Outside the relative safety of the city of Gloomhaven, adventure and fortune awaits the brave and bold. Make your game box its own haven for the weary mercenary with The Broken Token’s officially licensed organizer for Gloomhaven by Cephalofair games.
Seventeen removable trays make set-up and tear down a breeze. A large tray holds all the 2-sided map tiles with an etched stacking order to help find the right tiles and pack back up. 4 identical trays hold the party’s active character’s ability cards, attack modifier cards, collected item cards, character tokens, character pad, character board and hp/xp dials and trackers, as well as a spot for the character standee for first edition copies of the game. The miniatures tray holds all the character miniature boxes with cutouts making it easy to remove the right one. 2 identical trays hold the 2-sided overlay tiles with a third smaller tray for the trap overlay tiles. 1 mini-card tray holds the 4 base attack modifier decks, blessing cards, curse cards, negative modifiers, battle goal cards, random scenario cards, and all item cards with enough dividers to separate all the cards by type and items by prosperity level. The standard card tray holds road and city events; separated by available, locked and used events; personal quest cards, and both types of random dungeon cards. The standard card tray also has a “secret compartment” under the cards for the Town Records Book and sealed envelopes. There are 3 “combat” trays, one holds all the status tokens (the 2nd edition redesign rendered the blessing and curse tokens obsolete so the tray was redesigned to hold the 8 rather than 10 tokens), one holds damage tokens, money tokens, xp tokens/scenario aid tokens, and element discs and round tracker for set-up, the third tray holds the summons and their trackers and number tokens. Finally there are 3 monster trays, one for plastic stands, another for the monster stat sheets and sleeves, the third holds 30 custom full color tuck-boxes that store the monster attack modifier cards and each monster type’s standees and ability cards together.
There’s a lot of world to explore and a lot of money to be made, get to adventuring faster with help from The Broken Token!
This is an officially licensed box organizer compatible with Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games.
Cephalofair Games, Gloomhaven and their logos are trademarks of Cephalofair Games, 1915 Perdue St., Lafayette, IN, 47905 www.cephalofair.com
- 15.68" x 11.20" x 7.50"
- 6 lbs
What a fantastic organizer for Gloomhaven!!! First, I had a great time putting this together. The assembly video on YouTube made construction so easy. But the best part is how well it has organized the game. It is so much easier to set up a scenario, plus it keeps all the components nicely organized. I know where everything is and can access it quickly. Easy to fit everything on one table now as well, and should make traveling with the game very simple. The quality of the wood is good and should last a long time if well cared for. So glad I bought this kit. I never imagined I would need something like this, but really glad I got it. Oh, and the customer service from BT was awesome. I emailed with many questions and always got a quick response. Thanks Aminda for all your help!
Pretty solid organizer
I purchased Gloomhaven a few weeks ago, and my first impression was "holy crap, where am I gonna store all these parts?" I'd seen the organizer being advertised at BGGCon and I was pretty happy with my BSG Organizer, so I decided to go ahead and order this, though it's kinda pricey (Gloomhaven$120, Organizer $80. Brings it to my most expensive game in 2 purchases).
Assembly was pretty easy, directions were simple to follow along and my wife and I assembled the whole thing in about 5 hours working together (there's a lot to do). There was one piece that had a manufacturing flaw where the cut didn't go all the way through the wood, but it was pretty easy to break off the excess wood without losing any of the actual tray component.
The minor complaints I have that knocks it from 4 to 5 stars is that the design basically requires that 4 characters be stored in the component trays at any given time. I play typically in a group of 3, so I had to pick a 4th character, debox them, and load them in the 4th tray. The organizer fills every inch of space inside the box under this configuration, so there was nowhere else to put the extra character envelope (maybe on top if I'd wanted to have the box stick up a bit). The other issue is for the 1 hex terrain/obstacles, the tray is barely tall enough to contain some of the more numerous tile types, leading to them sliding around
WELL DESIGNED ORGANIZER
by Kevin Gallagher
It took me about 6 hours to put it all together. The assembly instructions recommend dealing with excess wood and tight pieces by sanding or trimming with a hobby knife. I found it to be much faster, safer, and easier, in both cases, to use a file from my tool box.
