Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Carcassonne accessories - GeekMod Insert

Carcassonne collection can get quickly out of control. Even after purchasing first few expansions, carrying and storing may become a problem.  Moving each expansion in separate box means carrying a lot of air.  Following solution allows to fit base set with few expansions in base set's box. Following pictures show tiles from old edition bit they are compatible with new edition considering size.

Let's start from the beginning.

Assembly



All contents before assembly



All elements are numbered

Dividers require a bit of cleaning on sides

Assembly is fairly easy. It's a bit of a logic puzzle since order of assembly is important. I am fairly good with a logic puzzles so it took me little over 20 minutes. Still I had to wait overnight for the glue to dry completely.

Three parts of the insert

Let's put in the components


I have managed to fit following components, including all tokens and meeples:

  • Base set,
  • River
  • Inns and Cathedrals,
  • Traders and builders,
  • Princess and dragon,
  • Tower,
  • Abbey and Mayor,
  • Count, King & Robber,
  • Bridges, Castles & Bazaars. 

I was a bit surprised myself how much fits in there.

Everyting in the box, scoring track and manuals come on the top


I have all my tiles sleeved, do it was a really tight fit considering width.

To buy or not to buy


In general quality of the product is decent and assembly not challenging. I have a lot more expansions so I will be using this insert by choosing few expansions to take with me for a given game night. Purchasing such insert is a must buy as your collection grows. This is the first insert I have seen, so I am not sure if this is the best one, so I recommend you to do some research on your local market before ordering.

Insert is available on manufacturer web page.

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