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Emergency Games Kit v1

Note: This has been superseded by Version 4, updated in August 2015. For a full writeup see


This is a tiny bag of game components I sometimes carry around - I thought I'd document it somewhere. Other Emergency Games Kits I've seen have been hefty plastic toolboxes full of books and custom-deck card games (which I suspect make more sense if you own a car), but this is just a pencil case that fits in a pocket. It comprises:


* A 130 x 80mm "Tuff Bag" pencil case which I think I picked up from Rymans.

* A two-sides-of-A4 printout of the rules for 57 paper/card/dice games from the Freeze-Dried Games Pack.

* A couple of blank crossword grids for Lynx.

* A few sheets of squared paper for grid type games.

* A 2" x 2.5" mini deck of cards. (I picked up a custom deck in an Artscow sale.)

* 38 mini poker chips from Koplow Games; 16 black, 16 white and six in other colours. Haven't yet gotten around to painting chess icons on the black and white ones.

* Six 12mm dice (six being enough to play Farkle).

* A biro.


It all fits inside the pencil case, the chips being arranged into a single stack and bound with two rubber bands.

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Taken on July 24, 2013