Before I made my move from Dublin, Ohio to the Tampa Bay area here in Florida in October; I visited my favorite local game store, Beyond the Board, one last time. It was a pretty sad day for myself as I had not only been going to the store for a year and a half but I had also been working there since April of this year.

I spent one last Friday night playing games with as many people as I could. And of course I stopped by the register one last time to buy some games & accessories for my journey to my new home in the south.

I will say that whenever I get a chance to review an accessory I will because most of the time I just review games that I either pick up or games that anyone has sent to me, new or old.

One of the accessories I picked up at the time was a brand new insert from The Broken Token. It was their take on an insert for one of my favorite games Rio Grande Games or Z-Man Games know as Carcassonne.

I will give you a little background on my love for Carcassonne. When Big Box 5 came out I had to purchase it. Why? Well, it came with all kinds of expansions & I thought why waste my time trying to find certain expansions when they came in one big box.

So the Carcassonne Big Box 5 comes with one horrible plastic insert, which I threw away immediately. It didn’t have nearly enough room for all the expansions that I had already purchased. So I just used boxes from the Count, King, & Robber expanson, Princess & the Dragon expansion, & The Tower expansion to hold everything I had inside of Big Box 5.

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Then a smile was brought to me face as I heard the announcement from The Broken Token  that they were making an insert for Carcassonne. After a short celebration I made sure to put in for an extra order.

I’ve been in Tampa for just over a month & I’m finally getting some games out of storage. So I felt that this was the night to break open & put together those inserts I purchased for my Big Box. Each one of the inserts took no longer than fifteen minutes to put together.

Now people I know say that they like to use wood glue to put inserts from The Broken Token together. Let me say that teach tab popped together nice & easy. So no problem keeping them together.

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As you see from the photo above there is a two inch gap in between the two inserts & a gap about two inches wide at the top. It falls just short of two inches. To keep the inserts from sliding I stuck the mini expansion, which fit perfectly, up the middle & I have my Carcassonne checklist rolled up & placed in the gap at the top.

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The trays can be removed from the insert which makes it easy to pass around. There is more than enough room to place the different meeples, tower pieces, & tiles in. The only gripe I had was that there is no room for the tower so I just unfolded it & place it on the top of the inserts with the instructions, Wheel of Fortune board, & score board.

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I can’t wait to keep collecting what comes out for Carcassonne since I have room for everything now. I do have the hard to find Carcassonne Catapult but I have no immediate intent in using it so it is still factory sealed. But if I did use it I could actually place it at the top.

If you have a love for organizing & especially for the game of Carcassonne then you can purchase the insert here: Carcassonne Insert

Remember to keep organized, keep scoring your meeples, & game on!

-Christopher Richter

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P.S.: Readers if you are a fan that makes Carcassonne tiles & you would like me to feature what you have created just drop me a line through my email: Christopher.Richter34@gmail.com

 

 

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