My Foamcore Inserts
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Inspired by a kickstarter and the wonderful tutorials on http://www.orderofgamers.com/ this is a list of all the games I've made foamcore inserts for. It's small right now but will grow over time.

If you don't know what foamcore is or would like to know how to use it to make inserts like these then check out the amazing videos over at http://www.orderofgamers.com/using-foamcore-part-1
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1. Board Game: Elder Sign [Average Rating:6.99 Overall Rank:545]
Board Game: Elder Sign
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Board Game: Elder Sign


Elder Sign was my first attempt at building a foamcore insert. It was inspired by a wooden box I saw that someone was using as an open and play solution, IE every deck had a separate tray and you simply take each one out deal the cards and go. Not just a storage solution but a play solution as well. Every deck has it's own card holder and is completely modular, I also did a slanted design on each of these to make taking the cards out and adding cards to the bottom much faster.

Board Game: Elder Sign


I didn't have the proper materials to make this, no metal ruler, didn't properly measure and I used super glue....

Board Game: Elder Sign


It's ugly but it works, I will probably be re-doing this one in the future to make it look nicer.
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2. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.69 Overall Rank:115]
Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark (Second Edition)
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Then I found the foamcore plans from the Esoteric Order of Gamers as well as his videos, I just knew I needed to make this box. All credit goes to
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, seriously, check his web site and look at his plans. They are Amazing!

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From gallery of SPiercey


From gallery of SPiercey


I bought myself a proper ruler and glue for this one so it came out much nicer. I was just amazed at the design that was created and how well organized everything is, my Descent nights up to this point were always a disorganized mess.

With some real education and a successful insert created I turned to my shelf to look for the game that I thought had the worst insert. I came up with...
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3. Board Game: Wasabi! [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1514]
Board Game: Wasabi!
Stephen Piercey
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St. John's
Newfoundland
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This game has a nightmare insert that always prevented me from even wanting to take it off the shelf. So many cardboard pieces and nowhere to put them let alone organize some of them.

Board Game: Wasabi!


With this insert all the ingredients sit in their proper piles ready to take out and lay next to the board. No more sorting at the start of the game at all! I had some of the other pieces in those plastic containers and decided to keep them, so I built some simple walls to keep them in place. The board sits on top of the ingredients and the menus on top of that, and the lid closes perfectly.

I keep this next to another z-man game on my shelf that also has a crappy box...
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4. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:99]
Board Game: Pandemic
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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This game with the Original On the Brink expansion was a hot mess to store. On the Brink came with those dishes to store the cubes and with them NOTHING fit in the original box. There was no way I was going to have this game in two boxes and I wanted it so I could open it and play quickly thus:

Board Game: Pandemic


Was born. The left side has the player cards, infection deck, roles/epidemics and expansion decks all separated and ready to go, with an easy to access design as well:

Board Game: Pandemic


So you can easily take them out, shuffle and create the player deck and start playing, leaving the infection cubes in the box next to the board. Everything fits in and the box closes perfectly keeping everything in place. Success! The pawns will move around in the center aisle but it's not a big deal.

Now I just need to decide my next project, I'm thinking:
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5. Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy [Average Rating:8.13 Overall Rank:15]
Board Game: The Castles of Burgundy
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Made my Castles insert yesterday, all the hexes are under the cover on the right.

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The short sides are low enough that you can pick up the stacks of hex tiles while the long sides are long enough for the cover to fit over them so they won't fall out even when held upside down(as long as the box cover stays on of course).

Not the easiest game to create easy play storage for since you have to randomize all those small tiles at the beginning. This minimizes sorting at least.
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6. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.68 Overall Rank:121]
Board Game: Chaos in the Old World
Stephen Piercey
Canada
St. John's
Newfoundland
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Board Game: Chaos in the Old World


This may be the favorite one I've designed myself. Very functional and takes the set up of the game down to only about a minute from the moment you open the box.

This use to be stored in about 16 plastic baggies.

Board Game: Chaos in the Old World


The top layer holds all the tokens, it comes out and can sit right next to the board. Instant set up.

Board Game: Chaos in the Old World


Taking it out you gain access to the minis and player cards.

Board Game: Chaos in the Old World


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