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Trevor Franklin
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Just went to my local dollar tree and they have bags of 10 very small (1.2 oz) containers. They are tiny plastic bowls with white lids. Have both round and square shaped. Seem nice for games with lots of small cubes or chits, especially for 10 cents each.
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These are great. They come in and out of stock. I have never seen the round ones in the wild. Might have to make a trip out this evening.
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FranklinT wrote:
Just went to my local dollar tree and they have bags of 10 very small (1.2 oz) containers. They are tiny plastic bowls with white lids. Have both round and square shaped. Seem nice for games with lots of small cubes or chits, especially for 10 cents each.

fwiw it's not a new item... they also come in two different shapes... round or square, see

https://www.dollartree.com/Sure-Fresh-Mini-Storage-Container...

do note they are hit or miss finding them at any given dollar tree at any given time
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David Koenig
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Yeah those containers are great, I use them for so many games.
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i_am_davester wrote:
Yeah those containers are great, I use them for so many games.


Agreed. I bought a couple packs and they come in really handy. Just be aware that the plastic they're made of is a bit brittle. I've dropped an empty one on a hard floor surface and had it crack almost in half.
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I guess these aren't news to most people, but here they are with via nebula pieces (since that insert ended up being useless in my copy).





They are totally perfect for each of the 5 wooden resources in via nebula.
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I can't recommend these enough! So much easier for set up and clean up, plus their square shape makes them fit easily in game boxes. They can hold a surprising number of wooden and cardboard components. It's like they were custom made for games like Shipyard. Great for when you don't want to or can't use a big Plano organizer.
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I've been buying them off and on for the past 5 years or so, stay away from the round ones, strictly my opinion but it seems like the lids don't stay on as well as the square ones
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What are the dimensions? Do they fit in game boxes? Thanks
 
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I've been buying them off and on for the past 5 years or so, stay away from the round ones, strictly my opinion but it seems like the lids don't stay on as well as the square ones

Ymmv. I love the round ones to differentiate from the square (and in games like CoMKL where there are circular bits). I've used way more rectangular ones -- but really like having a few circular ones around too.
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What are the dimensions? Do they fit in game boxes? Thanks


Plenty of room to fit in game boxes. Here is the via nebula box (ticket to ride size) with board underneath and still plenty of room. Can't find my tape measure, but I estimate 1.25" tall and maybe 2" wide.
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Buy these by the case online. Love 'em!
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I love them.
Another great way I use them is to use one box for each player for games that have several different components distributed to each player as part of a game's setup. When you're putting things away after a gaming session, return all the components needed for each player at the start of the game into individual boxes so that the next time you bring out the game, all you have to do is give each player a player startup box. Simplifies setup so much faster.

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FranklinT wrote:
Just went to my local dollar tree and they have bags of 10 very small (1.2 oz) containers. They are tiny plastic bowls with white lids. Have both round and square shaped. Seem nice for games with lots of small cubes or chits, especially for 10 cents each.


Very old news, it's been on here many times over the years. In a 1 minute search I found this:


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1587728/dollar-tree-31-best...

And here are some pics as examples of what I have posted in hot deals about 4 times in the last year or so:

 
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secoAce wrote:
I love them.
Another great way I use them is to use one box for each player for games that have several different components distributed to each player as part of a game's setup. When you're putting things away after a gaming session, return all the components needed for each player at the start of the game into individual boxes so that the next time you bring out the game, all you have to do is give each player a player startup box. Simplifies setup so much faster.


This helps so much in games where you have starting money or something. Speeds up the process
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Thanks for the heads up on these.

Where are they usually located in the stores? Is it more seasonal (generally up front) or in the kitchen area?
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Thanks for the heads up on these.

Where are they usually located in the stores? Is it more seasonal (generally up front) or in the kitchen area?


Check the kitchen area first, but they could be anywhere. And i have found them on separate racks, not on the regular shelves
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Trevor Franklin
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I found them in the area with plastic containers and bowls, but as others said, they were hanging separately. Come 10 to a plastic bag.

For those commenting that this is old news, I definitely understand and am not surprised. But the counterpoint is that some people (like me) would never come across something like this by searching old forums pages. It's not something most would even know to look for in a search of old forums.
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Thank you Trevor for this thread.
I went and cleaned out my local store of the square ones meeple

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I forgot about these! Thanks for the pics. I was planning on running errands tomorrow and will now be making a stop at the Dollar Tree!
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One time I went into Dollar Tree and I found bonus 12-packs of these containers (both round and rectangular) in a bin right by the front door. I didn't even bother to walk further into the store, just grabbed a couple and headed straight to the checkout.
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Starlost151 wrote:
One time I went into Dollar Tree and I found bonus 12-packs of these containers (both round and rectangular) in a bin right by the front door. I didn't even bother to walk further into the store, just grabbed a couple and headed straight to the checkout.


I love when dollar tree does stuff like that. It's hard to imagine someone thinking, hmm, 10 for a dollar was a bit high, but 12 is alright! It's carry that they can make these so cheap that selling them for 8 cents each turns a profit.
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I've used these for years. They are great and help eliminate baggies. Makes setup quick too.
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Trevor Franklin
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Welcome to the life of a mad man. Someone please help me.



But it's pretty cool that's only $1.30 worth of bowls.
 
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Side question - what is the general consensus on what to do with the factory game inserts when an aftermarket solution is used like in this case?
 
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