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Mark C
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Any suggestions for keeping the map tiles from drifting apart as the game plays? We played once where the map got a little tectonic on us due to a tablecloth, and it was a pain in the butt. It's not a big deal generally, but I'd prefer to keep it together better and was wondering if anyone else considered this.

Been thinking of making an interlocking border for each configuration (3x3, 4x3, 4x4, and 5x4), but it wouldn't fit in the box unless it's foldable. Would be even nicer if the map pieces interlocked, but that's probably not feasible with the map as is.

Anyone thinking of making something for this purpose?
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Gamer_Dog wrote:
Any suggestions for keeping the map tiles from drifting apart as the game plays? We played once where the map got a little tectonic on us due to a tablecloth, and it was a pain in the butt. It's not a big deal generally, but I'd prefer to keep it together better and was wondering if anyone else considered this.

Been thinking of making an interlocking border for each configuration (3x3, 4x3, 4x4, and 5x4), but it wouldn't fit in the box unless it's foldable. Would be even nicer if the map pieces interlocked, but that's probably not feasible with the map as is.

Anyone thinking of making something for this purpose?



You could always get some plexiglass.
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travisdhill wrote:
Gamer_Dog wrote:
Any suggestions for keeping the map tiles from drifting apart as the game plays? We played once where the map got a little tectonic on us due to a tablecloth, and it was a pain in the butt. It's not a big deal generally, but I'd prefer to keep it together better and was wondering if anyone else considered this.

Been thinking of making an interlocking border for each configuration (3x3, 4x3, 4x4, and 5x4), but it wouldn't fit in the box unless it's foldable. Would be even nicer if the map pieces interlocked, but that's probably not feasible with the map as is.

Anyone thinking of making something for this purpose?



You could always get some plexiglass.
or lose the table cloth. I've never had this problem.
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One thing I've done with games in the past.. is use Post It Notes on the back side. They hold the pieces together and don't leave any residue afterwards.
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I plan to use a Grip Mat and see how that does. It's generally excellent for games whose boards are composed from tiles….
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Thrakkorzog wrote:
One thing I've done with games in the past.. is use Post It Notes on the back side. They hold the pieces together and don't leave any residue afterwards.




Very nice idea.
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Place the FCM tiles on the backside of another game board?

And you could fixate the tiles to that game board with this:

UHU patafix glue pads (the white ones)



I use the patafix also for other purposes:

When tracking player scores (especially when the scoring track runs along the boardgame edge), or when tracking any other important data, I like to fixate my game pieces/markers, so that they do not move off of their spots. I temporarily fixate them with the help of UHU patafix glue pads. It´s a cinch to adjust their position.

I use them very frequently in games such as Twilight Struggle, Dominant Species, and Polis.

I use the regular white glue pads, not the white home deco or dark-gray propower variants, which might be too strong, and could damage your game. If you´ve never used these glue pads before, they are a bit like chewing gum, but less sticky, reusable, and won´t damage your pieces when used properly (see note below). You should test them out first!

In general, use just enough to fixate your pieces to the board and no more. Click on the hyperlink above and you can watch a video on UHU´s website to see the material.

Cautionary note: Cardboard markers are layers of paper stuck together. So, when using patafix with such delicate materials, use just a little dot of patafix placed in the center of your game piece/marker, not over its entire surface, otherwise you could peel its nicely printed surface right off the underlying layer.
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We use this stuff for boards that slip (some boards that aren't tiles like FCM is also slip, particularly the smaller ones that aren't hinged)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002AS9N3U?psc=1&redirect=t...
We've used it over both plain table tops and over a table cloth.

It's inexpensive and the 20" width (20" x 6' roll) handles pretty much any game you might need it for. We cut it custom for games we know will slip. It fits in the box for the games with single boards (of course), and folding it hasn't been a problem for the hinged boards.

We also keep some around for people who bring games that slip on us. When people see how well it works, they always want to take the mat home. We don't mind, we just spend $4 for another roll whenever we run out.

You might also consider chopping up a 1mm yoga mat -- excellent stuff, but far more expensive.

Edit: clarifying that the rolls are 20" x 6'
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I really like cork boards or cork mats for this.
 
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GENIUS!
 
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tigiba wrote:
We use this stuff for boards that slip (some boards that aren't tiles like FCM is also slip, particularly the smaller ones that aren't hinged)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002AS9N3U?psc=1&redirect=t...
We've used it over both plain table tops and over a table cloth.

It's inexpensive and the 20" width (20" x 6' roll) handles pretty much any game you might need it for. We cut it custom for games we know will slip. It fits in the box for the games with single boards (of course), and folding it hasn't been a problem for the hinged boards.

We also keep some around for people who bring games that slip on us. When people see how well it works, they always want to take the mat home. We don't mind, we just spend $4 for another roll whenever we run out.

You might also consider chopping up a 1mm yoga mat -- excellent stuff, but far more expensive.

Edit: clarifying that the rolls are 20" x 6'


I think you can find stuff like this at a dollar store for cheap.
 
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