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Subject: Foam-core fun: Lords of Vegas + Up! Storage rss

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Jeff Hunt
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I tried a number of storage options for this game that would include some extra casino-style gaming chips that I bought to enhance the game experience. I even had a quasi-official chip-tray with lid (clear lexan) that I was using. The only problem was that it would slide around, and even with only 100 chips in it, it was fairly heavy for a board-game box to contain if it really lurched.

*Note: I store my games flat on a bookshelf specifically for my games.

I've done other foam-core inserts for games, so I figured Lord's of Vegas could benefit from one too.

First I built a standard 'box' shaped insert that would fit inside the basic game box for Lords of Vegas. Just slightly under 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" did the trick. I left enough space above the insert for the board and rules.

The board.

Then I mapped out the dividers. This was a case of using the actual parts I wanted to put in there and loose foam-core strips as spacers in between. I used sewing pins with large plastic heads to hold things together while the fast-dry white (PVC) glue dried. I wanted extra spacing around the chips and game-tiles so they could easily be removed from their places, but enough structure so that they wouldn't move around too much.

I was fortunate in that there was almost exactly the correct spacing for 6 rows of chips with room for a Foam-Core spacer in between each row.

The chip breakdown here is:
50 x $1
25 X $5
25 x $10
25 X $25
25 x $50
Total: $2300

Hopefully that is enough free-cash for a high-rolling 6 player game.
If not, I can substitute the 25 x $10 for another 25 x $25 for $2675 available money.

2 Additional rows are for the Casino Tiles, leaving an ample storage space for the player bits and the cards. There's even room for a little more Lords of Vegas here should I get the PROMO expansion, or another addition comes out for the game. These rows are build a bit large, with the width of a loose piece of foam-core between the tiles and one wall of their row. This allows a bit of room to move the tiles around, but not so much that they can bounce around and get beat-up.

Hope you like it.
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Tim Kilgore
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Very nice! I will be doing something similar soon
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