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Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

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Anonymous

Walgreens sells an inexpensive single fold Checker board (14" x 14") for $3.99. The board is perfect for making prototypes or a small run of your custom game. I bought a few of these and used them for a sci-fi based board game I'm developing. In addition, you can also use the game's box by turning it inside out and attaching one's own graphics. Beats paying those outrageously steep prices for a blank game board and box.

Now all I need to do is to figure out what to do with all the checker pieces I've accumulated!

Peter

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Re: Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

moffpeter wrote:
Now all I need to do is to figure out what to do with all the checker pieces I've accumulated!

Play Go, Large Print Edition?

Anonymous
Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

Nice find! Very useful for someone looking for that size board.

Unfortunately for me, I need something bigger. If anybody finds a bargain like this, but with a board around 24 x 24, please let me know!

Thanks,
Jay

Anonymous
Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

That's 24 x 24 inches, that I'd be looking for, by the way. And it needs to fold.

Cheers,
Jay

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Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

Jay,

If you can live with a slightly smaller board, a game you might want to check out is "Vampire Hunter", I've seen it for $5 or less at KB and I got a copy for $4 at Target a few months back. The board is a quad fold 20 x 20. It also comes with 4 really nice miniatures (vampire hunter pawns) and a pretty cool tower that changes from blue to red (not terribly useful from a design standpoint, but kind of cool...)

-Jeff

Anonymous
Cheap Game Boards at Walgreens

FYI every one.

Most large grocery stores, in their toy aisle have a cheap checker game
($3.50) often on sale for $1.70. In addition to all the bits an interesting
15" x 15" quad fold board folding to 7.5" x 7.5".

I say interesting because it is printed on glossy,heavy card stock (similar to flashy 2- pocket school folders) and folded and glued from what appears to be a single piece of stock. They are outsourced to China by Hasbro and are great for cannibalism.

Anonymous
Blank Gameboards

If you guys ever wanted to get together, and split an order, we could do a run of 5,000 blank gameboards for you. I am not sure if you would ever need that many, but I thought it might be something worth mentioning.

[url] http://www.gpi-games.com[/url]

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Re: Blank Gameboards

blkdog7 wrote:
If you guys ever wanted to get together, and split an order, we could do a run of 5,000 blank gameboards for you. I am not sure if you would ever need that many, but I thought it might be something worth mentioning.

Just out of curiosity, would you be able to do this cheaper/in a shorter run if it were to piggy-back another run? Is this sort of thing possible with your equipment? Does my question make sense? How about an example... suppose you have a customer already ordering 5000 game boards rougly the size we're interested in, could you add blank stock to the end of the run to create some blank boards without the extra set-up costs?

Just curious.

peace,
Tom

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