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Sara Fettle
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Sorry if this has asked and answered elsewhere.

The crayons are disappointing. I was thinking of using a plastic overlay and dry-erase markers instead. Any experience with that or better recommendations?
 
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There is an excellent discussion of alternatives (keeping the existing boards) here: Best replacement crayon/marker

Dry-erase crayons seem to be the consensus best option, and I have enjoyed using them.

Some form of lamination might be better, but I don't think it could be better enough for me to be worth the extra hassle/cost.
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We use these, and they work great. I actually like them a little better than the ones that originally came with the game, because they're thicker. I tend to press hard when I draw on the board, and I broke several of the original crayons.

https://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Large-Erase-Crayons-98-5200/d...
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We used the dry-erase markers for a while but found that they can start leaving a shadow on routes that are used repeatedly (Hellesport to Bitter Waters for instance). We changed to the Crayola crayons Justin mentioned and are very happy with them. They mark easier than the originals and wipe off nicely.
 
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Crayola Dry Erase crayons. No question. Don't waste your time with anything else.
 
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Another vote for the dry erase crayons.

We also put our maps in large poster sleeves or frames. They stay together nicely and you don't actually draw on the map. Saves some wear and tear.

Also, I noticed that at the map edges, even the best cleaning isn't always enough to remove all of the crayon. We've got some older maps that are "shaded" in the gaps along common routes.
 
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sarafettle wrote:
Sorry if this has asked and answered elsewhere.

The crayons are disappointing. I was thinking of using a plastic overlay and dry-erase markers instead. Any experience with that or better recommendations?

We use wet erase markers on the laminated versions of the maps available from Mayfair (e.g., Empire Builder map) -- works great!
 
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