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I need suggestions for board game pieces...? Answered

 I'm making a board game,and I can't think of a way to make the little pieces...? The characters..? What ever they're called...the part that you move around on the board..  I've thought of a lot of things..pipe cleaners, cardboard, wax, and a lot of other dumb ideas.

 Does anyone have any suggestions..?

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Toga_Dan (author)2017-05-02

cardboard + hot glue + spray paint.

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RoL9 (author)2017-04-27

What is the game about? Then that might give you some themed ideas. You can also get some of those glass pebble type things, kind of look like gems. I know its not 'making' them but it might work well!

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Barry Saunders (author)2013-02-21

I've seen one done once with different types of nut and bolt.

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diajoh (author)2012-08-28

The original Monopoly game suggested players use any small trinket -- coins, buttons, toy soldiers, bracelet charms, earrings, etc. That's how we got the variety of interesting pieces we have today.
You can go to any yard sale and buy old jewelry, pewter figurines, board games (to scavenge the pieces), toys, craft supplies, etc. and choose any six or eight interesting items. Then players can choose to be the shiny aquarium rock, octopus, button, cat, feather, bingo chip, etc.

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FoolishSage (author)2012-08-03

There are some suppliers of semi-made markers for hobby board game developers. They are generally easy to modify and paint.

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Goodhart (author)2012-08-01

nuts, bolts, and other pcs. of hardware

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lemonie (author)2012-08-01
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Lotsa Bad Luck (author)2012-08-01

You can use anything small: buttons, coins, washers, Legos, and even painted rocks. Anything smaller then the spaces on the board.

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kelcylane (author)2012-07-31

Maybe..

I just thought of a weird idea...


I could use an acorn for the head of one of the characters..Haha

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canucksgirl (author)2012-07-31

How about polymer clay? You can mold it, sculpt it and then oven dry it. Its not very expensive and is available in most craft stores like Michaels. It also comes many different colors. People use it for all kinds of things (including jewelry) because its fairly durable. I'm sure it would work well for game board pieces.

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Kiteman (author)canucksgirl2012-07-31

+1

Or short pieces of dowelling, coloured or carved as required.

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