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CoachMcGuirk
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So I'm prototyping a game right now, and I'm using laminated paper character tokens to move around the gameboard.

So what I'm looking for is little stands that sit the paper pieces upright so you can move them around. Right now I'm using small metal binder clips, with the metal prong parts removed, which work okay, but not great.

So (if I've described it clearly enough) what is the name of these ... things so I can do a search for them easier?
There are lots of games that use these little plastic stand things for their cardboard pieces- if I could find a way to buy those cheaply in bulk, that would be great.

Also, if you have alternate suggestions for these little doodads, fire away.

Thanks!

InvisibleJon
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Alternates...

CoachMcGuirk wrote:
Also, if you have alternate suggestions for these little doodads, fire away.
Alternates:

• Blue-tack
• Clay

pelpo
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Spielmaterial.de

Hello,
Spielmaterial.de is the company where I buy some of my prototype parts. On http://www.spielmaterial.de/english/ you will find 'Miscellaneous Material', and there you find all kinds of plastic bases.
Good luck!
Pelpo (Belgium)

Dralius
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Binding Clips

I have used binding clips and i find they work well. They come in a variety of sizes and are cheap.

Just clip them onto the character and then remove the handles.

Brykovian
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They are generally called

They are generally called "card stands" or "game stands" ... here are a couple links to plastics manufacturers who carry them.

Plastics-4-Games:
http://www.p4g.co.uk/us/us_sm_cardstands.asp

Rolco:
http://www.rolcogames.com/search.php?runsearch=true&catid=9

HTH,
-Matt

schmanthony
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Dralius wrote:I have used

Dralius wrote:
I have used binding clips and i find they work well. They come in a variety of sizes and are cheap.

Just clip them onto the character and then remove the handles.

That's brilliant. I can't imagine a better solution. I used to play with these all the time when I was a kid, and yet I never thought of this.

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