I took a second shot at Settlers of Catan. For my first attempt I made myself an awesome set of wooden veneers and magnetic tiles, lots of people wanted it but nobody wanted to pay the £150 it would cost to produce sets like that. I've gone back to basics and modified the original tiles. They now have mdf backing for strength and only 6 magnets per tiles (which is still £10 worth of magnets).
If you don't have a laser cutter or you just can't be bothered to find your own magnets I'm making the tiles available in two sets, the standard set contains 6 edge pieces and 19 hex tiles and all the magnets to fill the gaps. This is enough for the 3-4 player game. It's a kit so you have to glue your own magnets in and the hexes to the tiles. I'm also doing the 5-6 player expansion with the border extensions and an additional 9 tiles.
The tiles are now available from my shop. MSRaynsford.co.uk