The layout of 5 of the 18 frames (1, 2, 5, 6, & 8) did not match their picture in the instructions, which is more of an annoyance than a real problem. The downloadable copy of the instructions on www.thebrokentoken.com is more up-to-date, though the diagrams for frames 1 and 8 are still wrong.
by Octavio Ortega
Gloomhaven is an amazing game, but the set up and clean up is awful. It always took close to 30 min just to locate all of the standees and terrain tiles. It is so much easier now that they are in the insert. My favorite part of the insert is the box that holds everyone's character. When we are going go play, I just hand them their box and it has all they need.
The insert did take a good amount of time to build. It wasn't difficult, there were just a lot of things to put together. As long as you take your time and organize the pieces while building, it should be easy.
If you are on the fence about buying an insert for the game, I would recommend you buy it. It is such a time saver, that you will get more games in during your game session. It is totally worth it.
Changes the entire pre and post-game experience!
The kit was easy to assemble, and the how-to video on you tube was a big help in getting us started. You will definitely want some all purpose or wood glue and a rubber mallet. A lot of fun to put together, and the end result was very pleasing and adds so much to the Gloomhaven gaming experience.
Fits Great Looks Great
by Ian Johnstone
It did take me a few hours to put this together. I used wood glue on all joins. I did not sand or need to cut any parts and things fit fine. I used the video on youtube to guide me on what items go where and it fit perfectly. My next game session is this week so I hope to show it off to my friends.
An Excellent, High-quality Organizer
by Adam K
The Gloomhaven organizer is another quality insert from The Broken Token that fits perfectly. The wooden pieces are durable and fit together snugly with just a little bit of wood glue. The directions are clear and easy to follow, and they have support videos on Youtube to help with both assembly and how it all fits into the box. I can't imagine playing Gloomhaven without this, as having a place for everything drastically cuts down on setup and breakdown time for the game.
My only criticisms are that I had to wait a month for this to arrive from back-order (because of Gloomhaven's recent 2nd edition release) and that the pieces out of the box have a slight charred wood odor that I found kind of pleasant, but that others might find off-putting. Even several days after building the organizer, the smell is still lingering in my game room. Finally, I wouldn't recommend trying to build this insert without the usage of a small, rubber mallet. Some of the pieces cannot be easily forced together by hand. Overall, I would recommend this insert to anyone willing to put the time, effort, and money into it. If you intend on playing a full campaign of Gloomhaven, an insert like this is almost mandatory.
Go with the best and ditch the rest
I have used 3 total Gloomhaven inserts and I have to say that this one is far and away the best. It is the easiest to assemble by far, and only requires a minimal amount of glue. It is also very ergonomical for the gameplay itself. All pieces are easy to find and grasp. Out of the three options I have used for Gloomhaven storage this one is far and away the best.
Organizer doubles as lifesaver.
Previous to receiving this my copy was a disorganized mess spread between the box and upturned lid, kept only at bay by 3 dozen plastic bags
With this put togetherit's incredibly easy to take gloomhaven out and put it away, and even easier to find what you're looking for.
I think the size on the monster token boxes is a bit arbitrary (some have a ton of space when all their tokens are in them, the boss one in particular i have to very carefully pack to make it fit right, but they all fit so it's pretty nitpicky)
it was super easy to assemble and it's solid as heck.
Gloomhaven Organizer is Great!
by robert lagacé
A great organizer for a awkward product. As my title says I would recommend gluing all the parts that are not fitting tight or going to be picked out of the box by pulling the unit up. The map tile tray, and most of the high sided trays seem subject to more stress in use and needed gluing after I started using the organizer. I like to sleeve my cards, this made some locations very tight. I have not tried the monster attack cards but believe it will be hit and miss depending on how many figures are in the box with the cards. Also, sleeved player cards will not fit back into the original boxes. I bought the thinnest sleeves I could find, dragon shields.
The essential organizer!
No matter how many baggies I used, Gloomhaven always seemed to take 30 minutes or more to set up. Now, setup is so fast and it isn’t just the box that is organized, it’s the table. Things are easy to find and gameplay is so much easier. The tuck boxes for organizing the enemies are so vital - no more digging for each enemy standee and their cards. I love this organizer!
Building the organizer was easy to follow and fun. The directions are really well done, though I did notice a few diagrams did not match the actual board layouts. In those cases, it was still easy to find the correct pieces. The large tray for the dungeon layout pieces is the only tray that isn’t completely sturdy, because the boards are glued together end to end. I recommend a good quality packing tape on both sides of the seam to hold it together. It took me about an hour total, plus drying time. My five year old and I built it together and had a blast.
