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Michael Heller
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My family and I love the game, plus I enjoy playing with others. Besides the subpar quality of the marbles (IE: chips and holes), my biggest complaint is with the dispenser. Don't get me wrong, it's alright but what I really wish for is a more solid device. Anyone know of a third party solution out there? Something maybe in the works down the line (IE: Broken Token, Meeple Realty, etc)?
 
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Matheus Affonso
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Really? I found it pretty solid after it's properly set up.
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Marcio Ferreira
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I glued mine.
It makes it sturdier, and prevents some parts from disassemble, whixch is something that was happening to me.

Also, somewhere in the files section are the plans to make a dispenser out of laser cut wooden boards, and pics as well.

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Jared Paton
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Yup, dabs of super glue at all the connections, and it's solid as a rock. Well, a cardboard rock. But it works great.
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Duckster wrote:
Yup, dabs of super glue at all the connections, and it's solid as a rock. Well, a cardboard rock. But it works great.


I used 'white glue' takes longer to dry but dries transparent, and some super glues leave some white buffs due to released vapors.

Also gives you some time to properly slide the parts while gluing.
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Stefano Castelli
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Hello!

As one of the designers I've used the dispensers a lot for testing and transporting and I have to say they keep up quite well.

Yet, to my knowledge there are at least a pair of artisans on Etsy who build wooden dispensers on demand. You may want to check there.
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Castef wrote:
Hello!

As one of the designers (...)


Nice work!

That's, as far as I can tell, the solution to have such an artifact on the table without going crazy on the price
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Here's one!! So awesome!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/481218235/potion-explosion-marb...
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HappyNoelaniLee wrote:


I must confess that the way the marbles get unaligned on that one, would make me crazy... also the lack of art on the dispenser makes me wish more the original one.

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goryon wrote:
HappyNoelaniLee wrote:


I must confess that the way the marbles get unaligned on that one, would make me crazy... also the lack of art on the dispenser makes me wish more the original one.



I like it but I agree that it's missing the flavor of the original.
 
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goryon wrote:
I glued mine.
It makes it sturdier, and prevents some parts from disassemble, whixch is something that was happening to me.

Also, somewhere in the files section are the plans to make a dispenser out of laser cut wooden boards, and pics as well.



Great. I'll check that out. Thanks!
 
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xmorridin wrote:
goryon wrote:
I glued mine.
It makes it sturdier, and prevents some parts from disassemble, whixch is something that was happening to me.

Also, somewhere in the files section are the plans to make a dispenser out of laser cut wooden boards, and pics as well.



Great. I'll check that out. Thanks!


The plans for the wood DYI, I mentionned are this: link
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goryon wrote:
xmorridin wrote:
goryon wrote:
I glued mine.
It makes it sturdier, and prevents some parts from disassemble, whixch is something that was happening to me.

Also, somewhere in the files section are the plans to make a dispenser out of laser cut wooden boards, and pics as well.



Great. I'll check that out. Thanks!


The plans for the wood DYI, I mentionned are this: link


Thanks!!
 
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During two of the previous weeks Boardgame Breakfast (a Dice Tower show) has had segments on the Boardgame Makeover which rebuilt Potion Explosion from scratch using a new dispenser and the balls from the board game Dimension.

First segment starts at 29:25.



The second segment starts at 29:00.



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