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looking for info on getting a modular game board printed

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Back_Burner_Boa...
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Hi my name is John and I am the lead designer for a new game company called Back Burner Board Games. We have a new game currently in a rough prototype phase that will require a modular game board akin to Dungeons and Dragons: Castle Ravenloft. The major difference being that our tiles need to be hexagons and I am having a hard time finding anyone who can print like that. While it is true that we wont be ready to print for a while yet we are trying to be forward thinking and find a printer now. If you have any information that might be able to help us we would be very grateful if you could pass it along.

Thanks for your time and consideration
John and the rest of the team at B.B.B.G.
Back.Burner.Board.Games@gmail.com

kos
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Size and thickness

What size tiles do you anticipate? E.g. Are they smallish tiles like Settlers, or are they larger?

What thickness do you want? E.g. Cardboard thickness, or a more solid board?

Are you looking at Print On Demand, or mass production?

Are you looking for something for prototyping, to self-publish, or to approach publishing houses?

The answers to these questions will narrow the field.

Regards,
kos

Back_Burner_Boa...
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To answer your questions in

To answer your questions in order...
we were hoping for tiles around 3-4 inches to a side however we are somewhat flexible on this issue. For game play purposes this would need to be play tested if the tiles are to small they would likely be over crowded and inhibit play.

Ideally the tiles would be similar to standard game boards as I would like a good quality product but once again advice on this issue is much appreciated as we are all very new to board game design. How well do other products match up?

Print on demand is an almost must unless mass production is far cheaper than I am anticipating. I know this is not the way to go for money making reasons but our start up capital is limited to say the least.

We will be self publishing at least to start I know what the odds are of getting a publishing house to pick you up are and we already make rough demo boards for play testing purposes

I hope that helps clear up some of our goals thank you for your time helping a slightly overwhelmed newb to the community.
John and the rest of the team at B.B.B.G.

parvez
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Hi, we can help with printing..

Hi John

Came across your post on printing your boardgame concept.
We are a design-production house based in India, doing all kinds of designing-production work for publishing sector.

We would be happy to print the game for you - any shape/size/format is is possible. Have sent you an email regarding the same on the address given above. Please have a look and we can communicate.

Thanks

Parvez

EdWedig
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I believe that

I believe that https://www.thegamecrafter.com/ offers hexagon cards of about that size. I'm not sure on the quality, but they may be useful for prototyping.

-Ed
www.edwedig.com

Mike Young
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Hex cards on TGC

My game on The Game Crafter uses their hex cards and I am very pleased with them.

https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/escape-from-pirate-island

Back_Burner_Boa...
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A few questions about the game crafter...

Thanks to both mike young and edwedig for the tip I have been looking at those cards and I have a couple questions if you don't mind me asking.

1. I know how wide they are but what are the lengths of the sides? Due to the nature of my game I need them to be of decent size and I have doubts that they will be large enough.

2. How many cards come on a sheet?

3. What is the production quality of the cards are they similar to regular playing cards?

thanks for your time and advice
John and the whole B.B.B.G.

Mike Young
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Answers

1. I'd have to measure the lengths of the sides when I get home.

2. 12 cards/sheet

3. They are similar to playing cards. They aren't as good as premium playing cards, but they are perfectly useable as hex cards. They are not flimsy, but they aren't linen either.

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