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Brett Leeson
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I get that tiles need to be shuffled up each game and everything, but I was astonished to see that there's zero insert of any kind for storing the tiles between games.

There are a LOT of tiles; a plastic insert with trays to hold the tiles in stacks would have gone a LONG way here. I punched them all out and then couldn't get the lid back on until I spent 20 minutes carefully organizing the tiles into stacks that will undoubtedly slide all over the place the first time I try to transport the game to go play it.

I've seen some games with bad inserts before. And there have been more games than I can count where I wished that designers were forced to include some kind of a diagram showing how they believe their insert to work, because I'll be damned if I can puzzle out how the game contents are supposed to fit in the insert provided.

But I have to admit I was a little dismayed to order the Special Edition of the game and pop it open to find out it was just going to be tilegeddon once everything was punched out.
 
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Stephen Eckman
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I keep all of the small tiles in a Crown Royal bag in the box. It cushions the double tiles too.
 
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Brent Mair
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The insert proposition is difficult. I keep my smaller tiles in a big bag. The larger tiles will need a bag, they are in baggies. I likely would have tossed any insert it came with. I have found very very few that meet my needs.
 
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Matt L.
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An insert might have been nice, but you would have needed a bigger box and I'm honestly happy to keep it in the small box.
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Molokov (AU)
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I think if you look at the thickness of all the punchboards that came in the original box, there wouldn't have been much room for an insert at all!

I just took this picture of the box (standard edition) after taking the shrink off - there's only about 2.5cm of height between the rulebook and the top of the box, not including the thickness of the cards, tokens or baggies included.



If you put all the single tiles in the large bag provided, you can fit them lying in the box with a small bit of effort. Yes, you can't just throw them all in - but I guess a larger box would have been either a) a waste of space or b) cause to put the price point up.
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Murr Rockstroh
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steckman wrote:
I keep all of the small tiles in a Crown Royal bag in the box. It cushions the double tiles too.
This ^^
 
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Stephen Miller
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I just keep the tiles in 9 stacks with the duplex tiles in an additional two stacks beside the 3x3 grid of tiles, the cards and city tokens in medium baggies beside them, the scoreboard and rules on top. Fits pretty nicely that way, and stays put as long as you're not storing vertically. Doesn't get too messed up in travel, even...
 
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I just keep the single tiles in a jumbled pile at the bottom of the box, keep the doubles in a ziploc in stacks of three, and then put the cards and other bits around it, with the rules on top. Then, when we start to play, we can just draw right out of the box. Super easy for both set up and take down. But yes, difficult to store vertically.
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James Hébert
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steckman wrote:
I keep all of the small tiles in a Crown Royal bag in the box. It cushions the double tiles too.


Plus you have the added pleasure of having to empty the Crown Royal bag in the first place.
 
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