The objective of this game is to teach geography to children and adults. The players won't only learn the location of countries, they will also learn the neighboring seas and oceans. The players can compare the size of countries and overlay the pieces to learn things such as : US is 18 times bigger than France or Japan fits 25 times in Canada or that ... Switzerland really is a small country. (the ones that were too small to grab were merged with their neighbors)
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Step 1: Material
Don't forget to remove the protection layer before doing anything with it.
Step 2: Laser Engrave and Cut
If you don't know your settings perfectly, I suggest you make some tests before sending the real thing to cut.
You will engrave first and then cut. The opposite would result in poor word definition. On the EPS file, everything in black is to engrave and everything in red is to cut using the 'hairline' thickness. When everything is etched and cut, don't TOUCH ANYTHING until step 3.
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Step 3: Move the Parts
Use some wide masking tape to cover all countries. Once that's done, quickly put the cardboard underneath.
Put in a safe place, far from dogs and babies.
Step 4: Repeat
Step 5: Remove Tape
Step 6: Empty Board
Step 7: Surface
Step 8: Play
This is, I think, the best way to learn geography.
Some tricks on how to play :
Put some Scotch tape or Blu Tac on the tip of a pencil or your finger to grab the puzzle pieces.