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Chris Flynn
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I bought new and I love the game. But...the tiles have warped and their thickness resists the normal backbend remedy. I haven't noticed this brought up as a problem so maybe humid Minnesota is a exception. Go Twins, love Target Field!

Any help on the warpage?
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Leo Zappa
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I have noticed the same with my set, but I rationalize it that these tiles represent the creaky floor plates of an ancient starship which has been adrift for untold years. The warping just enhances the ambience!
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Common problem. I've done just about everything I can think of to avoid it and mine have a slight warp to them as well.

Some people have had some pretty extreme warping others, like me, just have some minor warping.

Either case...book press em and they'll flatten right out. Keep em out of direct sunlight for long periods of time as well as that seems to hasten their warping & re-warping.
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I have severe warp and slight peeling. (._.) Doesn't affect gameplay, but it's a component concern.
 
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So could you say this was a design merit if the Space Hulk tiles were corrupted by the warp?

Man, GW's games just keep getting more and more detailed!
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Matthew Bysouth
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Was going to post about this myself. Nothing too severe but after a month or so the larger pieces have warped and the joins are lose on many tiles where they were tight before. Nothing too serious but it does take a little of my admiration away from the game pieces. Have been wondering whether there is a best way to store the pieces to avoid this getting any worse. Any ideas beyond laying them flat with something heavy on top?
 
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As someone who doesn't own Space Hulk and has no experience of what I am about to suggest but am wondering if it might work - could you hold it above the steam from a kettle for a few seconds to moisten the underside of the card and then press it between books..?
 
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John "Omega" Williams
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There is a very early thread addressing various solutions to this problem and a few preventative measures too.

Depending on circumstance you are suffering from the tiles either absorbing moisture, or drying out.
 
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Bruce Moffatt
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Board pieces ruined, I'm pissed

Warped or warping room tiles
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n Mzi
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I do not know whether it has been said so far or not, but I use desiccant to *prevent* the tiles from wrapping: I just throw old medicine bottle caps lids in my SH box. It has worked quite well so far.

 
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Joseph Saucedo
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The lid to the bottle?
 
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Yes, sorry: my English is poor: I was talking about the lid (if it contains desiccant, of course).
 
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