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game counter tray
« on: September 09, 2015, 06:43:32 AM »
While Carcassonne does not use a lot of tokens, I find that with the trade goods tokens , ferries and gold bars that handling the smaller items can be a clumsy job.

My fingers find it difficult trying to get the smaller items out of straight sided  containers.

I am considering buying some form of game counter tray and just wondered what anyone else was using.

Linkback: http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2065.0

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Re: game counter tray
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2015, 07:07:01 AM »
Something like this comes to mind from the game Kalah:

« Last Edit: September 09, 2015, 11:43:25 AM by MrNumbers, Reason: Width changed »
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Re: game counter tray
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2015, 10:47:17 AM »
We always use these 9 cm wide and 4 cm high wooden trays when we play games of Carcassonne. And I usually keep all my meeples and loose parts in them.

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Re: game counter tray
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2015, 04:42:42 PM »
Thanks for the responses, I will probably try and get a Chessex or UGG Counter tray though I would prefer a more sturdy material.  The Chessex tray has flat sloping sides to make it easier to slide tokens out - we will see how that works out.   :-\

http://www.amazon.com/CHESSEX-Counter-Tray-compartment-2-piece/dp/B00DUPMIUW

My own expansions do rely rather heavily on tokens to facilitate end game scoring.   :'(

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Re: game counter tray
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2015, 04:28:55 AM »
You might want to send Basically Wooden a description of what you're after.  They've been awesome discussing the Tile boxes and already have some counter top-trays, maybe something similar could be designed to replace it.

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Re: game counter tray
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 05:40:55 AM »
Disregard this option. Just got confirmation that minimum quantity order is 1000 pieces.  :-\

What about this one. They customize the tray for you. Albeit they seem to focus on plastic inlay for the boxes, I think it's worthy a look.

Update: You could maybe make smaller boxes with inlay for each colour and then have these boxes fit into a larger box, so each player takes one and is ready to play.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/customized-board-game-with-plastic-PS_1523520558.html

An example taken from their site:
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