So in a game I'm working on I have two kinds of stick pieces of different lengths. The short ones represent up down left right connections and the long ones are for diagonal connections on a square grid. All works fine until a game is over and you have to sort everything back into separate bins. It's very easy to get the short and long sticks mixed up, making the game a lot less appealing to play since clean up is such a pain. Any ideas how to get around this? I was thinking maybe make them out of different materials (like wood and clear plastic)?
you could also make the sticks different thickness