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PokéPawns: generic-use pokemon game pieces

by ransoing, published

PokéPawns: generic-use pokemon game pieces by ransoing Apr 24, 2017

Summary

Replace regular board game pawns with PokéPawns in a wide variety of games!

Tired of the thimble and wheelbarrow in Monopoly? Use Squirtle and Bulbasaur instead. Don't like the cut of Colonel Mustard's jib? Let Pikachu wander through the mansion in his place. Fancy a change of pace in Betrayal at House on the Hill? Subject a squad of Pokemon to the inevitable haunting instead of the regular crew.

These pawns are close to the size of regular pawns, so they should work well in a variety of games. Dimensions in the .stl files are in millimeters.

Printable with a single-extruder printer. Superglue required.

The pawns can be locked into place in the box. The base of the pawns are slightly elliptical, and so are the holes in the box; insert the piece into the hole and give it a small twist. This will tighten the piece into place.

Thanks to the designers who made these fantastic low-poly models.

Instructions

Before printing all the pieces, print base-lock-test to make sure the piece-locking mechanism will work with your printer settings, and to figure out how big to print the base for each piece. If you can rotate the cylinder freely inside the hole, you'll need to print the base slightly larger. If you can't fit the cylinder inside the hole at all, you'll need to print it smaller. The goal is to be able to fit the cylinder into the hole (some twisting may be required to find where it inserts), then twist it a bit to lock it into place.

Print one of each of the pokemon, and six of the bases (resized if necessary, as determined by the test above). At this size, mew's tail looks much better when printed with supports.

Print two of pokeball-half---one in white, one in red.

The tab that keeps the box closed is more prone to breaking off when printing the entire box as one piece, since the tab is built up vertically. You can risk this by printing box, or you can create a stronger tab by printing box-no-tab and tab-only, then gluing the tab onto the box. After printing the box, a small amount of force may be required to get the hinges to move freely. Use your fingernail to break of the supports inside the tab hole on the front of the box.

Use superglue (Loctite Superglue Ultra Gel Control works great) to attach the pokemon to the bases, and to attach the the pokeball halves to the lid of the box--they fit into the holes in the lid from the inside of the box.

Paint some eyes on the pokemon to give them a bit of life.

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Other users in the community designed the Pokemon models. Just search for "low poly Pokemon" and you'll find more.

Nice. But where's Psyduck?

so cool! me and my brother printed charmander,gengar and bulbasar.At normal quality they printed in 15 minutes.Adorable!!

I really like your detailed instructions!

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