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Richard Johnson
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My project this week was in constructing a homemade version of Cheeky Monkey. I enjoyed playing this game but was really put off by the kind of ugly artwork on the chips (see first image). For a light press-your-luck sort of game I wanted something a little more cartoony.


Original tokens

I found some nice cartoony animals and looked for something to mount them on. I tried small wooden disks (1" diameter) but they were too small. I settled finally on using poker chips.


New tiles and chips

I printed the images on full page adhessive labels and my wife and I spent the evening cutting them out and applying them to the chips. They turned out really well and we had fun doing the little project.


All 52 chips

The one thing I'm not completely happy with is the scoring tiles. I pasted them on to illustation board and didn't do a very good job of lining things up. I ended up taking a black sharpie marker and coloring the sides in and any area that wasn't lined up very well. Next time I will do a large bleed over so that things line up better.


The scoring tiles

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While I didn't mind the original graphics, yours are way cooler! Nice work!
 
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Oh no! The eyes! THE EYES!!! AAAAAAARGH!!!!!
 
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Good work, I like yours better then the original. The poker chip stripes look very nice.
 
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I know you must be from a more recent generation than me. Cartoons for me were always cute and/or attractive. These big-eyed, weird-shaped cartoon characters you see nowadays, in my biased opinion, are UGLY and AWFUL!! Also, a bit on the scary/spooky side.

Just my opinion...

I do commend you on a nice job on the DIY!!! thumbsup
 
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Will you be posting the graphics to the files section?
 
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spearjr wrote:
Will you be posting the graphics to the files section?


I'm going to make a few small changes first then I'll upload them.
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cuzzle wrote:
For a light press-your-luck sort of game I wanted something a little more cartoony.

The first time I played this, it was with a prototype that Larry Whelan of Face2Face showed me and the tiles in that one did indeed feature cartoony graphics. However, he said the final product would use realistic images, because he wanted the game to double as an educational one, with facts about the animals included. Given the size of the educational children's game market, this was probably a smart decision, but I agree, the cartoony style fits the gameplay better and made it more fun.
 
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The original animals were too naturalistic: it definitely needed goofier ones, and you found them! Nice job!

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Larry Levy wrote:
Given the size of the educational children's game market, this was probably a smart decision, but I agree, the cartoony style fits the gameplay better and made it more fun.


I totally understand why they might make them 'educational' but it just wasn't for me. We played this at work today during lunch and it went over great. I am going to redesign the square tiles, but am very happy with how the chips turned out.
 
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Hi,

I'm very late to this, but I'm curious about the Cheeky Monkey components. I recently received the game and found out that the stickers must be placed on the tokens. I have enough stickers for 78 tokens. There are only 52 tokens. There are 8 different animals. I can't find a component list anywhere so I have no idea how many tokens of each animal. It makes no sense to me. There are no directions on placing the stickers on the tokens. I guess the amount on the tiles are supposed to match the amount of tokens? And just tons of extra stickers? Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks!
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