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  • What do you use for player pieces in your prototypes?

     Simone Bianchi updated 7 months, 1 week ago 7 Members · 7 Posts
  • Daniel Gross

    Member
    December 3, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I have found several items that I would like to use in my prototype games. Decorative Buttons at the local hobby store is one example.

  • Mark Brandow

    Member
    December 11, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I buy things from The Game Crafter including little figures and they have like grab bags of components which I find fun and interesting.

    If I find old beat up games I salvage the pieces from them and put them in a drawer bin I have for all my pieces.

  • Edward Wedig

    Member
    December 13, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    I buy things from all over. I’ve bought bulk pieces from the Game Crafter at conventions, large packs of cubes, bags of random meeples from MeepleSource, etc. For the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to collect them all in one place (a couple of stackable bins) so I have them available for my next prototype.

  • Brian Chandler

    Member
    December 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Thrift shop games/toys/buttons/etc., pennies, LEGO bits.

    My FLGS has two additional sources: Used games in a clearance bin (50% off the used price) & bins of random bits for 10 cents each.

  • Steven Ireland

    Member
    January 4, 2022 at 6:46 am

    I use a lot of different things. I started my career in design so I’m really visual. A lot of time I will spend an hour and design some tokens or player pieces that fit the theme I am going for with the game. Probably overkill but it works for me. I will also pull pieces from other games I have in my collection. Finally, I keep a box full of random tokens that I 3D printed or found on Etsy or EBay.

  • Andrew Magus David Wargo

    Member
    January 5, 2022 at 9:10 am

    I use meeples that I bought off Amazon as well as buttons or pawns from old games.

  • Simone Bianchi

    Member
    January 9, 2022 at 5:43 am

    My local library has 3d printers. So I found some meeple designs already made and print them there! I’m not good enough to create my own 3d designs from scratch though

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