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Nobody advertises Arkham Horror stuff. Only for the card game.
Really annoying they don't advertise by size of the box it fits into.
Does Dominion have the same box size as Arkham?

I see this for the big cards for the 11x11 box:
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/unsleeved-card-game-organizer/

but nothing for the smaller cards.

& I think I would rather store the cards vertically, so a pre-made box w inserts would be preferable. Or a vertical size insert which I could put into the storage boxes sold at craft stores.

Separate deck boxes might be cheapest but least convenient for sorting:
http://www.ultrapro.com/product_list.php?cPath=71_130&osCsid...

Or dollar-store "travel soap" boxes.

Does the Arkham Horror LCG have the same card sizes? small card dividers here
https://go7gaming.com/product/lgc-003-small-card-dividers/

But I don't know if the games they specify are the same box size as Arkham.
https://go7gaming.com/product-category/value-line-inserts/

EDIT 4/17/17
Finding dividers to hold the small cards is the problem now.

Broken Token does not seem to have dividers for the small cards. They have a separate small card storage box, but it is too tall to fit into the game box.

Go7Gaming has small card dividers, but they have not responded to my email wrt which of their large card divider products it fits. I don't want the 2 row product that it is made for.

I'll paste in lines from my Excel file on potential solutions:

ARKHAM BOX IS 2.75" TALL & slightly larger inside than the thicker box from 2013 on
LARGE CARDS 2 1/4 WIDE X 3 1/2 TALL
SMALL CARDS 1 5/8 WIDE X 2 1/2 TALL

BROKEN TOKEN
unsleeved card game organizer 11.256" square
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/unsleeved-card-game-organizer/
9 extra dividers
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/extra-dividers-for-unsleeved-c...

4 row 21 divider insert for Hobby Lobby artists case $27
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/horizontal-card-organizer-for-...
Hobby Lobby case $25 but can get 40% coupon
http://www.hobbylobby.com/Art-Supplies/Storage-Organization/...

4 deck mini card tray
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/tabletop-card-holder-4-tray-mi...

Broken Token's Mini-Card Case can fit Mini-American and Mini-European cards
BUT 3" TALL SO WON"T FIT IN BOX
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/mini-american-card-case/
extra dividers for mini case
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/extra-dividers-for-mini-americ...

full size cards dividers at an angle FITS LESS TALL BOX:
http://www.thebrokentoken.com/compact-card-game-organizer/

GO 7 GAMING:
The LGC-001/LGC-005 FIT THE OLDER FFG BOX (thinner walls, larger interior dimension)
11.34" square
https://go7gaming.com/product/lgc-005-insert/
8 extra dividers FOR VALUE LINE
https://go7gaming.com/product/lgc-diva-005-dividers-8/

small card dividers FOR LGC-003 EXPENSIVE $25 NEWER STYLE has only 2 rows & bit box (fits into regular size slots): $6.50 makes 6-12 compartments
https://go7gaming.com/product/lgc-003-small-card-dividers/

thicker box requires the LGC-002/LGC-006 insert, which has been redesigned to fit into both the old and new boxes.

BCW TALL CARD DIVIDERS 2 11/16 x 4 1/4 which is 2.69" x 4.25"
http://www.bcwsupplies.com/cat/trading-card/card-accessories...

BCW TRADING CARD DIVIDERS 2 11/16 X 3 3/16 which is 2.69" x 3.19"
http://www.bcwsupplies.com/cat/trading-card/trading-card-div...



BoardGameStorage.com is pleased to announce the availability of two hard-to-find Plano (Jammers) cases designed for card storage:

Plano 5303 (free shipping, also available in a 6-pack)
Outer dimensions are: 8.25" long, 4.625" wide (with hinges), and 1.375" tall. Approximately the same dimensions as the common Plano 3500 container. Each inner compartment is 3.875" tall, 2.5" wide, and 1.25" deep.

