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VeritasGames
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Is there a source ONLINE to get these cheap? I know you can buy these for retail prices from Chessex or game distributors for about $5.00 per 50+ stones.

Is there a cheaper source, however?

An online craft store? An online aquarium shop?

I'm looking for these in a few different colors.

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Look for marbles, flat marbles, accent marbles, decorative marbles, glass, gems. I had a hard time too, to find the right words. Glass stones just doesn't cut it.

Here's a site that look nice:
http://crystalrivergems.com/products/glass/glassgems/pages/index.htm

You can find them on ebay too:
http://search.ebay.ca/flat-marbles_W0QQsokeywordredirectZ1QQfromZR8

I ordered from Mega Marbles too, but from them directly. That crystalrivergems looks like an affiliate. The MegaMarbles.com site is not the same one I ordered from, it doesn't have much in terms of selection and there's no mention of bulk discounts.

I have a box of them here in three colors. Early post with a picture: http://www.bgdf.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=7247#7247

They are nice but the size and shape vary slightly and they seem to crack more easily than usual gaming stones.

Good luck.

Anonymous
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I'm not sure about online, but I bought several bags of them at a craft store (Michael's). They were about $2 for a bag of about 100+ stones. They were for decorative flower displays. Hope that helps.

Zzzzz
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As SiskNY stated I would check out a local craft store (micheals or even A.C. Moore).

You can find so many options there for counters, etc. I tend to head to one of these places first.

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Just to tell you,

I bought some for my game, and return them all. The colors were limited and the weight was incredible. When I pick them up, I could not even think about sending this game to a producer.

Plastic beads could be the way to go. I guess colors and weight is much better than glass.

Just my experience.

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RookieDesign wrote:
Just to tell you,

I bought some for my game, and return them all. The colors were limited and the weight was incredible. When I pick them up, I could not even think about sending this game to a producer.

Plastic beads could be the way to go. I guess colors and weight is much better than glass.

Just my experience.

I agree and chances are the plastic pieces would be cheaper (at least in the long run).

VeritasGames
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Sources online for cheap plastic "stones"? I'd rather not use beads designed for threading (i.e., those with holes running through them).

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Not sure what you consider cheap, but craft shops also sell wooden wheels that can be painted/dyed that look great. You may be selling beads short as there are many different shapes and sizes. My favorite for markers or tokens are 6-8 sided stars. They come in all types of colors, are easy to pick up and place, and don't roll off the table.

rob

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Ahoy there, Go to pier 1 imports, they had different colors. Sure be able to find what you need. Good luck wiyh your game, Gamemaker-KD

VeritasGames
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Thanks for the info on Pier One.

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Re: Glass Stones & Counters

VeritasGames wrote:
Is there a source ONLINE to get these cheap?

http://www.megaglass.com

Clark

Anonymous
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Very cool find! I think this will solve a lot of problems for many of us searching for glass stone and parts. Thanks for posting it!

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