Steel Bar Magnet Pivoted Games Master Screen Preview

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Rose’s Gaming Accessories recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their Steel Bar Magnet Pivoted Games Master Screen and were kind enough to send me one to take a look at. The screen I received was the Oak Rocks Fall (Red+Black) with Blank Side Panels. I have to admit that I didn’t check out the campaign first, and was a bit confused how it all went together, using the metal rods to hold papers on the screen instead of using them as hinges as they’re supposed to be used!

Oak Rocks Fall (Red+Black) Blank Side Panels Preview

To be fair, the sides still stay on without the rails.

Oops.

Once I got everything figured out the screen not only made more sense but stayed together much nicer!

These GM screens are solid hardwood and are expertly engraved. The magnets are really strong, so there’s no need to worry about the screen coming undone during use. The set also comes with 4 wooden buttons that can be used on the inside of the screen to hold any papers a GM might need to keep right at hand.

Steel Bar Magnet Pivoted Games Master Screen Preview

So….yeah. While the hinges CAN hold papers, like I have them set up here, they’re really not meant to. Use as directed, not as shown.

Rose’s Gaming Accessories has 4 tiers available, depending on how custom you actually want your screen:

Tier 1 – £70 (+£12 UK Shipping, +£20 International Shipping)

At this tier, you will receive a plain ash screen (main panel and side panels) and 4 magnetic ash buttons

Tier 2 – £90 (+£12 UK Shipping, +£20 International Shipping)

At this tier, you will receive an engraved main panel (Painted in Black) with plain side panels ash or oak screen (main panel and side panels) with 4 magnetic buttons in your chosen wood.

Tier 3 – £120 (+£12 UK Shipping, +£20 International Shipping)

At this tier, you will receive engraved main panel and side panels(Colour or Black) ash, oak or cherry main panel screen with 4 magnetic buttons in your chosen wood.

Tier 4 – £150 (+£12 UK Shipping, +£20 International Shipping)

At this tier, you will receive an engraved main panel and side panel (Colour or Black) or a full panel design. ash, oak, cherry or black walnut screen with 4 magnetic buttons in your chosen wood

There’s also a custom level at £250 where Rose’s Gaming Accessories will work with you to create a screen completely unique to you.

I’m really impressed with the screen. It’s simple, solid, and certainly, does the job of keeping things private from while giving a GM the flexibility to hang important sheets. I do wish it came with some instructions, but I’m sure the final product will…or the people who back it will be a bit more intelligent than I am and already know what they’re getting and how it goes together.

I’m a sucker for quality wooden accessories, especially when they don’t break the bank. A barebones screen at the tier 1 level only costs around $94. While still a luxury for any gamer, it’s a bit more reasonable than similar wooden GM screens on the market.

An Oak Rocks Fall (Red+Black) with Blank Side Panels was provided for this preview by Rose’s Gaming Accessories

 

Media personality Rob Kalajian has been a staple in the board game world for many years. As a former writer for Purple Pawn and the owner of A Pawn's Perspective, Rob focuses on board game reviews, events, and news. A self-proclaimed geek, Rob loves all things toys and games and even helps raise his four kids in his spare time.
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