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I just thought of a great game using little animals. I want to make a prototype. Anyone know where I can get tiny little animals, preferably wooden and the size od Catan houses.

Anonymous
Little foam stickers are available

Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby both have nice little sets of tiny foam animal stickers. One had zoo animals. Another had farm animals, I think? Maybe there were more, not sure. It seems like they had buckets of foam animals of various sizes, too, but some of those I wouldn't call "tiny". I remember seeing the zoo set at Wal-Mart and wishing that I had a game design idea that needed tiny little foam animal stickers.
I know it's not wood, but maybe you could put them on little wooden disks. Worth a look, anyway, they were cute and colorful--and tiny!
I've never played Catan, so I can't describe any meaningful size comparison.

Anonymous
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I am thinking abut a little auction game were each person bids on zoo animals.

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I don't remember everything the stores had, but I'm certain Wal-Mart had one with zoo animals. (I don't remember if they called it a zoo animal collection, but it had a number of animals you would find at a zoo.) I remember because I liked them so much. They were brightly colored with nice detail (considering how small they were). I don't remember how many different animals it had, but I remember it included duplicates. I think it was about $2.
Arts/crafts section, of course, near all the sewing stuff.

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The "Web Resources" link at left is your friend -- it's got a whole category called "Game Bits."

From there I found Lorenz Contimba, at http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/

Click Standardprogramm, and then Figuren. Scroll down a bit for various great little wooden animals of differing sizes.

-- MatthewF
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FastLearner wrote:
The "Web Resources" link at left is your friend -- it's got a whole category called "Game Bits."

From there I found Lorenz Contimba, at http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/

Click Standardprogramm, and then Figuren. Scroll down a bit for various great little wooden animals of differing sizes.

-- MatthewF
-- Reminding everyone that there's a lot more than forums to the BGDF

I tried navigating the site like you said but I dont speak German and I couldnt figure out. Can you just link me to the little animals.

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No, it uses frames so I don't have the URL of the animals.

It's not that tough... In the white-on-blue text on the left click the first choice, "Standardprogramm." A sub-menu will appear below it, where you click on "Figuren" (meaning "Figures"). They speak English there (as most Germans do), so you can just drop them an email in English about pricing and such.

-- Matthew

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Don't be scared off by the German ... it is as simple as FL says. ;) But here's a direct link just in case ...

http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/sites/frames/f_figuren.html

-Bryk

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Brykovian wrote:
Don't be scared off by the German ... it is as simple as FL says. ;) But here's a direct link just in case ...

http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/sites/frames/f_figuren.html

-Bryk

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Quote:
I just thought of a great game using little animals. I want to make a prototype.
For your prototype is it really necessary to have the wooden animals, have you tested your idea first with ordinary color pawn or cardboard token??

Maybe it would be an idea to test it before buying the real wood animals??

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dr_Edge69 wrote:
Quote:
I just thought of a great game using little animals. I want to make a prototype.
For your prototype is it really necessary to have the wooden animals, have you tested your idea first with ordinary color pawn or cardboard token??

Maybe it would be an idea to test it before buying the real wood animals??

meh

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dr_Edge69 wrote:
Maybe it would be an idea to test it before buying the real wood animals??

I see dr_Edge69 does not support the idea of testing on animals! ;) 8)

-Bryk

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Brykovian wrote:
Don't be scared off by the German ... it is as simple as FL says. ;) But here's a direct link just in case ...

http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/sites/frames/f_figuren.html

-Bryk

That is just what i needed!!!!! Now... How to order it since i cant speak german :(

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You can do this, I know you can. Just try kinda hard.

Go to the original link I mentioned -- http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/ -- in a new browser window so you can see this thread.

On the left click "Wir über uns". A little sub-menu will appear.

Still on the left click on "Kontakt".

Fill out the form. The fields are:

Firma = Company
Ansprechpartner = Partner (not applicable to you, probably)
Strasse, Haus-Nr. = Street, House Number (first part of your address)
PLZ = Zip Code
Ort = City, State (and in this case country)
e-mail = e-mail
Telefon = Telephone
Kundenanfrage = Customer Inquiry

It's probably perfectly fine to just fill out e-mail and Kundenanfrage (where you put your question about pricing, etc.).

It's a little freaky being in another language, I know, but if you follow the directions above you'll be in business. If you ask your question in english then they'll answer in english.

-- Matthew

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FastLearner wrote:
You can do this, I know you can. Just try kinda hard.

Go to the original link I mentioned -- http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/ -- in a new browser window so you can see this thread.

On the left click "Wir über uns". A little sub-menu will appear.

Still on the left click on "Kontakt".

Fill out the form. The fields are:

Firma = Company
Ansprechpartner = Partner (not applicable to you, probably)
Strasse, Haus-Nr. = Street, House Number (first part of your address)
PLZ = Zip Code
Ort = City, State (and in this case country)
e-mail = e-mail
Telefon = Telephone
Kundenanfrage = Customer Inquiry

It's probably perfectly fine to just fill out e-mail and Kundenanfrage (where you put your question about pricing, etc.).

It's a little freaky being in another language, I know, but if you follow the directions above you'll be in business. If you ask your question in english then they'll answer in english.

-- Matthew

Ok I tried again and it didnt work for me. I am using a mac and not Internet Explorer. Whenever I hit the first button that brings up a sub menu it doenst bring up the sub menu but instead brings me to a different web page.

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IE for the Mac should work just fine with that Javascript, you might want to try that in general if sites won't load in Safari or what have you.

You can reach the page directly at: http://www.lorenz-holzspielwaren.de/sites/wir_ueber_uns/kontakt.html

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