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Kyle Forrest
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For one of the games i am designing i need to make a about 70 tiles of various sizes that are flipped over. I need to make the tiles out of some heavy card stock, but all i can really find readily available is either corrugated cardboard (to squishy), regular printer style cardstock (to thin)and foam core (to light).

Can anyone tell me a place that i can get the heavy weight cardboard that most gameboards are made from?

Note: I am in Canada, so American or European Store that are not online might not be available to me, and big chunks of cardboard through the post may cost a fortune in postage.

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The Packaging Company

The Packaging Company has a "Canada" store. You may want to send inquiries there.

https://www.thepackagingcompany.com/

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Chipboard

I think what you are after is called Chipboard, 1.5mm (0.05") has a nice heft to it. A friend of mine uses a laser cutter for his custom sized stuff. I've also used a leather punch and mallet for punching out a few prototypes.

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mwlgames wrote:I think what

mwlgames wrote:
I think what you are after is called Chipboard, 1.5mm (0.05") has a nice heft to it. A friend of mine uses a laser cutter for his custom sized stuff. I've also used a leather punch and mallet for punching out a few prototypes.

Chipboard might be a little much for what i am looking for.

I really am just hoping to find some heavy cardboard that doesn't bend when i glue things onto it and is heavy enough not to move around when used as a gameboard

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Other possible materials

Well chip board also comes in a two ply variety. At least it use to. Though it was very difficult to cut. You may also want to try museum board or a sheet of bass word.

Good luck with your game.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/pro
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Jay103

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006YKF9II

I used this for my game board and it was great.

I used a chisel to cut out my tiles which were double sided also and gave me a really nice straight edge as I can't justify buying a laser cutter

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That appears to be

That appears to be amazon.com.
I Canada we have amazon.ca, which has an entirely different selection.
The closest I found for copy-pasting the title of the amazon.com link was this:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00161W6L8/ref=twister_B015Z1RJS4?_encoding=UTF...

Hopefully this is the same product. It appears to be.

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bottercot wrote:That appears

bottercot wrote:
That appears to be amazon.com.
I Canada we have amazon.ca, which has an entirely different selection.
The closest I found for copy-pasting the title of the amazon.com link was this:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00161W6L8/ref=twister_B015Z1RJS4?_encoding=UTF...

Hopefully this is the same product. It appears to be.


That definitely looks the same, though mine was "white", which is white on one side, and that's just "natural", so it depends on what you're going to do with it.

I printed my tokens and spray-glued the sheets to the cardboard (double-sided), and then cut them out (with a paper cutter and curved parts by hand). If you were planning to draw on it, you'd presumably want white.

"Medium weight" typically means 1.5mm, which is a standard size for things like punch-out stand-up tokens.

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https://www.amazon.ca/Grafix-

https://www.amazon.ca/Grafix-CB81125-Chipboard-11-Inch-Natural/dp/B00161...

Book Board .. that's what you want. You can find it at a lot of art supply stores, such as Curry's.

The link above is for board that is about 2mm thick, which would be, in game component terms, a bit of a premium thickness, but it will work for a prototype. You can probably find 1.5mm thick.

The game I published has 2mm thick tiles consisting of 1.5mm board + 250gsm paper on both sides to total 2mm. They're about the same thickness as Carcassonne or Catan tiles.

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