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Last Hussar04 Oct 2014 8:39 a.m. PST

Can anyone suggest things that can be used in home made board games? I have 'The Magic Set editor' for cards.

Any others (Pref in UK to minimise postage)

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2014 8:58 a.m. PST

Oh, I can suggest some things. What are you looking for specifically? Tokens? Tiles?

If you head to Michael's (or whatever arts/srafts store you have) you'll find ailes full of small wood shapes, small plastic shapes, beads, little animals, foam bits, chips, disks, wheels, boxes, paper crafting widgets of every description.

If you head to Home Despot (or whatever DYI store you have) there are tile separators, plastic washers and o rings, wire nuts, bolt head covers, nuts, and sheet goods of every description.

The dollar probably has those glass flat-marbles in a variety of colors, along with who knows what else. I frequently check the craft and toy sections hoping for a serendipitous pack of something. Superglue, paint brushes, and some other oddments can be found here cheap, too.

Clear contact paper helps your home-printed boards, cards, and tiles look sharp and stand up to play.

haywire Supporting Member of TMP04 Oct 2014 9:28 a.m. PST

It depends on what you are looking for.

Look for teaching supplies for young kids in office supply stores or learning stores.

Craft Stores

We have Oriental Trading Company that sells parts for games.

orientaltrading.com

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Oct 2014 10:00 a.m. PST

Harmony House Hobbies in Middletown, MD (just south of Baltimore) has many different plastic bits and pieces that can be used for mini wargaming or board gaming. They usually set up at HMGS, Inc.'s Fall-In! and Cold Wars cons. (I missed the last two Historicon shows so I can't recall if they go to it or not.) Also, US Toy has lots of inexpensive novelty items.

ustoy.com

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Oct 2014 10:42 a.m. PST

Litko has many types of markers, and you can also design your own. litko.net

Guinny Inactive Member05 Oct 2014 6:06 a.m. PST

Dice and Games have a range specifically designed for creating board games:

dice.co.uk/fs_gamcom.htm

kreoseus2 Inactive Member05 Oct 2014 6:35 a.m. PST

EM4 do various game tokens & accessories very cheap. Uk based.

Phil

link

myrm1127 Oct 2014 8:25 a.m. PST

Plastics for Games also do a range of tokens and pieces. Boardgame Extras do a lot of bits though slightly less generic as many are keyed to an existing game they can be useful. Dice and Games would be the third to go for in the UK that I know.

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