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Check out this Journal over at the BoardGame Geek: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekjournal.php3?action=viewcomments&journalid=7897

Besides a nice link to a round-up of different production methods, one responder suggested: "When done use Deft Gloss Clear Wood Finish in the spray can. Much better feel than Krylon when shuffling."

Makes me want to head down the Home Depot's wood stain/finish section to find things to experiment with. ;)

-Bryk

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Is there nothing better then walking around various places like Home Depot, just looking for that one cool thing to add to your bag of game tricks?

I wonder how many people walk around places like home depot with thoughts of doing something other then fixing up the house :)

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My wife started looking at me suspiciously when I became excited to go to Michael's craft store with her ... interestingly, it was right about the same time I started making actual physical prototypes of my designs! ;)

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I was "stuck" in a Hobby Lobby the other day when I came across a display of these things:

http://www.hexabits.com/

I'm not usually one to just buy something without some idea of what I could use them for , but darn it they looked neat and I ended up buying 4 or 5 bags of the things.

Now I just have to figure out what the heck to do with them! Looks like I'm going to have to challenge myself to design a game around bits instead of the other way around.

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nickdanger wrote:
I was "stuck" in a Hobby Lobby the other day when I came across a display of these things:

http://www.hexabits.com/

How big are these things each? The size of a dime? 1" across? What?

Thanks

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VeritasGames wrote:
How big are these things each? The size of a dime? 1" across? What?

Hi Lee ...

If you go to this link: http://www.hexabits.com/whatis.html ... it shows a piece at "actual size" ... I don't have a measuring tool handy, but it appears to be about a thumb's width from hex point to opposite hex point, if that helps.

-Bryk

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i know what you mean! everytime i get near a craft store i start oozing with inspiration. I'm always on the lookout for nifty new pieces and materials to play around with. The only problem is that i never get to half of it!! i've got bags and boxes of tidbits piled in all the corners. the other day at A.C.Moore i saw the coolest tribute to board games. it was a little box full of all sorts of miniature game pieces. tiny dominoes, dice, majong tiles, mini scrabble tiles and sooo much more. i just had to have it..iv'e just got one question for them though...What the heck are we supposed to do with the empty bottles included?? nothing fits inside!!
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Brykovian wrote:
VeritasGames wrote:
How big are these things each? The size of a dime? 1" across? What?

Hi Lee ...

If you go to this link: http://www.hexabits.com/whatis.html ... it shows a piece at "actual size" ... I don't have a measuring tool handy, but it appears to be about a thumb's width from hex point to opposite hex point, if that helps.

-Bryk

First off those hexabits seem very interesting. After looking at the various items they created on the site, a 3D style game/gameboard would be something to consider.

Second Bryk, "thumb's width", how big is your thumb? lol.

And if I am not mistaken, your screen resolution might come into play. What they use as a source image might be smaller/bigger depending on your screen display resolution.

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About the size....

I'll measure one and let you know the exact size when I get back home, but just going from memory I seem to recall they are about the size of a nickel. Smaller than I would have liked but big still big enough to make me think there's something that can be done with them - gamewise,

I picked them up at a Hobby Lobby and they were on clearance at around 3 bucks a bag or somesuch. Not much to lose. Shoot, if I can't come up with anything to do withthem I'll just turn them over to the squid. He gets all my "leftovers".

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An FYI for anyont that was interesting in those Hexabit things:

They are 11/16" across the flats. Also, they are made from a plastic that is quite pliable. You can really bend and warp these suckers and they don't break. Not sure if that's good or bad.

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nickdanger wrote:
An FYI for anyont that was interesting in those Hexabit things:

They are 11/16" across the flats.

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Nick

Thanks for the info.

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hmm, tried looking on their website http://www.acmoore.com for this set but couldn't find it. Could you give a better description? maybe a stock number? I am definately looking for an inexpensive mahjong supplier.
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Bryanna

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the other day at A.C.Moore i saw the coolest tribute to board games. it was a little box full of all sorts of miniature game pieces. tiny dominoes, dice, majong tiles, mini scrabble tiles and sooo much more. i just had to have it..iv'e just got one question for them though...What the heck are we supposed to do with the empty bottles included?? nothing fits inside!!
wickedgame

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