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Subject: How to make homemade hexes. rss

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Master Arkannor
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A friend of mine came up with an idea for a board game years ago, and we have been discussing it more seriously recently. I suggested we try and manufacture it. One thing holding us back is the lack of an efficient way to cut hexagonal tiles. I want to use either Settlers-like chipboard or a thin pressed cardboard with one shiny white side, similar to pegboard material but without the holes of course. Does anyone know how to cut them quickly, efficiently, and accurately?

I know how to cut them in strips as shown in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4rAYLfLp3o But I have not been able to fine a method that does not waste those two triangles of material in between each hex, besides cutting them each by hand. Not only is this labour intensive, but the hexes will not easily be identical. Any solutions/places I could by them in bulk?
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Christopher DeFrisco
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Ah, negative. I am a meat popsicle.
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There is a rundown about this on StackExchange. A good place they list is from Boards & Bits (chipboard):

http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/7974/where-to-...

Also.. start browsing around Board Game Designers Forum: http://www.bgdf.com/



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