100 games in an altoids tin.
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I recently bought a boggle pen which came with a one minute timer and it gave me an idea.I took a bunch of the minature game stuff I own and tried to fit as much as I could into an altoids tin. What I want to know is what games can be played with the following few items:
Deck of cards
1 minute timer
2d6
60+ chips in three colors

Please avoid any games that just require a deck of cards unless they are really unusual like Carribean Star.

I'll probably add some games I can think of later.
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This one already comes in a little tin and consists of some small nuts.
 
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There's also this geeklist of games that are guaranteed to fit in an Altoids tin since they come packaged in a tins of an even smaller size.

Haba Mini-Spiel

Currently has 16 items.
 
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And this geeklist of games entered in an Altoids Tin contest. All the games on this list are Print-and-Play.

2013 "In-A-Tin" Contest

Example from the list:




List contains 21 games.
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There is an official tin-box edition of this card game.
 
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This fits if you toss out the score pad.

 
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This geeklist has a whopping 4 Print-and-Play games with pictures of them fitting into Altoids tins.

kswingruber's “Altoids Tin” Editions of Print-n-Play Games
 
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Here's someone's micro-copy of Ogre in an Altoids tin:



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Linkage made from Legos, specially designed for an Altoids tin.

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This .pdf was created to allow Decathlon to fit in an Altoids tin:

Decathlon Travel Cards
 
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This will fit in a Altoids tin...

 
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This is the only image for this game.
 
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Already comes in a Altoids-sized tin. Interesting little Backgammon-based game designed for short play duration.

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My homemade copy of Kamisado fits in an Altoids tin:



When set up, it looks roughly like this:




Only there are more creases in the board. Board is 20 x 20 cm.
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Just for giggles I created a little Farkle in a mini-Altoids tin using:

* An aggressively sharpened pencil nub
* Trimmed post-its
* Some custom score-cards (more detail below)
* 6 Chessex dice

Fits like a charm with some room to spare. Now, if only I liked Farkle.

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You can fit Zombie Dice and the instructions in a Trader Joe's mint tin or an Altoids tin (with some room to spare in the latter). If you chuck the instructions you could probably also jam a Crown Royal bag in the Altoids tin.

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My copy of Hive fits in a mint tin (Barkley's, not Altoids, but the same approximate size.



Tiles are about 3/4"wie (flat to flat) and about 1/4" thick.
PLENTY of room left for rules book to fit.
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My copy of Micropul fits into a Barkley's mint tin as well


(not shown but the 6 claiming stones fit perfectly inside as well, still wth room for rules.)
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From Joe Huber. My folding board fits nicely.
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Using Battleground: Kingdoms cards as terrain. See http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/3126224
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