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Benjamin Johnson
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I read on some other forum on some other site of some one who had taken a bunch boards from what I can assume were old games they weren't playing anymore, had them framed, and used them to decorate the walls of his/her gaming room.

Has anybody here done anything of that sort? how difficult would it be to get a hold of boards for games that you are still playing that you want to put on the wall?

Any ideas you may have will be helpful. I'm trying to get some solid plans in mind for when my wife and I are able to buy/build a home and make a true game room.
 
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using actual boards sounds painful emotionally... I wouldn't be able to put them on a wall like that.

A viable alternative in my opinion would be to make some kind of Carcassonne wallpaper. Using pictures of the actual tiles and having them printed on thick paper.
Would make a pretty landscape I think
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I have had thoughts of building such a room with board game cover art framed. I haven't gone as far as to figure out if it is possible though. I think that would have a classy vibe to it, similar to what some do with a theater room and movie posters.
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I had some paper maps from wargames hanging on my walls.
But I bought more and more games, and all the walls are now covered by shelves.

Games are the best decoration for a game room meeple
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I found Crokinole makes a great decoration, plus it is has to store it anyways. That, and lots of painted minis

http://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/24760/game-room-finally-co...
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made a geeklist awhile ago that is topical:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/109247/retro-games-fit-for...
 
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I like the idea of using box covers too.

any one think it's possible to get copy of just a game board from one of the publishers? not a spare copy of the game but just the board itself?
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Also these are perfect for a gameroom wall:

http://www.mronthewall.com/category/store/prints/boardgames/
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
Also these are perfect for a gameroom wall:

http://www.mronthewall.com/category/store/prints/boardgames/


Dope! I want the Le Havre print.
 
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brotherben15 wrote:
how difficult would it be to get a hold of boards for games that you are still playing that you want to put on the wall?


1) Trade parts (the board), see the statistics section of a game´s bgg entry: Has parts for trade!

2) Buy a cheap incomplete copy at a thrift shop and take the board!


Alternatively develop a solution, where you can take the boards out of the frame again, to play the game. Admitedly, that might be difficult though!
 
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JohnnyDollar wrote:
Also these are perfect for a gameroom wall:

http://www.mronthewall.com/category/store/prints/boardgames/


Not bad at all! Only wish there was bit more to choose from. to my chagrin, I haven't played even a fourth of those games yet.
 
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okay, I've figured it out.

It's as simple as taking your own board in to a printing shop, have them scan, enlarge, and print for you, then have the print framed.

Could also be done with the box top.

I'm excited for when this idea will finally take shape for us.
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Another thing to consider is to frame a board that you actually use. My wife and I like Twilight Struggle. We put the mounted board in a frame and hang it in a bedroom when we're not playing. Having it in a frame makes it easy to move a half-finished game from the patio to the house. Plus it's drink resistant .
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brotherben15 wrote:
okay, I've figured it out.

It's as simple as taking your own board in to a printing shop, have them scan, enlarge, and print for you, then have the print framed.

Could also be done with the box top.

I'm excited for when this idea will finally take shape for us.

This is unlikely to work. Any place where you can scan and print something will likely refuse to do so with copyrighted materials.

I couldn't even get a place to scan and duplicate one of my wedding photos.

...That I paid for.

...That belong to me!

Because the photographer still has his rights to his photos. So trying to scan and copy a board game is unlikely to actually happen. I think.
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