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ZomBen Deranged
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Hi Im trying to create my own boardgame and its been going very well. I got alot of things worked out so far. Only thing I need now is a few pieces. I was wondering if anyone has any wooden discs roughly the size of a quarter they could spare. Im trying to get a total of 50 discs and 1 green standie base for a simple player token.

Any help would be appreciated and noted in my game if I ever get it published which is a long term goal of mine.

Just a little bit of quick info on the game. It's a 1-5 playergame. This game is a co-op and also playable solo. The game is zombie scrounge based but with a silly twist. The weapons are all going to be goofy Mc Guivered style weapons and alot of cool twists.

Also down the road please keep a look out for me when I start looking for beta testers
 
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B C Z
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Hit your local thrift stores and purchase cheap games with good bits.

Watch Tanga, there's often some wood-intensive games there for cheap.

If all you need is discs, consider smaller poker chips in your various colors.

Your local craft store very likely has wooden discs for sale, just buy them and give them a new coat of paint.

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Thanks for the tips. Biggest problem here is the thrift store rarely gets games here and the ones they do get are usually haggard. I have dismantled afew games though to make most of my game. Ill keep an eye out for mini poker chips at the dollar stores though. Thats a good idea, never though of that.
 
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Other idea:

A metal pipe (with a cap on one end and the other end sharpened all the way around

A piece of material (thick cardboard or foam core)

A block of wood (to put under your material)

and a Hammer (to hit the pipe with)

are all you need to make a large number of consistent sized disks equal to the inner diameter of the pipe.


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You could also order supplies from gamecrafter.com


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Also boardsandbits.com... In my experience they put it in the mail really fast.

example
https://www.boardsandbits.com/product_info.php?products_id=2...
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I've had really good success with ordering wooden discs from Casey's Wood Products.
http://www.caseyswood.com/
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byronczimmer wrote:
Other idea:

A metal pipe (with a cap on one end and the other end sharpened all the way around

A piece of material (thick cardboard or foam core)

A block of wood (to put under your material)

and a Hammer (to hit the pipe with)

are all you need to make a large number of consistent sized disks equal to the inner diameter of the pipe.


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You could also order supplies from gamecrafter.com




ByronCZimmer,

I tried your McGuivered weapon suggestion but I had a few problems:
1. It was difficult to get the zombies to stand still enough to be able to hit the metal pipe with the hammer.
2. The foam that I put between the pipe and the zombies seemed to lessen the effect on the zombies.
3. When it DID work as planned and I managed to punch small round holes in the zombies, the zombies really didn't seem to mind all that much.

Thank you for your suggestions but I am planning to return to using my fireaxe to cut them up instead.
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Go to the nearest hobby and crafts store and you can find all manner of pieces that can be adapted.

also you can order parts from both Boards and Bits and The Game Crafter.
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I've had real good luck ordering things from http://printplaygames.com/

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smallllama wrote:
byronczimmer wrote:
Other idea:

A metal pipe (with a cap on one end and the other end sharpened all the way around

A piece of material (thick cardboard or foam core)

A block of wood (to put under your material)

and a Hammer (to hit the pipe with)

are all you need to make a large number of consistent sized disks equal to the inner diameter of the pipe.


-=-=-

You could also order supplies from gamecrafter.com




ByronCZimmer,

I tried your McGuivered weapon suggestion but I had a few problems:
1. It was difficult to get the zombies to stand still enough to be able to hit the metal pipe with the hammer.
2. The foam that I put between the pipe and the zombies seemed to lessen the effect on the zombies.
3. When it DID work as planned and I managed to punch small round holes in the zombies, the zombies really didn't seem to mind all that much.

Thank you for your suggestions but I am planning to return to using my fireaxe to cut them up instead.


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Buy round wooden dowelling, cut slices off the end with a saw.
 
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HanClinto wrote:
I've had really good success with ordering wooden discs from Casey's Wood Products.
http://www.caseyswood.com/


I'd like to repeat the above. I got 200 1" round discs from there not too long ago at a very reasonable price.
 
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IanRoberts wrote:
Buy round wooden dowelling, cut slices off the end with a saw.


This is what I have done to start making pieces for my game, however, even with the cost savings of buying a wooden dowel, I have realized my expertise at using a saw is, shall we say, lacking. I am getting usable pieces, then sanding a little bit, then adding some paint to differentiate the different player's pieces. By the time I add up the time and effort spent "saving money" on buying premade pieces, I could have been money (and more importantly TIME) ahead.

I feel a sense of accomplishment, but also realize I just want to make a game, not become a carpenter.
 
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In the thrift stores, people often pass on checker/backgammon game sets that might have wooden disks.
 
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