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Mango Dragon
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I'm currently working on a board game where our main mechanic is laying down hexes to create a dynamic board (or rather, a track, as this is a racing game). The other side has parts players can add to their vehicles, as well as effects they can use on the road or on other racers.

If we wanted to generate a print and play version either for playtesting or selling, that would either require printing correctly double sided on the same sheet of paper, or cutting up twice as many hexes and gluing them together. Both of these seem difficult, almost inaccessible. Are there games that have done this and have some idea I'm not thinking of or is this logistically not worth it?
 
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It's definitely doable. Magic Realm has a print-and-play version fans made, which has quite a few double-sided hexes. I've also designed print-and-play games with double-sided hexes. Those who are interested will make them, don't worry.
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Absolutely it's doable. I would go the two separate sheets route and glue them to a chipboard core. Check the DIY forum, there are several good methods for getting both sheets to line up correctly.
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If you are wanting something straightforward for playtesting purposes, you can simulate the topology of hexes perfectly using rectangular cards, which are far easier to make.

Example...

+-----+-----+
| | |
+--+--+--+--+--+--+
| | | |
+--+--+--+--+--+--+
| | |
+-----+-----+


It may not be what you want to do, but I find doing this very useful.
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Or just print two hexes next to each other (front and back of the same hex) with good bleed around the cut line. The cut line only needs to be on one of them. Print, fold, glue, cut. Done!
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Mango Dragon
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Thank you all for the suggestions so far. I especially like the idea of printing front and back side by side, but all of those could work.
 
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