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After receiving my glorious new collectors edition, I was somewhat disappointed by a number of aspects, but most so by the wooden tiles.

How difficult it was to see the number on the tile, with the light from above glaring off the shiny paint.



And what were those little coloured cubes for - oh yes, they're to show control of a country - what was that all about? What was wrong with the same number on both sides, with the colours inverted like in the original game?

Anyway, I decided to do something about it.

I sourced a company who would make them for me out of wood. Nothing special, but they do the job nicely!





I had to order a few sets, to get the price down to anything approaching reasonable, so if you think they might be useful, you can get a set here:

https://foot-rope.myshopify.com/products/wooden-numbered-til...

There's not a huge number of sets available, so If you're interested be aware!

More details on the website.
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Brightspark101 wrote:
I had to order a few sets, to get the price down to anything approaching reasonable, so if you think they might be useful, you can get a set here:

https://foot-rope.myshopify.com/products/wooden-numbered-til...

There's not a huge number of sets available, so If you're interested be aware!

More details on the website.

As there are no shipping options for the US, I presume this is a UK only offer?
 
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I'd be interested in these as well, but alas, the website tells me there are no shipping options available to the US...
 
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Oops!

That should be it fixed now. Open to the whole world!
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Brightspark101 wrote:
Oops!

That should be it fixed now. Open to the whole world!


Awesome! Just placed an order - $16 shipped to the US. Thanks for putting these together!
 
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Looks good -- ordered!
 
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snoozefest wrote:
Looks good -- ordered!


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How many blocks (red/blue) are in a set?
 
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Nice one! Ordered, thank you.
In case anyone's wondering, basic cost is £12, and shipping came in at £1.59 to my address in England. Payable by card or PayPal. Site says the number of tiles matches the quantity in the original set.
 
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Yes, that's right. Same amount of tiles as per the original game.
 
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Best remake I've seen yet, clean paint job being the primary stand out. Well done. Did you have the wood custom cut or did you source them at that size from somewhere (as I think those are exact measurements)? Also, I gather you used a stamper to get the number on top after dipping them in white (instead of screening them). I've thought about doing a set for Dawn of Freedom to match my TS set.

edit: just re-read the post, if I may ask, where did you source them from?
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Nice! Ordered!
 
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143245 wrote:
Best remake I've seen yet, clean paint job being the primary stand out. Well done. Did you have the wood custom cut or did you source them at that size from somewhere (as I think those are exact measurements)? Also, I gather you used a stamper to get the number on top after dipping them in white (instead of screening them). I've thought about doing a set for Dawn of Freedom to match my TS set.

edit: just re-read the post, if I may ask, where did you source them from?


They were made in China. I have some experience sourcing products from China, so I just did the same thing, different supplier.

My understanding is that they are dipped fully in blue or red paint and then the number is silk screened onto them.

I must say, I was very impressed with the quality. Much higher than I expected. It makes me wish I'd asked for the hammer & sickle and star graphics added to them!

Thanks for you comments.
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Ordered! Thanks for the idea and the chance to get in on one of the extra sets.
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Interesting point, about the hammer & sickle and the star graphics, and how with hindsight you could have had these added.

I've always been slightly less-than-happy with them, as presented on the original cardboard tiles because they necessitate the key information (is the number) to be printed slightly smaller. It's the number, after all, that we need to see at a glance, after all.

Yet the CE version, without these embellishments, do - I think - look a little bit bland.

Yours, with brighter colours and better contrast, overcome some of the blandness of the one, and the clarity issues of both. And they are 'authentic' looking, in that the CE set a precedent by excluding the symbols.

However, as you've discovered that the painting is sharp and accurate, I wonder if you might consider getting a tiny hammer & sickle or star symbol painted in one (or each?) corner of any recorder, small enough that the numerals remain the same size as in your first version.

Looks like an excellent job as is, however, and I look forward to receiving mine. Thank you
 
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Ordered a set as well.

Surely added symbols would be nice, but the main point remains replacing the cardboard chits with wooden pieces (don't own CE, just Deluxe), so I could not postpone the order

Nice offer, thanks a lot, Stuart!

Marcus
 
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Ordered! Thanks!
 
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Mine came today - very quick and very nice thank you
 
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Very Cool! Just ordered a set.
 
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I just ordered my set; thanks so much!
 
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Hi Stuart,

the blocks arrived today, thank you very much.

Will be tried out very soon

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Received mine yesterday - they look great! Thanks for putting this together.
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js619 wrote:
Received mine yesterday - they look great! Thanks for putting this together.


Good to see the NA orders are starting to make their way in!


EDIT: Got mine today. Can only repeat what everyone has already said (i.e. thumbsup)
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You guys in the US should be receiving them soon.

Hope you enjoy!
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Mine arrived Saturday. They are a truly splendid addition to the game and well worth every penny.
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