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Roll For Surprise
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HI,

I am having trouble finding any of the Board game Manufacturers that will help me with a custom board. I keep getting "outside of our scope" replies.

I have at least 2 game designs that require a game board with a rotating circle attached. I need to find a manufacturer who will help me drill a hole in the middle of the board... use a plastic hub to attach a circle that would be movable. It is not a spinner... it is a turn based change in the board features.

Is there anyone here connected to a manufacturer (or knows of one) that might be able to help me?

Thanks in advance.

Orangebeard
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Alternative?

You might have some luck having the pieces manufactured separately and then have them assembled by a 3rd party. One of the manufacturers might be willing to assemble it for you as part of a packaging deal although there would be additional logistic challenges.

Sounds like a creative board - good luck with your manufacturing!

Dralius
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Before we start directing you

Before we start directing you to printers that may have already turned you away, who have you tried already?

Roll For Surprise
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Good Point! Chicago card and

Good Point!

Chicago card and game co
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I was hoping to stop the trend of no's I have been getting and ask if anyone has had a good experience having custom features on their game board.

Dralius
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My friend says

My friend says Ludofact-Germany manufactured the game 011 which has a set of gears mounted much like your looking for.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/1076505/011

Mads321
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I don't know if this is

I don't know if this is helpful, but it might give you a lead you can follow..

There is this new game called Tzolkin. It has a lot of gears (wheels/circles) attached to the game board like you discribe. Their prototype looks like this:

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1349697/tzolkin-the-mayan-calendar?size=l...

You could try and send PM's to the two designers, Simone Luciani and Daniele Tasccini on BGG:

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/35418/simone-luciani
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/59986/daniele-tascini

Good luck :)

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If you don't mind attaching

If you don't mind attaching the circle yourself, we make both game boards and spinner mats (a circle with a hole in it). We just don't have a way to fasten one to the other. Not sure if you're looking for a full production run, or just a few for your own use/sales.

poptabkid2
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How about tiles?

I read a FAQ by another game designer who recommended Panda Game Manufacturing. Their website is http://pandagm.com/services. I haven't contacted them personally, but he stands by them.

In the same line of thought, (and seeing how I haven't spoken with Panda), I have a game with unique tile design, but most manufacturers I've investigated only make various iterations of square/rectangle, circle, or basic hex tiles. Any ideas?

Thanks.

Roll For Surprise
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nice

Mads and Dralius.... This is good... I will contact the designers... Wow this game looks very interesting.

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mass production run or prototyping for your own use
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