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Subject: Why...won't...this...board... lie...flat....aaarrgghh... rss

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Chris M.
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I just received my Fantasy Flight Through the Desert and the board just won't lay exactly flat, its a bit wobbly teetering on two edges. Anyone else have this? Any cures or will it go away with time? I've thought about maybe shaving a bit out of the hinges. Any suggestions?
 
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I thought that'd work too but it hasn't cured the problem yet. Each time I get it out I stretch it a little but I'm concerned about splitting the spine. It seems to have helped some. Maybe its just gonna take more time.
 
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Kurt
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Maybe if you glued a Railroad Tycoon board curving in the opposite direction to it....
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I place two small books, one on either side of the board, right on the "mountain" crease. This holds the board perfectly flat for the duration of the game. Not a perfect solution, but it works well enough.
 
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I have the same issue, but it's not a big deal...the board doesn't move around and the camels stay in place.
 
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When I played it with a friend, we had exactly this same problem, and solved it temporarily by putting a couple of heavy ceramic saucers on opposite corners of the board. That worked tolerably well. If it had been my game, I would have put a towel over the edge of the table and slowly and carefully 'rolled' the board back and forth over the edge a few times, but that could result in damaging the board permanently, so I didn't suggest doing that to my friend's game.
 
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kdiddy13 wrote:
Maybe if you glued a Railroad Tycoon board curving in the opposite direction to it....
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I got the "Durch die Wuste" original, now that the FFG version is out you can find it for almost half its price (I payed 19€ online instead of the retail 39€, the FFG game was at 28€). I had been told that the board is bigger and better quality, once I folded it slightly backwards mine is fine. And then I downloaded the rules (don't speak german)!

 
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After playing once, the board was flat - I folded it slightly in the opposite direction, however.
 
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