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j s
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Curious as to how everyone stores their tiles and bit's. Just bought the game ,and I'm looking for some tips from the Veterians.
 
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Sean Ahern
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I bought some bead containers from Jo-Anns Craft and Fabrics. I'm pretty sure they're available from places like Target or WalMart. They've worked pretty well for storing the tiles and the smaller monsters. These aren't the ones I used (mine aren't customizable size) but similar:

 
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Fred Methot
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I have the same kind of container as Sean, can't think of something better to hold all the bits & pieces...

I got mine (in Canada) at Canadian Tire in the hunting & fishing department in the tackle box section. Cost me 4$.

 
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Randy McKinney
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At my Walmart, in the Sporting goods section, they had 3 great tackle boxes that were different sizes. The Smallest, a Plano box, was under $2. The Medium one was slightly larger with a handle(Still small enough to stick in the box) it only cost $3. The last one was a larger version of the medium box, and ran $5. All three of the tackleboxes were had adjustable cells. The Rows were set, but the individual cells could be as big or small as you wanted. Similar to the solutions listed above.
 
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Nick Von Cover
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I stumbled onto a great solution. I love when mistakes turn out well.

The Container Store, while a bit on the pricy side, tends to have a large collection of bins of various sizes. I always go there first in order to get ideas. The fact that there's one 5 minutes away probably helps in that department.

I got a 24-bin clear plastic container. Each compartment is about 1.75" x 2" x 1.5" deep (judged by sight) so the overall size is around 8 x 10.5 (roughly). The kicker, and my mistake, is that the cover slides on - no hinges. The cover fits tightly and the counters don't shift from bin to bin no matter how often my girlfriend sets the game on its side in order to make more room for her shoes.

The greatest advantage to having a container like this is that the Overlord can deal the counters out quickly and we spent almost no time dealing with the fiddly bits and more time playing. So I suggest some sort of multi-compartment storage for the counters.

Now the cards, tiles and minis I'm still working on. (I'm currently using a small ziploc for the heros and rubber bands for the cards, but everything else is loose).

~NV
 
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Dan Poole
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I stuck everything in zip lock bags. The monsters and tiles went into huge ziplock bags (I used those bags columbia games use for their blocks). Everything fit into the box (barely), without having to remove the cardboard divider
 
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Skeletor
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Thanks for the info guys.

I just got this game as a B-Day present and I thought this is my Descent into madness as I try and keep this games pieces somehow organised.

Thank god for Board game geeks and the container store.

Why don't game makers sell stuff that organises their games seperatly to make our life easier???
 
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