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Rich Hart
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Hello guys

A few of my buddies and I are designing a boardgame at the moment and we're looking for a site / resource to provide us with some simple flat pieces. Ideally what we'd like would be flat, matte finish counters that we could draw on ourselves with sharpies (for the prototype). Ideally they'd be die cut on a frame but pre-cut would be fine too.

Also: is there a website out there where you submit a design for counters and they print them for you?

We're all based in the UK so it'd need to be somewhere that ships there.

Help is appreciated! Many thanks. I'll tip GG for useful info
 
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W Scott Grant
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For your prototype, I recommend visiting your local hobby shop and buy some thin wood strips that you can easily cut to size. Next, print out your tiles on regular paper (preferably with a color printer) and using standard rubber cement, glue the paper onto the wood. It's not perfect, but it works great for prototyping.
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Brian Fong
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while you could use meeples or cubes, for prototypes, I would just do a print and cut for your personal playtest. you can even download a PnP with figure and just use those as a temporary pawn. if it's a local prototype, save your money, unless you're going to hand them out for other groups to playtest and then only if it's a final stages product.
 
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How about poker chips?
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The FLGS in the town where I live sells plastic chips like those used in Axis & Allies. You can write on them with a marker.
 
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Spiele matereial are good for all sorts of bits and pieces.
 
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Brian Fong
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What type and size "Flat pieces" are you looking for? quantity and weight?
 
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Rich Hart
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I guess ideally I'd like an inch by an inch but 5/8 would be fine. Quantity is as many as we can get. Weight....got no frame of reference.

Somewhere near Phalanx games quality would be nice but I'll take whatever we can get

Plastic poker chips and such look like the way to go at the moment though
 
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