I'm developing a board game right now and I need help finding cleaver boxing / packaging.
Do you know any cleaver boxes that makes you "aah that's so smart." please link examples.
My plan is this: The tiles are placed in the box so that you use the box as a board. I want to be able to play the game in a park. In the expansion there will be more tiles so I would love if It would be possible to expand the box or attach the expansion box somehow. (maybe magnets)
Sorry for my bad explanation, It's difficult. Hoping that maybe somebody can understand what I mean.
I'm not certain on the subject but I think there are many shipping issues with magnets in your product. That might be something to take into consideration.
How about making the expansion with a slightly smaller box dimension than the base game box so you can fit the expansion bottom box inside the larger base box so it ends up like a double layer bottom box. Then you can separate the two and use them both when you want to play. I don't know for sure, just throwing out ideas.
ICECOOL comes to mind. The box has other boxes that nest into it and you set them next to each other to form the play area.
It is attached with little fish pins which don't hold it together terribly well, so it requires a flat surface. To make it sturdier you could use small clips. Magnates would probably work fine as long as they were strong enough to hold it together well; several boxes in my collection have a flip top that is hold down by magnets and I've always liked that design. Not sure how it effects box cost though.
If you can't use the magnets, maybe you could make it so that the boxes don't have to be ATTACHED per se in order to use them both for the same game.
Like maybe there are markings on the box that indicate where they line up but the boxes can be physically apart still while playing, which would make it easier in an outside setting where maybe there's not an exact space that lets the boxes sit right beside each other.
Of course at this point it would still be two boxes you're carrying to the park, though.