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Short-duration sand timers

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ACG
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Hi!

I'm thinking of adding some short-duration timers for my war game. The premise is that players have 10 seconds or so to think of their move, and if they can't -- too bad, they can't move this turn. On a battlefield, people don't have time to think as the situation is fluid.

The problem is that I can't find any timers less than 30 seconds in duration, other than a 15 second timer which costs 6.95 Euro.

Where can I find a cheap timer?

Thanks in advance,

ACG

Desprez
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Short-duration sand timers

I don't know what your electronics experiance is, but I imagine there is a way to bulid a simple timer made from radio shack parts or some such.

Press a button and a beep/or flashing LED goes off 10 seconds later.

Should be a fairly simple circut that wouldn't cost much at all, especially since the duration wouldn't change.

Might even be a kit or something. Or maybe a supplier that sells parts like this to be used in bigger machines/circuts...

Just something more for you to think about and expand you search options.

ACG
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Short-duration sand timers

That's a possibility, but I'm trying to wean myself from all these electronic gizmos and stuff and make a simple game. A sand timer is more traditional.

ACG

OutsideLime
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Short-duration sand timers

hey... googled this: Try here. It seems to be $6.95 for a package of 5... still a bit steep, but maybe you could contact them and bargain it down for bulk.

~Josh

Desprez
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Short-duration sand timers

Wait a minute... You didn't check Google first?

ACG
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Short-duration sand timers

I did, but I'm getting the impression that $1.40 for a timer is a bit expensive. There's got to be something cheaper.

nomadsgames
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Short-duration sand timers

This might be what your looking for

http://www.gameparts.net/Page%2013.pdf

Only problem is you have buy in bulk (min 200)

NoMADSGAMES

Http://www.NoMADSGAMES.com

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