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Game mats - what size?
« on: October 07, 2015, 06:54:36 AM »
I'm thinking of ordering a game mat (like the GripMat or something similar). Does anyone have something like this? Do they work well?

Do you have any recommendations as to what size(s) to purchase to support a wide range of Carc playing options? Is it better to get one larger mat or two smaller (or two larger?)

Any thoughts or experiences would be appreciated! Thx!



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Re: Game mats - what size?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 08:08:03 AM »
I've been wondering about one of these too.  My concern is that even the biggest one might not be big enough. 

I ended up playing Carcassonne on a white cotton sheet instead (not quite hessian, more like a curtain).

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Re: Game mats - what size?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 09:56:20 AM »
Thx Decar! Yes, that's a bit of my concern too.

However, What I think I've come to realize is that I play a lot of games with just the basic game, basic + 1-2 expansions, or basic + a few minis and as long as I can cover that area that will make me happy. 

I guess I just have to measure the area covered after one of my next games and go with a safe margin over that.

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Re: Game mats - what size?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 02:01:39 PM »
What about purchasing a jigsaw mat? Some of them for 1000 pieces could be useful for small to medium sized games. Try to go for those with smaller mats inside too so that you could extend your Carcassonne game. A company called Jumbo make some amazing puzzle boards which could fit your size criteria and include two smaller boards inside (meant for an extra 500 puzzle pieces each but can be used to extend your board in any direction)
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Re: Game mats - what size?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 02:47:34 AM »
I use a playmat that is intended for minature figure games that works well. It's 2 x 1.25 meters and is washable with a laundry machine. Many of you probably seen it by now in many of my photos what looks like a green mat. Cost me little under 25 Euro called Mat-o-War.
  This was also used in my carcArt, filling the entire mat, holds a little over 1300 Carcassonne tiles.

While I also have a puzzle mat, which is a cheap version, it can work but not as good as it doesn't stay completely flat until it has some weight on it (i.e. puzzle pieces or tiles). A more expensive one might do the trick, the ones at a cost of 25 Euro. Mine cost me 8 Euro.
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Re: Game mats - what size?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 06:59:22 PM »
See this update if you are interested in GripMats...


http://www.carcassonnecentral.com/community/index.php?topic=2918.0


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