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Subject: Any point to sealing the tile edges? rss

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Suns Anvil
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Love this game, been meaning to pick it up (yea I know I'm like 15 years late to the party), finally did, just wondering how the tiles hold up over time and if there is anything anyone has done to preserve them such as apply a little varnish to edges or anything like that?
 
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Jacek Wieszaczewski
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Carcassonne tiles are very good quality and you don't need to worry about them.
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Suns Anvil
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I noticed that when punching them out. VERY clean die-cutting!

I just wondered if the cardboard might de-laminate over time (our summers can be terribly humid).
 
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Justin Fuhrmann
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We've had Carcassonne since 2005, and our tiles have held up just fine over many plays. I wouldn't worry.
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Suns Anvil
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Thanks!
 
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Stephen Eckman
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Had my tiles for many years without any noticeable degradation and I live in Florida. So I don't think heat and humidity will be a problem.
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J White
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I've never seen any significant wear, and that includes on a couple of copies owned by our college Math Club that get fairly heavy use. Contrasted with something like Dominion cards, Carcassonne tiles are pretty much immortal. I still wouldn't advise spilling a can of Coke on them, but short of that you should be fine.

In addition, there might be some concern about "marking" of the tiles if your varnish or other treatment were perceptibly irregular, or if it turned out to show differently on some expansion sets than the base tiles.

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Jonathan Kinney
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Maybe if you were playing underwater.
 
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Connor Cranston
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Well, the Anniversary Edition's tiles are of lesser quality IMO. They don't hold up at all.

Those tiles also look thinner. Eventually I had to buy a regular base game, because it was easy to spot which tiles were from the AE, because they were so worn out and thin.
 
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Hubert Figuière
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No point doing so. Seriously. I have clocked a lot of games, I have the same summer as you, the games have moved accross the country twice, etc.

And to be honest, if you played it so much that they are worn out, you deserve a new copy :D
 
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Nick Shaw
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Had my copy for 3 years, and it's had a LOT of plays. A small number of the tiles' pictures (3 or 4 tiles) are slightly coming away from the cardboard, though I could easily just glue them down again.
 
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