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Josh
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Hi everyone.
I'm looking for recommendations for very small opaque containers that can close.
The use-case is for holding secret bits in a game that no player (not even the controlling player) can look at. The bits themselves are tiny and would take up less than a cubic inch of space total. Maybe like half the size of a film-canister would be perfect.

I don't care if it's cardboard, plastic, or bags. Just looking for recommendations of something you can't see through, the smaller the better, and cheap enough that I can get like 30-40 of them without spending ridiculous money.
They also don't have to be pretty, but it's a bonus.

Thanks!
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D Hall
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Dollar Tree has all kinds of small containers. Take a look online or in the store and as a bonus your can get multiple ones for $1.

Not sure if they have opaque ones but you could always paint them. For the cost it might be worth considering.

Good luck!
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Steve Rowlands
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How about origami boxes?
Cheap and satisfying.
Lots of youtube videos to show you how. Very quick after the first few.

Some ideas can be found here:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/207625/origami-storage-bo...

Origami paper is cheap online.
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mark w

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maybe these
https://smile.amazon.com/Lip-Balm-Containers-Ounce-Plastic/d...

https://smile.amazon.com/ALAZCO-Caddy-Compact-Pocket-Medicin...
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Go to a Big Box hobby store (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) and look in their "Beading" section. There you'll find all sorts of closable, multi-compartmented storage boxes designed to hold small beads. These work great for sorting wargame counters/markers (usually 1/2" or 5/8" square), and should work for your application.
 
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cmain wrote:


These definitely look like the right kind of thing. Thanks!
 
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cooler king wrote:
Go to a Big Box hobby store (Michael's, Hobby Lobby, etc.) and look in their "Beading" section. There you'll find all sorts of closable, multi-compartmented storage boxes designed to hold small beads. These work great for sorting wargame counters/markers (usually 1/2" or 5/8" square), and should work for your application.


All the ones of these I can find are completely transparent, or translucent at best. I specifically want something that is:
* single-compartment and relatively tiny.
* opaque, so nobody can see into it until they dump the contents out.
 
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Lee Valentine
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http://www.containerstore.com/s?source=form&q=Seamless+tin&s...=
 
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Lots of mints come in small tins these days.
 
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Shirley Sheak
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I was thinking these Sauce Disposable Cups with Lids, there's a black one but the lid is transparent, if you don't mind to turn it over after you close it.
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Eric Nolan
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Match boxes would work. I used to use them to store counters for wargames. You can put a sticker on to indicate what is in them but nobody is going to claim this is a pretty solution.
 
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