Tips on customizing games Where to buy, how to do, etc.
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Please list ideas here for making custom chits. These ideas should be easy. Cheap is good, but simplicity is king in this list.

Customizing games is a great way to make a game better, let's encourage participation and detailed ideas by tipping geek gold. HOWEVER, please don't tip 'my ideas', as I've merely copied them from others who posted on my forum post.


I asked a question about making custom chits for a game (see thread here if you're interested http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4632270), and got such good suggestions that I thought I'd try to place it into perpetuity.

Please feel free to add your good idea.
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Print and stick over existing tiles

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, his idea for making custom chits was to merely print out graphics, and glue them over existing chits.

duchamp wrote:
Why don`t you just print the tokens from the old version and mount them on the new chits?

Old Entdecker:
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New Entdecker:
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Nothing wrong with just buying stuff! But, it can be hard to know where.

http://www.boardgameextras.co.uk
I searched on "Token" and found quite a few.
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submitted these custom chits.

Indeed, nothing wrong with buying stuff, and sometimes a game needs that something extra.

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The easiest option to me would be Scrabble or Mahjong tiles, or even dominos.

But...

While pricey ($32 total), this is the route I would go, using roman numerals or whatever you prever.

http://www.dark-platypus.com/custom2s.htm

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Nice thing about craft stores is they're easy to find, and you get to actually touch and feel the stuff.

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Why don't you go to Michaels or A.C. Moore crafts and take a look at the small wooden pieces they have. They usually have cubes, barrels, spheres, triangles, etc. In multiple sizes, and very inexpensive. You might even find a shape you like, that would distinguish your game from others. Then, just paint them however you want.

As a train model builder, I always use their wooden doll-house pieces like barrels and benches and crates to put in my 1:19 scale models. However, I have seen lots of other great things that would probably work for you too.
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Sweetsweetdoughnuts points to a good thread on painting.

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More on painting can be found here; http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/4538220#4538220

I'd excluded this originally as it seemed a bit too craft-like, based on your original post.
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These seemed pretty cool. Might be a bit heavy, but it's an easy craft, it seems.

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Here is another idea!! Glass squares!! These are 7/8 inches square!!
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You can glue anything to them and they are magnified and look great!!
They also come in circles and ovals!!

Available on Etsy for $6.99 + $3.00 shipping.

You probably need to buy Diamond Glaze as well.
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This would set you back as follows:

$6.99 for 20 glass squares
$5.50 for Diamond glaze
$2.00 Shipping
$13.99 TOTAL

These can be customized any way you like!!!
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Clever idea, if I'm getting it right. Use linoleum, and stick a printed sheet to it. Cut the linoleum into tiles. Pretty clever.

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print and stick on those preglued linoleum squares.

$0.33 at home depot gets you an 18" square. Just need to cut em out. Easy peezy.
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Found these chits that Fantasy Flight puts out. They're pretty cool looking, I think it's the same ones in the new Colossal Arena.

http://www.boardsandbits.com/product_info.php?products_id=22...
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Plastic Gems

These can really liven up a game. I found some here:

http://www.wholesalefloral.com
http://www.wholesalersusainc.com

Just search on "Acrylic Rocks" or "Acrylic Nuggets"

Note however I haven't purchased these. I'm judging solely on their appearance. If someone has a proven resource, that'd be cool.

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