Guest Author - Lynn Little
You reach for your favorite board game only to discover that you are missing some very important pieces. Board game pieces get lost or misplaced - making it nearly impossible to find them. If you have given up searching, then it is time to think about replacing those lost game pieces.
Contact the Board Game Company
Most businesses have a web presence. A quick search should find this information for you. From many board game websites, you can buy replacement board game pieces. If you cannot find replacement board game pieces for sale, then look for contact information. You can always email or write the company to find out how to replace your lost game pieces.
Look for Used Board Games
You might find a used board game that will be cheaper than buying the pieces online. This option may take a while. Search second-hand stores and garage sales for any used board games. You might find that some pieces are missing, so check closely to make sure the pieces you need are included.
Make Your Own Board Game Pieces
Pawn pieces or markers are the easiest to replace with something else that will work just as well. You really do not need the dog pawn in Monopoly. A penny, token, or small toy will work. Use your computer to print your own play money and other paper game components.
Buy Another Board Game
While it may seem silly to buy another copy of a board game you already own, it might be the easiest solution if you are missing a lot of game pieces. Many games especially those involving trivia will occasionally come out with an updated version. Buying an old board game might actually give you updated information.
There are several options when it comes to replacing board game pieces. The easiest option is just to use what you have in your home. A little Internet research can help you find the contact information for the board game company. Replacing the board game could be cheaper if you find a good deal on a used board game. Buying a new board game may give you an updated version of the game. Missing board game pieces can always be replaced. Do not put away a board game just because it is missing a few pieces. Improvise and enjoy playing the game.