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The pieces I have for gobblet smell like paint. It is really odd, but it is true. Does anybody else have paint scented pieces?
 
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Nothing odd about it, the pieces and the board are painted after all. (Varnished to be more accurate, but still the same deal chemically.)

Its just solvent fumes, leave it cracked open and it'll fade pretty quickly.

If you want a powerful solvent reek, crack open a new copy of 'Railroad Tycoon'. yuk



 
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Yes, any piece of wood that is varnished, stained, or painted then put into a shrinkwrapped (or even just well closed) box will come out smelling like the varnish, stain, or paint that was used.

I'd like to add that some combinations of wood and finish can actually smell good. I have a set of medium-to-high-end go bowls, and for the first couple of years, every time that I pulled them out of the box they smelled so good that I would just sit there and sniff them during the game. I think that the wood was mulberry, but I'm not sure if the odor was from mostly the wood (with a mostly-scentless varnish) or from the finish, or a mix of both. It was just great though!
 
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Gecko23 wrote:
Nothing odd about it, the pieces and the board are painted after all. (Varnished to be more accurate, but still the same deal chemically.)

Its just solvent fumes, leave it cracked open and it'll fade pretty quickly.

If you want a powerful solvent reek, crack open a new copy of 'Railroad Tycoon'. yuk





Well the thing is that I got the game for Christmas in 2005. The smell is still there.yuk
 
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