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Steve G.
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This has probably come up before, but I don't see a thread for it. I'm looking for some kind of compact containers for all the bits that can be used while playing the game. Something like the little transparent cups that Tome Vassal used in his video review seem ideal. Has anyone found containers that are sufficiently compact that they can actually be used on the board? Do some folks just dump them out? Maybe use coffe mugs?
 
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I bought a bunch of plastic paint containers from an art supply store that fit perfectly.
 
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I use round bead storage containers from the craft store Michael's. (I tried to find a link to the product on their website but failed - I'm sorry). They have three sizes - the middle size, about 2 inches in diameter, works very well as storage of the bits on the board.
 
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I made a set of boxes using these files:

Resource Tuckboxes
 
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I can't find the exact thread where I discovered the containers that I use, but they're the rectangular 4 oz plastic food keepers from the container store. You can place them on the board while playing and they all fit in the box when you're done. Not the cheapest solution, but I think they work really well.
 
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This is what we use. http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlineshop/ru...

I prefer to flip the box over and use the lid as the container on the game board, but either way works. I bought ours at a Michael's craft store, but I think they sell them at most big office supply stores too (Staples, Office Depot, etc.).
 
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The .07L Really Useful Boxes are the way to go. They fit nearly perfectly into the spots on the board, and even with the lids on, they fit back into the box with room to spare.

I use these with lots of different games.
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Verkisto wrote:
The .07L Really Useful Boxes are the way to go. They fit nearly perfectly into the spots on the board, and even with the lids on, they fit back into the box with room to spare.

I use these with lots of different games.

Me too! They're perfect!
 
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I went to the dollar store and bought two sets of snack-sized tupperware. Two bucks later and I couldn't be happier with how easy it is to setup/stow the resources.
 
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I use these: http://www.worldmarket.com/product/condiment-containers-set-...

They work great and fit perfectly on the spaces on the board. Makes setup and tear down a breeze.
 
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So many great response...I have some work ahead of me.
 
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I started out with this:





Now I play the game like this:






(click the images for greater detail)
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Container Store SKU 10051815. One box with eight dividers holds and separates all the chits. Fits perfectly into the box with ample room for for all the cards even after sleeving. And SERIOUSLY, my setup and breakdown time is half that of everybody else I've ever seen who uses separate containers for each of the goods.
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I got containers very similar to the ones mentioned by Mr. Blue and others at Joann Fabric & Crafts. They're in the sewing organization section and are called Advantus Super Stacker Bitty Boxes - Bitty. They have a smaller size and a slightly larger size. We went ahead with the slightly larger for the cattle and grain, but if you're willing to shake the box to settle them to get the lid on, the smaller will work for cattle and grain as well.

As pp mentioned, though, they're the perfect size for the game board and they make cleanup a breeze.
 
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lucasbrooks wrote:
Verkisto wrote:
The .07L Really Useful Boxes are the way to go. They fit nearly perfectly into the spots on the board, and even with the lids on, they fit back into the box with room to spare.

I use these with lots of different games.

Me too! They're perfect!


I also use those, but I use the 0.14L ones. It was a tight fit with a couple of the resources. Also, Walmart was out of that size when I went there, and I didn't want to play one more game having to use baggies.
 
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I'm in the UK and I found a pack of 8 small plastic containers (for baby snacks I think) for £1 in Poundland. They come in a single pack and were in the plastic containers/storage section. They seem the right size but I have not used them yet. They come in various colours so they don't look too bad either.
 
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http://www.amazon.com/Storage-Stackable-Containers-Crafts-Fi...

These are awesome! They screw together so when stored, it's just like a long tube of bits. Additionally, them screwing together prevents spillage.
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Jareck80 wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/Storage-Stackable-Containers-Crafts-Fi...

These are awesome! They screw together so when stored, it's just like a long tube of bits. Additionally, them screwing together prevents spillage.


Am using something very similar for my copy. My only gripe is that the diameter is a little bit too great, so they lid doesn't close perfectly
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The ones I linked to actually fit with room to spare. I had to keep some in a spare bag that wouldn't fit, but it's not many and there seem to be plenty to play the game with in the containers.
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Jareck80 wrote:
The ones I linked to actually fit with room to spare. I had to keep some in a spare bag that wouldn't fit, but it's not many and there seem to be plenty to play the game with in the containers.


I see. Mine can contain all the bits, although barely. Guess they might be a bit larger then.
 
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