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Per Jespersen
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Do anyone know any European boardgame maker who make can make a few printed boards for prototypes (as cheap as possible). The ones I find either only make hundreds or the only make small predetermined sizes.
 
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Print on cardstock for your prototypes.

Or print on stickers and place it over another board you got from a thrift store.

Or look for a PoD outfit like GameCrafter.

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Per Jespersen
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byronczimmer wrote:
Print on cardstock for your prototypes.

Or print on stickers and place it over another board you got from a thrift store.

Or look for a PoD outfit like GameCrafter.



Those are good ideas. But Do you know any concrete PoD outfittters (is that what they are called?), besides GameCrafters?
 
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I know about yodagames. They have a price list at http://www.yodagames.de/download/spieleproduktion.pdf. I can tell by the samples I received that the quality is very good for prototypes, but not really top notch. If I wasn't building my boards myself, I would be using them. As for pricing, it depends on the board size a great deal and you should buy at least 10 pieces. I think they might be able to ship directly to your reviewers for 2-3 euros + shipping costs if I remember correctly. I have this info from about a year ago, so better check with them for all the details.

Whatever option you go with, let us know how it went!
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DrDress wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Print on cardstock for your prototypes.

Or print on stickers and place it over another board you got from a thrift store.

Or look for a PoD outfit like GameCrafter.



Those are good ideas. But Do you know any concrete PoD outfittters (is that what they are called?), besides GameCrafters?


You might want to check out http://www.boardgamesmaker.com/customized/custom-game-boards...

I used them for some prototype boards and they did a great job. I don't think they are European as your original post asked, but they might still be worth checking out.
 
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Per Jespersen
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Pavestal wrote:
You might want to check out http://www.boardgamesmaker.com/customized/custom-game-boards...

I used them for some prototype boards and they did a great job. I don't think they are European as your original post asked, but they might still be worth checking out.


Thanks. I thought I already checked them. But they might have the nescesary size we need. Thanks!
 
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Per Jespersen
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Does anyone else have experience with making their own board? byronczimmer suggested stickers, which is a good idea.

But how about printing on paper and glueing it on cardboard? This seems to be how factory-grade boards are made. Do I need need special glue? or some sort of spray-on finish? Any ideas?
 
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DrDress wrote:
Does anyone else have experience with making their own board? byronczimmer suggested stickers, which is a good idea.

But how about printing on paper and glueing it on cardboard? This seems to be how factory-grade boards are made. Do I need need special glue? or some sort of spray-on finish? Any ideas?


I use self adhesive labels. I find that glue has a tendancy to warp cardboard as it dries.
 
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