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Magnus Percan
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I visited the local IKEA yesterday and spotted the TJENA paper box. I knew it would be handy for storing my board gaming stuff so I bought a couple. This is what I came up with:

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On the shelf in the living room:


I guess I need to buy more Coloretto sized games so I can use the other IKEA box as well whistle

Edit: Fun fact about the name of the box. "Tjena" is a casual way of saying "hi" in swedish. Something like "howdy" or "hey".

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Beautiful, I love IKEA. Beautiful, comprehensive, modern furniture for a good price! Really like what you did with the IKEA products.
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ooooh tempting, I carry my games to the monthly event I run and they'd be perfect to take them down in, maybe worth battling into Ikea
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shrimkle wrote:
ooooh tempting, I carry my games to the monthly event I run and they'd be perfect to take them down in, maybe worth battling into Ikea
For a bonus, check out the frozen crepes if they have them there.
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Swedish pancakes! Almost as good as my Mum's.
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Ooh, I do have quite a few of those little boxes... thanks for the tip!

Edit: I see you're actually in Sweden! I'm really curious what the differences between Ikea stores in Sweden and elsewhere are, I must admit.
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Beautiful, I love IKEA. Beautiful, comprehensive, modern furniture for a good price! Really like what you did with the IKEA products.


They are pretty awesome, and I’m not just saying that as a Swede. Besides, being a fan of another Scandinavian invention, LEGO, I sort of like putting my own furniture together. It’s basically LEGO for grown-ups
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avenues wrote:
Swedish pancakes! Almost as good as my Mum's.


Nom nom indeed!
 
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tallboy wrote:
shrimkle wrote:
ooooh tempting, I carry my games to the monthly event I run and they'd be perfect to take them down in, maybe worth battling into Ikea
For a bonus, check out the frozen crepes if they have them there.


If? Don't tell me there are IKEA stores which don't have them? shake Everybody in the whole wide world seem to like pancakes...

I know that I always end up buying a few bags of those whenever I'm there. They're so good it's no point in making my own.
 
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The storage solution is neat.

But why would someone buy frozen crepes/pancakes? surprise You just need 5 or 6 ingredients, mix them and put them in a pan. No magic involved and I guess you have to pan-fry the frozen ones too.
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Happymrdave wrote:
Ooh, I do have quite a few of those little boxes... thanks for the tip!

Edit: I see you're actually in Sweden! I'm really curious what the differences between Ikea stores in Sweden and elsewhere are, I must admit.


Shhh! We try to keep what’s in the stores here a well-guarded secret, beyond the reach of non-native meatball Vikings. You need to be of pure heart and know the secret Swedish handshake in order to pass through the gates to gaze upon the untold wonders inside!

To be honest, I really don’t know if there is a difference since I’ve never been to an IKEA store abroad. Maybe somebody else knows? From what I understand, for Swedes living in other countries IKEA tends to become an oasis for whenever you get homesick. Just seeing the letters åäö and eating Swedish pancakes, caviar and meatballs can be a lifesaver. Well, not eating them all together as one meal. We’re not that weird

I’ve been plenty of times to the original store though in a small village, since I come from that neck of the woods. It used to be a bit different, but a year or two ago they built a much bigger store instead which resembles the others more. It’s kind of interesting going there, because you drive through miles and miles of forest and then all of a sudden there’s a glade with a huge, colourful, lit IKEA store in the middle of nowhere. Makes me somehow think of Santa’s workshop
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The storage solution is neat.

But why would someone buy frozen crepes/pancakes? surprise You just need 5 or 6 ingredients, mix them and put them in a pan. No magic involved and I guess you have to pan-fry the frozen ones too.


The thing is, these particular frozen ones taste about as good as the homemade thing, and you only have to heat them in the micro so it’s very convenient. They’ve also been good at freezing them one by one, making it easy to remove as many or as few as you want from the bag every time without having to break a solid “pancake block” apart first.
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Gee, I'm becoming all IKEA patriotic here
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My brain read that as Zooloretto-sized, so I thought you were talking about the big square boxes. I thought that looked like a giant box, then I thought you had a gargantuan-sized cabinet.
 
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Just seeing the letters åäö and eating Swedish pancakes, caviar and meatballs can be a lifesaver. Well, not eating them all together as one meal. We’re not that weird


I am! Bring me a plateful! OM NOM NOM laugh
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We have cabinets for our games, and two of them are actually "china cabinets" from IKEA. The small card games stash beautifully in the cutlery drawers (as do any ziplock bags that haven't been used yet).
 
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Do you have pics?
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UCP Boardgamer wrote:
thinker800 wrote:
Beautiful, I love IKEA. Beautiful, comprehensive, modern furniture for a good price! Really like what you did with the IKEA products.


They are pretty awesome, and I’m not just saying that as a Swede. Besides, being a fan of another Scandinavian invention, LEGO,


Lego is a copy of a previous British toy the rather boringly named Interlocking Building Cube which had a British patent 9 years before Lego - but these were much bigger. The smaller blocks (in the familiar 2x4 config), the Self-Locking Building Brick, was patented in 1947 still 2 years before Lego.

See http://www.brickfetish.com/timeline/1947.html
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UCP Boardgamer wrote:
thinker800 wrote:
Beautiful, I love IKEA. Beautiful, comprehensive, modern furniture for a good price! Really like what you did with the IKEA products.


They are pretty awesome, and I’m not just saying that as a Swede. Besides, being a fan of another Scandinavian invention, LEGO,


Lego is a copy of a previous British toy the rather boringly named Interlocking Building Cube which had a British patent 9 years before Lego - but these were much bigger. The smaller blocks (in the familiar 2x4 config), the Self-Locking Building Brick, was patented in 1947 still 2 years before Lego.

See http://www.brickfetish.com/timeline/1947.html


It is indeed true that Lego is a modified version of the Self-Locking Brick from Kiddicraft, but I believe that the ones you mentioned were copies themselves of the American Bild-o-Brik, which is the earliest toy I know of in the category “interlocking bricks with moulded studs on the surface made from petroleum-based polymers” or whatever it should be called
It’s been a rather quick evolution and lots of “borrowing” from one another’s designs:

Bild-O-Brik (1932, patent 1934), Ernest E Tompkins


Minibrix (1935), Arnold Levy


Bri-Plax Toy Building Blocks (patent 1939) KiddiCraft Self Locking Bricks (1946), Hilary Page


Automatic Binding Bricks (1949), Ole Kirk Christiansen followed by the modern Lego brick (1958), Godtfred Kirk Christiansen

…and then a whole bunch of later competitors such as Mega Bloks, Best-Lock, Kre-O etc

I think the main difference has been a slight change in material and precision through the years as better options have become available, but the basic design hasn’t changed much. So there hasn’t been a lack of “sources for inspiration”, that’s for sure. Does anybody know of an even earlier toy in this category than Bild-O-Brik?
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jorl wrote:
No magic involved and I guess you have to pan-fry the frozen ones too.
Nope, just take them from the packet and microwave them.
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jorl wrote:
No magic involved and I guess you have to pan-fry the frozen ones too.
Nope, just take them from the packet and microwave them.

So no chance of getting them crispy. shake
Different strokes for different folks. I like my meal as freshly cooked as I can get it. Maybe if I had no family I would see this a bit different (I know that I'm lazy).
 
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Thanks for the tip. I always find IKEA a bit of a challenge, though. It's like Hotel Califonia, you can check in anytime you want, but you an nevet leave !!!!!
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saw this a while back and just spent the last hour trying to find the thread again *do'h!*

thanks for sharing, exactly what I was after - solution to small card games after the big ones are all sorted on shelves
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