246 - Coaster Tabletop Game

There are companies out there that also do print on demand coasters. I was thinking if you could get a good deal, you could create a dexterity game that utilized paper coasters. I think there's a drinking game where you're supposed to slide a paper coaster across the table and if you get an edge hanging over the table your opponent would have to take a drink.

Perhaps you could have a game where you flip a coaster onto the table, split up into different pie wedges (like a pie chart) with different values. Your opponent then does the same. You draw a line from center to center, the line passing through different pie wedges. The pie wedge with the higher value wins and the loser takes a drink. This could be as simple as a 4-coaster set, double-sided, randomly distributed amongst the players.

At the cost I've seen on Zazzle, it may just be cheaper to do laser cut pieces on wood. It would at least be more durable.

Maybe round stickers on high quality poker chips instead? I may prototype something awful soon.

241 - Business Cards Card Game

I was looking at Bandito card game at the store not to long ago and was thinking about the interesting size of the game. It wasn't a standard playing card size, but smaller. It made me think about how one could print smaller card games (physically) at cheaper prices. Folks like The Game Crafter do print on demand, but a deck of standard playing cards with custom art can run around $5 - $6 a piece.

I thought about business cards. What if you ordered a stack of business cards for each unique card in your game? It'd be smaller and more cost effective because, frankly, business card printing is dirt cheap.

If your game had 24 cards in it and you can get 500 business cards printed for around $10, then you'd ultimately have 500 sets at $240. That breaks down to $0.48 per set. Then you could go into a nuanced market with these and buy business card holders, which are also common, in bulk to house the games.

Now to design a game that falls within that constraint!