Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Gloria Mundi: The Insert

Gloria Mundi is one of those games that comes in a box too big for the contents. You could almost get everything, including the board, into a YINSH box, yet they chose to publish it in a box the size of Power Grid. The main issue is that the board can slide into a position such that it is not supported on one end. Over time this could lead to serious warping:

The solution was pretty simple. Create a rectangular cardboard tube with beveled ends that fits into the box as an extra support. This has the added benefit of reducing the extra space so the contents don't thrash around as much:

The board still floats around in the box, but now it will always lie flat:


At 10:39 AM, Blogger Mark Haberman said...

Have you seen El Caballero? You could fit it in a box 1/10th of the size.


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