Great Western Trail BASE GAME Player Mat Overlay WITH Backboard

Great Western Trail BASE GAME Player Mat Overlay WITH Backboard



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: acrylic, plastic

This overlay prevents components from being accidentally moved around. Plus the backboard feature allows you to pick up and move a fully loaded player mat!
*Each quantity unit represents one player mat. Order 4 for a complete set for one game copy.
*This overlay was designed for the first edition of the game. Since the second edition isn't due out until late summer 2021, I cannot yet advise whether this overlay is compatible or not.
*Please note the processing time before placing your order. Products are manufactured to fulfill orders and are not kept in "stock." Every effort will be made to ship orders as quickly as possible.

If you are looking for Great Western Trail player mat overlays with NO backboards, please see this listing:
*This product requires assembly. Please see link to video in listing below.
The overlay also comes with a "mini overlay" made of acrylic half the thickness as the rest of the overlay, to lay over the 3- and 4-player cardboard tile that comes with the game (see photos).

Assembly is quick and easy: simply place the player mat on top of the acrylic backboard, lay the clear acrylic cube overlay on top of the player mat, then snap the entire item together with the included fasteners.

The dimensions of a completed player board are 10.33 x 6 x .25" (262.5 x 152.5 x 6.25mm). A stack of 4 boards is about 1" (25mm) tall.

Assembly requires no glue. It is strongly recommended that you watch the video guide to assembly. To view, open a separate browser window and copy and paste the following URL:
Looking for a box insert that can accommodate these overlays AND store all the game bits in an extremely organized and convenient manner? Then check out the special BGBoost version of the GWT insert at Insert Here! The direct link to the GWT product is below but you'll find the entire store is full of incredible insert designs. To view, open a separate browser window and copy and paste the following URL:
Q: What is this product made of? Is it strong?
A: This product is made of cast acrylic. It is generally durable but brittle and can crack if bent too hard. It can also be scratched with anything abrasive so please handle with care.

Q: Can the boards be taken apart once they are assembled?
A: Yes! If you purchased this item after December 10, 2017, the new and improved connectors allow the boards to be disassembled and then reconnected for cleaning or other needs.

Q: I've received the product, but what are these strange protrusions from each piece that look like the letter "B?"
A: That is a feature of most products from to assist you in the removal of the protective adhesive paper that the pieces ship with. Instead of using a fingernail to get an edge of the paper, simply snap off each "B" piece and the paper will come with it. "B" stands for "break off." See the video linked above for more explanation.

Please message me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your interest!
To help support fellow gamers in need, a portion of all proceeds from is donated to the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. Learn more about this fund at

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Purchases ship with a tracking number, but please be aware that once the US Postal Service has handed a package off to your country's postal system, the tracking number may no longer function. There may also be long periods of time when tracking information isn't updated as your package travels overseas. In addition, any packages that are lost after the US Postal Service confirms transfer to your country's postal system are not the responsibility of this store. Every effort will be made to work with you and your postal system to locate the package, but this store will not be responsible for the cost of shipping a second package or for a refund of the initial purchase.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT RETURNS/EXCHANGES: this product is only eligible for return or exchange IF and ONLY IF the protective paper has not been removed from any pieces.

WARNING: this product contains small parts and could pose a choking hazard for small children. Please use with care.

This is an unlicensed, third-party product compatible with Great Western Trail. All copyrights and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Lynda Soucy Apr 28, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I love these overlays! Fast shipping and carefully packaged! Arrived safe and sound but stupid me, I chipped one of my two overlays! My bad! :( (see green circle on the pic). The Great Western Trail cardboard fits perfectly on it. It's well made and easy to put together but take your time. I also bought the Terraforming Mars overlay from BoardGameBoost and I would say it's essential! The BoardGameBoost is a must in the boardgames world! :) I recommend this seller!

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Jim Feb 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

After ordering the Terraforming Mars player mats, there was no doubt in my mind that I needed the Great Western Trail boards as well. Tremendous quality, which make both board games so much better. Not the cheapest option on Etsy, but for me the absolute #1 choice!!

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Jean Mar 1, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Definitely a must have! Excellent quality and easy to assemble. A few years ago, I also bought the Terraforming Mars overlay with backboard and was very satisfy.

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jessicacuanita Oct 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Very beautiful overlays! I got both types (with and without backboard). The seller is also very kind and accommodating. To be honest, I can’t ask for a better product/service! Thank you so much Pete for making these products. It has made a much better experience when playing the game. ♥️♥️

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