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♫ Eric Herman ♫
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My copy of King of Tokyo arrived today. Hurray for that, and I'm really looking forward to playing it soon.

Upon opening the box, I thought, wow, that's a great insert... it looks like it'll actually be useful (unlike many game box inserts). But then looking at the holder for the cards, I thought, uh oh, what about with those extra 11 promo cards I have? It doesn't look like those will fit.

But it turns out that it's worse than that, as the bin for the cards doesn't even safely hold all of the cards that come with the game! Arrrgghh... Putting all of the cards into that bin (including the promos), 14 cards easily slide out of it, so as it is, it's not big enough for 3 of the cards that come with the game. You wouldn't notice that to begin with, because all of the cards are sealed together and seem to fit in there fine.

The particularly annoying amusing thing about this is that there is plenty of space underneath that area; they could have made the bin much deeper to comfortably hold all of the cards.

Anyway, here's what it looks like...

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Got my game yesterday and had the same problem. My solution is simple - I put a paper band around the cards (you can use rubber band if you're not afraid to damage the cards, or even put together a tuckbox). I'll post a picture in a bit.
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Glad8r wrote:


Is that with the promo cards?
 
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Grudunza wrote:

Is that with the promo cards?


Yep. You see they are sticking out but won't fly all over the box now. Still, I wish they made the insert deeper!
 
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Try inserting sleeved cards...Failure. Mine's in the trash. I believe this is a great travel game, even the board is superfluous anyway.
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I cut out the base of the insert where the cards are stored and now my sleeved cards fit perfectly sideways on in the slot.
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Yup, really disappointing flaw in an otherwise great insert. I don't understand why companies just don't provide some extra space in the card wells, especially when they have the room. Instead they seem to try to give you exactly the needed space, assuming the cards are held tightly together in plastic. Ohh well.
 
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Disappointing but not as bad as Mission: Red Planet. I wish they'd put more effort in testing the inserts in real life. And also considering future expansions. Unfortunately this is not the trend.
 
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Fortunately for me I tend to remove the inserts and fit multiple games into a single box anyways. Especially since I'll be sleeving the cards anyways. Plus I agree that this looks like a great travel game, I'll be putting this into as small of a box as I can.

For ultimate compactibility, the only really important components are the dice and the deck of cards - everything else could be kept track of with pen and paper, and random items used as a stand-in for your monster.
 
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Slightly off topic, are the cards in the game the same flimsy quality as the promo cards? If so they will definitely need some sleeves imho
 
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ErnieB wrote:
Slightly off topic, are the cards in the game the same flimsy quality as the promo cards? If so they will definitely need some sleeves imho


They are pretty flimsy but they get very little use and so shouldn't be a problem (they basically never get handled during the game)

[More of an issue are the dice... I've seen 2 sets of this and both have dice that have started chipping after a few plays]
 
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My game and the game of a friend have already seen nearly triple digits plays and the dice are really wearing out....
 
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I guess I overstated the problem... The cards fit fine in that well inside a baggie. Still, the question remains why they wouldn't just make the well deeper, but anyway...
 
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I sleeved my cards, so they don't fit at all. I hate that.
 
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I put all the Monster Standups/StatWheels under the Insert.

This leaves the Monster- and Card-slots to house all sleeved cards quite nicely.

 
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I made one small modification and all my cards ( including promos ) fit nicely and they are all sleeved.

Heres details

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/705268/sleeved-card-storage-...
 
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This suggestion by Cabe is great for sleeved cards! Not so great for neatness but works
Card Size?

I don't like cutting or throwing away my inserts. But I managed to get everything in without cutting

Put some of the cards in the card well, and 2/3rds of the cards on the monsters in the big well, you should be able to fit 1-2 of the HP track wheels on top. Then spread the other track wheels above, with the board. The lid closes all the way.
 
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The manufacturer has corrected this problem in their second printing with a deeper insert. But, if you get the promo cards and then sleeve everything, then you just barely get a couple cards in overflow.

Hmmm, I wonder how storage is going to work when the Power Up expansion comes out...
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