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Van Fujishige
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My car is just jam-packed full of games, and whenever I go to my game club or regular group, I find myself carrying a handful of 5-8 games... by hand! Anyone have any suggestions for carrying euro and ameritrash type board games by the half-dozen?

I think I'm bringing Android, Funny Friends, Mare Nostrum, Vampire: Prince of the City and Cleopatra and the Society of Architects this Saturday and I hate having to walk 2 blocks and not being able to see 5 feet in front of me!

Thanks in advance!
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A decent sized gym bag should do the trick.
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I use a garbage bag. It's waterproof, and when you're done, you can reuse it as a trash bag. Just make sure you get all your games out, first.
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Go to Home Depot and for $.99, you can get a nylon bag with handles that will hold a bunch of games.
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I use a large canvas tool bag...I can fit 6-8 games depending on their sizes, and it is durable, and has a zipper, duffle bag type handles, and a shoulder strap if I'm toting particularly heavy games.
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I and several members of my regular game group use the L.L. Bean Boat and Tote bags. I can get upwards of 10 games of various sizes (even Railroad Tycoon) in it with careful packing and because it is made of heavy cotton canvas I don't have to worry about my game corners getting all banged up.

Actually I've commandeered mine from my wife. devil

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For game events where space is not an issue, I carry my games in a big plastic tub like the ones pictured at the link below:
http://www.sterilite.com/Category.html?Section=Storage&Produ...#

For game events where space is an issue, I have started packing smaller games (usually without their boxes) inside of larger games. I then carry only the games themselves in, with a plastic bag around them if it's raining.
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bwingrave wrote:
For game events where space is not an issue, I carry my games in a big plastic tub like the ones pictured at the link below:
http://www.sterilite.com/Category.html?Section=Storage&Produ...#

This is what I use to bring games to our local group's weekly game night. Recommended.
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I have a large canvas tote that I think was meant to be a beach tote. It has velcro closures and a clasp closure at the top, and the handles are long enough that I can carry it over a shoulder. The bottom is large enough that Agricola or Pandemic can lay flat. You might also look in the laundry section of a place like Target, as we have large mesh-style laundry bags with handles with a flat bottom that would also work well.
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I have a dozen or so big clear plastic totes with blue attached folding meshed lids that I use around the house for moving and storage. Whenever I bring games I load up a plastic tote or two. They hold a lot and have built in handles for eash lugging. One or two games might be too big to fit, so I stack them on top.

I've also seen foldable and portable hand trucks that would ease the burden.
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Thosw wrote:
Go to Home Depot and for $.99, you can get a nylon bag with handles that will hold a bunch of games.


Same, but I take two of them.
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I use a giant six foot long hockey equipment bag.
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nmadd wrote:
bwingrave wrote:
For game events where space is not an issue, I carry my games in a big plastic tub like the ones pictured at the link below:
http://www.sterilite.com/Category.html?Section=Storage&Produ...#

This is what I use to bring games to our local group's weekly game night. Recommended.


Ditto.
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native_son wrote:
nmadd wrote:
bwingrave wrote:
For game events where space is not an issue, I carry my games in a big plastic tub like the ones pictured at the link below:
http://www.sterilite.com/Category.html?Section=Storage&Produ...#

This is what I use to bring games to our local group's weekly game night. Recommended.


Ditto.

Same here - plastic tub.
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I saw somebody mention an Israeli Duffel bag in one of these posts.
Very heavy canvas bag with water proofing bottom. I looked around on the net and bought one for about $30. I could fit almost all of my games in it. 34"x 15 x 12
I Love it!
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I bought an oversized messenger bag from timbuk2.com about ten years ago, and I still use it every week for textbooks, recording gear, games--anything. It's water resistant and incredibly sturdy, and even if you're not in the market for one, the online utility for building your own bag is keen:

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/bagbuilder
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tmredden wrote:
I have a dozen or so big clear plastic totes with blue attached folding meshed lids that I use around the house for moving and storage.


I use one of these for my game toting.
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Usually plastic tubs and large duffel bags. We have game night at our home, if we can, we have a lot of games and a lot of table space.

Getting tired of packing them around however, I'm fantasizing about this setup.

http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreports/keystone-outback-loft-...

Then fill the "toy storage' space with

http://www.theonlinecatalog.com/advancedhandling/store/buyno...

Pull up to game group or con, and roll 'em down the ramp and into the hall! laugh

Edit: Melissa says I have to put one of these http://www.geekchichq.com/Co_Store/The_Showroom/The_Sultan/T... in the living area of the trailer, or she isn't coming!

Edited 3/10 to update Sultan URL
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tmredden wrote:
I have a dozen or so big clear plastic totes with blue attached folding meshed lids that I use around the house for moving and storage. Whenever I bring games I load up a plastic tote or two. They hold a lot and have built in handles for eash lugging. One or two games might be too big to fit, so I stack them on top.

I've also seen foldable and portable hand trucks that would ease the burden.


Yes, plastic totes are great. Clear are best so you can identify what is where without having to dig through them to find something.

I found a foldable/portable hand truck just today @ Costco for just under $23.00. It folds down nicely into a small compact size. Looks like it will hold 2-3 totes (maybe 4 depending on size)...will be using it tomorrow for getting games into my wife's classroom.

EDIT: Found the same cart on Amazon for $32 so this is a good deal if it's in your Costco: http://www.amazon.com/Magna-Cart-Personal-Hand-Truck/dp/B000...
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tmredden wrote:
I have a dozen or so big clear plastic totes with blue attached folding meshed lids that I use around the house for moving and storage. Whenever I bring games I load up a plastic tote or two. They hold a lot and have built in handles for eash lugging. One or two games might be too big to fit, so I stack them on top.


These sound like the Monoflow brand Storage totes that you can get at Costco for $5.99. This is what I use when I'm taking games and at home. They are stackable so they make a good storage solution. I have dozens.

I'm only so so on taking them to game night. You can really only fit 4-6 games in them everything else you still need to stack on top.

pictured here

If you are going to be walking several blocks I'd go with a canvas bag/duffel, or something with wheels.
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I might be going out-of-state to work and I plan on bringing some of my games (solitaire and possibly one two-player) with me to pass the time. If and when I do, I will probably put them in a plastic tub with a lid - this will protect the games (and anything else in the tub) from the weather and other minor accidents.

So my vote goes for plastic tubs (I saw some 18 gallon green and purple ones at Home Depot for only $3.88).
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Trader Joe's reusable bag for 3 game nights. Ikea blue bag for big game transports. Cheap and they fold up to NOTHING and wedge in the game closet themselves.

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I use large backpacks full of the long card boxes and some Flambeau or Plano plastic boxes.
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neverwhere68 wrote:
I saw somebody mention an Israeli Duffel bag in one of these posts.
Very heavy canvas bag with water proofing bottom. I looked around on the net and bought one for about $30. I could fit almost all of my games in it. 34"x 15 x 12
I Love it!
OK, 12 games.

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We use a Skyway Flair 5 27" Gear Bag. Found it to be a good size - holds a decent number of games and it is easy to carry.
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