Decorating Advice - Game Board Maps
Michael Berg
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Medford
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I've been looking a way to decorate my room and turn it into an official Gaming Den. My girlfriend had the great idea of using boards from board games to decorate the walls - specifically ones with maps.

So help me out! I need an excuse to buy more games to find games with beautiful boards as maps. I'll then find a way to mount them so that the games are still playable - so gameplay is also important.

Thanks!
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1. Board Game: Portobello Market [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Well, I'll go first. Not sure what kind of maps you're looking for, but Portobello Market definitely contains one of my favorite boards. Full of details (Westminster Abbey looks awesome), and great quality overall. The game itself is merely "good" in my opinion, but it's quick fun anyway and the board is just a pleasure to look at!
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2. Board Game: Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Sort of an example and a counter-example. This board *looks* fantastic, but there are some big empty areas on it (i.e. the ocean) that could have been used for something. Also the board art sometimes obscures the scoring track, which is kind of annoying.

But it terms of pure aesthetics (and I'll have to admit there's something indulgent about a giant board with a ton of empty space), it's pretty awesome.
 
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3. Board Game: Carcassonne [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked] [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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No need to settle for just one box, you could decorate the whole wall with these tiles. cool AND you could change the layout again and again, and maybe write some subliminal messages with roads.
 
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4. Board Game: Conquest of the Empire [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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What about this?
 
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5. Board Game: War! Age of Imperialism [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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...or this?
 
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6. Board Game: Serenissima (first edition) [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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7. Board Game: Liberté [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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This one is not part of the game, but a user map that you could get printed...
 
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M Hellyer
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This is not a good photo, but I've always thought some nice clean hex wargame maps such as A-H Waterloo or A-H Stalingrad would look nice on walls, particularly behind glass in frames.
 
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The main problem it's that your girlfriend probably will not approve the decoration.shake
 
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