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I got a quote on 18 x 24 blank game boards, that fold twice into 9 x 12. We need to get 1000, minimum, and the price is $4.94 each. I'm looking for four partners willing to invest in 200 boards each, for a total of $988 plus shipping. We will all pay individually, and arrange shipping individually.

To me, this is my dream come true. I need a way to start a guerilla marketing campaign for my heart and soul, my game. I think the 200 copies can spark this, and it could for you too. Furthermore, you could divide your 200 copies into more than just one game. Even to get 50 people to buy and play a semi-professional version of your game, that's a dream to me.

So.. Let's get together and make this happen. We can take the co-op even further too, helping one another marketing our games, etc. What do you say?

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Glad to hear you were able to figure this out! It's not really feasible for me, but you might also post your note to rec.games.board.design and BoardGameDesign (the yahoo group) to try to get some more takers. Good luck with your game!

-Jeff

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Thanks for your help..

Funny thing is, I've been sitting on this info for about a week, waiting for another quote.. Got the quote about 20 minutes after I posted! The otehr company has the same kind of boards for only $2.15!! but the minium order is 2000, not 1000.

Anonymous
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Hmmm... not sure I like the pricing. Getting cheap 2'x2' and 1/8" thich wooden boards from Home Depot will run me about $1.75 each... I don't care if I have to cut and tape them together for that price... :(

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Interesting indeed!
The measures you are using what would that be in centimeters ?
Before i jump on the train, i need some help and figuring out the shipping costs to Sweden.
How thick are the boards in millimeters ?

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electionman wrote:
Thanks for your help..

Funny thing is, I've been sitting on this info for about a week, waiting for another quote.. Got the quote about 20 minutes after I posted! The otehr company has the same kind of boards for only $2.15!! but the minium order is 2000, not 1000.

Well then get 2000 boards at $4300 instead of 1000 for $4940, or did you already figure that out? :D

-Darke

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With a four-way fold I'm sure that's inches, making them 45.72cm x 60.96cm, folding down to 22.86cm x 30.48cm.

I'd be interested at the $2.15 price, but unfortunately would only want about 10 or so, maybe 20 at max. Nothing like 200 or 400, sorry. I'm only looking at them for prototype use, not for sale.

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I also would be interested in a few, but nothing that cost anything near $1000 bucks. Maybe if we got enough prople together that wanted 10-20 we could do it, butI'm not sure there's even enopugh members on this site. I've been searching for a place to purchase game design pieces, I think it would make a good on line only business and would be willing to go in with some others if they wanted to join me in setting up the venture.
Boards, lables, boxes, tokens, cards. Mostly things that people like us can print from home but still have a semi-professional product for testing at a non prohibituve cost, I would also like to find some way to make hexagonal tiles for 18xx games and hex based RPG's.

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I would be interested, but like Fastlerner and kdhunt I wouldn't be interested in getting that many. Since I'd be using these for playtesting I would only be interested in 10 to 20 boards too.

It would be nice if we could pool our resources and purchase these for members, as a co-op. There'd be some logistics to work out, but might make people like Fastlerner, kdhunt, and myself more interested in using them for playtest purposes.

- My two pence.
Geoff

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OK, dumb question time:

What does one do with 200 blank game boards?

How do you get the pictures on them?

Can you take them down to Kinko's and say, "Print 200 game boards for me"?

Do you need to acquire 200 sticky labels the same size as the boards, and stick them all on by hand?

Anyone?

Anonymous
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I have had Kinko's print game board graphics for me in the past. They are rather expensive, but it was worth it for my purposes. I have since bought a 24" printer that prints off roll stock, so I'm done with Kinko's :D

In the past, I have applied carpet tape to the plain game board. Be sure to leave a gap in the adhesive in any " valley's " where the board folds so that your graphic doesn't get stuck when you unfold the board. It can cause ugly tears. Be very careful with your placement. Carpet tape has a very aggressive adhesive.

I will be testing a new method that I think will be much better. I'll report back with the results as soon as they are in.

GM

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I use 3M Super 77, a permanent spray adhesive that works quite well.

-- Matthew

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I recently stuck a board image (printed as one large piece on a large format printer) to foam core with Spray Mount. Only I accidentally had Photo Mount instead. Still worked just fine.

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gamemaker wrote:
I have had Kinko's print game board graphics for me in the past. They are rather expensive, but it was worth it for my purposes. I have since bought a 24" printer that prints off roll stock, so I'm done with Kinko's :D

What type of printer? What type of stock are you using? Is it a single layer or are you using a laminating process of some form.

I've heard of people printing game board faces on things ranging from vinyl products to polyester films.

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VeritasGames wrote:
What type of printer? What type of stock are you using? Is it a single layer or are you using a laminating process of some form.

The Kinko's service I've seen is an inkjet about 5 feet wide that prints onto a roll of high quality glossy poster paper. They market it as poster printing.

Last time I checked, it was $7/square foot which is pretty expensive, but it does make a very professional looking gameboard when glued onto an exiting gameboard.

Jason

Anonymous
Kinko's cost

I had Kinko's print these for me last year. The trim size was 17" X 17" and they were about $25.00 a pop.

When you mess one of those up...it hurts. Almost as bad a spilling a new beer :)

GM

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