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Biohazard Containment Unit

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Key Features

  • Organizes and stores game in a premium wooden crate.

Product Description

Time is short and all of humanity is counting on you! Quarantine your game with The Broken Token’s Biohazard Containment Unit, compatible with Pandemic™ by Z-Man Games.

This premium storage solution organizes Pandemic and all of its expansions in one easy to transport unit. Six removable trays help you get to finding the cure sooner. The pawn tray keeps all the player pieces separated and easy to get to the specific piece you need. Three identical trays neatly hold the disease cubes. The vaccine vial tray holds the vials that come with the “In the Lab” expansion for ease of play. Includes 6 adjustable dividers.

Time isn’t on your side when you’re racing for the cure, save time in style with the Biohazard Containment Unit.

NOTE: Designed for the Second Edition version (earlier version pawns and petri dishes are too large).

This product is a kit that requires assembly. . We recommend a high quality wood glue, soft mallet and clamps for assembly (each sold separately).

Pandemic™ is a trademark of Z-Man Games. This is a third-party accessory designed by The Broken Token.  All product names are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with The Broken Token.

Product Information

  • 12.4" x 8.98" x 3.68"
  • 3.8 lbs
Supports the following expansions:
  • One the Brink
  • In the Lab
  • State of Emergency

Card Capacity

CARD CAPACITY (w/ Stock Dividers)
Unsleeved.2mm "Premium" Sleeved.04mm Sleeved
CARD CAPACITY (No Dividers) 
Unsleeved.2mm "Premium" Sleeved.04mm "Standard" Sleeved

*Capacities are approximate and based on average card and sleeve thickness. Actual results may vary.

Card Row Dimensions: 9.87" x 5.38" x 1.97"

Decorate before you assemble.  If you are looking to stain your crate, please check out our video guidelines Broken Bits: Staining Tips before assembly.

Game Compatibility

Must have!


If you have all the expansions to Pandemic then you *need* this organizer. Well thought out placement with sturdy construction.

Any fan of Pandemic must have this!


I've bought a LOT of Broken Token organizers, for LOTS of games. This is easily the best. All of the joints fit nice and tight, I had to use only a little glue and some tape to reinforce corners, and it looks fantastic on my gaming table. Best of all is that it freed up four boxes worth of space out of my shelves for more games :-)

Great organizer


First time purchasing one of these storage units and have to say I am overall very pleased with it.. The look is great and sure enough everything fits in the box (which is wonderful). It stands out so nicely when stored and keeps everything well organized. I did notice that the trays are a surprisingly snug fit, which take a bit of wiggling to get them in and out as needed. Very easy to assemble, impressive layout design and very quick shipping. Will definitely consider future items for other games that I have.

Excellent organizer


I saw this at Origins 2016 and was immediately curious, enough so to order a week later. The shipping was lightning quick and I prepared myself for a weekend project as I was planing on staining it as well. The cut and fit was almost perfect, no piece was too tight and there were only two places where I dabbed some wood glue to fix a loose fit. It readily took stain and varnish and while snug, the trays slip everything neatly in place. While not pictured, this kit will fit all boards and rulebooks on top of the components (including my rarely used bioterrorist notepad). Overall, a fantastic kit.

Pandemic Must-Have!


My husband and I recently discovered The Broken Token and we have not been disappointed. This box for Pandemic is "must have" for anyone with Pandemic with the expansions. Assembly was straightforward, the box has plenty of room for all of the expansions and it looks gorgeous!

It's going to be a delight to use this! Kudos to The Broken Token!

A new standard of excellence for Broken Token


I've been buying Broken Token organizers for years now and probably own about a dozen. This new Pandemic storage solution is by far the most beautiful and elegant BT product I currently own. Everything fits together perfectly (though definitely head the instructions' advice and use some wood glue to keep everything sealed). There is ample room for the base game and all expansions. But, most importantly, this looks absolutely stunning on the shelf. If you're someone who loves Pandemic as much as I do and wants a storage solution that fits everything into one container AND looks gorgeous on the shelf, then look no further because Broken Token has you covered.


Wow! Thank you for your amazing review. It brings us so much joy to hear from happy customers!

Game On
The Broken Token

Nice complete solution


Bought this organizer to put all of my pandemic games in one consolidated unit. Nicely designed and easy to assemble (some parts required a little wood glue and a little hammering). This will go nicely with my Deepwater create and my other BT organizers

I Don't Know How They Did It


The base game fits into its original box decently, but adding one expansion already makes it not want to fit. You'd be hard-pressed to figure out what to do with all three expansions without everything getting crazy messy.

This perfectly-designed box allows you to put all of the expansions into one crate in a very clean, organized way. I've been able to set up and tear down Pandemic games much faster now, and adding the different challenges from the expansions is incredibly easy. The unit itself draws attention and gets more interest in the game. So happy that I bought it.

RESPONSE: This is why we do what we do :D Thanks for letting us know. Game On my Friend - Aminda

Careful assembly required, but great product


I have bought and assembled other companies' wooden inserts before and those require glue on every connection. The precise fit of this Broken Token organizer is just not present in those other products.

