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Wooden pawns: where to buy?

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lucasAB
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Okay, so I have a game I want to self publish, but I've run into a few problems, and here's one of them: I can't find any cheap source to buy wooden pawns.

I have a game that would require 40-50 wooden pawns in five different colors. I have the ability to dye the pieces myself, but can't find a company that supplies cheap unpainted natural-colored pawns.

I am hoping I can buy them in the USA to save on shipping. If any of you know of some companies that provide this service, please let me know!

Lucas

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Back when I was

Back when I was self-publishing Castle Danger and DareBase, I used Woodworks, Ltd., in Texas.

They have "little wooden people" that I used for pawns: http://www.craftparts.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=people

I generally used the "Baby" and "Boy" pawns because they were the right size for what I needed. They are a mid-quality, unfinished pine, which I spray painted ... I would guess they would stain okay, but may have uneven finish and grain.

If the price range seems right, then it would definitely be worth testing them out.

I liked them as a company because they never had any backorders, responded quickly to my internet orders, had bulk pricing (even at smaller counts), and no shipping charges in the US for orders over $75.

HTH, -Bryk

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Thanks!

Thanks for the reply! I feel like I've asked this question a million times here on BGDF.

I'm not very good at picturing 1-1/8" tall x 5/8" wide, do you have a photo of your pawns from Woodworks LTD? Or do you know of another game that uses pawns that are of a similar size?

Lucas

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Darebase pawns

Just check out Darebase images on boardgamegeek. There are standard dice in the pictures, so you can get an idea of the scale.

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/85213

~Josh

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The pawns in the picture that

The pawns in the picture that Josh linked to are the "Baby" sized pawns. The colored cubes are 5/8-inch and the wooden coins are 3/4-inch.

So, stack 2 standard dice on top of each other and you'd have the height of the pawn.

-Bryk

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Inquired about custom orders. Reply pending .

Brykovian wrote:
I used Woodworks, Ltd., in Texas.
I just asked them if they do custom orders. I'll let y'all know what they say when they reply.

FunkyBlue
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I find these at my local

I find these at my local craft stores. Hobby Lobby carries them, I have a small chain called Crafts2000 that I get my Agricola pawns from, and Micheals has a small selection. The ones I get are made by Darice, a Cleveland-based outfit. If you contact their main office, they specilize in larger orders and may do custom but I wouldn't count on it.

http://www.darice.com/ecom/ProductDetails.aspx?it=9121-24&oid=14457

Here's a pic of the ones I paint:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/image/376775

And I get them for about 71 cents at Crafts2000 for a 5-pack while other places are $1.00 or even $2.00. If you order wholesale in large QTY, you may get them for about 50 cents for a 5-pack.

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Wooden Bits

Forgive the necropost, but a few weeks ago I found a good U.S. source for wooden bits.

http://boardgamebits.com

I hope this helps, even if it's 2 months late.

fa-1397

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Wooden Game Pawns

http://www.cherrytreetoys.com/Game_Pawn_P3727.cfm

Try this site. 20 wooden pawns for $3.49.

Good luck,
Justin Kapr

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