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Desprez
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I'm trying to find some kind of square wooden tiles, and round plastic tokens for use in prototyping.

Specificaly, the square tiles need to be between 9/16" - 10/16" (5/8") square. And about 1/8" or 3/16" thick. These I'll need in various colors, but I can spraypaint them if need be.

The round tokens have a bit more freedom of size, but somewhere about 1/2" diameter, and maybe 1/16" thick. I'll need these colored, or painted, too. I guess these can be plastic, or wood, or even hard cardboard.

I've tried searching google, but I'm having a hard time getting good results.
Maybe my search terms are insuficient, but I've tried a number of different things now.

Perhaps I've missed an obvious resource? Or can someone point me in the right direction?

OutsideLime
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Woodworks Ltd. might be able to provide you with the squares... the smallest I can see on their website (here) is 1" x 1", but they might be willing to cut a smaller batch for you.

~Josh

RobBartel
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One of my best investments so far has been 4 little boxes of 3/4" bingo chips in varying colors. I got them at a dollar store and have found a use for them in almost every game I've created so far. =o)

Hope that helps,
Rob

Desprez
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Well, I learned that the proper term for the flat wooden squares is a cutout, that has helped in my search queries.

However, I don't see anything less than 1" square.
The Woodworks link let to a site for custom jobs, but they only do $500 minimum order for that. Not a suitable budget for prototyping.

I did find 3/4" circle cutouts, and that might have to do instead of squares.

Basicaly, I need colored bases for 1/2" counters. I intend for the base to be slightly bigger than the counter, but not too big as space is limited.

The 3/4" circles my hold a 1/2" counter "good enough" for my immediate purposes.

NetWolf
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http://www.craftparts.com/mall/Blocks.asp

If you need parts, check the Web Resources link on the left of the page and then click the "Game Bits" link (Or something like that).

Desprez
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I checked that already

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Scrabble tiles and poker chips?

Gogolski
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Last week, I went to a do-it-yourself-store. I bought several 'sticks' (for lack of a better word...), one meter in length. They come in all varieties: round, square, round-and-ribbed, other,... and in all posible diameters. Next thing: Take saw, saw pieces, put in zip-lock bags with paint/stain, and TADAAAAA!!! You have beautiful playtest pieces...

Cheese!

NetWolf
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Oh! My mistake. I thought you were looking for cubes.

Have you considered using glass tiles? I know they make glass mosaic beads that are square and rather thin. They're as varied in color as anything else made of glass, so they may work for what you need.

Desprez
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Scrabble tiles and poker chips are the right idea, they are just too big.

I think bingo chips will work out nicely.

I'm a bit unsure that I'll be able to saw a peice of wood into such thin peices easily.... it sound like quite a bit of work for the number of peices I'll need. Unless I have a table saw, maybe... but I don't.

Actually, the bingo chips may even work for the counter bases, too. At least good enough for testing. Though the thickness actually plays a roll here, since the final bases should be thicker than your standard bingo chip. See, the conuters are color coded by type, and the color of the base denotes which player controls them. Since they will only be slightly larger than the dimentions of the counter, it's the thickness of the base that will add to the "visual-area" of the player color, making it easier to identify the sides dispite the multitude of various "type" colors.

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