Matt Jackson, author of the blog Lapsus Calumni, posted recently about a fabulous pirate game he designed and constructed, using components secured from a local craft shop.
I’ve walked those same aisles, cast my glance upon those same little wooden tchotchkes and bits, and NOT conceived of such brilliance… Therein lies the divide between greatness and mediocrity.
Matt finished the chest with appropriate piratical aplomb, fashioned ships from half-eggs and dowels, created coins with Sculpey, wrote a booklet of rules, &c.
All the components fit perfectly into the chest. Absolute perfection. Well done, you!