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Anyone want plastic hexagonal chips?

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slam
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I've been looking around for a place that can manufacture affordable hexagonal chips, which is not easy to find. The size I'm looking for is around 3/4" wide and 1/4" thick, but it could easily be bigger or thicker.

I've tried wood. All of the wood craft sources I've found don't do it or are too expensive.

I've tried ceramic. Unfortunately ceramic hexagonal tiling is out of style, and custom artsy places would charge too much.

I emailed Deadalus games on the Web Resources page, and got some inkling of what they'd charge: A $400 set up charge, and 8 cents per chip. The game I'm shopping for would need 20 chips, so that's roughly $480 for 1,000 chips, or $10 per game for 50 games, which is too expensive.

However, since the big charge is up front, if I can get another large buyer to go in, this would become affordable. If you have a game which would require large number of hexagonal chips, the size of which could be negotiated, please let me know. Thanks.

Also appreciated: If you know of a place that makes what I'm looking for cheaper, it'd be much appreciated.

jwarrend
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Re: Anyone want plastic hexagonal chips?

Can you use cardboard? This site has some cardboard hexes.

Or, could you use circles, but have the pieces go down on a hex-grid game board (a la Attika?). Might not be as satisfying as what you're looking for, but it might be quite a bit cheaper...

hpox
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Anyone want plastic hexagonal chips?

Will it be in multiple colors? Is there a way to get printable sheets of hexagonal labels with that? What size roughly? Small like AoS or large like SoC.

slam
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Anyone want plastic hexagonal chips?

I'm planning to get it in two colors.

And it really does have to be tiles, not cardboard.

The size I was proposing can be seen on this image:

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