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Dominik Holzapfel
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I've been looking into all the available options of acrylic overlays that I could find and I wanted to share the information in case anyone of you might find that helpful as well.

Keep in mind though, I have not purchased any of these at the moment, so I cannot say how they do the job in real life.



The criteria I will be listing are as follows:
Location: Where the shop is located
URL: Where to buy
Price: Should be obvious, I will list the price for a full set of 5 and the available sizes in which they are sold
Sliding: How are the production cubes prevented from sliding all over the place
Overflow: Does the overlay have a dedicated spot for the 10+ cubes
Type: Is the original player board inserted or is it an overlay
Energy: Can you still slide the energy cubes over to heat
Other: Only if there is anything else worth mentioning



BoardGameBoost
Location:
URL: https://www.etsy.com/de/listing/480579817/terraforming-mars-...
Price: 42.99$ (2 for 19.99$, 5 for 42.99$)
Sliding: Small notches
Overflow: Yes, 1
Type: Inserted between 2 pieces of acrylic
Energy: Optional (can be broken off)
Other: Additional space for leftover player cubes

URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/474641534/terraforming-mars-pla...
Price: 29.99$ (2 for 14.99$, 5 for 29.99$)
Sliding: Small notches
Overflow: Yes, 1
Type: Overlay
Energy: Optional (can be broken off)
Other: Additional space for leftover player cubes


Board Game Innovation
Location:
URL: http://www.boardgameinnovation.com/terraforming-mars-1/?setC...
Price: 38.75$ (1 for 7.75$)

Location:
URL: http://www.schwerkraft-verlag.de/shop/terraforming-mars/terr...
Price: 40€ (1 for 8€)

Sliding: Every other spot is tilted 45°
Overflow: Yes, 1
Type: Overlay
Energy: Yes


Geekmod
Location:
URL: https://www.geekmod.pl/en_US/p/Plastic-tray-compatible-with-...
Price: 18.40€ (1 for 3.68€)
Sliding: None
Overflow: No
Type: Overlay
Energy: No


Lyris Laser Studio
Location:
URL: http://lyrislaser.com/product/overlay-for-terraforming-mars/
Price: 39.95$ (1 for 7.99$)
Sliding: Individual spots
Overflow: No
Type: Overlay with neoprene discs
Energy: No
Other: Covers the original numbers and comes with it's own, small integrated card holder


ElephantCraftsShop
Location:
URL: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/517054563/acrylic-doubleside...
Price: 60.00CA$ (5 for 60.00$)
Sliding: Small notches
Overflow: Yes
Type: Inserted between 2 pieces of acrylic
Energy: Yes
Other: An accompaning organizer for the game box is also available for an additional 45CA$: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/504432660/organizer-for-terr...


Meeple Realty
Location:
URL: http://www.meeplerealty.com/store/p87/Terraforming_Colony_%2...
Price: 34.99$ (5 for 34.99$)
Sliding: Small notches
Overflow: No
Type: Inserted between wood and acrylic
Energy: Yes
Other: An accompaning insert for the game box is also available for an additional 20$


MagnificentMeeples
Location:
URL: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/472884308/5-terraforming-mar...
Price: 20.00$ (5 for 20.00$)
Sliding: Individual spots
Overflow: Yes, 1
Type: Overlay for the production only
Energy: Yes
Other: Made out of cardboard, covers the original numbers and comes with it's own


3D Print you own
URL: 3d printable production cube holder (stl)
Price: Free (excl. filament)
Sliding: Individual spots
Overflow: No
Type: Overlay for the production only
Energy: Yes
Other: Covers the original numbers and comes with it's own



This is what I could find so far, if there are any other shops selling these, let me know, and I'll gladly add them to the list.
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Kevin M
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Great post! Thank you for doing this.
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Teis Jacobsen
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Fantastic work! Good job.
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Vincent Murphy
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Not acrylic, but there is a 3D printed overlay in the Files section, too.

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/136642/3d-printable-produ...

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Dominik Holzapfel
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vjmurphy wrote:
Not acrylic, but there is a 3D printed overlay in the Files section, too.

https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/136642/3d-printable-produ...


Yeah sure, why not. At least let people know about the possibility.
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The Geekmod ones look perfect. I headed to the site to impulsively place an order, but €21 shipping for anywhere outside Poland, even within the EU, is far too costly for my taste.

