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I know that most if not all of you will say, "I throw them away." In the long run this is what happens to mine, but before they get thrown away my kids like to use them as stencils to draw on paper.

Anyone else have kids that like to do this? Is there any other fun things that can be done with a punched out chit sheet?

Just curious.
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I used to save mine to give to a friend who taught at the elementary school level. I bet that's what she used it for.

Now she's moved away and mine mostly just fill up every square inch in my house.
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dkeisen wrote:

I used to save mine to give to a friend who taught at the elementary school level. I bet that's what she used it for.

Now she's moved away and mine mostly just fill up every square inch in my house.


you could shread them and use it as insulation.
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I put them under the box insert and then keep them forever. Who knows why. Fortunately they usually fit pretty well, for obvious reasons.
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Certain games I have benefitted from putting them underneath the insert, because it raised the insert enough to be flush with the top of the lid. This helps keep the components in their proper places if the game box gets tipped.
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jimmcmahon wrote:
Certain games I have benefitted from putting them underneath the insert, because it raised the insert enough to be flush with the top of the lid. This helps keep the components in their proper places if the game box gets tipped.


I have never done this but have heard of it being done. I may start just to see how well it works for me, but then I'm depriving my kids of stencils. Man the difficult decisions that life brings.
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I was giving them to a friend for his girlfriend to use scrap booking. But, I seemed to have overwhelmed her and she said 'no mas'.

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jjloc wrote:
jimmcmahon wrote:
Certain games I have benefitted from putting them underneath the insert, because it raised the insert enough to be flush with the top of the lid. This helps keep the components in their proper places if the game box gets tipped.


I have never done this but have heard of it being done. I may start just to see how well it works for me, but then I'm depriving my kids of stencils. Man the difficult decisions that life brings.


It would work well for games with special inserts like Alhambra. I regret throwing away the counter sheets because I stack the games sideways.
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Guantanamo wrote:
I was giving them to a friend for his girlfriend to use scrap booking. But, I seemed to have overwhelmed her and she said 'no mas'.


Same here! If the punch sheet is a solid color or otherwise cool-looking, they go in my wife's scrapbooking kit. The punch sheet for the coins in The Speicherstadt was particularly nice!
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celiborn wrote:
I put them under the box insert and then keep them forever. Who knows why.


I tell people that no matter how closely I check, I can never be sure that I haven't missed a piece.

But since I also keep the sheet/booklet that advertises other games in the same game box, it may be I believe that it came with the game so it's part of the game. Removing any physical piece from the game is removing part of the game.

Some day there will be a support group for us.

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Normally I recycle them with the rest of the cardboard, but the other day I got a copy of Fjords, which uses hexagonal tiles. I punched out the tiles and was going to recycle the sheets, but one of my artists noticed them and thought they were interesting and took them home to do a project.

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chaddyboy_2000 wrote:
Guantanamo wrote:
I was giving them to a friend for his girlfriend to use scrap booking. But, I seemed to have overwhelmed her and she said 'no mas'.


Same here! If the punch sheet is a solid color or otherwise cool-looking, they go in my wife's scrapbooking kit. The punch sheet for the coins in The Speicherstadt was particularly nice!


I just picked that game up last night and I was thinking the same. Shame I just threw it away. shake
 
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I spin mine around my finger, like the child I am , before slinging them into the bin.

But I do keep box inserts, until expansions get brought and everything gets dumped in the one box (Carcassonne, Memoir, Battlelore) although I still keep the inserts because 'I could use that' but never can/do. The Carcassone box inserts are next to useless, apart from as a source of thin card, once removed from their boxes.
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I take them out into the backyard at night and burn them as a sacrifice to the gaming gods...

...actually I just throw them away. They have served their purpose and should be disposed of.
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...actually I just throw them away. They have served their purpose and should be disposed of.


Me too, though I used to keep them. A few years ago I threw some totally empty chit sheets that I'd had for over 20 years. And you know, they never did become useful!
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I use them in scratch-built miniature buildings for wargaming/rpg's and I'm also in the process of making minimalistic miniature spaceships for use with a variety of space-battle miniature games. I'll post a few when I wrap them up...
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My almost 2-years old son likes to punch out chits so much that he asks me to put unpunched chits back to the sheets. Then he punches them out again. This can be done over and over again.It does not work with every sheet - out of my recent purchases I can recommend Space Alert.
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The square sheets from Small World were the perfect size for making a Volcano board.
 
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Imploded wrote:
My almost 2-years old son likes to punch out chits so much that he asks me to put unpunched chits back to the sheets. Then he punches them out again. This can be done over and over again.It does not work with every sheet - out of my recent purchases I can recommend Space Alert.

Why don't you just buy a ton of new games?
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if i open a new game, everything in the gamebox stays in the gamebox. the sheets come on top inside the box because it keeps most pieces in place.
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andrewhodkinson wrote:
celiborn wrote:
I put them under the box insert and then keep them forever. Who knows why.


I tell people that no matter how closely I check, I can never be sure that I haven't missed a piece.

But since I also keep the sheet/booklet that advertises other games in the same game box, it may be I believe that it came with the game so it's part of the game. Removing any physical piece from the game is removing part of the game.

Some day there will be a support group for us.



I'm the same way i keep most if not all inserts with the games, i've gotten better with this in recent games but several games i have still have the punched chit sheets.

and there is a support group.

A d12 step program!

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jimmcmahon wrote:
Certain games I have benefitted from putting them underneath the insert, because it raised the insert enough to be flush with the top of the lid. This helps keep the components in their proper places if the game box gets tipped.

Yes, I do this when applicable. If it doesn't make a difference, they go for recycling.
 
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My almost 2-years old son likes to punch out chits so much that he asks me to put unpunched chits back to the sheets. Then he punches them out again. This can be done over and over again.It does not work with every sheet - out of my recent purchases I can recommend Space Alert.


For some titles - the old Dune comes to mind - the sheets make an excellent organizer. You just pop the pieces back into place after each game.
 
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