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Melissa
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I posted this over in general, but it didn't get much love. Hopefully it'll get a warmer reception here.

I have some of those wooden game organizers, and I really don't like the cost VS quality, so some friends and I started playing around, and made a custom insert out of high density foam & laminate for Small World. SO much better than that cheap plastic insert that came in the box It's also fantastic for traveling because the pieces don't rattle around.

The organizer is light, and sturdy, has no pieces to chip off, and no assembly required. Pull out the plastic, put in the foam, add pieces, done! We're going to make a couple more, since we all own a copy of Small World Next up will likely be a custom Ticket to Ride insert, and maybe a Carcassonne one.



We're going to redesign the coin storage and the race removal grooves in the next one (I have bigger hands than the person who got this one, and I dislike the way the coins are stored in this one).

Feedback? Thoughts?

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Seems cool, I wonder if the light-colored foam will pickup a dirty look over time, if so, perhaps a darker foam?
 
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I really like the look of it! Would something like this have room for the expansions?
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Very nice. You know someone will ask, so it might as well be me.... whistle
Is there room for you to include inserts for the SW expansion races and abilities?

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Awesome! How do I get one?
 
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We haven't tried with the Underground expansion yet (I'm the only one in our group who owns it), but that's up next! Actually was just discussing that. I am fairly certain we could easily cut another space or two for some expansion races though.

The foam itself is pretty resistant to stains/smells/moisture; it's closed cell and pretty rigid. Lightweight too.

Going to try and get a couple more made shortly, if there's any interest, send me a GM and I can let you know a cost and when we have some (I'm guessing they'll be about $15-20 at most).
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Kyril Peralta
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Hey I was wondering where you get the foam and what do you cut it with?
 
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Murukai wrote:
Hey I was wondering where you get the foam and what do you cut it with?

Yes I would also be interested in knowing this as well.
 
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