Tabletop Projects - Game Storage

last updated May 31st, 2024 — created May 30th, 2024

Reset During Clean Up

  • Shuffle any decks that start randomized
  • Sort any components that don't
  • Then put the game away

This cuts down on setup time a ton and only adds a bit to the end of game when we're already handling components. This is how our insert trays can go straight from box to table. We do it for all games so components are ready to go as soon as we open the box.

Vertical vs. Horizontal

Vertical. We did a test run and were sold immediately. Stacked boxes risk crushing stuff underneath. With vertical storage, box weight/size/ratio isn't a concern. It's easier to pull boxes out and we can leave their space empty until we're done.

All of our inserts support vertical storage. To get our games without inserts ready we just put heavy items on the bottom, so they don't crush anything when stood up.

Ikea Kallax

We use Ikea Kallax shelves for our games. The cubes fit most game boxes. We can leave out walls to get bigger shelves for large games without sacrificing sturdiness. They come in several colors and different sizes so they fit a lot of styles and it's easy to add more if we need them.


Tabletop Projects
NEWDo Something Marker
We originally created this to replace a marker in Magic Maze, but it's so great for passing around that we now use it as a generic first person or turn marker.
Custom Gaming Table
This is what we came up with for the center of a Venn diagram between "Wants a big fancy gaming table" and "Doesn't want to spend thousands on it".
Kelsam Score Keeper App
This is the score keeper we made for simple games that just need to track player scores.
Other Player Aid Projects
NEWTwilight Imperium Fourth Edition
We printed these hyperlane tiles to make it easier to setup the Hyperlanes variant if you're playing with 3, 5, or 7 players.
NEWAdrenaline
We were unaware of the new expansion's team bases until after our minis were re-based, but made these 3D Printed counterparts that work with our custom bases.
NEWTabletop Projects
We originally created this to replace a marker in Magic Maze, but it's so great for passing around that we now use it as a generic first person or turn marker.
NEWTyrants of the Underdark
We had a crazy hard time finding short descriptions for all of the decks so we created this one to have a handy reference.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition
Many players wanted a nice game mat to place on their hard-top table, so we made this galaxy mat and have updated it several times to fit requests.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition
After trying to find a way to offer color-specific tokens that aren't as crazy expensive as laser cut acrylic, we decided to make our own.
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition
We designed these laser cut acrylic tokens before we started 3D printing. They're pretty expensive, but awesome if you want that extra flare.
World of WarCraft: The Board Game
We created a few fix-it stickers per the Errata listed in the FAQ.
Tabletop Projects
This is what we came up with for the center of a Venn diagram between "Wants a big fancy gaming table" and "Doesn't want to spend thousands on it".
Codex: Card-Time Strategy
Our main design goals were to have them fit in the box without rolling/folding, have a low-profile patrol zone, and have a large play area.
Runebound Second Edition
We made an expansions icon reference sheet so we could easily see which content belongs to what expansion.
StarCraft: The Board Game
We designed skirmish boards with magnetic legs allowing them to be placed over the game area to resolve table space limits.
Chaostle
This is our approach to character skill reference labels. They are designed to be adhered to the backs of your character cards.
Alchemists
We didn't like playing on the shallow shelf that folds out of the cauldron pieces, so we made deeper shelves out of a bit of foam core.
HOPE
We had some questions and the only FAQ we could find was in French, so we compiled all the answers we could find into one printable booklet.
Legacy of Dragonholt
We don't track the entries that we go through, so we decided it'd be a lot easier to have all our story tracking on one sheet.
WarCraft: The Board Game
We wanted to have a token to track the first player, so we tossed this one together.
Earth Reborn
We drafted a 3D model of the vacuum insert tray based on the measurements file from Ludically.
Alchemists
We adjusted the sheets, bought some minimal-border picture frames and wet-erase markers, put it all together, and now have reusable boards.