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Subject: Toss the insert? AKA How do you pack the box? rss

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R.J.
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I hate tossing the inserts for games, but how do you fit everything in the box for Dominant species? I am having no luck.

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Derry Salewski
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I tossed it, but it was because it didn't hold sleeved cards. Just toss them. Start tossing them. It will be liberating. Painful at first, but liberating. I used to be obsessed with saving everything . . . even things I'd never use.

But the game stores fine with the board on the bottom and baggies of stuff on top. At least mine has so far.
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scifiantihero wrote:
But the game stores fine with the board on the bottom and baggies of stuff on top. At least mine has so far.


Could that be a little bit more specific?

I'm actually doing quite well with carrying the sleeved cards and rules in a folder apart, but have been thinking of improving my transport method ever since.

Dumping the insert sounds rather harsh thou... considering the board to be this massive, I'm not really confortable with having the bags of stuff loose and crushable by quick movements soblue
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DarkS0uL wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
But the game stores fine with the board on the bottom and baggies of stuff on top. At least mine has so far.


Could that be a little bit more specific?

I'm actually doing quite well with carrying the sleeved cards and rules in a folder apart, but have been thinking of improving my transport method ever since.

Dumping the insert sounds rather harsh thou... considering the board to be this massive, I'm not really confortable with having the bags of stuff loose and crushable by quick movements soblue


Well the board is on the bottom. I place the tiles in stacks off to one side, and the bags of wood just go around them. The cards go on top somewhere. There isn't much room for stuff to move around. You'd have to be shaking the box quite a bit for anything to get really damaged, I think. But I don't exactly test that!
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I tossed the insert almost immediately and made a custom insert.

Card sit on the bottom, wooden pieces in ziplock bags on top of that, and the hex tiles in their slots. Board then goes on top, followed by the rule summary cards and the rulebook.

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paralipsis wrote:


Do want!!
How do you guys do stuff like that? shake

Anyways, I'll give the no-insert thing a test run...
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If you use the space under the insert and lay the tiles over the surface after you put the rules in it packs fine. My cards are sleeved too.
 
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I used standard 50 count plexiglas card holders for the bits and cards. One box per color. Fits fairly well.
 
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no insert the board goes at the bottom and everything else bagged goes on top..just fits in..no room for things getting moved about.
 
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I ended up putting stuff under the raised parts of the insert and I got it to fit without having to toss the insert.
 
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jood wrote:
no insert the board goes at the bottom and everything else bagged goes on top..just fits in..no room for things getting moved about.


Same here... but I put rules, animal cards, then board and bagged player pieces, hexes and cards. Fills the box right up and not really any room for too much shifting.

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Tossed! Like the others, I put the board in first and just try to neatly stack everything towards the bottom of the box so it has minimal shifting when I put it vertical to put on the shelf.

But I will probably be making an insert. It's fine on the shelf and taking it from there to the table, but for transport in the car or whatnot I'd rather the tiles had a nice secure home.
 
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Halfinger wrote:
If you use the space under the insert and lay the tiles over the surface after you put the rules in it packs fine. My cards are sleeved too.


I do this as well. All of the wood pieces in plastic bags under the insert or in the middle "valley". The tokens are in their bag in the "valley" as well. The cards (currently unsleeved) are in their slot. Board goes on top of that. Rules and player cards on top of the board. Hexes in short stacks on top of the rules. Lid fits back on perfectly.
 
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