26" x 26" square battle mat with up to 625 square inches of usable space
Reversible! Map out your game on 625 one-inch squares, or 725 one-inch hexes
The thick vinyl rolls up for easy storage, but lays flatter than laminated paper grids
Ideal for Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Warhammer, Star Wars, GURPs and other tabletop & miniatures mapping
For best results when erasing, Vis-a-Vis or similar wet-erase markers recommended
One of the greatest strengths of tabletop gaming is that the possibilities are literally endless, limited only by the imaginations of intrepid players and gleefully scheming dungeon masters. Campaigns, characters and settings are adaptable to an infinite degree because the game assets exist in the mind, because they aren't printed on game boards, trading cards, and the like. Often the only physical elements of a table top game are character sheets, maybe some miniatures, and a set of fair but unforgiving polyhedral dice.
Think of battle mats as steroids for your campaigns. Formerly nebulous dungeons now have distinct, exacting shapes, like bottlenecks to force tough engagements, or blind spots for traps and ambushes. Devote a single 1" hex amongst a sea of 724 others to house a nefarious pressure plate. Lend your post-apocalyptic wasteland some scenery to appreciate and geography to negotiate. Graph out precise areas of effect, reveal lines of sight. Battle mats add lucidity, but also complexity.
Our double-sided Melee Mat is made from durable, textured vinyl. It travels and stores well but lays flat when unrolled, unlike laminated card stock mats. Each Melee Mat measures a compact 26" by 26", but features a roomy 625 square inches of usable space. Accommodating several styles of play and sets of rules, the Melee Mat uses both a hex and a grid system, packing an impressive 725 hexes and 625 squares onto a mat just over 2 square feet.
Note:Because this mat is made from textured vinyl, it is not 100% eraseable. However, we have experienced good results with Vis a Vis wet erase markers. For best results, use only wet erase markers, and try to erase within 3-4 hours. Please note that the included marker is permanent, and whenever you test new markers, do so on an inconspicuous part of the mat.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
So, quality of the item is good. I like the Vinyl feel to it, I like the size and the boarders look great! But why in the name of all that is tabletop gaming, would you EVER fold a play-mat like this? EVER?!
I can't even get the creases out, miniatures fall over, why fold it when the HUGE shipping container could have just had it rolled up inside?
I'm not happy with this purchase, and I would return it, but I will need it for tomorrows D&D Session. Unless this situation is remedied by the company, I most likely won't be purchasing from them again.
This Melee Mat does not even deserve the one star I gave it; sadly, that was as low as the scale goes. This product is AWFUL!!!! There is absolutely NO TYPE OF PEN (water soluble/water erase/dry erase) that will come off _ even PENCIL makes permanent marks. I am extremely displeased, this was a holiday present for my daughter who was so excited when she unwrapped it only to have her Christmas fun dimmed when the mat didn't live up to it's most important promoted quality.
It is garbage and I do not appreciate paying for garbage.
This isn't too bad a drawable gaming surface - provided one strictly follows the directions that came with it. The side is perfect for smaller tables for miniatures. This is not the most expensive product on the market, and maybe it shows a bit in the form of some of the grid lines being slightly smeared in the printing. It comes on a roll and the two different sides of the mat are actually two one-sided prints on a flexible-plastic material that are then "welded" together along the edges. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem, but on the one I received, part of the roll had stuck to itself and required careful separation to unroll it -- and as careful as I was, a few small tears occurred in the materials which could lead to larger tearing issues over time. Overall, I'm content with this purchase for the price, but I think the quality control could be better on the product.
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