Is it getting a little crowded in your sky? We swear by our pretty floral bonnets this will end your organizing woes. The Broken Token presents the Big Damn Crate, an all-in-one organizing solution compatible with Firefly™: The Game and all of its expansions, published by Gale Force Nine™.
Aim to misbehave sooner with more than a dozen shiny removable trays for all your cards, tokens, and ships. Each removable card tray is stackable, with a draw and discard slot, allowing you to play the game right out of the organizer. Two identical token trays means each player can access their wares for their perfectly legitimate business enterprises with ease, without slowing down the game. Do your jobs and get paid easily with the removable bank tray. Also includes felt pads to protect your table surface.
This organizer supports sleeved cards and holds all current expansions, with at least a little room to spare! When you can’t run, you crawl. And when you can’t do that, let The Broken Token carry you.
- Organizes and stores game in a premium wooden crate
- Active player token stand
- 14 removable trays: 7 card trays with draw and discard slots, 2 set-up and money trays, 2 token trays, 2 player ship trays with dice compartments, and NPC ship tray
- Accommodates Crime & Punishment, Esmeralda, Jetwash, Kalidasa, Blue Sun, Pirate & Bounty Hunters, Artful Dodger, and Breakin Atmo expansions, and promo cards.
- Supports sleeved or unsleeved cards
Assembled exterior dimensions: 21.375" x 13.1875" x 5"
2017 Version: Download GCA003 Assembly instructions.
For more general tips on assembly, please read our Assembly Guide.
Having trouble removing all the paper backing from the acrylic sheets? We recommend Simple Green to get any residual adhesive off.
Firefly™: The Game is a trademark of Gale Force Nine™. This is a third-party accessory designed by The Broken Token and is not endorsed by Game Force Nine™.
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A joy to behold
Posted by Lee on 6th Apr 2017
Box arrived in New Zealand just over a week, all the bits and pieces intact.
Took about a day to construct, all the parts fitted perfectly. stained with a nice Rimu Colouring and added a deep purple felt matting to the bottom of the box. Looks amazing.
The parts and design are made by those who love games and have an attention for detail.
Worth every damn penny.
Best "Expansion" for Firefly Yet
Posted by Sam Rau on 1st Mar 2017
Being that it is made from the Broken Token, I knew this organizer would be high quality and clever, but this takes it to a new level. Not only has this dramatically reduced setup time and overall foot print, it makes has made it more enjoyable to play. Something about seeing the quality made wood tray when drawing NAV cards, takes some of the sting out of the Reaver's killing my crew.
Amazing work guys! Can't wait till I can get the Biohazard Containment Unit for Pandemic!
The big damn crate is big damn useful!
Posted by William Huet on 26th Jan 2017
The big damn crate was easy to put together and was so well cut that glue wasn't needed for any of it. Not only is it useful for storing the game it also makes playing the game much more organized. I highly recommend it despite the cost.
Thank you Broken Token!
Posted by Gregory on 21st Nov 2016
I'm terrible at writing these things, but they went so much out of their way to help me I just had to! I had an issue with some of the parts for this and worked with customer service to get a replacement!!
I have bought many of these and the first time i had an issue Broken Token stepped up and made this customer very happy!
This is a huge set and it works amazingly (just as they all do!)
RESPONSE: Thanks for taking the time to write a review! I am so glad we were able to get everything worked out for you! Game on my friend - Aninda Customer Service Meeple
I would give 6 stars if I could
Posted by J. Michael Spencer on 28th Oct 2016
I own a lot of Broken Token organizers, including 2 others of the "Craftsman Series" crates (Pandemic and Lords of Waterdeep). I am always impressed with the thoughtfulness and intricacy of the design to create a compact, USEFUL storage and organization solution.
This blows the rest away. Not even a contest.
There were at least three or four times when, while building the crate and then filling it with the game bits, I said, out loud, "That is BRILLIANT." Whoever designed this deserves an award. Or several.
RESPONSE: Why thank you sir for your mighty fine words!!! I'll be sure to let the designer know!! It's a true joy to know that our customers appreciate the work we put into our designs. We are all gamers and I hope that is what shows in the work we do! Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Game on My Friend - CS Meeple - Aminda
Big Damn Crate ... Best Damn Kit
Posted by Fred Jandt on 17th Oct 2016
Here's the secret about Broken Token and especially the Big Damn Crate ... don't buy from Broken Token if you want an insert. No seriously. Gamers for centuries have been contriving ways of slapping everything in a single box to make it easier to carry all their stuff.
