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John G.
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I'm starting on a project of condensing some of my games which are currently spread out over multiple small boxes into a single larger box. I'm wondering, do people know of a good supplier of pre-made, blank board game boxes?

Ideally, I'd like to find boxes that are very similar in size and design to those games like Imperial Settlers and Dominion come in. Rightly or wrongly, for my storage purposes, I think of this as "standard size". I can find nice boxes at local hobby stores, but the lids fit differently than on game boxes. I'd also prefer they be a dark color like black or dark blue. Anybody have a favorite source for such things?

(The solid color is to sidestep the need to decorate all surfaces of the box. Alternatively, I do have a stash of Dominion boxes which are no longer needed. Is there a good way to redecorate all sides of a box and leave it looking sharp?)
 
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You might want to try the wrapping part of this tutorial TUTORIAL: Two-Piece Chipboard Bit Boxes for Board Games using the gift wrap paper of your choice on the old Dominion boxes.
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theGardener wrote:
I'm starting on a project of condensing some of my games which are currently spread out over multiple small boxes into a single larger box. I'm wondering, do people know of a good supplier of pre-made, blank board game boxes?

Ideally, I'd like to find boxes that are very similar in size and design to those games like Imperial Settlers and Dominion come in. Rightly or wrongly, for my storage purposes, I think of this as "standard size".

It is a de facto standard.
(BGG says 'Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride) · 11.70 x 11.70 x 2.80 inches or 29.7 x 29.7 x 7.1 cm').

When you start repackaging you could downsize, and use your leftovers for games + expansions.
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Ooh! I have a similar problem of reusing old boxes and then forgetting what is now in them, but you just triggered a brainstorm.

I bet I can print on a couple sheets of cardstock and then cut them to size with extra for overlap, fold, and glue them together and make custom box sleeves! Gonna try it!
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