Saturday, February 18, 2017

Game Mat

I haven't been doing much modeling or gaming lately as we are prepping for a move. I did, however, recently purchase a 3'x3' gaming mat from here. I bought it on a whim and I have to say I'm really impressed with it. The printing is beautiful - very clear and vibrant. I think it will be a nice foundation for games of Songs of Blades and Heroes as well as my Dungeons and Dragons games. I'm sure it would work well with any game in fact. Anyway, here are some pics:

Close up of bare/rocky area.
Close up of path.
A party of adventurers is ambushed by goblins!

A shot with a Dwarvenforge cottage.

A mat like this is essentially a giant mouse pad. It rolls up for storage and lays flat instantly. It creates a nice padded surface for minis, important especially for games that rely on laying minis down as a game mechanic. As you can see, it's a nice addition.

If you've not looked at these types of mats you may want to give them a try. It took me a while to pull the trigger on one, but I'm glad I did.

Looking around online you'll find several companies that sell them. They come with lots of different types of terrain, from rural to urban to wasteland to outer space. You can buy them in sizes from 3'x3' up to 6'x4'. You can buy them with square or hex grids printed on in a variety of sizes. They really are a very versatile tool for miniature gaming. They can be pricey, but with care I think they will last a lifetime of gaming.

Until next time, carry on!


  1. I hadn't seen this mat before but it seems like it is worth buying. Numerous skirmish games could take advantage of the layout. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Very nice looking mat and the price isn't too bad, but unfortunately they're sold out.

    1. Sorry they sold out already! Hopefully they will get more in stock. If not, look at some of the other companies out there.

  3. Good looking mat, very useful for a great many genres.

  4. I've not seen this exact mat before, but I have several from UrbanMatz. I'm delighted with them; you should get lots of value from your mat.

    1. Yes! I've looked at UrbanMatz and they look like a good product. The mat I have came from Ganesha Games. I believe it was left over stock from a recent Kickstarter they did. I like it a lot and will be looking to purchase more mats like these. Thanks for looking!