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Brian Hazzard
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I have this idea to store my board games by framing them and displaying them as art on the wall. Has anyone else tried this?

The problems I see are:
- What would I do with cards?
- What would I do with tokens?
- What would I do with rulebooks?

So far the thoughts I have are:
- Buy one or two wood token boxes to keep all of my tokens in.
- File away the rule books.
- hang little wooden card box on the wall next to the board.

Any other thoughts or ideas?
 
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Eigen
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Table with a glass top, and a shelf below that you could set up game components on?
 
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Neil Blaiberg
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The problem (as I see it), is that you are trying to solve a problem that doesn't really exist.

The board is the easiest part of the game to store, it's the cards, tokens, dice etc that are fiddly, easy to lose and therefore 'tricky' to store.

Unless of course you think the board game art is so pretty you want to display it on the walls.....

Other then slipping the rule book into the frame behind the board, I can't think of any other solutions above what you've already thought of.
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Derek
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Frame the whole thing like a massive collage (or like the unboxing photos around here... might work).
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Jeff Fricke
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Either store the bits in the boxes and frame only the boards or do the whole thing like a shadow box. But depending on how many games you're talking about here that would be ridiculous in cost and space required. I guess it depends on if this is for storage or actual display.
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norman rule
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Mount a shadow box on the wall. Place the components in the box.

http://www.amazon.com/John-Sterling-Corp-240-BK-Shadow/dp/B0...

Hang the framed board from the shadow box instead of the wall.

When you take down the board, all of the components are stored behind it.

Depending on the game, you can even find shadowboxes with multiple compartments to help you organize the components.

Damn.... scooped while I was looking for a good example!
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Brian Hazzard
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Yea this is for a combination of storage and display really. See, I'm finally going to have a room specifically for board games, and I think it makes sense to have a few of my board games serve as the art.
 
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