How to Store Board Games — Video

How to Store Board Games — Video


Daddy Troy: Welcome back to Gear Daddy I’m
your host Daddy Troy. Games are great for families but they have one tragic flaw, the
boxes fall apart. It makes a mess on a shelf, you lose all the pieces, and tears get shed…
it drives you crazy. But I’ve got a solution and today I’m gonna tell you all about it.
This whole week at Dad Labs has been brought to you by Fundex Games. They have this really
cool set if manipulative games you can play with, with your kids. They’re really fun
and we’re giving away a bunch of them so stick around until the end of the program,
and I’ll tell you how to get some. Game savers are great. These plastic hard
shell cases in which you can put your games and you’ll notice that the boards goes right
in there, all the pieces go in there, the cards all go in there. It’s well organized
and the best part about is that when you’re done, you just clip it shut and look at this
nothing falls apart, it all stays organized. Game savers, they have a bunch of different
sizes, this orange one is for small profile games. They’ve got a blue one for games
that has money in them, pretty cool. And they’ve also got a purple one for other differently
sized games. Now one other thing I would suggest about
these is that with games savers you kind of lose the identity of the game because the
box is has so much that helps you identify with the game. So what I suggest doing is
cutting out the graphics of the box and putting them on to the game savers box directly by
super gluing them or something like that so the kid can actually have a visual clue as
to what is inside the box. Finally, I also recommend that within the
box you might have to augment them a little bit. I really like to use baggies. I don’t
know why but I do know that my kids end of cleaning up more if they’re putting things
inside a baggie first and then dropping it inside the tray. And I also know that you
know cards will go everywhere if you don’t do something like out them in a baggie or
a rubber band. A final hint about baggies, kids do better with the kind of baggies that
have the zipper on them, their little pinchers, they work so much better with these than they
do with these type baggies that are really hard to close.
This whole week at Dad Labs has been brought to you by Fundex Games. They have the manipulative
games you can play with your kids like what’s inside of Ned’s head or gassy Gus, he’s
got a bit of a flatulent problem, you pump him up, kids’ love this game. We’re giving
away a bunch of these games this week so go to dadlabs.com and comment on any episode
229 through 232 and you’ll be automatically eligible to win some of the games.
We’ll see you next week on Gear Daddy at dadlabs.com.

15 thoughts on “How to Store Board Games — Video”

  1. Those are awesome!! I need to get some for sure. LOL. However I wouldn't glue the box to the top of the Game Boxes. Instead I would glue a clear plastic sleeve to the top so I could change out the colorful game box as needed.

    Kids grow fast and their idea of fun games changes so a plastic sleeve glued on top of the plastic storage boxes would be a better idea I think. =)

    Just my two cents. When is Owen going to do another video? LOL. =)

    – Heidi

  2. Hey Heidi,

    Owen's videos come out every Wednesday. Our regular schedule is: Lab Monday, Lounge Tuesday, Owen Wednesday and Gear Thursday.

  3. They're a good concept, but (1) only really fit a very very few specific games, and (2) if you look at the money tray part for the monopoly-type box, they're shallower than the other compartments… meaning it does nothing to prevent everything from jumbling up.

    I could actually make several other points, but if you actually try to use one of these, you'll quickly see.. good idea, bad execution.

  4. Thanks for the input. We may have to revisit this review. You should sub us and let us know if you have opinions about other products we spotlight or review.

  5. I have Game Savers and love them!!! I just wanted to mention that they come with labels pre-printed with the names of the games that will fit into the container. You just peel and stick the right label onto the front of the box.

  6. another terrible thing about this product is that it is plastic. this video would have served people and their games better by showing them how to repair and reinforce the boxes rather than how to replace them.

  7. At $12-14 a pop + s/h, for most mass-produced kids games it would be cheaper to just buy the game again than to buy one of these boxes. Otherwise a nice idea though.

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