Chaostle - Foam-Core Insert

last updated February 10th, 2024 — created August 7th, 2018

For each insert we create, we have a few standard design goals:

  • Reduce setup time as much as possible
  • Have separate component trays for "setup components" and "gameplay components"
  • Allow for vertical box storage without components crushing each other
  • Fit sleeved cards

For this design, we kept the original plastic insert in the large base game box. It keeps things well organized and can be stood vertically without components shuffling around. Below are pictures of the insert we built to house the rest of the components in the Melee Expansion box. We built 2 card draw boxes for the expansion card decks. Half of the character boards are stored in the base game box and half are stored in the expansion box. Also seen here is a set of matching dice for each player's color 1d10 (used for our Rule Variants) and 1d6, because we like to all have our own.

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How To Build Foam-Core Inserts

We learned how to make foam-core inserts primarily by watching the videos from The Esoteric Order of Gamers. He has created these wonderful tutorials that will help you get started. We have tried a few methods and prefer his practices over any other. Pro tip: Although it is tempting to skip gluing when building inserts to save time, we really REALLY recommend that you don't. We have built a couple inserts using only dress pins to hold them together and they don't last very long.


Chaostle
Rule Variants
This variant serves to bring a bit more balance to gameplay and speed it up a great deal. At least 1d10 (one 10 sided die) is required to use these variants.
Character Skills Stickers
This is our approach to character skill reference labels. They are designed to be adhered to the backs of your character cards.
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