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Jack Francisco
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Will someone please tell me where I can find wooden money (a la 7 Wonders first edition) to replace these infernal plastic tiddly winks? I swear, when I see these, I want to stomp the hell out of them. Can you just charge us an extra $5 and throw in wooden money instead of making people shell out for the LIMITED EDITION? Whaddya say, Martin? Bad enough that I already feel like I am getting taken to the cleaners for the expansion maps - $30 - ouch. Anyone know where I can go to replace these most awful plastic coins?
 
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I was going to do the same thing. I have little interest in playing 7 Wonders again, but I'm looking forward to several more plays of Age of Industry. I guess I'll have to switch the coin bags.

As for others who may be looking to do this, I'm not sure. Nice, heavy poker chips would work except they may be too large for the spent boxes on the board.

Any other ideas out there?
 
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I use standard sized poker chips for money in AoI. They are only slightly bigger than the boxes on the board, and work just fine.
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I'm sure poker chips would work fine in a practical sense, but I am particular about my money in games. I wanted the wooden money as a replacement since it looks very similar. Anyone have any ideas that don't involve me pulling my 7 Wonders money out all of the time?

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Make your own?

For wooden disks, either buy a dowel rod from a hardware/craft store in whatever diameters you want and cut slices like a loaf of bread. Alternatively, Casey's wood products ( http://www.caseyswood.com/ ) sells wooden disks in various sizes. I've bought from them, but I'm sure there are other places on the web, if you look.

Gold & silver acrylic paint and finish can be bought at craft stores in 2 oz bottles.

With waxed paper, a brush and some time, you can make some nice disks.

-Richard
 
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You could try contacting Treefrog directly. Perhaps they have some extra components they'd be willing to sell. Shipping might be prohibitively expensive, however.

Edit: I guess if I had read the OP more closely I would have come to the conclusion that this idea would be too expensive. Treefrog used the same wooden money in both the AoI and London limited editions. Maybe someone with both would not mind selling the wooden money from one the games.
 
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rw2e wrote:
Make your own?

For wooden disks, either buy a dowel rod from a hardware/craft store in whatever diameters you want and cut slices like a loaf of bread. Alternatively, Casey's wood products ( http://www.caseyswood.com/ ) sells wooden disks in various sizes. I've bought from them, but I'm sure there are other places on the web, if you look.

Gold & silver acrylic paint and finish can be bought at craft stores in 2 oz bottles.

With waxed paper, a brush and some time, you can make some nice disks.

-Richard


I'm not really interested in the DIY method.
 
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MidLifeDelta wrote:
You could try contacting Treefrog directly.


I think I will check into this. Thanks!
 
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Spielmaterial.de has wooden discs of various sizes in yellow and grey. I couldn't find silver and gold, however.

http://www.spielmaterial.de/english4/start.php?pawns___other...
 
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Thanks. Those look like a good alternative if Treefrog doesn't come through.
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I mailed Mayday Games on this topic, since they produce all kinds of generic wooden meeples. They replied, that they have something like that in the pipeline... :-)

Also, there are "Dubloons" for sale at Spielmaterial.de. Yes, they are plastic, but very good to grip. We like them in our LONDON game...
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Eagle Games also sell the plastic money from Age of Empires III. They look nice but do not stack at all well.

http://www.eaglegames.net/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TRP...
 
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senorcoo wrote:
Bad enough that I already feel like I am getting taken to the cleaners for the expansion maps - $30 - ouch.


I look forward to seeing your alternative maps with new rules tweaks and mechanics, printed and on mounted boards, and shipped internationally for less than $30. whistle

Please do let us know when they're ready
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Almecho wrote:
I mailed Mayday Games on this topic, since they produce all kinds of generic wooden meeples. They replied, that they have something like that in the pipeline... :-)


Did they happen to give you a timeline?
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I know it is not quite what you are looking for, but I can confirm that the speed of play has increased dramatically since we swapped out the fiddly plastic money for heavier, stackable (unmarked) poker chips.
 
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izakmarais wrote:
I know it is not quite what you are looking for, but I can confirm that the speed of play has increased dramatically since we swapped out the fiddly plastic money for heavier, stackable (unmarked) poker chips.


You are right. That wasn't what I was looking for.
 
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senorcoo wrote:
izakmarais wrote:
I know it is not quite what you are looking for, but I can confirm that the speed of play has increased dramatically since we swapped out the fiddly plastic money for heavier, stackable (unmarked) poker chips.


You are right. That wasn't what I was looking for. ;)


Try this then. The limited edition stuff isn't just about being a couple of dollars more expensive, it's that Treefrog don't split the money for the games with distributors or retailers. SO they add a few extras to sweeten this.

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Ok. I understand that, but it doesn't help me now.
 
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senorcoo wrote:
Ok. I understand that, but it doesn't help me now.


An interesting question is whether other limited editions (London) come with enough wooden money to make up the amount you need.

It's also worth noting that horrid plastic tiddlywinks are practically a warfrog tradition at this point.

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thepackrat wrote:
[q="senorcoo"]It's also worth noting that horrid plastic tiddlywinks are practically a warfrog tradition at this point.

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