This means you'll need to be careful and patient when assembling this organizer.

But if you are careful and patient, you'll be rewarded with a beautiful, sturdy and well-organized container for all of your Pandemic game components and expansions.

I own Pandemic and all 3 (to this point in time) released expansions and the BCU handles all of this with a bit of room to spare. Great product that I'm quite happy with.

RESPONSE: couldn't ask for a better review! We appreciate it!

Great product, with only one issue


Customer Update: "In light of the response, and given that this was the first issue I have EVER had with a TBT organizer, I am certain this was a one-off issue (and may well have been an issue on my end). No one should take this review as a reason not to purchase this box, which is both amazingly functional and gorgeous once assembled. Since writing the initial review, I have literally taken this to game nights just to show it off and to steer people toward Broken Token products."

Original Review: I was so excited to order this and clear up some shelf space currently being taken up by several Pandemic boxes and replace them with this gorgeous piece. After staining it (following the instructional video for the Big Damn Crate... next on my to-buy list!) I started assembly.

The outside of the box went together without a hitch. Then Tray A was just as easy.

And then came Tray B.

It seemed like every piece of Tray B was both exactly the right length AND perfectly straight. Many were one or the other. A few were neither. And the ones that weren't straight had tabs which were loose enough that the friction from assembly wouldn't hold the corner together. In the end, it took gluing every joint, and applying a combination of 10 clamps and vice grips WITHOUT breaking the 1/8" birch by putting too much pressure on it.

All told, that small tray took 2 hours to assemble, while the rest took MAYBE a total of 45 minutes.

Once it was done, it looked great, and stores the game perfectly. It's a great product, and something anyone who owns Pandemic should consider buying. Just be prepared to do a lot of swearing at Tray B during assembly. And have clamps and WOOD glue (emphatically not superglue, as it ironically did not hold at all) available.

Response: We apologize for the extra trouble and appreciate the feedback. We will take a look at it internally to see if there is an issue we can fix in design. My guess is that your organizer may have been loose fitting due to wood variation or laser focus, which is rare. We have not heard any similar feedback but if we see any other issues we will take action. Thanks again for your patience!

Well thought out


The Pandemic Biohazard Containment Unit is awesome. It's a very well thought out design that fits all components from the base game and every expansion.
It was fairly easy to put together. The inside containers and were simple enough. The outside wooden box was a little difficult to get together. I used a hobby knife to trim the edges to better fit together. In retrospect I wish that I hadn't as it left a few marks.
I highly recommend using a rubber or plastic mallet to knock the outside box together It definitely makes it way easier.

I have all of my cards sleeved in FFG Sleeves.
I was able to create Separate sections for Action Reference Cards, Role cards, Epidemic cards, Event Cards, City Cards, Infection Cards, and Miscellaneous Cards from the expansions. It's a snug fit, but it works. If I had used MayDay Games Premium Sleeves I might possibly have fit one more small section. If I used MayDay Games Standard Sleeves I could probably fit at least one more small section.
With my current setup I did not have use for the additional dividers that The Broken Token sells.
Very pleased with this purchase.

Frankly, easy to put together


Love It !!!

RESPONSE: Best review ever :D

Can't Live Without It


This is an excellent product for any Pandemic fan out there. If you have the base game and any of the expansions this an amazing space safer and organizer. It was easy to put together but you will need to use glue! The case itself will be heavy after everything goes inside, so make sure you secure it well. Also, the container for the pawns is my favorite thing you guys have made so far. It's so... satisfying.

RESPONSE: This makes our day!!! Thanks for the feedback and helpful tip. We love this crate too and glad you appreciate our handiwork ! Game On my friend!

Hooray! All Pandemic in one box!


I have other wooden products made by other companies that use NAF HDF rather than birch. Assembly was easy, and no different from other kits I have. I will note that some tabs had corners break off due to the wood grain, which doesn't happen with the HDF. Instructions were easy to follow, and I just used small amounts of white glue on some of the looser pieces. The box went together tight enough to only need glue on a couple of places.
All things considered, I am very please with how this looks on my game shelf.

RESPONSE: Glad you are happy with it. It's true that wood grain has some drawbacks, but we feel that the payoff is worth some glue and tab issues. Please know that if at anytime a piece doesn't work as should, just get in contact with us and we will make sure you get what you need! Game On My Friend! -Customer Satisfaction Meeple - Aminda :D

Awesome Product


I recently purchased and assembled this crate and I have to say it is amazing. It was very easy to assemble with minimal tools or prep needed and it didn't really take any real knowledge of woodworking though familiarity with puzzles or models would certainly be useful. After assembly I did choose to stain and varnish the crate and it looks amazing. There is room for everything from every expansion (current) and everything is held securely so it can take some shaking to dislodge anything. This crate is a huge help with quick setup and tear down as well. Highly Recommended.

Perfect storage solution!


Pandemic did something rare in that every expansion included an insert to accommodate all released components thus far. Unfortunately the newest expansion broke that trend, and there was no good way to store everything in one box. Here comes The Broken Token to the rescue, everything has it's place in this really well designed box and I highly recommend it for all Pandemic fans!



