Tile Extractin’ Backing Action

pushing from behind to extract a catan tile from the frameOne part of my Catan boards that doesn’t get enough attention is the backing. The backing is almost invisible during play, and it is obviously critical to keeping the frame together, but there’s one feature of the backing I haven’t highlighted before.

Between games, when players need to remove or re-arrange the tiles, you’ve got to pick them up from the frame. Since the backing is soft, a player can lightly press up behind a tile to pop up an edge to grab on to.

catan board leather backing fancy leather backing for catan board

Right now, I provide backings made from vegetable-tanned leather, a softer brown leather, and recycled PET felt.

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