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Fabio Calzolari
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I'd need some pieces for a game customization.
With Pieces i mean that 8mm wooden cubes, or also cylinders or octagonal "barrels".... as i need small footprint, no disks.

That pieces should be in 4 main colors (for "people") and 4 "secondary colors" (or different shapes) for "goods"... "people" and "good" should be in a rough 2:1 ratio.

I started looking around to some good german site, but then there's shipping costs...

... so i had an idea: I wonder if the BGG comunity could suggest some cheap (currently available) boardgame with a good Pieces/Price ratio laugh

Little Meeples would be a nice addition but my main need are cubes (or pieces).

Any suggestion?
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Why not just buy the pieces you need?
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/game-pieces

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Another option : https://www.spielematerial.de
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There are cubes and such for sale on this here site: https://boardgamegeekstore.com/collections/accessories

I know Minion Games sells some items as well, specifically some awesome barrels. I'm not sure what shipping to Italy would be from any of these resources.

Or, I would suggest checking out a second-hand store to see if they have any games on hand you can use for parts.
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parduz wrote:
I'd need some pieces for a game customization.
With Pieces i mean that 8mm wooden cubes, or also cylinders or octagonal "barrels".... as i need small footprint, no disks.

That pieces should be in 4 main colors (for "people") and 4 "secondary colors" (or different shapes) for "goods"... "people" and "good" should be in a rough 2:1 ratio.

I started looking around to some good german site, but then there's shipping costs...

... so i had an idea: I wonder if the BGG comunity could suggest some cheap (currently available) boardgame with a good Pieces/Price ratio laugh

Little Meeples would be a nice addition but my main need are cubes (or pieces).

Any suggestion?


Keyflower has a ton of meeples and cylinders.
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It's tough to recommend games for this and have them be cheaper than just getting the bits yourself. You might have the best luck with thrift stores or clearance deals online. I got Palenque from coolstuffinc.com a bit ago for about $4-5. I still plan to try that game once at least, but if it doesn't go great it will become bits. That is a rare case though.
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Maybe pick up some wooden dowels at the hardware store.
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Or http://www.spelspul.nl
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parduz wrote:
I'd need some pieces for a game customization.
With Pieces i mean that 8mm wooden cubes, or also cylinders or octagonal "barrels".... as i need small footprint, no disks.

That pieces should be in 4 main colors (for "people") and 4 "secondary colors" (or different shapes) for "goods"... "people" and "good" should be in a rough 2:1 ratio.

I started looking around to some good german site, but then there's shipping costs...

... so i had an idea: I wonder if the BGG comunity could suggest some cheap (currently available) boardgame with a good Pieces/Price ratio laugh

Little Meeples would be a nice addition but my main need are cubes (or pieces).

Any suggestion?

Power Grid sounds like the closest match.
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fortyfive wrote:
Maybe pick up some wooden dowels at the hardware store.
Those are the worst looking meeples I've ever seen. Talk about fiddly!
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https://www.bgextras.co.uk are UK based but have reasonable postage costs. They have 8mm cubes and various other wooden shapes which might be useful.
 
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Check educational supply companies? I bought 1000 plastic 1cm cubes in 10 colors for US$15 from EAI Education (no affiliation), but this was inside the US and during a free shipping promotion.

Maybe you can find beads that are mostly cubic?

As for me, I'm looking for your tortellini recipe!
 
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Oliver Dienz
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Not sure about game prices or availability in Italy but those games have quite a few of the components you are looking for:

Caylus:


Carolus Magnus:


Shogun (or Wallenstein):


Colonia:


Cuba:


Fresco:


Primordial Soup:


Macao:


Merkator:


Power Grid:


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So much cheaper and easier to just buy components from GameCrafter or somewhere similar.
 
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Thunkd wrote:
Those are the worst looking meeples I've ever seen. Talk about fiddly!
Easy to find if you drop one and little chance of it sliding under the couch.
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Miniature Market has 150 Game Plus cubes for $6. Free shipping at $100, though.

https://www.miniaturemarket.com/gps0018.html
https://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/16/16384.phtml


 
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