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SHAWN WHITE
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So. Got this unpacked, punched, and sorted. Sat down last night to play our first game, and... I'm a little disappointed by how badly the player boards and Planet tiles are warped. Planet tiles don't lay flat on the board (like, not even a little; cupped). Same with the player boards. I'm assuming this was a humidity/moisture issue during manufacturing/shipment. Was wondering if anyone else was having a similar problem, and if anyone knows of good solutions.

Other than that, everything is beautiful, and we really enjoyed the gameplay.

 
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Randall Monk
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No such issues for me.
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Scott Everts
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First thing I do with every game is put the game boards and punch boards under weights for at least 24 hours. The moisture from printing isn't 100% evaporated on most games and that's what causes the warping. So doing the weight thing will fix these problems. I did that with this game and it was fine the next day.

The main reason this happens is when the manufacturer doesn't do proper acclimatizing at the end of manufacturing.
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No problems like this for me.
 
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ScottE wrote:
First thing I do with every game is put the game boards and punch boards under weights for at least 24 hours. The moisture from printing isn't 100% evaporated on most games and that's what causes the warping. So doing the weight thing will fix these problems. I did that with this game and it was fine the next day.

The main reason this happens is when the manufacturer doesn't do proper acclimatizing at the end of manufacturing.


I have started to save those silica packets you get in pill bottles and slip one into the box of a game that has a lot of warping. That seems to do the trick as well.
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I totally noticed this on all our planets on the first playthrough we just did. I'll put them into a pressing thing I guess.
 
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Tyson K
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Mine warped pretty bad as well.
 
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set books onem on a nice flat counter for a few hours. be glad Ryan went with a with planets rather than a fully modular board. it'll be fixed right up but not much he can do since our climate / conditions are different from factory/assembly zone
 
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Eddie Harr
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Mine also warped bad
 
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ScottE wrote:
First thing I do with every game is put the game boards and punch boards under weights for at least 24 hours. The moisture from printing isn't 100% evaporated on most games and that's what causes the warping. So doing the weight thing will fix these problems. I did that with this game and it was fine the next day.

The main reason this happens is when the manufacturer doesn't do proper acclimatizing at the end of manufacturing.


This. All games with modular tiles/player boards are going to warp. My Spirit Island boards AND cards are horrid for this.
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ScottE wrote:
First thing I do with every game is put the game boards and punch boards under weights for at least 24 hours. The moisture from printing isn't 100% evaporated on most games and that's what causes the warping. So doing the weight thing will fix these problems. I did that with this game and it was fine the next day.

The main reason this happens is when the manufacturer doesn't do proper acclimatizing at the end of manufacturing.

Yup. Scythe and Dinosaur Island worked wonders over night!
 
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Ours warped before our eyes as we played our first game. Def a bummer. I’ve got everything flattened under the game box with Scythe on top for good measure.

Never was able to fix the warping of the Scythe playmats, even with days under pressing. Might need to try silica gel packets this time!
 
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No such issues for me.

Silica gel packets would normally solve this : I used them into all games with cardboards and tiles (Eclipse, Runewars, Scythe, Exodus...) and no more warp since.
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Patrik Vågehed
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This game is very warped after first play through for me.
 
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