The BT sets are very well made. The pieces fit together perfectly, so well in fact, that you don't even need glue for most of the trays.

I picked up this set so I could get rid of 4 sets of Pandemic boxes. And yep, everything, and I mean EVERYTHING from all 4 games fits in here. Pieces, tokens, cards, manuals, game boards. Everything. And it's very cool having everything in a removable tray, makes the games easier to setup and clean-up.

And the box just looks cool.



I love broken token, this fits Pandemic and its expansions great. However I have the original Pandemic so the meeples don't quite fit, but they will fit without the acrylic lid.

Very Nice!


Very Nice addition to the game. Great for storing all the pieces. And it's kinda fun, too!

Excellent Service, Difficult Assembly


I got this as a gift for my significant other who lives at the same address. I made a request that the package not have identifying marks on the outside and Broken Token very kindly complied (my S.O. had no idea from the nondescript package).

The only difficulty was with the actual assembly of the box. Some of the pieces were very hard to fit together and don't currently lie flush (even with the aid of small hammer taps) with the rest of the box. Don't try to remove assembled joints either, as the wood is likely to pull apart.

RESPONSE: That doesn't sound good :( Please email Aminda w/Customer Support via the website and she'll make sure you get everything you need to make the organizer fit better. If you have any breakage we can replace parts. We want you to be 100% satisfied.

Wonderful as always


I own a few inserts from The Broken Token. This on looks great on my shelf and holds all my pandemic stuff. It was easy to put together and the quality is great. These inserts never dissappoint.

Get This and Stay Healthy, My Friends!


I recently purchased this after getting all the Pandemic expansions for Christmas. It really does hold everything. Again, like most Broken Token organizers it supports sleeved cards, which I love. As part of the Craftsman Series it is a little more complicated to assemble than a normal organizer, but if you are patient and take your time it is not a big deal. The parts that were the most difficult for me to assemble were the character token tray and the outer box. Both are very tight and I did not want to apply too much pressure and snap something. Despite this I have nothing bad to say about this organizer and I am anxious to see more Craftsman Series organizers if they are all going to be this nice. Great job!



I have long been a fan of Pandemic, but I wasn't a fan of lugging around all the components in multiple boxes. This crate is the perfect solution AND will look nice on my shelves where it will surely draw attention to itself. The crate easily contains all of the materials from the base game and the expansions, with some room left over should there be more expansions (though not for any boards). I love this crate, but a few things to note:

1) I've assembled several Broken Token products and this was the most complex one by far. If there were difficulty ratings for assembly, this would be at the top. Not saying that is a bad thing, but just something to note. As for the reason it was difficult...

2) The box for the pawns. Oh dear lord did this one drive me crazy! I understand why there's the smaller wall attached to the top pawn cut-out piece and then another wall on the bottom of the crate (so the acrylic has something to slide and rest on), putting those pieces together was absolutely a chore. Now that it's complete, it looks great and worth it... but assembly...

3) Some of the smallest pieces absolutely will need glue, and I'm talking about the end pieces (1E and especially 2D). Without, I could see them popping off easily as the tokens are removed.

4) Maybe it's the batch of wood, but lots of splintering during assembly.

5) For the crate itself, with the thicker wood... I seriously had to whale on the pieces with my mallet to get them properly joined together. Not something I should have been doing on my dining table!

6) I will absolutely be ordering the extra sheet of dividers to separate out all the types of cards. This will surely ease setting the game up. Really wish I had gotten them when I ordered the set.

I absolutely love the finished product. Just be aware, this is a complex build and will take a decent amount of time. Thank you for yet another awesome product, Broken Token!

(And a small aside... I agree with the idea of brass corner pieces! And what kind of stain would people recommend for the exterior of the crate?)

Wonderful product, looks great


I had a good experience ordering from Broken Token and – post-assembly – am quite enjoying my Biohazard Containment Unit. All of the pieces fit very well and it looks great. However, for the (fairly exorbitant) price of the product it seems to me that it might be shipped assembled. $60 is an awful lot to pay to receive a shipment containing an hour of work.
Otherwise, could not be more satisfied.

Snug Fit, Beautiful Wood


The beauty of the chosen medium (wood) only comes out after staining. It truly is gorgeous...except for the glue stains. No, it is not from the wood glue, but pre-existing blots on the wood that run opposite of the grain.

All the components fit perfectly, well mostly. We sleeved all our cards after a particularly heinous event that included another board game and pasta sauce. The sleeved cards fit quite snugly. There was no extra room whatsoever. Kinda cool, if you think about it. However, pulling cards is much like pulling teeth at times.

Yes, I have all the expansions. All the boards and the pad fit nicely. But, man, the cards....

Next stop: brass corner protectors for the crate.

RESPONSE: I love the idea of those brass corners...please share pictures!! It's true sleeved cards are just right there on the edge...we do find that over time newly sleeved cards compress and sliding them in and out will become easier. I'm also curious about the "blots" you mention. If you are of the mind, send pictures to me via support@thebrokentoken.com I'd love to see what effect you are seeing. Thanks for your great review! Game On My Friend - Aminda CS Meeple