A game designer can never have too many spare bits, nor too plentiful a supply of small coloured stickers in various sizes. Gold stars can come in handy, too; as can the obligatory plain cardboard sheets.
The coloured plastic chips, and the wooden discs, dice and pawns, have all been harvested from different second-hand games picked up at charity shops — ‘thrift stores’ to our American cousins — over the past few years. Those large wooden pawns are particularly nice components. But I do have a rule to stop too much hoarding: if the game costs more than £2 then I leave it on the shelf.
£2.50, you say? What am I? Made of money?