Nestorgames: production pleasure
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This list is aimed to compile all production features that makes a nestorgame 'easy' to manufacture.

This might help future nestorbooster users estimate if their game is nestorboosterable. The easier to manufacture, the fewer the copies needed to be purchased and the lower the price.

This is not related to the quality of the game. Just a matter of production.

This is the sister geeklist of Nestorgames: production pain.

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1. Board Game: Adaptoid [Average Rating:6.90 Overall Rank:6381]
Board Game: Adaptoid
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The mouse pad is the basis of the nestorgames format.

Note: 2 pads is bad!
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2. Board Game: Yavalath [Average Rating:7.11 Overall Rank:4619]
Board Game: Yavalath
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Plastic counters. 15mm diameter and 5mm thick.

Colours:


White
Yellow
Orange
Red
Green
Navy blue
Gray
Purple
Black
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3. Board Game: Myriath [Average Rating:7.25 Unranked]
Board Game: Myriath
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Laser-cut 3mm thick acrylic pieces.

Colours:

White
Yellow
Orange
Red
Green
Blue
Brown
Gray
Black

Purple not recommended as it is a bit transparent.
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4. Board Game: Hippos & Crocodiles [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:9659]
Board Game: Hippos & Crocodiles
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Cotton case. Recommended over bags and pouches. Mandatory if the game includes a pad.
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5. Board Game: Topology [Average Rating:6.68 Overall Rank:12174]
Board Game: Topology
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Engraved 3mm thick black acrylic. The engraving looks amazing in this acrylic without need for painting.
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6. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.47 Overall Rank:18486]
Board Game: Dominoes
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Engraved 8mm thick black acrylic. The engraving looks amazing in this acrylic without need for painting.
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7. Board Game: Pent-Up [Average Rating:7.67 Overall Rank:8476]
Board Game: Pent-Up
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8mm thick 'ice' and black acrylic. This combination is just perfect.

A bit expensive, but worthy.
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8. Board Game: Heptalion [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:10208]
Board Game: Heptalion
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Minimalistic vector art.

This saves on illustrators. Recommended for pure abstracts.
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9. Board Game: Shibumi [Average Rating:7.87 Overall Rank:7389]
Board Game: Shibumi
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Balls. I have lots of them.

19mm plastic (cheap) and 25mm phenolic resin (expensive but worthy).
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10. Board Game: Gardens of Mars [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:11300]
Board Game: Gardens of Mars
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Black dice. I have lots of them.

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11. Board Game: Stax [Average Rating:7.04 Unranked]
Board Game: Stax
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Multiple-layer tiles are ok as long as the game has many of them (usually all that fit in a DIN A4 sheet).

For example, STAX uses lots of 6mm thick tiles created by gluing 2 sheets of 3mm and then cutting.

So I can make 3, 6 and 9mm pieces in several colours. Also mixing them in the same piece (like Reversi). But the game must have lots of them.

However, acrylic is not perfect for stacking as tolerances might vary.
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12. Board Game: Sugar Gliders [Average Rating:6.65 Overall Rank:4941]
Board Game: Sugar Gliders
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Carboard is ok but:

- Must be standard shapes (circle, square, hexagon)
- Only a few sizes are available.
- The cut has low accuracy, so not good for games where alignment is vital.
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13. Board Game: Arcade [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:10815]
Board Game: Arcade
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'Fluorescent' 3mm thick acrylic.

- Orange/yellow
- Green
- Red
- Blue

It looks great on the table, although it needs a dark background.
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14. Board Game: Conspirateurs [Average Rating:7.98 Unranked]
Board Game: Conspirateurs
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Plastic cones in black, white, red and blue. 15 mm diameter, 35mm high. Stackable, but I don't recommend it for this kind of piece (get stuck, unstable...).
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15. Board Game: Way of the Dragon [Average Rating:5.79 Overall Rank:12927]
Board Game: Way of the Dragon
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Indented dice (D6) with vinyl stickers.

(also used in the new edition of Crosshairs)
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16. Board Game: Flink [Average Rating:8.12 Overall Rank:9694]
Board Game: Flink
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3D printing. Simple forms (I'm not a 3D modeler). Not cheap but still quite affordable.

Board Game: Moon Harvesters


Board Game: Knight Line: 3 Player Expansion


Warning: 3D pieces occupy lots of space and won't fit in the cotton cases if too many are used. Flink (with format 1) is a limit case, for example.

Slowly increasing production capacity. Colours: grey, white, black, red, blue by now.

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