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Jordan " ; " Czop
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It's called "The Keep". Looks pretty cool!

Check it out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1286842883/the-keep-any-...

(It makes the KS project better knowing that he is wearing a kilt)
 
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$170 for the cheapest one? Seriously? I'm going to, uh...keep...my money on this one.

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Hugh_G_Rection wrote:
$170 for the cheapest one? Seriously? I'm going to, uh...keep...my money on this one.



Ouch! I just noticed this as well... a good idea at the very least.
 
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At $750K, I wish them the best of luck.
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Well, for just $50, you can get a nice T-shirt.
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A bargain at half the price!
 
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at least their funding goal is reasonable.
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This is a good idea in theory, but since the games I'm playing are in constant flux, if I had one of these, I would be sorting components every week.

Unless it holds 100+ games, and can be carried by one person, I think I'm still better off putting games in my plastic tub.
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I was looking for something to carry the boxes as well. I dont want to separate my games into chambers for one night then have to do it all over again for another night.
Plus I'd like wheels with an extending arm.
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This seems far more annoying than a simple $20 rolling duffel bag into which you calmly place your game boxes with no further work required.
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I think I will stick to my $2 Ikea bag
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What I always struggle with is bringing games along on vacation (usually road trips). I like the "keep" because it provides a solution where you can keep your game boxes at home so they don't get mangled during an extended travel session. But the keep just looks to massive and big for any practical travel situation.

My current solution (as I'm preparing for a week long road trip) is to use THIS CASE, which I own but can be bought for less than $30 bucks. Behind the tool flat in the lid is space to store game boards, rule books, and other larger boards. There are a few movable dividers to make space for other component needs, and the whole thing is padded with dense foam inside. Just pack it tightly and get everything in baggies and you are good to go. It can easily fit cardboard or plastic card boxes if you need to bring along dominion or other card heavy games.
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Just finished packing up my case. I managed to fit in the following:

Deck of Cards x2
Cribbage board
Decktet, tokens, some rule sheets
Citadels
Monopoly Deal Card Game
Serica: Plains of Dust
Carcassonne: Hunters and Gatherers
Glen More
Race for the Galaxy + gathering storm
State of Crisis Prototype
Tigris & Euphrates

Whowsers! Almost squeezed in Antike, but held off!
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for $170, I think I'll just buy duplicates of the games I plan to transport.
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Mezmorki wrote:

My current solution (as I'm preparing for a week long road trip) is to use THIS CASE, which I own but can be bought for less than $30 bucks.


We travel a lot and love to take games with us. In fact, I'm sitting in our camper right now in the middle of a two-week camping trip! Many of our games have extra wear from travel. Some don't make the trip due to awkward boxes. I think you, sir, may have just made a sale for Harbor Freight tools! Thanks for taking the time to mention this and explain why you love it!
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Looks pretty... heavy...

Honestly, most boardgamers already have a solution. IMO, it's the *miniatures* gamers who would be more open to this, although they have their solutions as well. Given how much stuff I can fit into an Arkham Horror or Dominion base game box and, more importantly, how *heavy* one box is, I can't imagine what it would be like to lift a Keep. I don't see where the wheels attach or where the extension handle is.
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This one's called "The Quadcon"

...and once you arrive and unpack your games, there's room to set up a table and play inside it.
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Price point is monstrously high.

A NO KEEPER in my book.
 
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Tarc wrote:
I was looking for something to carry the boxes as well. I dont want to separate my games into chambers for one night then have to do it all over again for another night.
Plus I'd like wheels with an extending arm.


A bit sad they failed to think of wheels and the telescoping arm.
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Go to Michaels, get a Scrapbook Tote with wheels.

I got mine on one of their monthly sales for $28, and it came with several plastic bits organizers in it. I believe I have 17 games in it at thins point.
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For transporting my games, I picked up some stackable plastic crates for about $3.50 each. I can put three standard-sized game boxes in each, plus a couple smaller games.
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I think there may be two requirements. On my shelves, I have all our games in their original boxes.

If I'm going to a game night at another location, it's not too bad to put them in a crate or box, even a bag to get there. It's nice to have the whole box as an advertisement for the game. Carrying a stack of crates from my car to someone's house isn't too awkward and bigger boxes can stick out the top.

But, if I'm travelling, space is at a premium and the risk of box damage is much greater. I'm already living out of a car or a modest-sized camper. Bringing along a stack of milk crates is not a great option and those games sticking out of the top are going to get munged. In that case, I love the aluminum box or scrapbooking tote idea. I can unbox a set of games just for the trip, leaving their boxes safely at home.
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While very cool, the price is going to keep me away.

On the up side, this thread got my butt in gear and I finally picked up a duffel bag specifically for my games.
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EitherOrlok wrote:
For transporting my games, I picked up some stackable plastic crates for about $3.50 each. I can put three standard-sized game boxes in each, plus a couple smaller games.


I have tried crates before and one game always ends up jumbled. horizontal stacking?
 
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shikosaki wrote:
EitherOrlok wrote:
For transporting my games, I picked up some stackable plastic crates for about $3.50 each. I can put three standard-sized game boxes in each, plus a couple smaller games.


I have tried crates before and one game always ends up jumbled. horizontal stacking?


For the big boxes, yes. I don't care to resort all the bits every time I open a game.

The smaller ones usually go vertically, though. Really, it's just "whatever fits best, doesn't spill in transit, and isn't so heavy I jack up my back trying to lift it".
 
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