Plano 5305
See-through snap lock lid Stackable Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 8" x 2 3/4" Clear plastic
Plano Jammers Card Storage Case Holds up to 1100 Standard Trading Cards!
Five Deep Compartments
HERE $7:
http://www.spacesavers.com/Storage/Divided-Storage-Boxes/Tra...

BRITISH SMALL CARD BOX
http://www.plasticboxshop.co.uk/home-storage-c1/bedroom-and-...
30cm (4.01) Long Narrow Organiser Storage Box with 8 Compartments
code:WM308ORG
Compartment Wham storage box
8 compartments
Each compartments measures approximately 7cm x 4cm

LOTS OF STORAGE FOR CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY -- ARE THEY THE SAME SIZE AS LARGE CARDS? NICE SINGLE ROW, ZIPPER, PADDED:

Internal size: 12.2"x2.2"x8.6"
hard case made for cards against humanity
https://www.amazon.com/Hermitshell-Extra-Large-Game-Cards/dp...


SINGLE WIDE STORAGE CASE FOR CAH
Inner Bottom- 17.5” L x 3.6” W x 2.3” H. Inner Lid- 17.5” L x 3.6” W x 0.5” H.
https://www.amazon.com/Bluetech-Storage-Against-Humanity-Pur...
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Eldritch Horror has comparable sized boxes.
 
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Not so sure; depends on manufacturing date ???

Go7Gaming says:
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FFG quietly introduced a new, improved box for their LCGs and games that uses the same size box as the LCGs, in what appears to be early 2013. This new box measures the same as the old box when measured on the outside, however the cardboard used is thicker. This means that the inner dimensions of the box are smaller than the “old” LCG box.

This thicker box requires the LGC-002/LGC-006 insert, which has been redesigned to fit into both the old and new boxes.

The LGC-001/LGC-005 insert will not fit into this box.

THE 005 AND 006 ARE FOR SLEEVED CARDS

Before purchasing an insert for your LCG-sized boxes, you should measure the inner dimensions of your box,

The measure of the template will be ~289mm for the old box or ~287mm for the new box.

your box bottom will weigh ~4.8 ounces if you have the “old” box and ~7 ounces if you have the “new” box.
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Gronak wrote:
Not so sure; depends on manufacturing date ???
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FFG quietly introduced a new, improved box for their LCGs and games that uses the same size box as the LCGs, in what appears to be early 2013. This new box measures the same as the old box when measured on the outside, however the cardboard used is thicker. This means that the inner dimensions of the box are smaller than the “old” LCG box.

This thicker box requires the LGC-002/LGC-006 insert, which has been redesigned to fit into both the old and new boxes.

The LGC-001/LGC-005 insert will not fit into this box.

THE 005 AND 006 ARE FOR SLEEVED CARDS

Before purchasing an insert for your LCG-sized boxes, you should measure the inner dimensions of your box,

The measure of the template will be ~289mm for the old box or ~287mm for the new box.

your box bottom will weigh ~4.8 ounces if you have the “old” box and ~7 ounces if you have the “new” box.



Great, thank you!

I'll do a cross compare and hopefully I'll get the solution I need.

Kindest.
 
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Please let us know what you come up with! I've been banging my head against the arkham storage wall for a while, and would love to hear your ideas.
 
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Certainly happy to when I sort something out. Or find something suitable!

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This has worked out well for us -- requires a bit of cobbling, but it works really well for setup/teardown.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1539671/big-old-suitcase-ar...
 
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Wolfpack48 wrote:
This has worked out well for us -- requires a bit of cobbling, but it works really well for setup/teardown.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1539671/big-old-suitcase-ar...


"all large cards fit into a single large-size book box, also found at Michael's."

Got the Michael's part number? What about the small cards? Would it fit into the FFG box?
 
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Small cards all fit in one of the Plano boxes (see pics). Sorry no part number on the book box, just found it while browsing.
 
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This has worked out well for us -- requires a bit of cobbling, but it works really well for setup/teardown.

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1539671/big-old-suitcase-ar...


