Board Game Accessories
This is the index to a collection of Geek Lists identifying accessories and sources for board gamers. This index is locked, so that it doesn't become messy and can be sorted and rewritten as needed. If you can identify a category of accessory that is not listed here, please Geek Mail Eric Engelmann.
This top level list is an index that will improve gamer awareness of the many classes of gaming accessories and their utility. Each entry will explain why gamers find this class of accessory to be useful and include a link to a Geek List which will provide details on that class of accessories, including specific products, recommended sources for those products, and comments by users of those products.
To get this started, I'm often pointing to existing lists and discussions.
Note that BGG has some existing lists and and directories that don't serve the same purpose as this list. Scroll to the last entry in this list for the bibliography.
3D printing https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268807/
Bags, carts, and crates for game transport https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267818/
Bits - cubes, cylinders, discs, huts, pawns, etc. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267858/bits-sources
Bits organizers https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268701/
Board/map stabilisers https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268917/
Box bands and protectors https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267782/
Card deck trays https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2154697/collapsible-plastic...
Card holders https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268892/
Card shufflers https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268629/
Card sleeves https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268704/
Card storage https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268747/
Counter clippers, magnets, etc. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267883/
Dice https://www.awesomedice.com/blogs/news/worlds-largest-dice-c... Place holder
Dice trays and towers https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268350/
First player selection devices https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267857/
Food and drink
Game chooser https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2013276/
Game repair https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267975/
Inserts for game boxes https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267956
Laminators https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1979028/ Place holder
Lighting and vision https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267959/
Markers, erasable https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2326670/best-dry-erase-pens
Minis, bases https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2057796/plastic-snap-bases-...
Minis storage https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/268891/minis-storage
Music as background
Paint for beginners https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/270675/painting-beginners
Recording games https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/270246/
Scoring aids https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1883155/game-scoring-app-wh...
Parts bags https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267827/
Table accessories - Mats, no-spill cups, holders, etc. https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267962/item/7463408
Tile/dice bags https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267872/
Turn Timers https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/267826/
Web sites https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2026507/please-recommend-yo...
I've scoured the Recommendations forum back to Dec 31, 2017. I'll keep at it as time permits.
- [+] Dice rolls