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Subject: Required Table Space rss

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Caleb Frazier
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As I've been looking into this game more and more and I briefly scanned the forums and info, what is the required table space for this game? I find that this actually has relevance on whether or not I pick up a game...
 
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Bobby Warren
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Most of the time you could easily get by on a 2' x 2' table. An occasional game might stretch one way ot the other and make you need more room, though you could just say that you have to play on the table as is.
 
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Mike Mead
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Just mount an Arkham Horror or Railways of the World board with table legs, and then you can accomodate any game.
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We play to table size now as a house rule - it saves shifting a big mass of tiles - the house rule being "if you can balance it you can place it!"

Most of the time we play on a 3 foot wide table and very rarely encounter problems of that kind especially if you have less than 4 players.
 
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Brent Keith
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We play with the same house rule. :) In theory you should be able to play infinitely in any particular direction, but in practical terms those who have posted above are correct, and the house rule forcing conformity to table size really does not seriously muck up strategies the way it would for something like Carcassonne.
 
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Leland Gross
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I will also echo the table determines the spread of the game. We even play with slight gaps in the tiles (similar to Forbidden Island) to help with moving, flipping, etc.) and have never had someone who felt they were cheated by running out of room on one side.
 
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Another tip I just discovered: playing on a tablecloth is easier than playing on a bare table. The tiles easily slide around on a bare tabletop.

Have you ever seen those green tablecloths used for playing poker? They have a felt-like texture and are awesome for keeping tiles in place.
 
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