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Mark Crane
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There are a handful of print and play games that I am too lazy to print out but would be willing to pay someone else to print and assemble for me. What do you think someone would charge to print and assemble Oh No, There Goes Tokyo!? (not sure why the game's name is mangled)
 
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I've done some print and play projects like Barbarian Prince, and considering the cost of materials (especially colored ink!) and the time involved in making a decent copy, I wouldn't be surprised if you were looking at $40-50.

There's a pretty good reason most people aren't cranking these games out.
 
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Board, cards, and a bunch of tiny counters, I wouldn't be surprised if the cost would be even higher. Depends on the labor that goes into it (and how nice a copy you really want).

A really nice copy with a laminated board (protect the playing surface), laminated cards and counters and a nice full telescoping box could send the cost way up.
 
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I made a copy of Oh No There Goes Tokyo. It has a lot of counters and a set of cards per player and a four part board.

For the effort involved I would prefer to make up 2 or 3 other games.

You can make a really good version of Dune with less ink ( the cards and counters can be B&W it you want. Which would be a better game for your ink investment.

Generally speaking you can often print a big colourful board in Black and White and Hand colour it with coloured pencils or highlighter pens. This is what I did with my Print and Play version of Lost Patrol.

It seems that a lot of Print and Play game designers get carried away with the colour. They produce full colour boards and cards not really considering the Mr Public dosen't want to spend £15 on ink before they've even tried the game.

I posted a review today of Big Game Hunters of the Universe which is good example of a Black and White only Print and Play game. It would have been good if the designer Mike Petty had included a full colour version of the cards as well as the Black and White. Having played the Cheap to produce Black and White, I would have happily printed a full colour version.

As a reccommendation check out Space Junkyard, that has a couple of tile sets with differn't amounts of colour.





 
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Thank you for the advice and the cool game recommendations. I would tip you but I gave my last GG to that nine circles of hell geeklist.
 
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craniac wrote:
What do you think someone would charge to print and assemble Oh No, There Goes Tokyo!? (not sure why the game's name is mangled)

The game's name is mangled due to a badly written regexp. It matches on /, the/ when it should match on /, the$/.

See Catan for an example of the regexp working as intended.
 
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