The board is not flimsy despite it being card board. It's strong enough for pieces to adhere, but they can still be moved easily. It folds up well into the tin and the pieces are magnetic.
The magnetic checker pieces and board are great. Looks & works just as expected. The magnets are especially fun for the kids.
This is because it was so cheaply made, not because it had been used or damaged in shipping. It is total garbage and i can't get a refund for it either!
Using the grow a game cards as a brainstorming tool can be incredibly generative and productive. The `values' deck is not only meant to be used as a way of introducing randomness into the design process.