Rails to the North Expansion (GWT) -Overlay ONLY (no backboard)

Rails to the North Expansion (GWT) -Overlay ONLY (no backboard)



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  • Materials: acrylic

This overlay provides a small extension to the base game player mat, with spaces for an extra disc and the branchlet tokens.
This product does NOT include an overlay for the base game player mat (sold separately here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/480425478 ).
*Each quantity unit represents one player mat. Order 4 for a complete set for one game copy.
*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 the Rails to the North player mat overlays WITH backboards, please see this listing:
*This product requires removal of paper backing. Please see link to video in listing below.
Be sure to order the version that matches your base game player overlays!
This product is ONLY compatible with the "Overlay ONLY (no backboard)" version of the base game Great Western Trail overlays (found at https://www.etsy.com/listing/480425478 ). It is NOT compatible with the "Overlay WITH Backboard" version of the base game Great Western Trail overlays.

This product comes with optional connectors that can be used to link the expansion overlay with the base game overlay.

IMPORTANT NOTE: the player mat extension that comes with the Rails to the North expansion is made from punch board instead of the card stock that the base game player mat is made of. The punch board is a significantly thicker material and as a result this expansion overlay will rest higher than the base game overlay. Please see product photos.

Each overlay is 6.2 x 2.2 x .13" (158 x 54 x 3.1mm). A stack of 4 overlays is about 1/2" (12.5mm) tall.

No assembly is needed but removal of a paper backing is required. It is strongly recommended that you watch the video overview. 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 1/8" 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: 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 Boardgameboost.com 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!
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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 Rails to the North. All copyrights and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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1,353 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Shiky Chang Jul 13, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect fit for the new reprint of the game (Eggert Spiele version). To fit them into my organizer I had to choose those with no backboards and I'm right - all the boards (including the expansion) are now stored in the game box without bumping up the lid.

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Roger Mar 21, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Instruction videos were super helpful! The product came in perfect condition and looks even better in person!!

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Jason Seaman Jul 3, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Overlays were awesome!

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Ken Kosten Mar 18, 2019

4 out of 5 stars

Very clever design to incorporate changes to the board without needing to remove the overlay. I wish the overlay came with adhesive so it would permanently stick to the game board. As is, it just trades one problem for another problem (shifting plastic tray). I have taped mine to stay on permanently to avoid this problem.

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