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.
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This product is a kit that requires assembly. We recommend the use of wood glue (sold separately).
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
Great space efficiency - some oddities
by Daniel Edwards
Put this together just this past weekend and was pleasantly satisfied with the layout of everything.
There were a few issues that were less than perfect but its still getting everything into the box with just a couple extra inches of height with the top offset a bit.
1 - The status token tray (stunned etc) had fewer slots in it than were needed to sort them all. Actually, the picture showed more slots than were in the tray.
2 - There is not enough space in the box to keep the white tuck boxes for the 4 characters you are actively playing. (assuming you are not playing only 2 or 3) I guess the thinking is that you put all of that stuff in the 4 player trays but then when you switch to another character I suppose you are to then put the character you are done with in the other's characters slot? Either way, I am going to just keep them laid on top of everything else with the box top sticking up a bit.
RESPONSE: as for number 1 that is actually purposeful. The game redesign rendered the blessing and curse tokens obsolete so the tray was redesigned to hold the 8 rather than 10 tokens. All the new pictures and videos should show this update. (if you see anything with the old 10 slot tray let me know so we can change it) For your second one we are a little unclear what you mean, the designers response: When you're playing the game there are anywhere from 2-4 "Active" characters, that you play and level until they retire. You would take all the components for your chosen active character and place them in the tray and store its empty tuckbox outside the box. Once that character retires you place the components back in the original tuckbox and switch it for a new character class.
Does that answer the question you were posing?
A few issues, but still, five stars
by Keith Bogart
I got my Gloomhaven Organizer yesterday with great anticipation. I have never put any organizer together, from Broken Token or any other manufacturer, but I felt up to the task.
If you have never done this before, it's going to take you at least three hours, not one-to-one-and-a-half. On the other hand, construction time is a very minor issue, and the time went by quickly. I believe some of the time was I spent too much effort trying to make things fit smoothly by sanding and trimming; by the end of construction, I was banging things into place...."yeah, that fits."
Directions: Extremely easy to follow and clear in design. You may feel slightly overwhelmed having to search through four or five wood sheets to find all of the parts for a tray, but all-in-all, an easy experience.
My major complaints: First, one of the videos I saw about the organizer stated that it will hold all of the cards, sleeved, from the game. If you sleeve up the monster combat cards and try to put them in the boxes with the stand-ups, you will be hard-pressed to make them fit. I might just put the monster combat cards in the small-card tray and leave it at that.
Second, and this is what the other reviewer was trying to point out, there is only enough class-tuck-box room in the box if you are playing four characters, with the character cards stored in the four trays. If you are playing only two characters (just a friend and I are playing), there is not enough room in the box for the two additional unplayed class tuck boxes. My solution was to just move two of the unused classes to the character trays.
Third, there's no room for the empty class tuck boxes for character classes that are being used. I'm one of those people that want to keep all things related to a game inside the box, and having a couple empty tuck boxes floating around my apartment is something I would like not to happen. I think it would have been great if there was room for all 17 boxes, empty or not, but there was only so much space. My solution: open all of the tabs and flatten the box (basically the opposite thing you do with the monster tuck boxes), then just store them flat in the tile tray.
So, a couple of issues...but still five stars.
Before the organizer, I had to carry around a small tacklebox containing the various overlay tiles, status counters, and monster standups. Set-up time for a scenario was usually fifteen minutes to a half hour. With the organizer, I can set up a scenario in less than five minutes.
No more searching for the right status counter or other token marker to place on a monster.
Breakdown is just as easy, and it always fascinates me how all of the trays fit together within the original box.
Gloomhaven is a heavy game, and even though the organizer adds about five pounds to the game a whole, it removes about two pounds of unnecessary trays and additional external storage/organization. I don't notice any difference in weight.
It's $70, but with as much as it adds to the overall enjoyment of the game in rapid set-up and break-down, it's worth every penny.
First of, you basically need an organizer for Gloomhaven. It is so much stuff and sorting through it to find the right thing is a chore.
This insert does a good job of it. I really like the trays you just lift out and put at the side of the game area.The space in the box is VERY well used, to the point where there is not a millimeter to to spare anywhere.
That said, I don't like that I have to store 3 character tuck boxes outside the main box. Sure. they are empty since the characters themselves are in current use and therefore stored in the player trays. It's not a big issue, but I don't like it.
The monster tuck boxes that comes with this insert are really smart for organization and setup time. I'm a little concerned that they may get worn and tear with time and repetitive use. They should not be that hard to replace if they do but it would be a bummer. Time will tell.
RESPONSE: We've found the best bet is to untuck the tuck boxes and fold them flat for storage while you are playing those characters. And yes time will tell, please be sure to keep us informed if you have any issues!
Epic organizer for an epic game
by Charles Darlage
I own several Broken Token organizers and this may be the best one yet. I compared this to several competitor organizers and once again chose Broken Token. The monster tuck boxes and the top tray which holds all the map tiles really sold this for me. There is a diagram showing where each map tile goes and it all fits wonderfully.
There will be 4 character boxes that need to be unfolded and stored on top or outside of the box, but this is really no issue.
Once again, Broken Token proves why they are the best.
Very nice organizer, worth the assembly time.
by Mistress J
Kind of amazing product. I assembled this for my husband and his pals. Took a little over 3 hours. I used wood glue and a small hammer. Didn’t bother sanding because it really didn’t need it. I was downright impressed at how precision cut everything was and how when I punched out the pieces even the little tabs stayed intact. It would have been potentially problematic if a piece broke, but I made it through all 13 assembly steps with no issue at all. Hubs is pleased about it taking a lot of time off setup for the game.
The only real issue was that the pieces are only identified in the instruction booklet, not on the pieces themselves. So it takes a while to find the right ones. It would go much faster if the pieces were labeled. If you get frustrated by wordless IKEA furniture instructions, find someone else to assemble this for you.
Essential for the game, but a couple of problems to know
This game is a beast at so many levels. The organizer adds more weight to the 22 pound box which adds to the fun. However, the organizer is so essential to the game. I tried to play it once without and after over 30 minutes of finding everything I said there is no way I will play this again without the organizer. It makes everything so much easier.
The only downsides to the whole thing are two: 1) the dungeon tiles are a pain to look through and put away if only there was an easier way to deal with them. I am not sure I know of one. 2) the monster boxes are amazing for sorting everything, but there are a few that are tight with the cards and the cardboard in each. The Bosses box is the worst of them.
Despite these two problems it is so essential to the game as far as I am concerned. Set up and tear down is SO easy!!!
RESPONSE: Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate the honest feedback and we will continue to work on ways to improve our designs as we go. If you have a brain storm about the dungeon tiles we would be happy to hear it : DThanks for your support
You NEED this if you play Gloomhaven
I Don't need to rephrase what many pages of earlier reviews have said: this is a great storage system for such a monster of a game. In fact I didn't even OPEN my game until I had assembled my BT organizer first! Worked on and off for a couple of days then opened the game and used the "How It Fits" video to make sure it all went together as it should. People have pointed out how things might or might not fit, depending on how many people are playing. I'm playing a campaign with only one friend. The two of us couldn't care less about this; we're veteran gamers and LOVE how this organizer allows us to get the game up and running and then put it away with a minimum of fuss. On that level, the BT organizer is a must for this game!!
Response: Thanks for the awesome review!!