Note: This page applies only to copies of Tzolk'in: The Mayan Calendar bought at Essen fair 2012. All other copies don't need any modification.

Dear Players!

We apologize for this inconvenience but we need to ask for your help in customizing your game. The assembly of your game board requires two additional steps, which are not described in the rulebook. Slight differences between the pre-and the subsequent production of the game components have the effect that the gears can sit too tight. This could lead to discomfort while playing. It requires only a little modification, which can be easily done and which is explained below. After this the gears can easily rotate and are fully functional. We appreciate your understanding.

1) Enlarge the punched holes

Enlarge five of the holes punched in the board so that the gears are free to rotate and give the whole system a little more freedom. We propose to use a file (see picture No. 1). A few grinding movements should suffice. The diameter of the holes does not need to be expanded to more than 0.5 mm. If you do not have a file, you can simply use a sharp object that allows enlarging the hole around it. We recommend doing this procedure only on the five outer holes (all except for the central one).

2) Flatten the holes

The game board should be a little thinner around the holes. We used the handle of a screwdriver. An object having a similar shape is just as effective. Please put the game plan with the back flat up on the table. Push the handle of the screwdriver directly on the holes. The board is thus compressed around the holes slightly. This is very simple, as shown in the picture No. 2. The effect is that the fasteners can sink into the board. The game board is better lying on the table and the wheels rotate easily.

After these two steps, the game board can be equipped with wheels and assembled as described in the rules. Stick the stickers on the wheels attached only after you have verified that let the wheels turn freely. If the wheels are still not rotate quite loose, repeat steps 1 and 2. Now you can stick the stickers on the wheels. We wish you a lot of fun with the game.

We are sorry that it has come to these little circumstances. It is the first time we've used such a complex game components. However, we are sure that the game is worth the small effort. However if this would damage your game board, please contact us with a compensation claim. If you proceed with caution, nothing should happen to the game board.

We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope you were able to fix it and that you will have as much fun with our product, as we had. We wish you many exciting hours with our game.

Your CGE Team