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making a foldable board

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krone9
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any tips before I start bodging thibgs? Im aiming for 18" x 18" (and printing tips also appreciated)

the other complication is that I want it to be magnetic so thin sheet magnets(squares) will stick to it - no idea how to do this

Gabe
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Here's all the best how-tos I

Here's all the best how-tos I could find:

http://www.boardgamedesignlab.com/prototypes/#diyboards

You can buy thin magnetic sheets from wal mart or the craft store. They have adhesive on one side, and they're easy to cut.

Rick L
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Magnetic adhesives

I've used some magnetic strips with adhesive backs (peel & stick) for my first prototype boards but it isn't the strongest bond - I used superglue to help hold the strip's down. But after a few months, I was able to peel them off after a little light prying, so experiment with different adhesives and your boat material.

Daggaz
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If you want something to

If you want something to stick permanently, then pick up some binary epoxy resin at any hardware store. It's fairly cheap and highly effective. If you manage to tear your magnetic strips or whatever off when using this stuff, they are going to take half the backing-board with them.

krone9
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thanks guys - really helpful!

thanks guys - really helpful!

krone9
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i have made one. it aint

i have made one. it aint pretty. no you cant see pictures :D

Daggaz
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pics or it didnt happen ;)

pics or it didnt happen ;)

krone9
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here is the Mark 1 -

here is the Mark 1 - characterised by its packing tape finish and crudely hacked up cardboard backing, the Mark 1 features a rickety playing area, shiny vision impeding surface and poorly matched folding mechanism

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9qc4dy6n211kv04/2017-03-17%2019.35.24.jpg?dl=0

krone9
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fortunately i can now also

fortunately i can now also showcase the Mark 2 Knossus board prototype:
professionally printed on glossy photo paper, the Mark 2 is backed by precision cut (ish) foamcore and designed to be placed in sequence rather than any clumsy folding. The Mark 2 also features a magnetic sublayer allowing magnetic tiles which form the modular walls to be laid without risk of movement during play, or for storage between games.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3b09g2oxribrqah/2017-03-17%2019.44.39.jpg?dl=0

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