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karl paulsen

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Are there particular game components that you really like that you bring from one game into other games?

One of the first designer games I purchased was TTR. After playing the USA game at a buddy's home I went on craigslist and the one that was available was TTR Marklin. I was absolutely charmed by the deck of cards with a different train picture on each. I like them so much that despite the slight difference in number (I do remove the 4+ cards) and even after getting Europe and USA and 1910, I still used the Marklin cards in almost all my TTR games.

I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

Any components that you love to play with in a variety of games?
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eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!
 
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playing cards? whistle

I'd only do that kind of thing when trying to save space for taking games on holiday. For instance I've used the carrots from Hare & Tortoise to score in Priests of Ra.

Convenience of having everything I need in the box & thus getting the games started quickly is usually my main concern, though I can see the TTR example - I'd guess if I owned multiple TTR games I'd probably play one for a while, then another for a while so wouldn't have to move the cards around that often.
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eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.


Check out the coins from Scythe, they're a good mixture of denominations (if you're looking for low-ish values) and easy to read with different designs/colours.
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We use the Mexican Train plastic steam engine tokens (link) to replace the plain wooden tokens in both Ticket to Ride: Europe and Ticket to Ride: 10th Anniversary games.
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Treasure chests from super dungeon explore to defenders of the realm.
 
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Blue chips from another game I can't remember now. I used them as "ten" markers when red is "five" and white is "one". I found the blue markers very handy building up my forces.
 
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gamesbook wrote:
eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!

Shipping might be a problem for your location, but check out Campaign Coins.
 
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We use the Viking meeples from Vikings in Champions of Midgard as I adds a little bit of extra theme to an already good game.
 
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You might like this GeekList; Thrift store games you buy just for the components
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    I have a box of Chessex 12mm six-siders (the "strawberries") that I use as markers in a lot of games.

    They look sharp in bright light, are easy to read in dim light. They have lightly beveled corners and edges for the times when I actually use them for rolling.

    I just keep them in the bag. They come in packages of 36.

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ronhatch wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!

Shipping might be a problem for your location, but check out Campaign Coins.


Those are really nice!
Are there any other companies doing anything like that?
 
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eilif wrote:
ronhatch wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!

Shipping might be a problem for your location, but check out Campaign Coins.


Those are really nice!
Are there any other companies doing anything like that?

As far as making nice components for games (and not just coins) I know of Meeple Source (generally wooden bits) and The Broken Token (mostly selling storage, but some bits and coins). I seem to recall there being a few other companies that looked interesting, but apparently I didn't bookmark them and they aren't coming to mind at the moment.

Edit: By the way, I got the Campaign Coins for Red Dragon Inn as an upgrade during the RDI5 Kickstarter... and they are absolutely jaw-droppingly amazing. The ONLY downside is the weight, and during play that same weight is helpful.
 
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Snow Tails has a paws token to be given to the person taking too long to take a turn. It can only been passed if someone starts taking longer then the holder.

We used that across games until my son made it disapear
 
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I have a "poker on the go" set of poker chips that I use to replace the money in games with paper money.

I also intend on repurposing the cubes in pandemic once I get a group to play legacy with me.
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Meeples from Agricola/Caverna/Fields of Arle, Stonemaier Treasure Chest pieces, Stonemaier Scythe coins, US dollar poker chips, game cubes from BGG store, lots of meeples from MeepleSource....
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eilif wrote:
Are there particular game components that you really like that you bring from one game into other games?


Poker chips, poker chip trays, (solar) calculators, pencil and paper.

It doesn't matter the game: they're always there.
 
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I use the wheat and pumpkins from At the Gates of Loyang and the animals from Agricola: All Creatures Big and Small whenever I play Agricola.

I use the wooden card holders from Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 1 – Team Asia & Legendary Asia in various card games, such as Hanabi and Bohnanza.

 
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I always throw out money or anything like corn in Tzolkin that's used as currency and substitute with 14g poker chips.
 
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I frankensteined a dungeon crawler and a skirmish game out of HeroScape terrain with bits from Dark World, HeroClix and DDM/Pathfinder minis...does that count? We also use clix and DDM figures when we play Labyrinth or Dungeon!.

Otherwise I'm more likely to upgrade components with generic bits, like ugrading the resource tokens in Nexus Ops with acrylic nuggets.
 
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clearclaw wrote:
eilif wrote:
Are there particular game components that you really like that you bring from one game into other games?


Poker chips, poker chip trays, (solar) calculators, pencil and paper.

It doesn't matter the game: they're always there.


I forgot about the calculators.
I picked up a dozen at a convention and they are always with me during financial games.
 
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ronhatch wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!

Shipping might be a problem for your location, but check out Campaign Coins.

Those are stand-alone items (AFAICS) and not part of an actual game (which is what this thread is about).
 
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gamesbook wrote:
ronhatch wrote:
gamesbook wrote:
eilif wrote:
I've also thought on several occasions that if a game came with plastic ancient/fantasy coinage I might use those coins in a variety of games.

If they were metal, and covered a range of useful denominations, I would definitely reuse them!

Shipping might be a problem for your location, but check out Campaign Coins.

Those are stand-alone items (AFAICS) and not part of an actual game (which is what this thread is about).

Oh? Why can't the thread be about both?

The title certainly doesn't indicate that the bits going from game to game have to start in one of the games. And certainly I'm following the thread simply because I want to hear about components that people like enough to use in multiple games, with the source being completely irrelevant.
 
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Bagherra wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
eilif wrote:
Are there particular game components that you really like that you bring from one game into other games?


Poker chips, poker chip trays, (solar) calculators, pencil and paper.

It doesn't matter the game: they're always there.


I forgot about the calculators.
I picked up a dozen at a convention and they are always with me during financial games.


Oh. So much for the myth that good businessmen/economists/etc are naturally good at mental arithmetic.
 
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I used Run, Fight, or Die! zombies in place of the standees for Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game

Just traded away Run, Fight, or Die! so I guess will start using Zombicide zombies instead
 
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