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Meeple resoration(?) advice
« on: March 24, 2015, 12:48:01 PM »
Hi everyone,

New member here, been getting into carcasonne over the last year and have expanded my collection quite dramatically in the last few months and one of the things I ended up with was a second hand Rio grande version of the base game with I&C, T&B and the tower.

I already had all of this (except the tower) so wanted to gift the spare expansions to a friend however the meeples that came with the game aren't in the best condition and they smell really, musty. I think they must have been in loft storage or something.

Basically I was wondering if anyone has any advice for getting rid of the musty smell at all? I'm a bit worried about using water as I don't want them to swell.

Any advice greatly appreciated :)

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Re: Meeple resoration(?) advice
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 12:58:14 PM »
Hi Curt,

Don't want to get you in spending but if you live on this side of the Atlantic (Europe side  :)) ) try cundco.de you can buy new meeples really cheap.
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Re: Meeple resoration(?) advice
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 01:15:43 PM »
I can only imagine that they made a sort of mold... so you can try first to put them under the sun with fresh air for 1-2 days... then wash them with water and apple vinegar that is not really aggressive for the colours...
and if they lost the colour you can repait them with colour for wood

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Re: Meeple resoration(?) advice
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2015, 02:18:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum - I would recommend keeping them out in a well ventilated area, with either: bicarbonate of soda and/or white Vinegar; I've had some success removing smells from old books and wood with these.  It can take quite a few days (eg: 5-7 days) for you to notice any difference though.

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Re: Meeple resoration(?) advice
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 01:32:02 PM »
Thanks everyone I'll give some of the above suggestions a go, if they don't work cundco sounds like a good alternative as I'm in the UK! My only concern would be them disliking me buying entire sets of a certain meeple, such as the builder/pig in every colour.

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Re: Meeple resoration(?) advice
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2015, 11:40:24 AM »
Just to update, bicarbonate of Soda and a quick wash in some warm water has done them the world of good!

Thanks for all the advice :)


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