Questions tagged [storage]

Tips and tricks for board and card game storage, particularly custom or after-market storage methods for games with an inadequate native storage method or whose storage method is large and/or cumbersome to use. Includes questions about the protection of individual game components to reduce wear and/or increase longevity.

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Storing Wooden Board Game Components

I generally store my board game components in plastic bags as many do. Today I noticed that some of my games have a hole punched in the bags and it made we wonder if there was a reason for that. Are ...
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Where can I find templates for card storage boxes?

Now that it appears BCW is discontinuing sale to Europe and the UK. Where can I find good templates to make my own BCW-style card storage boxes? I am mostly interested in 2000-5000 card models.
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How can I prevent my old card sleeves from sticking together?

I've been playing Magic: the Gathering for a while now, and I have collected a fair amount of the "penny" card sleeves (clear plastic, no frills). Now they're old and, due to humidity or some other ...
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MTG: Card Binder storage

I'm sorting and storing all of my rares and mythics into looseleaf binder pages (the UltraPro platinum 9card) and slapping them into regular office binders. Thing is, I've noticed that the sheets kind ...
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Is there any harm in leaving board games out in a car during cold weather?

I live in an area where during the winter the temperature falls below -18°C/0°F. Will any harm come to board games that I leave out in a car in that temperature? I know that hot weather can be tough ...
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Do I need to keep the Ascension expansion boxes as I have the original one?

I have the original Ascension box with wooden separators (pictured below), what makes for a nice, long lasting storage for cards - I would say, a lot of them, as the separators seem quite empty ...
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Preventing/minimising damage from beer spills

Spilt some beer on a hand of 7 Wonders cards last night, and it had the potential to completely ruin the cards. As it was, managed to prevent too much serious damage by carefully sliding the cards ...
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Where can I get good-quality boxes of custom sizes, so I can store my board games compactly?

I want to store Dixit Odyssey + another Dixit expansion in a box. The original Dixit boxes are too big. Not convenient for transportation... As I've searched around, and didn't find any suitable box, ...
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Geek Chic Rail System Dimensions?

I am working on building my own gaming table and was wondering if anyone could provide me with a detailed set of dimensions for the Geek Chic rail system and a cupholder.
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How can I store hexagon tiles in a stack?

I have been steadily ordering/printing armies for Neuroshima Hex, and now army storage is becoming a problem: As you can see, there is a small mountain of plastic bags. The current situation is ...
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How to store and organize cards for Magic the Gathering?

I know there exist people who collect more than play, but I want to know how people organize cards who frequently build new decks and therefore want to be able to find cards quickly. After a few ...
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How do I organise my cards in the Dominion big box insert?

I have a Dominion set that includes the base set plus Alchemy and Prosperity. The box contains a plastic insert with many slots of various sizes. I have stored the cards in alphabetical order mixing ...
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Storage for Eldritch Horror

Is there an optimal strategy for storing Eldritch Horror cards and tokens so that game play is facilitated. I am not looking for answers that including "zip bags" and other things to keep the game ...
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How to store cards when game boxes don't have slots for them

I have two board games which use a lot of cards, but their boxes don't have dedicated space to store them in an ordered manner and whenever I'd like to play them again I have to start with sorting all ...
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Board game boxes

It seems like most commercial board games come in the same kinds of boxes. Where can you buy such boxes (without labels already on them)?
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Containers for decks of small cards?

What sorts of containers have been found to be appropriate for storing large amounts of small cards? For example, in Descent: Second Edition, There are 155 cards which must be stored, and which ...
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How can I store all of the cards for my MtG Cube?

I've created my first cube during the last week. It's been fun and I'm eager to try it out. There's just one thing... How do I store it? The goal size is about 540 cards without basic lands. I guess I ...
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What card sleeves should I get for Cards Against Humanity?

They measure 63mm wide by 88mm tall. The base set has 550 cards (460 White cards and 90 Black cards). The expansion has 100 cards (80 White cards and 20 Black cards) plus 12 blank cards (8 white, 4 ...
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What is an efficient way to organize my magic collection?

Currently, I have a rare binder with all of my rares, and the rest of my cards are broken into several boxes by color, gold/multi color, and land. The problem with this methodology is that if I have ...
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Agricola Card Organization Solutions?

So I expect most of us Agricola nuts have already got a tackle box for all the meeples and counters. But now that I own the base set, Farmers of the Moor, the Gamers Deck, AND the Goodies, I'm ...
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How to successfully store games on edge?

Last night it took me nearly 10 minutes to get a game from the bottom of my current stack of games and put everything back. I'm convinced that stacking my board games on top of each other is no ...
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What are common replacement components?

As my board game collection grows and wears down, I find myself curious about efficiencies that can be made when hauling games around from place to place. The first time I realized that you could ...
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Where can I find the dimensions and weight of a game?

I eant to order some games from the USA (I live outside the US). Is there an online store or some other site that specifies the dimensions and weight of a board game or the entire order and not just ...
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Cupboard size for storing board games

We're currently in the process of furnishing the 'games' room* in our house and we're planning to get some storage units to go along one wall. I'm interested to know if anyone has recommendations as ...
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Aftermarket Cases for Board Games

So I've picked up the Battlestar Galactica: Exodus expansion, and now have the base game, the pegasus expansion, and the exodus expansion. It has reached the point where it is near impossible to fit ...
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How to easily differentiate Catan expansion pieces?

The only thing holding me back from playing Settlers with BOTH the Traders and Barbarians set and the Seafarers set at once is the thought of sorting the pieces out at the end and getting everything ...
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Paper thickness (weight) to use for card tabs/dividers?

I'm planning on building a custom storage solution for my Dominion cards (to fit the expansions in the main box with the base set). For part of this, I will need to cut some tabs similar to the ones ...
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How does one make foam inserts for games?

I've got several games that have all the pieces rattling around in the box, each set of pieces stored in its own Ziplock bag. But I'd really rather have my own custom inserts. I looked into making ...
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Condensing Carcassonne & expansions into a single box

I've got a large collection of boxes piling up for Carcassonne, both the little ones that fit in the palm or your hand (like River and The Count) and the medium size ones like (like Inns & ...
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Protecting the surface of your board games…

Is there something anyone knows of that you can apply to the surface of a board game to protect it against wear so that it lasts longer?
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Game piece storage

I have a number of games that come in large boxes that do not have sectioned compartments for individual pieces. Whenever I take them over to people's houses everything rattles around and gets mixed ...