Welcome to Epicycle Designs! All of the meeples and board game tokens you see here are created by hand out of polymer clay, or designed by us, in the case of our 3D printed products. Won't you join us for a game or two?




27 Feb 2015, 4:24 AM

Are you snowed in?


While much of the US is getting buried in snow, over here in Bahrain we are already warming up.  While we’re not stuck at home due to the weather, we’ve still been spending time playing some new games – we just got Fire Point: Extreme Danger, and Super Motherload is on its way through the mail.  Have you picked up any new games to play while enduring the crummy weather?  Let us know which ones over on our FB page.



Back in stock and ready to ship

10” muslin meeple drawstring bags are ready to ship!  We have at least one of each color ready to go, and more can quickly be made, usually within 48 hours.
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3D printed Erlenmeyer flasks for Pandemic are back in stock, and are shipping with full Pandemic sets, as well as separately.
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New products

Now available in our Shapeways shop, we have 3D printed RED uranium barrels for Power Grid.  We started off with yellow, and are still offering them, but for the sake of continuity with the game’s artwork, we have started producing both clay and now 3D printed uranium barrels in red.
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Also new this month, a small set of six Lords of Waterdeep score track marker tokens!  These have been requested in the past, but I have just completed them.  They are the same size as our adventurers, which makes them fit perfectly on the score track.  They come in the six player colors (including gray for Scoundrels of Skullport) so that you can easily see where you are in the score line up.
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Coming soon


Skull tokens for Scoundrels of Skullport should be available sometime next month.  These have been an oft-requested item that I am about to finish up, and will be listing in the next few weeks.

How long does it take?


People often ask just how long it takes me to complete the different sets and pieces in the shop, and it's a good question!

One custom robber token generally takes me about an hour from the time I start gathering the customer's photos and get out all my clay to the time that it’s all made up and ready to go into the oven for baking. 



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On the other hand, a full set for Caverna, which has over 400 pieces in it, takes the equivalent of a 40+ hour work week to complete.
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It usually only takes a day or two for me to ship a large set because I try to keep many small parts and pieces in stock – I usually make 100+ wheat tokens at a time, and divide them between Caverna, Agricola, and Catan sets, for example.  The same goes for sheep , stone, and wood.

Occasionally I run out of everything at once, or get several large or custom orders at once, and it can take a week or more for me to get a set in the mail to you. But I try to let customers know quite soon after purchase how long it will take me to get an order in the mail.  If you’re ever concerned about production time, shoot me an email and I can give you a timeline.