MAS Infinity Token Review

The sci-f miniature game Infinity uses a number of different tokens in game to represent things like camouflaged models, immobilised HI, mines, etc. Whenever you buy a box of Infinity minis you get a handful of cardboard tokens to cut out from the box lid. Or you can download and print off your own set of tokens for free from the Infinity website.

Recently, however, Polish company MicroArt Studio have been licensed by Corvus Belli to produce official components for the game, such as lasercut terrain and tokens.

I had put together a small set of my own tokens, but being a sucker for nicely produced stuff I decided to grab a bunch of their acrylic tokens to see how they worked out. MA Studios sell the tokens in themed sets, but there are a number of re-sellers out there who sell them individually so you can pick ‘n mix exactly those you need without buying unnecessary duplicates.

I put my shopping list together and ended up with this lot:

Infinity Tokens, by MicroArt Studios

Basically, the tokens comprise a clear acrylic disk glued on top of a lasercut print of the token, which certainly gives the token a nice weight and feel. However, I must confess I was slightly disappointed by the print quality of the token itself, which has a bit of dithering on it and low contrast. Looking closely I think this might be because they are printed on a silver foil sheet though it’s not obvious so doesn’t add a great deal.

For comparison, here are a few of the newer acrylic ones placed alongside some equivalent homemade versions. These latter tokens I got printed at a nearby printshop on card, cut them out with scissors, traced the edges with black felt tip pen, and then glued to a 25mm base.

Infinity Tokens

They are the same size, by the way. Just a bit of foreshortening in the photo!

You can clearly see the difference in print quality on the Immobilised marker and that dithering effect on the Prone marker.

So in conclusion I think the tokens are OK and will work well enough in game. Slightly lower print quality than I’d have liked but they do have a nice tactile feel to them. At around 50 pence each they’re not bad value for money. Kind of equivalent to the price of dice I suppose.

But at the end of the day they’re not significantly better than those you could make yourself, so I’m reluctant to give a wholehearted recommendation.

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~ by Max Von Deadlock on August 21, 2012.

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