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unknown member writes:

Late to this, sorry. But as a so-called "Showcase Piece?"

Editor doesn't like throwing things in the box a game comes in because:


"…game boxes these days are often flimsy"

Never experienced that. In fact, I think they're sturdier than ever. Caveat emptor?


"…and the box is never the right size."

Utter tosh … it must have been the right size, otherwise it wouldn't have fit in the first place?


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unknown member writes:

Like many of you, I own a lot of games. With some games, there's a rulebook and that's it. For other games, you may have multiple books and supplements, templates, cards, special markers, and other stuff which you don't want to lose!

Book, template and cards

I don't like throwing things in the box the game came with, because game boxes these days are often flimsy, and the box is never the right size. So I went to the store hunting for a suitable storage box…

Storage boxes

The box I chose is a 11" x 14" clear, stackable, plastic storage box from Sterilite.

Storage box

The Sterilite label easily peels off.

Everything goes in the box

Miscalculation! The template won't lie flat in the box, which limits how much I can fit in there.

The filled box

I was also hoping that by using a clear box, I could tell which game it was without having to label the box. Well, I guess it needs a label!