Custom Box Inserts Are Awesome

One of the first things I notice when opening a new game is how is the box insert designed. Is it cardboard? Plastic? Are there dedicated spots for tokens and game bits so they don’t go all over the place? How well does the game fit back into the box after everything has been punched? Does the insert handle sleeved cards? How well is the game box designed (or not) to handle future expansions?

The good news is that I enjoy creating new box inserts. It’s yet another way I get to enjoy my hobby. In this post I’m going to show the results of one effort but not go into a lot of details as to the “how” things were done. I’ll have more posts on that later. For now, I just want to show off. 😎 Continue reading “Custom Box Inserts Are Awesome”

Reuse – Don’t Recycle Punched Game Boards

I don’t remember where I learned this, or I would give that person / website / video credit. All I know is once I saw it I thought to myself, “That’s brilliant!” And I’ve done it ever since.

Earlier today I opened my copy of Dead of Winter: The Long Night. I’ll have a full un-boxing post coming up soon, but I wanted to write a quick post that talks about what to do with those empty token boards once you’ve punched everything out. One option is to toss them in the trash (or hopefully recycle them, if your neighborhood offers that option). I’m going to suggest something different: put them back in the box! Continue reading “Reuse – Don’t Recycle Punched Game Boards”