Can anyone in Poland comment on international postage charges there, are they really that extortionate or have Geekmod just not looked into it enough?
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Jeff Kayati
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I can recommend BoardGameBoost overlays. Fast shipment, easy to assemble, and easy to use.
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Paying more for the inlays than the game itself is sadness (mostly a Canadian issue I suppose). Once I actually get and play my copy, i'll have to evaluate how necessary these are.
 
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I ordered two from board game innovation last Friday, and also 3 from lyris laser. I have yet to receive either, But when I get them I will post my thoughts on this thread. The player boards are my only beef with this amazing game.

I'll get back to you when I receive them.
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Eeeville wrote:
Paying more for the inlays than the game itself is sadness (mostly a Canadian issue I suppose). Once I actually get and play my copy, i'll have to evaluate how necessary these are.


They are 100% unnecessary, but I wanted to bling out a game I love.
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Eeeville wrote:
Paying more for the inlays than the game itself is sadness (mostly a Canadian issue I suppose)...

Huh?
 
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jkayati wrote:
I can recommend BoardGameBoost overlays. Fast shipment, easy to assemble, and easy to use.

These are my preferred ones as well, because they have all the features I want to have. But including shipping I'd have to pay around 65$ and I just cant justify that.

eltopo1980 wrote:
I ordered two from board game innovation last Friday, and also 3 from lyris laser. I have yet to receive either, But when I get them I will post my thoughts on this thread. The player boards are my only beef with this amazing game.

I'll get back to you when I receive them.

Please do!
 
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I guess a little self-promotion isn't all bad.

I've made these:



And have them for sale on my Etsy Shop.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/472884308/5-terraforming-mar...

Hope this is okay to post here.
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Relax wrote:
I guess a little self-promotion isn't all bad.

I've made these:



And have them for sale on my Etsy Shop.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/472884308/5-terraforming-mar...

Hope this is okay to post here.


Oooh, i already have you on favorite at Etsy.
Wanted to buy that sweet insert for FCM.

Plus i made order. For these. laugh
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Relax wrote:
And have them for sale on my Etsy Shop.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/472884308/5-terraforming-mar...

Hope this is okay to post here.

Sure, I added you to the list.
 
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Does anyone know which are the ones that have been sold at the SPIEL by (or adherent to) Lookout games?
 
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Pupselchen wrote:
Does anyone know which are the ones that have been sold at the SPIEL by (or adherent to) Lookout games?


They looked like the Geekmod ones.
 
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jkayati wrote:
I can recommend BoardGameBoost overlays. Fast shipment, easy to assemble, and easy to use.

+1 on fast shipment and ease of use. They're not quick to assemble though, as carefully peeling the paper off both sides of all the pieces is a slow process. Definitely work the effort, though.
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mvettemagred wrote:
jkayati wrote:
I can recommend BoardGameBoost overlays. Fast shipment, easy to assemble, and easy to use.

+1 on fast shipment and ease of use. They're not quick to assemble though, as carefully peeling the paper off both sides of all the pieces is a slow process. Definitely work the effort, though.


I think mine took roughly 30 minutes. Done during a football game.
 
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Interociter wrote:
The Geekmod ones look perfect. I headed to the site to impulsively place an order, but €21 shipping for anywhere outside Poland, even within the EU, is far too costly for my taste.

Can anyone in Poland comment on international postage charges there, are they really that extortionate or have Geekmod just not looked into it enough?


Yeah I went there too and they have also some other nice products, but 21 euro is crazy for shipment.
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The overlays are no longer for sale at BoardGameBoost's Etsy shop. Anyone got a bead on that?
 
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My apologies for the confusion! They are out of stock only for a couple of days as we work through a minor production issue. I expect to have them back in stock by the end of this weekend, so please check the store again on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the interest!
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rcpete22 wrote:
My apologies for the confusion! They are out of stock only for a couple of days as we work through a minor production issue. I expect to have them back in stock by the end of this weekend, so please check the store again on Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the interest!


No worries. I figured it was something like that. Thanks for the info!
 
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Dominik Holzapfel
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BoardGameBoost just updated their overlay and published a new version. It's now entirely made of acrylic, the energy/heat barrier can be broken off and the height is reduced a bit due to new connectors, which are also supposed to be easier to assemble.

I've updated the main post to reflect these changes.
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Re: Comparison o,f acrylic overlays
Great list. I just wanted to let you know that the BGI Overlays will be available in the EU, from Scwerkraft-Verlag.de, the German Language publisher. Shipping will be from Germany. I believe they will update their website in November.
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