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Subject: Solution to Player Mat Organization - Dry Erase Pockets rss

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Luke Watson

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Hey everyone, I know many people are trying different things to improve the organization of the player mats for TM.

I just wanted to share my quick/cheap solution that I found on Amazon. I found colored 6x9 inch Dry Erase Pockets by C-Line. Just for reference, the player mats themselves are about 9" by 6.4", but these sleeves work perfectly- and are only $8.65 for 10 currently.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PJ2UQE/ref=oh_aui_deta...

It worked out much better than I could have imagined. The colored cubes match up to the pockets except for the black cubes. They also fit in the box as well! I just wanted to save people the hassle of trying to laminate the player mats, which I'm sure will wear down over time. These are much easier to replace!

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David Luchetti
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Great idea!
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G. Gambill
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Brilliant idea! Just ordered them. Thanks for the link and the idea!
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Tyler Gingrich
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Yep, near perfect solution to the games biggest irritation.



Ordering mine tomorrow along with some fine tip black dry erase markers.
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Jeff Noel
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Nice! Compared to the cubes, how easy do you find it to read your opponent's player board across the table?
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Donald Cleary
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A cheaper and lighter option: https://www.amazon.com/Binder-Sheets-Card-Photo-Sleeves/b?ie...

https://www.amazon.com/Avery-Economy-Sheet-Protectors-74090/...


A good set of wet or dry markers is the most expensive part of the deal. You can also use china markers (grease pencil).

You can also trim these and use cellophane tape to seal the boards in. There's no raised edge, unlike the OP.
 
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Matt Smith
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This is a good low-cost solution, but somehow I see dry erase mess getting on the cards. If you go with this option, I suggest sleeving your cards.
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