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Mark Salzwedel
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I keep hearing of people who have used some sort of rotating device to obviate players walking around the table to look for a block they can use. In my experience, most are too small or too unsteady to use once the tower gets any height to it. Has anyone found one that works with this game?
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ssgames wrote:
I keep hearing of people who have used some sort of rotating device to obviate players walking around the table to look for a block they can use. In my experience, most are too small or too unsteady to use once the tower gets any height to it. Has anyone found one that works with this game?
Well, I have a HUGE lazy susan I sometime use for Puerto Rico. It might be stable enough. But given how high the blocks can stack, I am more inclined to have people walk around the table. I can see what you are saying that it would be difficult to make sure the people do not fall off or the blocks fall.
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ssgames wrote:
I keep hearing of people who have used some sort of rotating device to obviate players walking around the table to look for a block they can use. In my experience, most are too small or too unsteady to use once the tower gets any height to it. Has anyone found one that works with this game?


This works perfectly with Climbers. My husband build this lazy Susan for me for my birthday a couple of years ago. It has been most useful with Climbers which I recently acquired.
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Just found a decent sized lazy susan at Ikea, 39cm should be wide enough for Climbers. I imagine it's the users that will determine how unstable the set up is. If you turn slowly and calmly it shouldn't fall.
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Jugular wrote:
Just found a decent sized lazy susan at Ikea, 39cm should be wide enough for Climbers. I imagine it's the users that will determine how unstable the set up is. If you turn slowly and calmly it shouldn't fall.

I've just ordered The Climbers so I'm very interested to hear how you get on with this purchase... you never know, it might persuade me to venture back into Ikea!
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I played this for the first time last night. We used a plastic place mat to spin the tower around, which worked perfectly. These are large enough, cheap, and probably more portable than a lazy susan for when you take The Climbers on the road.

Here is an example of what I'm talking about:
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I built this a couple of years ago for Settlers - got tired of using the warped border. OK, "built" is maybe too strong of a verb - but it's a lazy susan base, fastened to a cutting board and covered with nonslip rubber shelf liner stuff. This works well.

It's shown leaning at an angle to demonstrate the nonslip covering.



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