I have on occasion been stuck being the guy on the wrong side of the table during a 6 player session, having to read Kamchatka upside down for two hours. I've also been the clumsy dude, knocking adjacent players pieces all over the board. First world problems, I know. But problems nonetheless. I'm all about efficiency and the magnetic rotating Risk board solves all of those problems with the convenience of being able to move the board around with your pieces held in place.
You can make your own. You can add your own personal touch and get as creative as you want. This is how I made mine.
First let me give you a rundown of all the materials/tools I used.
1/2" bore bit
3/4" thick 26" diameter table top: http://www.readytocover.com/26-inch-round-plywood-table-top.html
Golden acrylic paints, glaze, and gesso
paint markers (gold for borders and red for sea paths)
Rust-oleum Magnetic Primer
artist tape/painter's tape
Krylon Crystal Clear acrylic coating
1/2" carriage bolt
4x 3/8" nuts and bolts
24x 3/8" washers
1/2" bearing: http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit7494
(imitation) gold leaf and adhesive
stylus for embossing country names (if you can call what I did embossing, I dunno)
5mm x 5mm x 1mm magnets
Step 1: Making a 1/2" Hole for the Carriage Bolt
Step 2: Painting the Outline of Continents - Gesso and Magnetic Primer
After this sketch, I cut the outline of the sketch to create a stencil and proceed to apply gesso (at least 3 coats) and magnetic primer. Mix the magnetic primer well if you want to magnetize your board. The primer will not work if several layers of well mixed paint are not applied.
Step 3: More Gesso for Painting Seas Gold Outlining for Coasts/borders
I want a similar sharp and random edge (imitating coastlines and natural faults in the ocean) so I outline the surrounding areas with artist tape, sketch an edge and cut it with an X-Acto knife like I did earlier with the continents. I'll fill it to the edge with gesso in preparation for painting the oceans/bodies of water.
Step 4: Painting Continent/border Outline
*notice I couldn't wait to try the gold leaf
see the gold smudges? - I'll fix that later
Step 5: Painting Oceans
Step 6: Painting the Risk and Reinforcements Decals
Step 7: Gold Leafing Countries
Step 8: Staining and Writing Armies Decal
I also finish writing the information of each continent on the armies decal.
Step 9: Cutting Notches for Carriage Bolt
Step 10: Embossing and Sea Paths
Step 11: Painting Border
Step 12: Applying Clear Coat
Step 13: Gluing Magnets on Game Pieces
Step 14: Assembling Base and Finishing Up!
Now it's time to play some Risk in style.