Oh, alright - except for Codenames
No, this is NOT my bloody "fursona"
I am building a game collection from scratch, and am buying various playmats as accessories for miniatures games and modular map games.
I think Archipelago may be the nautical game that would take up the most table space. What would be the minimum game mat size which would always contain an end game sized map?
There are 25 hexes and you start with 3-6 in play at a depth of 3. Further hexes then have to be placed next to at least two existing hexes, keeping them clustered together. I think it would be unusual for the map to exceed 7 hexes by 5 hexes. Hexes are 11cm edge to edge, so you're probably looking at 80cm x 60cm for the map.
However, Archipelago also requires space for the action wheel, the markets and the native tracks. Do you need to account for those?