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I just recently got my game and had a few friends over to try it out and we are having a blast with it.

I have not ever owned a game like this however and I am noticing a couple of things that I assume someone has seen before and can tell me how to fix it.

My large board game pieces are not entirely flat and curl up ever so slightly at the edges.

I want make the board stay in place a bit more solid so that after we may have had a few we don't try to slide our game piece on the board and catch a tile and mess the whole game up!

Has anyone ever seen any small plastic grooved pieces that you could use along the edge to try to lock your game board a bit more in place, or even that slotted on both sides so you could place them in the middle of the board to make it a bit more rigid?

I am looking for any ideas or some links at all.
Thank you for your time.
 
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I use kitchen drawer liners. Picked up a roll for less than $10 at local Wal-mart.
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I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!
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troyboy81 wrote:
terraclips

Love the look of these but I think I would only need the I clips for the game and I have no idea if they are the right size for the cardboard.

MEdwards777 wrote:
I use kitchen drawer liners. Picked up a roll for less than $10 at local Wal-mart.

This seems like a quick fix that sounds awesome and I think I have some around from when I moved last time too!

ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

The only thing I can think of here with this is how the game board changes in size, how could you make sure you always have the right size around? Also what is the cost like on something for say a 3x3 board size?
 
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I have a thin black yoga mat I got from cosco (3 for $12) and it fits perfectly on a 6ft gaming table. It keeps all my game boards and pieces from sliding around and in place.
 
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CaptainHowdy000 wrote:
ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

The only thing I can think of here with this is how the game board changes in size, how could you make sure you always have the right size around? Also what is the cost like on something for say a 3x3 board size?


You just buy a piece that fits 3 x 3 and anything smaller will fit under! This is what I intend to do eventually but in the process of moving so not practical. If your tiles are curling up at the end slightly they might be a bit warped. Have a closer look to double check and if they are flip them so that the curled ends are facing down and leave some heavy books on them for a couple of days, that should sort them out. A non-slip mat is a great idea too and can be picked up pretty cheaply.
 
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ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

I have thick clear vinyl table protectors covering all of my various sized tables. I just put the game boards underneath to protect from spills. Got them from local hardware/housewares shops. They come pre-sized or you can cut to size from a roll.
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jonahmaul wrote:
CaptainHowdy000 wrote:
ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

The only thing I can think of here with this is how the game board changes in size, how could you make sure you always have the right size around? Also what is the cost like on something for say a 3x3 board size?


You just buy a piece that fits 3 x 3 and anything smaller will fit under! This is what I intend to do eventually but in the process of moving so not practical.


Then what do you do if you want to play a scenario with a 2x4, or 3x4, map?
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
jonahmaul wrote:
CaptainHowdy000 wrote:
ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

The only thing I can think of here with this is how the game board changes in size, how could you make sure you always have the right size around? Also what is the cost like on something for say a 3x3 board size?


You just buy a piece that fits 3 x 3 and anything smaller will fit under! This is what I intend to do eventually but in the process of moving so not practical.


Then what do you do if you want to play a scenario with a 2x4, or 3x4, map?


OK, buy one that fits those maps if you intend to play them. The principle is the same.
 
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If you're going the clear acrylic route, rather than buying it to fit a specific game, you might consider buying one cut to fit your entire table. Then you have one that will fit almost all games in almost all configurations that it's possible to play on said table (barring obvious exceptions, such as those with 3D boards!). It also means you can throw a table cloth over it and it's functional as a table without having to find somewhere to store a big chunk of acrylic in between usage
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jonahmaul wrote:
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
jonahmaul wrote:
CaptainHowdy000 wrote:
ElCapitan28 wrote:
I play with a sheet of plexiglass over my board. Holds it still and protects it from scratches and dents!

The only thing I can think of here with this is how the game board changes in size, how could you make sure you always have the right size around? Also what is the cost like on something for say a 3x3 board size?


You just buy a piece that fits 3 x 3 and anything smaller will fit under! This is what I intend to do eventually but in the process of moving so not practical.


Then what do you do if you want to play a scenario with a 2x4, or 3x4, map?


OK, buy one that fits those maps if you intend to play them. The principle is the same.

Sorry, I was being facetious. Should have included a winking smiley.
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We use a clear vinyl tablecloth. Inexpensive and can cover any size map.
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