28green's Collection of Foam Board Inserts
The Esoteric Order of Gamers and everything changed. Not only does this site contain the wonderful rules summaries created by UniversalHead, there were also several videos on how to build your own custom foam board inserts. After purchasing the necessary supplies, I decided to give it a try. After some initial frustration, I slowly began to improve. By the end of my first insert, I was hooked!
Here is my list of supplies: Elmer's Foam Board, a utility knife with breakaway blades, a 12 inch metal ruler with millimeter measurements, a self-healing cutting mat, tacky glue, sewing pins, a crafting knife to remove excess glue, and a hot knife for cutting curves & circles (using a stencil). A pencil & paper is also handy for writing down and/or marking measurements.
Below is a list of all the foam board inserts I've created, in chronological order, along with pictures, some details on the process, and lessons learned with each one. My primary reason for creating an insert is to fit a base game and it's expansions into a single box, in an organized fashion. Other times, I'll choose to build one if there are bits used frequently during play that would benefit from some organization.
UPDATE: I've begun a collaboration with the Esoteric Order of Gamers to begin offering the plans to my inserts! Links will be included with the game. If there is one you'd like to see, please let me know and I'll add it to my list of plans to work on next (assuming I still own the game).
Here are links to other great people on the geek making their own inserts:
DIY Foam core insert master list - The unofficial home for all foam board inserts on BGG. If you've created an insert, feel free to add to this list.
Walsfeo's Box Inserts & Storage Solutions by Walsfeo, host of the On Board Games podcast
Modding Game Storage by mholzma
My Foamcore Inserts by SPiercey
Collection of Paper Boardgame Inserts by oskar101
Cwhitpan's Foam Core Inserts by cwhitpan
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