Game Design

Help wanted
User: johan-hamstra
Date: 11/11/2013 3:01 pm
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Hi guys,

I have a view questons about how the different sizes of the gameboards 'work':

1. I saw some games have 8 small boards in use. Do those games actually have 8 physically different boards? Or is it 1 board using 8 different designs?


2. A quadfold board is 5,- per sheet, but 10,- per item. However, there is 0.5 items per sheet. This confuses me, can anybody tell me how this is build up?


Sorry if it's in the wrong forum or just a silly, dumb question but I'm really trying to understand and use this website. EmbarassedLaughing



Re: Help wanted
User: AnSR-entertainments
Date: 11/11/2013 8:16 pm
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These are not stupid questions, they are legit. Here's the deal.

For small game boards, think of them as large cards in a game. In the games that you see 8 small boards, each board was a single printed component. Those small boards could all look alike, if that's what the designer wants, or they could all look different, or they could be 8 parts to a large board (though that would feel awkward put together on a table). In any case, they are 8 separate components, no matter how they are used.

The quad-fold board is a slightly special deal. The quad-fold board is really 2 pieces that get digitally smooshed together to form 1 board. The left is one component (costing $5) and the right is another component (costing $5). Since you cannot have a left without a right, they ended up putting the pricing at $10 for the board at $5 per side. Kind of like a box, where you need a top and a bottom, but they price each box half separately.

Confusing? Yeah. Especially when you look at the 2 side-by-side. Think of it this way, everything is priced by the sheet (like 18 power cards per sheet). Since quad-fold boards are really 2 sheets worth of stuff smooshed together, they price it as 1 item costing 2 sheets. It is the only one like that on the site that warps the mind like that.

Hope that helps.

-Aaron from A'n'SR

Re: Help wanted
User: johan-hamstra
Date: 11/12/2013 5:09 am
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Thanks for your reply,

I think I understand it a bit better at this point. The only question that remains is, if I order a small bord, do I have to order 8 of them, possibly with each of them having a different design?


And is it okay to assume that all products are made on the same sized sheet? Then cut or digitaly put together according to the size you order?


Many thanks,


Johan Hamstra

Re: Help wanted
User: AnSR-entertainments
Date: 11/12/2013 10:05 am
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If you order 1 small board, you will pay the price for 8, since are ordering a sheet's worth. Mind you, they will only include 1 in your game, if that is all you order, but you still pay the price for the sheet of 8. Same rules for other stuff like poker cards, sticker sheets, etc.

As far as everything on a sheet or some such, kind of. If I make a game with 10 cards and 2 boards, they don't charge me for 1 sheet of printed products because those cards and those boards would all fit on a sheet. They will charge me for 18 cards and 8 boards, because they print cards on a sheet, then board on another sheet. Least that's how they price it.

Re: Help wanted
User: johan-hamstra
Date: 11/12/2013 11:55 am
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Ok great,

Thank you so much! Now I think I understand it ;) Otherwise I'll ask again :)

I don't know if it's a regular thing, but if it is: This topic may be closed :)

Again, thanks guys!

Gr. Johan