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New Deluxe Edition of the classic board game SolarQuest, with enhanced gameplay, magnetic fuel card, 8 player capability, and more.
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Magnets on the Game Board

Posted by Valen Brost (Creator)
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There has been some questions and comments lately about the magnetic game board. To answer one persons question: yes, over the years I have pondered embedding the magnets into the game board to hold the fuel stations in place, and the game board is made with a very thick card stock which could accommodate embedding. However, the graphics on the game board are amazing, and the the playing surface is additionally coated with a gloss finish to help protect from drink spills, etc. The gloss coating makes the graphics even more stunning!  I didn't want to impair the beauty of the game board in any way, which would happen with embedding. I concluded that thin magnets glued onto the board was the most ideal solution to accomplish holding the Fuel Stations in place while preserving the graphics. The magnets I am using are less than 1/32" thick and they are black, which blends into the deep space graphics. I think you guys will really like the appearance and function of the game board with magnets!  

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