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Subject: What does YOUR Playmat smell like? Mine is Snow Crab Legs rss

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Bill Norris
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Loving the Playmat, but it definitely has a unique smell to it. I've seen folks talking about it in various places so let's get a consolidated thread going. NOTE: I love the Playmat, it's beautiful, and the smell is fading daily, so this isn't any sort of knock against it, just having some fun!

Mine came with one end ripped open and resealed using 'Priority Mail' tape all over it. Upon getting the tape off, I was greeted with the smell of snow crab legs.

Unfortunately it wasn't the warm, buttery version, but the room temperature, left out for a few hours version that I experienced.

What does YOURS smell like?
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PA Jacques
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Mine doesn't have any perticular smell except that of a regular playmat.
 
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Bill Norris
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Fullpa wrote:
Mine doesn't have any particular smell except that of a regular playmat.


When I first heard people complaining about the smell I figured the same (just the typical 'wierd' playmat smell). But damned if it wasn't different in this case.

Maybe they had to smuggle them in on one of those 'Deadliest Catch' boats.
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Brian

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Mine stunk when I got it - but now it doesn't smell odd at all - It was closed up for a month or more in plastic... Of course it's going to smell somewhat.
 
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Ziggi W
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Mine smells a bit like tar and plastic and pool noodle, maybe a hint of fish. I sniffed the hell out of that thing, but I love strong smells.
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Sithrak - The god who hates you unconditionally
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Mine definitely came with a certain "well-aged" fish odor that was... quite overpowering when I first opened it. It improved when I let it air out for a week, but it was still pretty strong when I put it back into storage. I'm thinking I might just wait until summer and let it air out under the sun before I ever use it, because I'm hesitant to subject my friends to this kind of olfactory assault.
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John Doe
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This is just the sort of thing that belongs in Flip Florey's Super Saturday Board Game Serial!
 
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Jack Francisco
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zigfromsa wrote:
I sniffed the hell out of that thing


gulp
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Casey Smith
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We went from,

where the hell is my playmat?

to

what the hell does your playmat smell like?

Progress.
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Mark Turner
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zigfromsa wrote:
I sniffed the hell out of that thing.


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Ziggi W
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MrMT wrote:
zigfromsa wrote:
I sniffed the hell out of that thing.




I regret nothing!
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Pat E. Cakes
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Smells great to me. Like a new book
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Mine is more like fish guts in the heating duct.
Or maybe if you poured a bucket of tuna water into a Toco restaurants septic tank.
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Rosen Crantz
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Mine didn't smell bad when it arrived last week, just smelled like a neoprene mat. Even then, it was hardly noticeable. Then again, my shipping tube was cracked open. So it may have aired itself out while in transit.
 
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Kirk Groeneweg
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I had mine laid out on the game table. My wife went in that room and was looking around to try and find where the dog puked. I moved the mat out to the garage to air out after that.
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Jonahdel
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Smelled like rubber.

Didn't even have to air it out.
 
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Derek
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Ive worked in and around wet suits for my entire professional career and I can tell you with certainty that the smell is absolutely normal with neoprene. (At least the one I have)
 
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Jeffrey Nolin
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Mine smells like Victory.
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Bobby Sanmiguel
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Mine smelled like fish. I aired it outside for a few hours and got rid of most of it.
 
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Niko Kwekkeboom
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Should I be worried if I dont have mine yet
 
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Mine was fine out of the shipping container w/o any smell.
 
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Colin Cherry
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Fish food.
 
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Kenny Felts
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Nasty fish smell at first but a day or two airing out and it's fine now. There's still a slight odor (not fish at least) if you put your nose against it but I usually don't encourage moving game pieces with noses so it's all good!
 
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