Bottom line, it is a great design and really speeds up play. I highly recommend it!
I like it, but...
by Robert Lehr
I really like this organizer and will definitely buy from the Broken Token again. My only issue I have is the board tray. It is 8 parts, and they advise to use tape on the to secure the bottom. Although you're not putting anything too heavy in the tray, it still feel flimsy.
An Excellent Organizer
Not the first Broken Token item I've helped put together or used, but is the first one I've purchased and I'm beyond pleased with it. Everything fits nicely and makes setup so much faster.
Putting together the entire thing was fun, though the piece diagrams didn't match up a few times to the actual laser cut sheets. Despite that, they were always on the same sheet and easy to figure out which piece the instructions meant.
The card deck holders have movable dividers, which is quite helpful as I have my own way of organizing the decks during the campaign.
The only issues I have are slightly nitpicky, mostly in the dungeon tile tray (while serviceable, I will probably use an accordion file to make setup even faster, and use the tray for sticker sheets, notebooks, etc).
Pretty good - Few Minor Things
Over all the Insert is pretty good. The few minor complaints I would have are as follows:
Some of the punchouts were not where they were stated in the picture.
Some of the punchouts were so close to each other they caused cracks in each other
Having something that stated where the gloomhaven stuff goes in the insert would be super useful so I dont have to refer to the website pictures.
Other than that seems pretty good so far.
Play more, sort less.
by Joseph Roberson
This is the first The Broken Token item I've bought, and I'm very happy with it. Assembly wasn't bad, I glued most things, even if they fit snug(which most did), they'll have to hold close to twenty pounds of game components. I used a hobby knife to remove some parts from their sheets to avoid splintering, most came out just fine. Functionality is fantastic, lots of clever storage ideas coming together to help get this game on and off the table fast. I sleeved all of my cards, and this organizer accommodates that. The amount of dividers for the card trays works great, I did have to sand one of them to fit, but that's the only piece I had to do this to. The monster tuck box setup is fantastic, this worked with sleeved cards too, I'm using Mayday standard sleeves, basically penny sleeves but with a better finish. I would recommend this product, it's very well thought out and fun to build.
This has single handedly gotten me to play 2-3 times more then I did before. It makes set up so fast, helps keep things organized, and significantly drops the amount of time hunting for things.
This is my first broken token organizer and while it may be pricey it is well worth it. The instructions were well laid out with only a couple sheets of wood not being the same layout as in the instructions. It did take a while to build but I took my time to make sure everything was just right. This is going to make setup and tear down so much faster. Now I won't have to leave everything strewn out about the table because I can now get everything to fit back in the box. Currently I the process of sleeping all of the cards but so far everything fits nicely.
by Ryan Tucker
This insert is awesome. It must cut setup time by at least 80%. We're talking 5-10 minute setup time for a game that used to easily take half an hour. It does assume you have 4 characters in trays, and that you have 4 of the character boxes folded and either with the map tiles or stuffed to the side. It is a very minor quibble considering just how organized the rest of the content is. I feel you can basically just grab a couple trays, some map tiles and start playing immediately. If you value your time, the cost for this insert is worthwhile.
by John Underwood
Construction of the trays was an enjoyable project. I would strongly recommend following along with the construction video; makes the whole process pleasant and easy. The trays all fit in the box as described. I particularly like the burned in icons on some of the trays—helps in organization of the pieces.
Impressive and Satisfying!
Love this, if you are questioning if you need it, you do.
Great organizer with a few minor flaws
Overall, I think this is a great organizer and would recommend it heartily to anyone looking to get their Gloomhaven sessions started and ended quicker and to get everything to fit in the box (we have a half-inch or so of overhang, but that's not a big deal to us).
The wood is high-quality and although I managed to splinter a few of them on the way out, someone with more patience could probably pull it off without damaging anything. It also takes very nicely to a wood stain and the grain really comes out.
We play with five people with one person rotating out and "running" the game. The curved boxes holding the status effects and loot/damage tokens are wonderful at keeping things organized and easy to reach.
The monster tuck boxes were a stroke of genius as well and are so much easier than using a bead organizer, which is what we were doing before this.
