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Daniel Kearns
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I just got Homesteaders yesterday.

Cracking it I discovered a mind-blowing volume of cardboard. Prodigious amounts of cardboard. The tiles are thick and punching was very satisfying.

Now I've got a jumble of all that beautiful cardboard sitting in the box, unorganized. This bothers my aesthetic.

Any good tricks how to organize all the bits so setup is less cumbersome than it looks?

I'm particularly interested in strategies for pre-sorting all of the tiles which have the same dimensions but very different uses and categories.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Looks like a really really cool game. Flew under my radar but after research seemed right up my alley. Can't wait to try.
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Ian Noble
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Here's a good solution I found while browsing the images:

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1118599/homesteaders
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Alex P
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The only ones you need to protect against marks are the 2nd and 3rd auction tiles. I put all the auction tiles into the large plastic ziplock bag. All the wood bits go together into a cloth bag, all coins and trade chits into the same bag and victory tokens into another.

The properties are sorted by type - settlement, settlement/town, town, etc. and they stay put with all the other stuff around them.
 
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Vince Lupo
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I stored it "Agricola" style. Which for me is a small "tackle box". A transparent mini container with divisions. It's odd though because for 7 wonders I just throw everything into a big pile. I don't know why I don't just throw stuff into a big pile for certain other games. Maybe it's because there's so many different kinds of things in Agricola/Homesteader.
 
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Mathue Faulk
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Here is mine:




Each auction has its own bag (I, II, III), and then tiles are separated by phase (Settlement, Settlement/Town, Town, City). Lastly, each player has a bag with their starting tiles.

As the game is being played, I try to be careful to keep the tiles separate so that clean up is quick.

Edit:
The box is available at Walmart (at least in Vegas and SLC) in the crafts section.

It's the 2-3601 Utility Box from Creative Options.

http://creativeoptionscrafts.com/product.asp?product=51



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Vince Lupo
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mfaulk80 wrote:

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As the game is being played, I try to be careful to keep the tiles separate so that clean up is quick.



We do that to. As an auction tile is used, it's flipped onto a stack, face down.
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Jonas Baert
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And here's mine...





I work as a cardboard designer so it's not exactly homemade (the inserts have been cut on a cardboard cutting plotter). If someone want's the technical drawing to cut it yourself feel free to drop me a message...

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