLN also has all starting ...
There are numerous podcasts that cover this sort of thing. Multiple kickstarters have gone into detail on it. I think Dice Tower Productions recently talked about card stock pricng (Episode 450-453 somewhere around there). I think Two Rooms and a Boom's Kickstarter went into detail in card quality because it was certainly an issue in their highly anticipated ...
I used an iron set to Cotten. Placed on a granite counter. Pressed back, then front. I pressed hard and straight down leaving the iron in contact for a good five seconds. Could do three to four at a time. Wiped moisture off counter with paper towel as I went along. Took a few cycles on the wettest tiles. Left flat on counter over night. The iron did ...
We had good success using sticky tape, but we put it on the sliders. Specifically, we stuck a piece of single sided tape on the inside of the slider, and then trimmed the excess tape off with small scissors. We might try packing tape next time because it's a wee bit thicker. An advantage to this solution is that it doesn't mess up the character tiles.
I realize this is an older post but I found it to be a good resource and had a resource I thought was useful so I thought I'd add a little to it. Similar to the Thrift store answer, in the states we have Dollar Tree stores, where everything is one dollar. I've seen chess/checkers/dominoes/etc. all of which have a number of pawns or tokens for use. I ...
Spielmaterial.de has lots and lots of generic components. The web shop is outdated and clunky, so you´ll spend some time finding what you need, but there is a lot to be found. They're based in Germany but ship to the Netherlands, so probably to the UK as well.
Another UK source, especially for any quantity, that I've used in the past is Plastics For Games Ltd. (Not used them for years so I've no idea if their service is as good as it was, but their site is still active). Note they do have a minimum order of £100.
I actually had the exact same issue - someone spilled water on my carcassonne tiles, and I blotted/placed it in between paper towels under a textbook.
When they dried, I put a bit of white glue where the cardboard was peeling. When the glue dried, I ran the pieces through a laminator without the plastic a few times - they came out good as new!
I had a go at the straight in the freezer trick and it worked a treat. 2 weeks of being frozen, they like they had just come or of the box. I then put paper towel under and on top of them, before setting a mountain of cookbooks on top. They did perfectly (Smallworld lives again!)
I used a pair of pliers to gently crimp each clip near the base and now they cling tightly. I should note that it took a little trial and error to find the optimal pressure because the first clip became too tight, but this was easily remedied by gently spreading the clip using a butter knife.
Naturally, I would prefer more precisely machined parts, but ...
Just looking on the net and came across this on a 3D printing site.
I have not used these, nor was there any comments on them, but I am considering getting it.
If they do what they should do, they would fix the issue.
We would just set the trackers down on top of the character cards pointed at the proper numbers. This works for us, but there's still a good chance someone could knock the table or roll the dice onto your character tile and mess it all up.
I think the best advice on this page is the paper clips. Second, would be biting them.
My friend inserted a small slither of black electrical tape inside the slider. This tightened the grip when applied and was invisible to the eye. I still find the sliders too short to align with the number, but this at least keeps them attached firmly!
I don't know where you can find scans to download and print, but you can use BGG to help out with things:
Full component list (with card names, but not full card text)
2013 Spare Parts Resource List entry for the game - He could post his wants there after seeing what is missing
Image gallery for the game (15 pages of images, there might be images of the ...
From the Wikipedia article on Yunzi stones
Like glass Go stones, yunzi are very durable. However, like glass stones, yunzi are still at risk for chipping if they are dropped or otherwise come into sharp contact with hard surfaces such as metal, tile, or stone.
The problem you describe is more a property of your (very hard) tile floor. I would suggest ...
You would expect a game inventory on the Jelly Bean website.
Took a little search, but here’s a YouTube that reviews the Black Jack game expansion, showing all of those cards. They are:
Black Jack rule card, Voodoo Queen, Governor, Dagger, Powder Keg, Sea Serpent, Black Jack, Ghost Pirate, Grappling Hook, Black Spot, Crow’s Nest, Grog, Buried Treasure, ...
Another way to do it is to boil water and then dump the clips in. Leave them for ten to fifteen seconds, then pull them out and let them clamp around a dime while running cold water over them. Run the water until they are completely cool. I had the ability to do them all at once, but you probably want to do them one at a time.