The character trays are wonderful and will hold everything that your character needs to do a scenario, including the HP/Exp dial, character sheet and mat, items, and modiifer deck
There are a few things that keep this organizer from being perfect. First, the wood is high-quality, except the bottom of the board tray, which seems to be a particle-board of some sort. It doesn't take to a stain quite as nicely and it needs tape for support, which makes it a bit less pretty. The etchings on the side of the tray board for the map tiles could be a little deeper. They don't show up too well with the stain we put on. Second, the character trays seemed cut a little big and they all needed glue to stay together. Last, the instruction booklet could do a better job of showing how to fit everything in the box. Thank goodness for the How It Fits video on Youtube, or I doubt we would have ever figured it out.
Those points are mostly just nitpicks though. The product is still great overall and works wonders for our group.
Makes setting up Gloomhaven much faster
I was skeptical of this when I first started breaking out the individual pieces. The wood is very thin and tends to splinter. This made me more careful as I was separating the parts, and, in the end, none of the pieces were damaged. Now that everything is assembled and glued together, everything seems much more durable.
More important is that this has dramatically reduced our setup time. I tried Plano boxes before this and, although they are much cheaper, you're also going to have to hack them up to fit some of the larger pieces. I tried a cheap saw, and that didn't work very well. I was going to need to buy an expensive tool to mod the boxes, so the Broken Token kit became a much more attractive option. Wish I had started here instead.
Pinnacle of broken token storage
After multiple other broken token inserts this one takes the cake as the most intricate insert. It's an effective insert for organization that helps streamline the setup and take down of gameplay. Took the time to stain this one and it definitely helps the theme of gloomhaven. The only issue is the character boxes don't have a place when in use and it's designed around having four characters out at a time. It's not too bad to manage considering I'm using an accordion folder for the map tiles. Overall, it's a great insert.
Great organizer for all the bits!
This is the first Broken Token product I've owned myself, and it really helps speed up setup for play.
When I first unpacked Gloomhaven (2nd edition, I believe), I immediately recognized the need for some sort of organization. I started by using a plano-style box for all the different monsters and assorted tokens, but was unhappy with not being able to fit everything back into the original Gloomhaven box. After looking through the myriad of options available for Gloomhaven organizers -- both professional like this one and fan-made collections using specific plano boxes, I settled on the BT product.
The overall quality appealed, of course, but the swing votes in BT's favor were the active player trays an the assurances that sleeved cards would fit just fine. So I ordered the organizer from BT and a box of Dephia sleeves from amazon.
Product delivery was swift, and the box arrived in good condition - the wooden sheets were securely packed in their own box, and that box was itself in another container.
Assembly was a breeze. Instructions are straightforward, and I'd already consumed the online build, which I referenced again a couple of times while gluing the bits together. I picked up a bottle of wood glue -- Aleene's 4oz needle-nose bottle -- at a local craft store, and glued all of the joints along the way. I used a hobby knife to trim what little "flash" there was (hardly any), and a rubber mallet for the occasional light pounding (a couple of the counter trays have dividers that slot into small square holes along the edge of the trays, and they needed a bit of encouragement).
Once assembled, I referenced the online video for card deck placement in the card organizers, but I have since moved a couple of the decks around to be more to my liking. I do like how I can readjust the dividers as the size of a deck grows or shrinks (like the event decks and the available items deck). We've sleeved nearly all of the cards now, and I can confirm that the card organization works just fine with sleeved cards. Some cards we haven't yet sleeved, but don't anticipate any issues with storage - we are sleeving them as we initially use them. For example, maybe half of our monster decks are still unsleeved, because we have yet to encounter those monsters, but when we do, we'll sleeve up the cards before we play the scenario.
Build quality feels solid. The trays look great on the table. Setting up a scenario is really quick once the floor tiles are laid out. Having monster cards and tokens co-located in the same tuck box is a great innovation. And we like having a little tray for each player, which makes player setup nearly instant. (As I've only got one group playing the game, we keep the now-modified player attack decks in the player trays.)
The only thing I wish I had, from an organization standpoint, is a better way to manage the dungeon tiles. While having them just stacked up is certainly a way to *store* the tiles, it's fairly inefficient at organizing, even with the little stack instructions on the tray edge, as it's really just a big pile of tiles. A tile pile. I suspect that I'll eventually resort to using a divided accordion folder to keep the dungeon tiles sorted in order. If I end up doing that, I'll still use the top tray to hold the removable stickers folder I've got, and printouts of the Kickstarter scenarios. And I'm not sure what else could have been done while still keeping all the bits in the box.
TLDR: Great product, looks great, works great, 4.5/5 would recommend!