Clean Up Faerun with the Broken Token Lords of Waterdeep Insert

It’s not really a secret, but we here at Gameosity have a thing for board game organization.  And ever since Rob introduced us to the Caverna insert by Broken Token, we have been taking a critical eye to the largest, messiest boxes in our collection, particularly those with expansions that normally couldn’t be stored in-box.  First up, Lords of Waterdeep!

Now, Lords of Waterdeep is a really fun game.  Often called an American Euro, it’s an excellent introductory worker placement experience that holds up to repeated plays (It’s one of Jess’ favorite games ever, actually).  But the damn thing is gargantuan.  And once you add the Scoundrels of Skullport expansion (and you should, it’s awesome), this thing will take up almost as much room on your shelf as it does on your table.  Broken Token to the rescue!

A tiny murder mystery game for scale. Seriously, those boxes are too damn big, and there are two of them!
A tiny murder mystery game for scale. Seriously, those boxes are so damn big, and there are two of them!

Lords of Waterdeep uses 4 colors of cubes as resources, as well as coins and VP tokens.  The original game insert was aesthetically pleasing and reasonably good at keeping pieces organized, but it didn’t make efficient use of the space and, of course, left no room for the expansion.  The Broken Token solution fixes all of that immediately.

Behold, the chaos of the City of Splendors laid low by the insert!
Behold, the chaos of the City of Splendors laid low by the insert!

The design is great.  Card dividers can be adjusted to your organizational preference (I grouped all my basic cards together and then expansion cards together, but you could divvy them up however they made sense to you).  Same for building tiles, which were more or less just a messy stack before.  Also, as you can see, there is a sized slot for the mini-boards that come with the expansion, which hold down…

Removing the expansion mini-boards reveals the resource bits!
Removing the expansion mini-boards reveals the resource bits!

Resources!  Held in place snugly by the boards above them, these piles of cubes and tokens are organized easily by type, and can even be brought to the table for simple in-game grabbing

The component caddie is incredibly useful
The component caddie is incredibly useful

One of our favorite features of this insert is how the component caddie is specifically designed to make taking bits out easy.  The sloped bottom ensures that, no matter how packed with cubes the compartment becomes, you never have a situation where the bottom layer has become a solid mass, forcing you to pry them out with your fingernails.  That’s an annoyance in otherwise awesome games that I am glad to be rid of here.

Each player’s components are also nicely separated, making setup and cleanup easy.

Broken Token LoW10

Peanut approved!
Peanut approved!

Admittedly, I haven’t tried storing this one vertically, but honestly, I don’t have any shelves which would accommodate this beast in that orientation anyway, so that doesn’t trouble me much.  But if this insert behaves at all like the rest of Broken Token’s products, the shifting of components should be minimal, if any.

All around, I have to say that the Broken Token Lords of Waterdeep insert is a winner.  Sure, it’s a bit of a luxury, but especially for your favorite games, you can’t go wrong with BT’s excellent construction and thoughtful design.  Seriously; this one not only organized all the little bits in a game with plenty of them, but it also reclaimed a huge chunk of shelf space for us by letting me unload my expansion box.

So if you want a great storage solution for a great game, be sure to pick up this organizer from Broken Token right here:

Deepwater Organizer – Broken Token

And if worker placement is your thing, be sure to check out Lords of Waterdeep!

 


(Thanks to Broken Token for hooking us up with our Lords of Waterdeep organizer.  Their generosity didn’t influence our opinions)

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