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I wanted to post what I think is a great way to store Twilight Imperium, Shattered Empire, and Shards of the Throne all in the original box and in a way that makes setup and playing quick and easy.

Here is what I did. I started with 9 Plano 3500s. One for each player (and a color-coded set of dice for each player) and one for common components. Then I put the components belonging to each race in a separate baggie. It all just barely fits back in the box, including tons of player references I have laminated for convenience. Note that some components (e.g. original strategy cards) are not stored in the box because I don't use them.

First picture shows just how stuffed the box is:



The next picture is after I remove the race-specific baggies. On the far right I have two stacks of three Plano 3500s (these go all the way to the bottom of the box). Then going towards the left I have to more 3500s stacked on top of manuals, references, player sheets, etc. Then to the left I have the 9th Plano case. To the far left I have stacks of the board tiles.



The third picture shows you that in front of the 6 Plano boxes I have the strategy tiles and a small box containing the cards (hard to see in the picture). I have more cards between the two stacks of tiles.

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Your box must be like a tardis, when I tried to sort all my components out it took up more space than before I started. shake

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Actually, wouldn't be a problem because the whole lid sits just a bit too high. I store it vertically though...
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That looks pretty cool. Is this an actual problem, though? I just kinda threw all the pieces into my box and it fits fine, with space to spare.
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Not a problem per-se, but for me it is all about quicker setup and easier gameplay. When we want to play a game, each person picks a race mat and then finds the one baggie for that race, and then grabs one Plano with all of the units that belong to that color already sorted by type. Now you have a nice storage option in front of you.

This game has a lot of pieces so I find it helpful to have some sort of organization when playing.
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That's my solution (get rid of the box completely):

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deedob wrote:
That's my solution (get rid of the box completely):


2 questions. Do the rulebooks fit in there, and what is the model number for that tacklebox?
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deedob wrote:
That's my solution (get rid of the box completely):



I like it! For me I prefer to stick with the original box since it fits on the shelf better and looks nicer, however I have been known to go the tackle box route.

Only real advantage my solution has is that with mine each player gets their own personal organizer.
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sputang wrote:

2 questions. Do the rulebooks fit in there, and what is the model number for that tacklebox?


Rulebooks, no... unless you fold them in half.

Click the pic for the model number. It came up with links to 2 stores in the thread.
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Love TI3 box storage threads...

Here is mine to share...
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deedob wrote:
That's my solution (get rid of the box completely):


I like and hate it
It's easy to carry and it doesn't take much space! That's awesome.
But it looks like pain to setup - you cannot just give everyone component they need. (here is bag of black ships and here is everything related to Hacan.)

But I am sure couple of plastic bags inside same box would have solved this problem for me easily.
Otherwise it is awesome!
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Oh dear. While I am quite amazed at this Houdini like feat you have pulled, I will have to just pretend that I didn't just see rubber bands around the cards. Very impressive however
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atraangelis wrote:
Love TI3 box storage threads...

Here is mine to share...


Nice. Very nice.
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Nath1975 wrote:
Oh dear. While I am quite amazed at this Houdini like feat you have pulled, I will have to just pretend that I didn't just see rubber bands around the cards. Very impressive however


In my defense, the only rubber band that I have here is around the strategy cards (cardboard). I guess I'm not as worried about them as regular cards. But I have some of that miracle tape stuff that I should switch it out with.
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kirkbauer wrote:
Nath1975 wrote:
Oh dear. While I am quite amazed at this Houdini like feat you have pulled, I will have to just pretend that I didn't just see rubber bands around the cards. Very impressive however :)


In my defense, the only rubber band that I have here is around the strategy cards (cardboard). I guess I'm not as worried about them as regular cards. But I have some of that miracle tape stuff that I should switch it out with.


Strategy cards with bands are fine, they should withstand any significant indentations forming. Although, don't leave them like that for years unchecked (for a game like this...as if?). I opened a very old game once whereby I had rubber banded some decks years ago and forgot about. The rubber had begun liquefying and was melding with the cardboard!!
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garfielder wrote:
deedob wrote:
That's my solution (get rid of the box completely):


I like and hate it
It's easy to carry and it doesn't take much space! That's awesome.
But it looks like pain to setup - you cannot just give everyone component they need. (here is bag of black ships and here is everything related to Hacan.)

But I am sure couple of plastic bags inside same box would have solved this problem for me easily.
Otherwise it is awesome!


I did something like this. I put mine in a simpler tackle box. I kept all the other pieces in little baggies, but for the spaces that were given for hooks and stuff, i put the tg and other tokens in it.
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