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Greetings All!

I'm hunting for sources for boxes...and then for a certain kind of pawn/token which I'll give more details on in a minute.

But first, the boxes: Isn't there any site out there that actually makes boxes for board games? ( I've read here that there are some $2 ones over at Boardgamedesign.com, but that site currently hangs-up both Firefox and IE on my laptop, so I'll have to wait until I get to my home PC to look there.) Somebody on these forums said those boxes were a little flimsy anyways.

In terms of dimensions, I'm looking for something similar to what you might find used for today's mainstream board game... Monopoly-sized. Something I can fit a folded board with a 10" folded width (or less) into.

I see some folks pointing to sites with shipping boxes and gift boxes, but it seems like most boxes at those sites are square or the size of a sheet of paper... or you have to order a case at a time. (I'd kind of like to order just a few to start with to make sure they're high enough quality.)

Any recommendations?


Now, regarding the pawns / tokens.... I need a kind of pawn where you can stack two of them on top of each other... representing "stories" on a house. I have found something simple in this peg design:

http://www.greathallgames.com/aacc/atokbags/tpawnPegROLC.jpg

But that site wants 20 cents a piece, so obviously, I'll have to track down another source, if I want to go with that style of pawn. And I was thinking there may be some other kind of pawn I could use besides this generic tubular peg ??



Thanks!

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I don't have a suggestion for large enough boxes, but there are stackable pawns available at Game Components that may fit your bill:

(click the image to get to the product page; S0007b is the product code in case you want to find it again later)

They are 10 Eurocents a piece, but get progressively cheaper the more you need. You would have to inquire as to their shipping costs to the US, though. There was an US-based shop selling things quite similar to Game Components/Spielmaterial, but I can't seem to find it in my browser history right now. I'll write another reply when I've tracked it down.
 
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Or Icehouse Pyramids. Although I don't know if you can order them by the piece - (If you can, I'd like to know where).

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Are you sourcing for a print run or do you just want some for prototype(s)?

The pegs you link to in the first post come from Rolco. You can order small retail quantities or wholesale quantities (retail they are either 12 or 7.5 cents each). Rolco is a good company. They have a decent selection and can do custom plastic pieces too.

The type of box boardgames come in are often called "set-up boxes". If you need a small print run you can get a quote from one of these places (thomasnet is a manufacturer database):
http://www.brimarpackaging.com/
http://www.afleisig.com/box2.htm
http://www.jupitermillscorp.com/setup.html
http://prestarpackaging.com/Prestar_Website/index.html
http://www.allpackco.com/index.html
http://www.thomasnet.com/nsearch.html?which=prod&cov=NA&what...

If you only want a couple for prototypes then you're going to have to settle for handmaking, boardgamedesign.com, or thin "gift boxes". I don't know how many generic white boxes you'd have to order from one of the box manufacturers to get the price down to the $2 boardgamedesign charges.
 
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This place also sells board game boxes and a boatload of pieces.

http://www.spielmaterial.de/english/
 
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I'm going to be making multiple prototypes.

Hmmm.... guess I'll give boardgamedesign.com a try.

Ah, Rolco has them! OK, yeah, I bookmarked a couple of parts on that site earlier yesterday, but I hadn't stumbled upon those pegs. At least they're a lot cheaper there.

Those icehouse pyramids look REALLY cool, though!


I'll check out the links to see if I can just order boxes without print services.


Thanks!


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Dr-WhoopAss wrote:

This place also sells board game boxes and a boatload of pieces.

http://www.spielmaterial.de/english/



I guess I'm reluctant to order from overseas.... what with shipping costs and shipping time being more than domestic ordering.

But I'll take a look at them, thanks!


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www.eaieducation.com/530841

This website has the Stacking Counters that will work perfectly for you.

Also, they have Base 10 cubes for all your euro needs.
 
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