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First off let me say that H:RvC is one of my favourite games and I think the Valley Games version is beautiful. That being said, I find the puzzle board to be a huge pain. When laid out on the table, my copy is constantly popping up in places. I have tried flattening the boards under heavy objects, which works for a while but eventually the boards revert back to their original warp. Does anyone else find this to be the case or I am I just being picky? Does anyone have any suggestions or to I have to bite the bullet and buy some plexiglass?

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I've played a couple dozen times with a friend's set over the past year, and his puzzle board always laid flat with no problem.
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This also happened to me when I owned the VG edition.
 
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Yeah, I feel your pain, but I'm glad it's a real board and not just a paper map; it's worth the trouble.

The one clear solution I have is to glue it to a nice backing, making a complete, seamless map. If you constantly have to travel with your game, it wouldn't work. If you ever wanted to re-sell the game, it wouldn't be an option. I'd like to do this, but I have to travel with the game at times. I'd love it if I were rich. I'd buy an extra copy of the game and keep one travel edition and one home edition
 
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I've considered glueing it but I travel with my games as well. I have the pieces laying flat under a bunch of heavy books right now.

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Sounds like your boards may have warped. Or possibly your table is not flat? I'm not sure plexi would help with warped puzzle board pieces.
 
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I think your boards must have some kind of problem, because mine lies perfectly flat.

I know 5 other people who own the game and they don´t have that problem neither...
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I have a perfectly flat, wonderful board (from a great German print-run), in this box.

Humidity can warp anything though... do you have a damp basement or game room perhaps?
 
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I haven't had this problem, but plexiglass might be the answer.
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The boards were warped when I pulled them out of the box for the first time about a year ago.
 
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bjhenderson wrote:
The boards were warped when I pulled them out of the box for the first time about a year ago.


Mine were warped also. I left them under some very heavy books in a dry room for a couple of weeks, and they have stayed flat ever since.
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I am doing that right now (I'm on day 2). Before I would put some books on them the day before playing a game but they would always revert back to their original warp . I'm going to give them 10 days under the books. I hope it works.
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bjhenderson wrote:
I'm going to give them 10 days under the books. I hope it works.

Try threatening them too. "You can't come out until you're flat!"
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