Episode 12 - Shelves to Sleeves

by Pub Meeple | Pub Meeple Podcast

Hello, and welcome to the Pub Meeple Podcast! Join us as we discuss how we store our board games – from shelves to sleeves and everything in between. We talk about the kind of shelves (or closets) we use, custom game boxes, custom inserts, how we store expansions, and if we use sleeves and why.

We also bring back our board game mechanism rankings segment – this time with Area Control games. We all ranked a list of area control games (with our Ranking Engine of course) and Shuck did his math voodoo to showcase our top 5 and some other interesting tidbits.

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Show Notes:

Time – Topic

0:00 – Introduction
1:45 – Our Brews
7:24 – Game Storage intro
8:02 – Shelves (and horizontal or vertical storage)
17:40 – Organization
21:52 – Internals (Custom Boxes, Inserts, Miniatures, Baggies, Plano boxes)
33:34 – To sleeve or not to sleeve
43:53 – Custom Inserts and Expansions
49:26 – Our Top 5 Area Control Games
61:57 – Interesting Tidbits
69:35 – Area Control discussion

People/Groups/Topics Discussed

Game storage
Kallax shelves
Threshold shelves
Board Game Game Cards
Board Game Ranking Engine
Box Inserts
Foam Core
Area Control
Marvel Legendary Dividers

Games Discussed:

Blood Bowl Team Manager
Blood Rage
El Grande
Lords of Vegas
Lords of Waterdeep
Marvel Legendary
Mission Red Planet
Penny Press
Smash Up
Star Wars Armada
Star Wars Rebellion
The King is Dead

Our Brews:

Just Bryan – La fin du Monde
Gary – Alien Amber Ale
Shuck – Earl Grey tea (Boston Harbor tea + bergamot oil)
Proper Brian – Karnival Kreme (Dark Canyon) coffee