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Stephen Schaffer
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Anyone who owns these games;

Risk
Axis & Allies

I need the someone to measure the boards and post the sizes for me. (In English measurements)

I'm looking for a cheap game (something I can pick up for $20 at Wal-Mart or Toys R Us) to scrap that has a board that is at least 20 x 30.

Any help would be nice.

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'Bernard Wingrave'
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I'll try to remember to check for mass-market games when I get home.

But if you haven't already done so, you might check thrift stores in your area. It's a lot cheaper to buy a game at a thrift store, and sometimes, the boards are in really good shape -- better than you would need for a prototype, anyway.
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Jonathan Ham
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Just went and measured mine. They're all just a little smaller than what you're looking for, but the dimensions may not be the same as the current printing. I included the copyright date printed on the box for reference. All of these were found at thrift stores, and I agree with Bernard, try looking there before buying a new one.

Risk (1998) is 19" x 29"
Risk (1975) is 20 1/2" x 22"
Axis & Allies (1987) is 19" x 32 1/2"

Also, if you live near a college campus, you might want to look in a store catering to art students. I went into one last year looking for something suitable for a gameboard, and they gave me two 24" x 36" sheets of chipboard (mounting board) for free, because to them, they were scraps.
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Ron Parker
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It all depends on the version. I have four different editions of Risk, with three different sizes of boards:

1968: 22.5 x 21.25 bifold
1975: 22.5 x 21.25 bifold
1990: 28.5 x 19.5 trifold (Risk + Castle Risk)
1998: 29.5 x 19.75 six-fold

The last one is likely closest to the size of the boards in current editions, but as you see it's just a smidge under 20x30.

I do have Axis & Allies, but as my copy is the original MB GameMaster version the measurements are probably about as useful to you as the ones for that 1968 copy of Risk. Besides, it's further back in the closet.

(Note: differences from Jonathan's measurements are likely due to my having measured edge-to-edge rather than the size of the printed portion.)
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Robert Wesley
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Here's what you need to be looking for then: Shrek 2: The Twisted Fairy Tale Game

This measures at 20X30, and has 4 sections (while you do have a 'cut' in this), as I am going to be using such for mounting yet another "Gamemap" onto that as well.
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