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matheus cohen
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Hi,

i find myself in need for a storage box for some small games that came with a bad/destroyed box and are used frequently.

games like
Coup
Bang the card game
Chain reaction
(more to come later)

this games became a must in every single one of my game nights, and their boxes are too fragile, except maybe for coup but it's so damn hard to actually open it, so i need a good storage solution and one that holds all of them together.

even though i love artwork of the boxes and love to have all on it's original box, it's not possible.

i was about to try and make one myself when i realized there may be some solution out there already any thoughts?

TL;DR :
Any storage solutions to hold and move Coup, Bang card game, MHP Chain reaction(And MAYBE more) together without their original boxes?
 
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I use the Dragonshield card boxes for many small card games, Saves on space.
 
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You could use something like this. This box holds approx. 400 card. Just put tokens and things like that in a small bag to separate the different games. Your FLGS might carry them.

 
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Ultra Pro sells some nice clear containers that are three and four compartment boxes. Because they're clear you could past game artwork otn the inside of the lid.
 
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Boxes from other games/expansions are a good place to start!

AEG makes amazingly sturdy boxes for Smash Up expansions, etc. Since I shove all the expansions into the Big Geeky Box, I use the base-game, SU:Munchkin, and other expansion boxes for other games.
 
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aaj94 wrote:
Ultra Pro sells some nice clear containers that are three and four compartment boxes. Because they're clear you could past game artwork otn the inside of the lid.


can you show me one? as i'm only finding single compartments, it may be exactly what i need


thank you for all of your answers, i'll be trying out each one
 
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I have a hobby lobby case with the broken token insert that I keep a bunch of card games in.
 
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cormor321 wrote:
I have a hobby lobby case with the broken token insert that I keep a bunch of card games in.


could you also show me a photo? just curious to see any solution

have seen a bunch of those but not in proper use, just store pictures
 
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tecocohen wrote:
cormor321 wrote:
I have a hobby lobby case with the broken token insert that I keep a bunch of card games in.


could you also show me a photo? just curious to see any solution

have seen a bunch of those but not in proper use, just store pictures


For this, take a look here: http://www.thebrokentoken.com/standard-sized-card-organizer-...

The case itself you can buy at Hobby Lobby - just find a coupon for them first, you can almost always get 40% off an item.
 
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This should be heavy duty enough for you..

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I use something like this:

http://www.joann.com/artbin-super-satchel-box-with-removable...

Fits quite a few games including small boxes. These often go on sale as well, esp around the holidays. I think I got three for $10 or some bonkers price. Gave one away as a gift.

Pretty durable providing you're not banging them around. The little latches can break, but I've only seen one snap off in the years I've been using them and it was only because some random dude at a game night got too aggressive and kicked the thing by accident.
 
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tecocohen wrote:
aaj94 wrote:
Ultra Pro sells some nice clear containers that are three and four compartment boxes. Because they're clear you could past game artwork otn the inside of the lid.


can you show me one? as i'm only finding single compartments, it may be exactly what i need


thank you for all of your answers, i'll be trying out each one


Here's the link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-2-Piece-Storage-Compartment-Cle...

Sorry I didn't post it earlier, I was on my phone
 
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I use the Dragon Shield single and four compartment boxes. I like the variety of colours and that they stack well. The four compartment box is quite flexible as you can convert it to three or two compartment (the central divider is fixed but the two other dividers are removable).



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I PnP a lot of games especially card games and microgames and can't be bothered to make a box for them. My first storage solution was an old sweet tin, but now I also have an old biscuit tin shaped like a camera. Of course if you want something more professional looking I can't help you


 

 
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I have two of these
https://www.michaels.com/iris-photo-box-16-cases/10174559.ht...



I got the idea from Tom Vassel on one of his board game breakfast segments. It works really well for small games. In some cases, I keep two different games in one box (like Love Letter and Adorable Pandaring). Works great.

Here are the games I brought to the library tonight in case my son decides he wants to play a game:

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matheus cohen
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Thank you all for suggestions, pictures and any links or ideas!

it's actually quite helpful, i will see which one fits my needs better!

really grateful
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Dont forget to look at something like these:

https://www.amazon.com/foldable-Gathering-Baseball-Football-...

https://www.amazon.com/co2CREA-Storage-Carrying-Organized-Ex...

https://www.amazon.com/Caseling-Holder-Games-Moveable-Divide...

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetech-Extra-Storage-Against-Humani...
 
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tecocohen wrote:
cormor321 wrote:
I have a hobby lobby case with the broken token insert that I keep a bunch of card games in.


could you also show me a photo? just curious to see any solution

have seen a bunch of those but not in proper use, just store pictures


Bit slow with this, but here you go. Larger rule books and any game boards are in the envelopes/folder which are held in the tilt out top area.

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https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-Removable-Compartment-Profess...
 
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glouie wrote:
This should be heavy duty enough for you..



I actually used one of these for holding my decks back when I used to play Magic at a store! Lined the inside with thin craft foam, and just threw a bunch of deckboxes inside.
 
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wombat929 wrote:
I have two of these
https://www.michaels.com/iris-photo-box-16-cases/10174559.ht...



I got the idea from Tom Vassel on one of his board game breakfast segments. It works really well for small games. In some cases, I keep two different games in one box (like Love Letter and Adorable Pandaring). Works great.

Here are the games I brought to the library tonight in case my son decides he wants to play a game:



+1 for these. Work perfectly and allow you to carry several games at once.
 
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My vote goes to transparent boxes, particularly the Ultra Pro style that has been previously linked in this thread, in which I'm just happy to see the card art as a representation of the game.

I'm totally against having several games in a single box, on the grounds of 'out of sight, out of mind'. I find that's really the case. When I can't see one of my games, I tend to forget I have it, and thus it won't get played.
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It's unlikely he'll forget about them...


tecocohen wrote:
Hi,

i find myself in need for a storage box for some small games that came with a bad/destroyed box and are used frequently.

...this games became a must in every single one of my game nights, and their boxes are too fragile, except maybe for coup but it's so damn hard to actually open it, so i need a good storage solution and one that holds all of them together.



Melody303 wrote:

I'm totally against having several games in a single box, on the grounds of 'out of sight, out of mind'. I find that's really the case. When I can't see one of my games, I tend to forget I have it, and thus it won't get played.
 
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Melody303 wrote:
When I can't see one of my games, I tend to forget I have it, and thus it won't get played.

Or I might even buy it again. [gulp!]


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I just get a bunch of deck boxes (like these) for the cards. I bag up any chips, tokens, or other pieces and put them into a small box. I put the rule books into a vinyl portfolio I got at a dollar store.
 
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