Component, Prototyping, and Self Publishing Resources
Note: The sources for the links below are not officially endorsed by the BGDG. These links are simply provided as a convenience only.
A company that specializes in board game and card game manufacturing.
Casey's Wood Products
Very inexpensive wood pieces--cubes, discs, animal shapes...
This is a company that prints decks of cards without requiring a minimum number of copies to print.
A company that offers printing and component services for those looking to self-publish. They also sell self-published games.
A company that offers Print on Demand services at a reasonable price.
Hexes at "Gale Force 9"
List of Links on About.com
List of links to companies of interest if a person is interested in publishing a board game. http://boardgames.about.com/od/designcompanies/Design_Manufacturing_and_Supply_Cos.htm
List of Various Resources
This is a thread on BGG that has a list of a variety of resources from componants to printing to distribution contact info.
A company that specializes in game manufacturing and package design.
This is a site where you can get sheets of laser copier paper with pre-perforated cut lines on it.
Plastics for Games
This is a source for counters of various kinds.
This is a company in Germany that specializes in board game components such as wooden bits.
Online paint program, perhaps helpful for game design.
Print on demand Cards
Free Photoshop-style image manipulation tool.
This is a link to a place where you can upload an image and then see how it would look to people with various forms of color blindness (very effective in making sure your game design is colorblind friendly).