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Just seeing if anyone would be interested in doing this ...

I guess I'd add a copy of Hive to my next ThoughtHammer order for $22.46, then split the 11 black and 11 white tiles into 11 pairs of home-made "Mosquitos"

The cost on that is only $2.05.

I have no idea how much shipping for 2 tiles would be ... I'm guessing a lot less than 30 Euros* though :-)

Any interest in this idea? Preferably multiples of 11 people?

I would usually discourage people from "ripping off" a manufacturer by making their own copy of a game ... but somehow making your own copy of an expansion using an EXTRA copy of the ACTUAL game doesn't seem the same.

Let's just say you're buying a "spare" piece in case you lose one :) and if you happen to flip it upside down and draw something that looks like a mosquito on it ... well ... that's up to you.

If there was enough interest I would consider doing this.



EDIT: Just to clarify ... I live close to the border and pickup packages in the US, so I could do this for both Canada and the US.

*EDIT-2: "30 euros" was a reference to another thread ... I'm not expecting shipping to cost anywhere near that much! If I had to hazard a guess, I would say the cost of a bubble mailer + shipping would be under $10 total. ...,


EDIT-3: UPDATE: I did some checking online and shipping (incl. bubble envelope) should come in at just under $3 for either US or Canada.

So let's call it $2.05 + $2.95 S/H = $5.00 total

That's what I estimate it will cost by oversize lettermail in Canada or "non-flat" USPS letter or small parcel under 5 oz. The bubble mailer probably weighs more than the two tiles :)



UPDATE:

We have completed the "Mosquito Project" phase 1 with 3 copies of Hive ordered, split up into 33 sets of 'mosquitos' and mailed out last week.

If there is any further interest, post to this thread under 'hot deals': http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/251803 ... and if we get 10 more people interested I will do the "Mosquito Project Redux" in the new year!

 
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I would be in. Let me know. (New York).
 
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I'd be interested too. (I'm near Boston)
 
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I'm interested. How would they "Mosquitos"/Spare Pieces look or how would they have the look?
 
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They will be 2 random Hive pieces from the current bakelite set. The pieces are marked on only 1 side; the other side is blank. So turn it over and voila, a blank piece that can be used as is, with whatever you want to draw on it, or any sticker you want to place on it. Sounds like a great and economical idea.
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Kaizen Zanshin wrote:
I'm interested. How would they "Mosquitos"/Spare Pieces look or how would they have the look?


One way would be to flip it upside down and paste this image on it
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/225865
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Sounds like a great idea and I'd be in, but I've got the wood set, so I need 10 others who want a mosquito and have wood sets too.

Or I just need to break down and buy myself a bakelite set.
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Germarish wrote:
Kaizen Zanshin wrote:
I'm interested. How would they "Mosquitos"/Spare Pieces look or how would they have the look?


One way would be to flip it upside down and paste this image on it
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/225865


brafman wrote:

They will be 2 random Hive pieces from the current bakelite set. The pieces are marked on only 1 side; the other side is blank. So turn it over and voila, a blank piece that can be used as is, with whatever you want to draw on it, or any sticker you want to place on it. Sounds like a great and economical idea.


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I wouldn't do anything at all with the pieces except maybe for symmetry's sake to pick a matching pair of black & white insects to send you (e.g. you'd get a black ant and a white ant).

Then you could do nothing with it, use it upside down as a blank, draw on it with a sharpie, put a sticker on it, etc, etc.

Looks like we've got 4 people interested in the bakelite set so far:
myself, brafman, Germarish, Kaizen Zanshin

Guess I'll wait a few days (or maybe weeks/months ??) until we hopefully get 11 people.

Maybe a couple thumbsup to attract a few more viewers would speed it up guys?
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Count me in.
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Count me in
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Great idea.

I'm in, too!

James

 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Cool, we are now 7/11th of the way there!

Interested so far: webvader, brafman, Germarish, Kaizen Zanshin, jonnylawless, gibsonc22, jhebert

Only 4 more to go.
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Sure. Put me on the list! 3 to go :-)
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
I'd be in for this.
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
Alright awesome, we've got 11!

I'll add an extra copy of Hive to my order tomorrow.

I posted a "hot deal": http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/251803

To see if anyone else might be interested who's not following the Mosquito forums.

 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
I'm in for round two, if people are still interested.

Great idea!
 
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Re: Who wants to split a "Hive" 11 ways to make 11 "Mosquito
We already did round 1, 2, and 3 ... you would be the first on the list for round 4 :-)

I actually just split up the 33 sets of Hive tiles and mailed them out last week.

Post to this thread: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/251803, and if we get 10 more people interested I will do the "Mosquito Project Redux" in the new year!

I'll add an edit to the OP in this thread to repeat this message.
 
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