Long Winter Organizer
You've survived the initial winter, but now darkness has fallen and dawn is nowhere in sight! Here to help you survive is our Long Winter Organizer, specifically designed to bring order to your Dead of Winter®: The Long Night box. Cards are neatly organized into designated sections with removable dividers, and supports sleeves. Your colony characters are safely separated from zombies, experiments and bandits with four removable standee trays. Two removable token trays contain your dice, tokens and extra stands. And start the night in style with our exclusive wooden "start player" knife token.
Please be aware that there is not sufficient space in the box to leave the plastic stands on every character or zombie experiment. The boxes for the bandits and generic zombies do support leaving all of the stands attached.
NOTE: To allow room for the game boards, this organizer has been designed with 5mm of lid lift.
This organizer is designed for Dead of Winter®: The Long Night. If you're looking for an organizer designed for the original Dead of Winter® see our Undead Winter Organizer (ORG022).
Dead of Winter®: The Long Night is a trademark of Plaid Hat Games™. This is a third-party accessory designed by The Broken Token and is not endorsed by Plaid Hat Games™.
- 11.29" x 11.25" x 2.67"
- 2 lbs
- Promo Characters
NOTE: Does not support Waring Colonies.
Acrylic will arrive with protective paper backing on both sides and should be removed before assembly. Having trouble removing all the paper backing from the acrylic sheets? We recommend Simple Green to get any residual adhesive off.
by Nathaniel Keeley
It arrived earlier then it originally started, it was easy to assemble and makes it much easier to prepare the game. I'm glad that I purchased it
I purchased this product and the undead winter organizer were purchased at the same time. With way more pieces, the organizer was pretty good about fitting everything in. The characters & raxxon zombies trays were just barely too small to fit everything with standees. I was able to fit everything in but am worried about damage to some of the standees. We shall see in time.
The acrylic card dividers are nice, but I wish it was slanted like on the undead winter organizer.
Overall, I am impressed with the quality and convenience this product offers. Laser cut wood (i like the smell) was cut well to fit together well. Instructions suggest having a hobby knife, glue, tape, and a soft mallet. I needed none of those tools as everything "snapped" together. I was concerned with taking the pieces out of the holders. The tenons of the pieces are a little too thin and are easy to chip when removing from the holders. I didn't have that problem with the undead winter organizer.
Again, assembly was very easy and fit perfectly into the original box.
Good idea implemented well
This organizer is a good quality product. The assembly needs attention to detail, but once assembled it fits perfectly in the box and keeps everything neat. Some of the compartments require careful packing of the standees, but they all fit. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to others who own the game.
by Kenton Roache
This thing is great - it allows you to set up the game in a fraction of the time. Assembly was easy - I love the removable trays. My only ding: I will echo others who have commented that, with bases on, it's a tight fit to get all the zombies and characters in though it is doable.
Okay, but not the best broken token kit
by C. J.
I bought the broken token kit for my base Dead of Winter game and am absolutely thrilled with it, absolutely amazing! This one is nice, and I understand the new game has a ton more pawns and cards because of how much more developed the game is, and they put it all in the same size box as the original game. Fully assembled, the containers for the survivor and special zombie pawns aren't big enough, I've stacked them this way and that trying to get them all in so the boxes can stack on top of each other neatly, it doesn't work. The boxes for the zombies and bandits are too tall, and actually holds the box up so it doesn't close as well as it should when you put the game board on top. I guess I could take the bases off all the pawns every time I put the game away, but that would make it worse than just dealing with everything in baggies.
Pros and Cons
by Gordon Hart
Overall I've been very happy with my Broken Token organizers. I was disappointed that the compartments for the standees don't fit all the standees. I guess it might be possible if you removed the plastic stands for storage but I don't think anyone wants to do that. They should do a better job of pointing this out in the description (show pictures etc). I found other spots for the standees, so everything does fit in the box, but the organizing freak inside would prefer everything in it's designated space.
Also, I'm used to putting these together. So I've got that down. But this was the first time the card dividers were plexiglass. And you have to peel the covering from both sides. This proved very tedious and challenging. It took 45 minutes.