But if you want something that is aesthetically pleasing with well-thought out functionality ... now you're cooking.
And the Big Damn Crate has that in spades. It has all the little touches and thoughtful items (like leaving room for future expansions) that show they care about this product as much as you do about your game.
For me the best part was the customer service. From the how to videos, to the email responses I received when I asked about how their expert built something, Broken Token is top notch.
This is a wonderful product you will be excited to not only use, but display in your gaming area!
RESPONSE - Thank you so much kind sir! This is why we do what we do!
Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2016
The crate is amazing. Well designed. Being able to play with most of the components in the box while standing up is brilliant. That is how we use it. There is so much more room for everyone now.
Posted by Francisco Eguiguren on 11th Oct 2016
It was the best impulsive shopping i had done in years. Everything fits perfectly and the quality is very good. I would have loved to paint and finish the box before putting it together but i was too exited !!
Posted by Rhia on 3rd Oct 2016
I'm very impressed with the products made by thebrokentoken. This is the second item I have purchased from them and just like the first, this is of excellent quality. Well planned and well executed.
I am so pleased that someone has taken the initiation to provide this service for all of us. It was very much needed.
This product in particular is well worth the money. I can't recommend it enough.
RESPONSE: Just made my day!!! :D
If not a "Must Have", then definitely a "Should Have"
Posted by Alan Bell on 28th Sep 2016
If you are considering buying this, it's because you already know and love Firefly: the Board Game. There may be some other reasons, but I'll wager the majority fit that description.
The other reviews tell you how well it works. That's not to be disputed either. It does what it's meant to do and it does it well.
So what I'm going to review is my experience, from purchase to play, in an apartment with no real outdoor work area, and on a table just slightly larger than the Whole Damn Verse matt.
Lead time from purchase to Ship was less than 24 hours (and I purchased on the weekend)!
Ship time was 2 days (I'm fairly close to Escondido, so that's no surprise).
There were several issues with the contents of the package. Like another of the reviewers, one of my acrylic covers arrived with a broken tab. A quick email to TBT and they sent out a new one. The broken one still worked, but it was looser than I was comfortable with. Also my box did not contain any instructions, or the felt. The Instructions are available on this website, so no loss there. I wasn't intending to use the felt, so I did not contact them for replacements. I'm sure if I did, they would have been just as prompt and professional as they were about the cover.
I wanted to stain the box to give it some character. Without adequate outdoor space or ventilation, I went with a water-based stain. Two 8.8 oz tubes of Minwax Express Color Wiping Stain and Finish was enough to do a single coat of all the pieces. If you want more, purchase accordingly. I recommend using actual cloth painter's cloths/ shop rags. The paper based ones tear and leave debris. I was able to finish the stain in a single evening (4-5 hours of work). I used the spray lacquer and technique from the TBT video. I did it on my tiny balcony, and used a great deal of plastic drop cloth to save my windows/furniture.
Assembly went well enough. Get yourself a knife or some other way to score or cut the parts out. If not you run the risk of splintering and ruining your stain. I also recommend having some method of getting into the nooks and crannies to clean out excess stain, and to wipe off excess glue. I used a set of picks for the stain, and Q-tips to reach the corners where my hands could not reach to get the glue. Full Assembly took two evenings.
I also added some brass corners I found on Amazon. The screws were too long on those, but that was nothing a Dremel couldn't solve. The finished product looks Amazing sitting on my shelf.
One of the reasons I bought the BDC was to save on table space. My coffee table is the only readily available table space I have for gaming. With all the expansions, there is only room for the map. I've played several games now straight from the box. If you put the rack with the bounties at the top of the stack, then you can still use the slots to display the bounty cards. because the cards sit at an angle I've found that putting the box on a lower surface than the table helps for quick identification of decks. The money tray does not function well inside the box either, but it's easy enough to take it out and put it on top of the box. It has significantly streamlined setup and break down, as well gameplay.
$160 is a great deal to spend on a box for a board game. And you can certainly play the game without it. But when I think back to the tuck and tackle boxes I was using before the Big Damn Crate, to the 30 min setup times, it is not with any fondness.
RESPONSE: What an awesome review!! I love all the tips! Have you sent us a picture already? I'm really curious about the brass corners!! And yes anytime you need anything I'm here for ya' :D