Over on his blog, John posts his response to an earlier challenge set by Demetri and Cindy: The Milk Crate ChallengeQuote:She was thinking about how efficiently she could pack games into a single uniform container for folks with limited space, or people who travel a lot. Eventually she settled on this:Seems like a fun challenge, so here's my effort. I used an IKEA fold-out box with very similar dimensions. You can also think of this as the 'one Kallax shelf' challenge!
The humble milk crate. Cheap, durable, readily available. Ours were 16.5" long, 13.5" wide, and 10.5" tall. You'll likely see them offered in various sizes and that's fine. The fun is in trying to make it work. The rules of the challenge are as follows if you'd like to try it for yourself:
- The boxes must fit in the crate.
Otherwise what's the point? Sliiiight peeking above the plastic is permissible, but piling additional boxes on top that would fall out easily is not.
- Games must be packed in their ORIGINAL boxes.
We both love our Quivers, but that's a topic for another day. This also means you may not shove boxes within other, less efficient boxes.
- Include a broad range of genres.
Imagine you were bringing this box to a retreat or gathering of some kind. People there may enjoy all sorts of experiences. Provide variety.
- Pick games you actually like.
To some this may contradict the above, but don't pick games you wouldn't actually play.
Tigris & Euphrates
Because, you know, Knizia.
Race for the Galaxy (plus one expansion, all in an expansion box, sue me)
Innovation (annoying that I don't have the small-box version!)
Quite a bit of meat in small boxes here.
Cribbage (deck of cards plus board)
Eggs of Ostrich
These decks of cards can be used for countless other games too!
Perudo (and the dice will come in handy too)
There's a little bit of recency bias (The Crew, Senators, Mandala) and if Babylonia wasn't so damn big it would have gone in too!
That's 27 games in total, and they'd keep me busy for a long time. What would yours look like?
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