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Plain white jewelry boxes used to hold Twilight Struggle counters.
A look inside.
PHOTO BOXES and TRIVIAL PURSUIT BOXES
Acquired from: Michael's craft section (photo boxes), Goodwill (Trivial Pursuit boxes)
Back in November 2010 I decided I was tired of having to all haul all of the Dominion boxes around. I had read that Dominion cards fit perfectly into Trivial Pursuit trivia card boxes. So, I went to the local Goodwill (GW) and picked up a nice looking copy of Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition + Expansion cards box (which gave me a total of 4 trivia card boxes).
I then took all of the cards out of the card boxes and moved all the cards into the boxes and they fit very nicely! I then started looking at how to possibly arrange the boxes within the Dominon box by itself. They sorta fit in there ok, but obviously they were too tall for the box. I thought about maybe putting some foam rubber in the top of the lid to protect the tops of the cards but it just looked silly hovering above the bottom box section and it was difficult to haul around as it wasn't very stable.
So, I was a bit bummed. I loved that they fit into the TP card boxes and saw that this would save a ton of space, but I just couldn't figure out how to put it all together.
In the mean time I put together a set of files for dividers for all the cards borrowing bits and pieces from different graphics and files on Board Game Geek. Then, I printed them out, laminated and started cutting them out. Believe me there is a LOT of dividers that you need to make.
Then one day I was looking at our book shelves and realized the photo boxes we we stored our 'old' photo prints in were pretty tall. So, I grabbed one, and tried out the TP boxes with Dominion cards and dividers inside - and it fit perfectly! I immediately went to Michael's and bought a beige photo box and a black one.
Here's the one I ended up using:
|Photo box from Michael's|
|All of the cards and components in the photo box.|
|Close-up of the tabbed dividers. |
You can also see the TP card boxes in this shot.
|Example divider (with rules details)|
|5 boxes....or 1? You decide which you prefer.....|
Speaking of ANOTHER project I finally cleaned up the files for the dividers and made them into PDFs - one per set of cards. I have uploaded to BGG - here is a link to my file list to each of the divider sets if you're interested.
Pandemic bits in colored petri dishes.
Troyes mini-version components in colored petri dishes.
This plastic box keeps all of my Car Wars game boxes together.
Just couldn't pass up this interesting magnet closure box.
The game cards inside. The round cards are on the bottom.
Haven't found too many uses yet for this 4-pack set (Michael's)
|These are nifty little boxes that I found recently and have used|
in a couple of different games so far (plus for general storage)
Here's a closeup of the original the package of 5 that I found:
|Darice branded - lock|tight stackable compartments.|
|Bought two sets of these from Rite-Aid.|
|Craft Mates boxes with locking lids (in small and large sizes).|
|Closeup of the Fresco money in the Treasure boxes :)|
|Closeup of the cubes in the small bead boxes.|
|A box for manuals I'm currently reading.|
Not sure where I got this....
|Inside the manuals box.|
|Key Market with a small divider box for chits and the larger|
Craft Mates box for the wooden bits.
|Closeup of the Key Market chits|
|Closeup of the Craft Mates box. Notice the locking|
mechanism to keep the lids closed during transport.
|Age of Steam storage solution.|
|Gerber food container, cardboard jewelry box, and|
round plastic containers (from old kids toy of some kind)
|Thrifted chess / backgammon box doubles as game carrying case.|
|10 games are crammed in this box!|
Close, flip and open to get to the manuals!
|Wow, 10 games! Plus whatever you can play with regular cards.|
The 10 games:
1. Chess - pieces in two Treasure boxes