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    Wednesday, May 2, 2012


    Board Game Organization: Wiz War

    My first foray into board game organization was actually a shotgun approach. I had 3 games that desperately needed organization (Small World, Wiz War, and Arkham Horror) and 2 that did not. Miskatonic School for Girls is beautifully packaged, and being a card game, it was rather easy for the creators to have a nice insert provided in which to place the various decks. Pandemic starts as a game in need of organizing, but if one picks up the On the Brink expansion, they provide a collection of plastic petri dishes for a nicely thematic storage solution, and thus order is restored.

    So it was that I made my first run to the various stores detailed earlier, buying a variety of parts boxes for the purpose of spreading out the chaotic game pieces and seeing what went where. The first game to show the promise of success was Wiz War.



    As with the others, the primary means of organization started with a pile of Ziploc bags, and the game's box insert clearly encourages this, with a couple of cardboard tabs to hold the decks and a large trench for dumping pieces:



    As with the others, I wanted something more. Fortunately, with Wiz War almost everything is easily organized into a 20-slot Plano-style container...



    ...which easily fits into the box alongside the life counters and a couple of Magic: the Gathering-style deck boxes for keeping the cards safe.




    The biggest challenge is yet to come...


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