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.
NOTE: All new Big Damn Crate kits INCLUDE the Crime & Punishment Upgrade Tray.
- 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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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
Posted by Terry on 17th Sep 2016
Quite a few parts to put together but used it today and what an amazing way to play the game! I am an organizer freak and this is the greatest!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Aug 2016
I love this box. I waited forever for this box to come out and now that I finally have it I wish I had another complete set of the firefly game so I could get another box. It was an easy build. Staining the box was the only time consuming part but well worth it in the end.
The only issue I have is that one of the clips on the acrylic glass top, for the token tray, broke as I was sliding it back into place after only the second use. I was pretty devastated by that. Otherwise it's perfect.
RESPONSE --- Contact us , we'll replace the acrylic lid. No devastation allowed :D
Best Damn Crate
Posted by Anthony McConnell on 3rd Aug 2016
This was the 5th organizer i have purchased from The Broken Token. I also have the King of Tokyo, Caverna, LCG organizer for Netrunner and the LCG organizer for Game of Thrones 2nd ed.
I had been hoping TBT would release an organizer for Firefly The Game for some time now. It's a great game, but setup and tear down were always problematic. I was thrilled when this was first announced, but I balked at the price point. But after buying, staining and assembling I can tell you The Big Damn Crate is well worth the price.
Assembly was actually easier than I expected and everything went together perfectly. In all I think I spent 7ish hours staining, assembling and putting the components into the crate. This was actually less time then I though it would take. All the components fit like a dream. Setting up, playing and putting away the game are now a breeze, which for a game that takes 3+ hours to play is important.
I can't wait to see what The Broken Token comes up with next.
big but worth it
Posted by John on 15th Jul 2016
Firefly is my favorite game. We rarely played it though because of the setup time. This box take care of everything relation to that problem. Putting it together was a snap (I do recommend finding a rubber mallet though, that outer box was tough to fit together.) and required a surprisingly little amount of glue. The price tag can be scary no doubt about that but you are getting a real fine quality product.
Just one last thing to buy
Posted by Joy Cohn on 7th Jul 2016
I was already tired of making tuck boxes, and of the length of time it took to setup a game. Another Browncoat had this on her at Consimworld Expo 2016. Boy, was it shiny. Everything was organized. It didn't take up as much space as before. It even has a stand for the dinosaur token!
This crate is not optional. It is required. The only mistakes I found were my own construction techniques.
Gotta get it. Fast shipping, excellent product, clean assembly, great instructions. Maaayybe the parts could be numbered a bit better, and for them to actually match the part numbers in the instructions.
Seriously, this thing's so damn good you won't complain. Big Damn Yeah!
Response: Thank you for the feedback! We haven't yet heard of any issues with the instructions so if possible, could you please contact us with details?
Wonderfully detailed design with a spot for it all
Posted by M on 5th Jul 2016
This box is beautifully designed to hold everything Firefly: The Game. I'm very impressed with the organization and utility. Having the stackable card holders makes for a much better contained play space, and having two trays for play pieces makes managing tokens much simpler for multiple players.
Staining it can be a chore if done yourself, so you might consider buying it pre-stained. I opted to apply a varnish, which brought out the natural beauty of the wood wonderfully.
I would love if The Broken Token supplied a map of where to put game elements, though figuring it out isn't hard. Some tips for people that have never assembled something like this would also be nice in the box.
Thank you for your wonderful review and your excellent feedback. I'm passing on those suggestions to the design team! Game On
Posted by Andrew Campbell on 4th Jul 2016
This product takes a game which was previously one of my favorites but playable only one I was willing to dedicate an incredible amount of time to the effort and makes it playable one thar is easily playable in almost any situation. The physical real estate needed to play becomes considerably less given the clever way that the crate organizes the pieces and provides places for them to rest even on a small table. Miniatures are held securely during transport, and the way the card holders are set up, it is easy to organize them geographically around the board so that when you do play on a large board the cards are near the planets thet represent. Extremely well done product! I'm a huge fan of broken token, but to date this is their best offering I have yet seen, bar none.
Wow! Thanks for the awesome review. It makes everyday a little better knowing we make games more playable and accessible, it's why we do what we do!
I'm a leaf on the wind
Posted by Josh on 25th Jun 2016
I have purchased a number of broken token inserts over the past couple years, and this one did not disappoint. If you are a big fan of Firefly and Firefly the Board Game, I'm assuming that you probably already have all the expansions or are currently getting all the expansions. This is a definite must have for your Firefly Board Game experience. Do not let the price of this product sway you to turn away. It is definitely well worth the price. It is very well made and goes together very well. I even put my own stain finish and laquered mine, and it looks lovely. Thank you Broken Token for creating an organizer that was long overdue! You guys are amazing!