This might seem over the top but I was having a look for solutions On Pinterest and found a company that customs containers www.tapplastics. I've contacted them and they do customs. The cost,,,, I'll get back to you... but this seems like an interesting solution.
 
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I just got one of these..
http://oplaser.co.uk/shop/lovecraft-s-vault-15-only.html

OK, As others have said on the other thread it did take a while to arrive,

BUT

What a box!!

It stores EVERYTHING. (with space to spare)

I have:
Arkham Horror and all expansions,
E-Raptor investigator organisers
Litko Gate tokens
Litko Elder Sign tokens
Etsy monster holders x 20
Etsy Acrylic First turn marker
Bags for monsters
Extra Cursed/blessed/normal dice
all in the one box.

Cant rate it highly enough.
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If they would sell it w/o the expensive laser art, & just for holding the cards...
And the small cards should be in removable, narrow "racks" to put on the table.
 
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Please let us know what you come up with! I've been banging my head against the arkham storage wall for a while, and would love to hear your ideas.


So "late night gamer" on YouTube who does these sensational playthroughts of Arkham Horror has come up with a very practical solution. I'd check his channel out! It is really great. I think I'll adopt his solution with my personal tweeks. What do you think? let me know
 
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Popularculture wrote:

So "late night gamer" on YouTube who does these sensational playthroughts of Arkham Horror has come up with a very practical solution. I'd check his channel out! It is really great. I think I'll adopt his solution with my personal tweeks. What do you think? let me know


This it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4SJN6uD5do

Personally, I've got the game + all the expansions in the three "big" boxes , and ditched the little ones. Everything bagged by expansion etc. I'd love a proper organized solution with cards in rows etc but I'm unsure if it's physically possible.

HOw your youtuber has the cards at this point in the video is interesting.
 
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Updated my original post with the results of my research. Small card dividers are the problem. Want them to fit into the standard card divider product.
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yes, that is the one. Positively you wouldn't need to purchase a box/storage asset and it seems OK. There is on the files section of the Arkham some files created by peeps to print card dividers.

I did find a local 3D printing business in my town who will do a plastic printing of dividers with name in the top tab--they also do foam cuts to speck which it really great. So I think I will do that to my size needs.
 
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Is there a file with divider card label text? So I can print a sheet, cut each line, and stick onto the divider?

Wonder if there are fancy label makers that will connect to your computer and "read" a text file, printing a label of a specified length for each line of text in a text file?
 
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there is a couple. But look at the video. I just froze it and you could just write the categories on standard file dividers. But for me I'm going to get dividers printed on plastic.
 
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there is a couple WHERE? Too many pages of "files" to brute force search.
 
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Here I am with money in hand and neither Go7Gaming nor Broken Token return "contact us' queries. Its been.... weeks.

Broken Token makes an insert to go into a Hobby Lobby case. But do they have small card dividers to fit it?

Go7 has small card inserts but unclear if they fit both their "old size box" and "new size box" inserts.
 
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Try bitboxes, then. While their storage isn't customized for AH, it is pretty sweet.
 
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Still no replies... maybe I'll just get the cheap cardboard boxes for storing trading cards...
 
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Got the cardboard boxes. But the computer with my excel file showing how to divide them is on the computer that's in the shop.... madness for sure.

I guess I'll try having a row for each type of card, and use dividers to separate the expansions.

Still no good solution for the small cards.
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I would like to buy a nice commercial storage solution but there don't seem to be any.

PTS Formal Accessories was selling this one last year.
 
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I would like to buy a nice commercial storage solution but there don't seem to be any.

Perhaps I'm wildly mistaken but I think Eldritch Horror solutions would work fine for Arkham Horror. If that's true then you could look into the Trunk of Horrors although there have recently been deliver problems reported and a lack of communication (probably in the EH forums). I'd check to make sure those issues have been resolved before plunking any money down.

I use this insert inside a Hobby Lobby artist's case (for EH) and I'm happy with it. But I don't think it would hold all of the AH expansions.

 
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