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Board Game Travel Case #1: The Idea

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Blog entry by ChadR posted 08-30-2011 09:10 AM 1175 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As you may know I love board games. When I plan a board game night at someones else house I must find a large cardboard box and pack in 4 to 5 games boxes to take. So I thought I should create a case that can hold multiple games and pieces for easy transport. After looking at my ideas I have decided on this design.




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#1 posted 08-30-2011 02:13 PM

Nice design, Chad. Was this done in Shetchup? I’m really going to have to learn how to use that one of these days.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-30-2011 08:54 PM

Oh yeah Sketchup is a must. The best thing is once you learn sketchup you will then need to get the plugin called cutlist. Cutlist enables you to press a button and it prints a detailed list of all the materials needs and where to make all the cuts on our boards. It’s a time and money saver. No more over or under estimating materials for me.

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#3 posted 09-03-2011 04:40 AM

Is there space for the games’ boards? Looks like a good design, it might be a nice way to store the myriad games the kids seem to collect even if were not travelling with them. Thanks for the idea.

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#4 posted 09-03-2011 06:26 AM

You think I would have check before I made it. I just tested out all my games. Most of them don’t have boards. Settlers and Carcassonne will fit in a single short drawer of their own. Other games like Ideology, Puerto Rico, and Pandemic’s boards fit on the top shelf just fine. But then there are game like Ticket to Ride, Scotland Yard and 1960: The making of a president that just don’t fit at all.

I have decided to cut back the middle drawers by 2 or 3 inches so the other board games can fit vertically in the case.

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