Just a quick share of the board I modded to make it easy to set up and play Joe Fatula's incredible Leaving Earth. Out of the box, it's a bit of a fiddle getting it all laid out so I got busy working out the best way to go about making it easier.
I used A1 2.5mm grey-board, painted it up and glued cut up 2mm tile spacers (a couple of rogue ones in the photo above, for some reason). Now - so long as it's been previously packed away neatly - it gets set up in four minutes. That's bags from box and into place and ready to play (once the missions are chosen). Here it is all set up...
The space on the right holds the mission cards, which can slide up and down for info as well as out of the way when complete. I call it the Ektopia Mission Card Sliding Ground Control Base™ (EMCSGCB™)
It looks really densely populated from above but it doesn't feel like it to play and it's great not having the cards navigate elsewhere when you want them to. Anyway, here it is, which is also where I found out about Mod Podge! It was a fun project and no doubt I'll be doing it all over again when I pick up Leaving Earth's expansion.