Overall, this is a better solution than no organizer at all. I know finding the right price point is hart, but I wonder if they've considered premium pricing options where some of the things (like the peeling of the plexiglass) has been done. Also throwing in a small container of glue would be nice for purchases over $50 or something.
Works great (and with some creative re-arranging fits everything!)
by Jarrah Aubourg
Another great insert. The clear dividers are a lovely touch. I have the base game and insert as well, and with a bit of creative re-arranging I was able to fit the Warring Colonies expansion in, as well as being able to leave all the figures on their stands (so all three boxes now condensed to two boxes with everything properly divided for easy setup). This meant that the etched markings no longer line up with what is in the card slots (but I just assembled the insert so that these aren't visible to avoid confusion).
Perfect, even some space left
I already had the first DoW organizer, and this one is even better.
Once full, if you keep all your stands on, there are some compartments free.
The card organizer is wide enough to use sleeves.
The only bad point, is the First player token, that does not stand, while it did on the previous organizer.
Thinking outside of the box ..
This setup is different from the original set. These are separate trays that all fit together. I was surprised to see the blue clear plastic dividers, but they are a bit thinner to add more card space.
I took off a whole star because the space needed for the standee tokens ( zombie, survivor, experiments, bandits) is very limited. In order to get the whole organizer to fit you have to place the standee tokens in with some spatial thought, in order for them to fit properly.
I can confirm that FFS Standard Clear Sleeves, fit BEAUTIFULLY with zero card issues. All cards are sleeved excluding crossroads. I didn't sleeve them mainly because that's a huge stack and currently CR don't get handled as much as rest of the game cards.
by Paul Giles
I was using sandwich bags to sort out the tokens for this game before I got this.
now I can keep everything so much nicer and I dont have to put the tokens on the standees every time I setup the game.
Was expecting the quality of Undead Winter, but didn't get it
by Taylor Capiola
I bought both the Undead Winter and Long Winter organization boxes. I put together the first set and was pleasantly surprised. It was sturdy and had plenty of room for all the tokens. But after I set up the Long Winter box and began to place the tokens in some of the boxes started to fall apart if I tried to pick them up. And unlike its former you can't but all the standees in the spot allotted to them. Now I know they recommend putting tape and glueing the pieces together but I didn't have to for the first one. I feel that this box was simply rushed out just to be on the market.
RESPONSE: I am sorry to hear that your latest experience wasn't up to your expectations. The reason we recommend gluing is precisely because there are variations in the cuts and anything that is going to be handled repeatedly runs the risk of wearing down. We glue ours every time! We have heard the frustrations about the standees, it really just comes down to physics. At some point space is only as big as it is and if you gain one thing you lose another. I assure you we don't "rush" simply to get anything out there, I think people would be amazed how long it takes to create an organizer. I don't personally design them but my son, Derek Liam and the owner Greg Spence do and I watch them build, test, rebuild, playtest and rebuild every single organizer that we put on the market. We also stand behind our products if the pieces are just not staying together we will gladly replace any faulty bits; you simply have to contact me, Aminda through our website and I'll make sure you are taken care of! We appreciate your continued support and feedback.
Awesome product! But the shipping is pricey! :(
I love the product itself! It's perfect! I actually want to buy one for my Blood Rage. But the only thing that's stopping me is the outrageous shipping fee! :(
I live in Singapore, and the shipping fee here is almost the same price as the product itself!
RESPONSE: Shipping can be very high internationally. We are expanding to retailers around the world so hopefully soon you will have a place near you to purchase from!
Everything in its place.
Well worth the investment if you play often as it greatly cuts game set-up and breakdown times. I've found that there is room for everything if you are careful with loading the standees in the appropriate spaces.
Good, but needs a redesign
After reading the reviews here talking about the lack of space I decided to still buy the Long Winter Organizer because I love the one for the base game. It's a quality product as always and I love the use of acrylic for the card separators.
For me, with bases on all standees, the lack of space comes down to needing about 2 or 3 more centimeters of space for the character and experimental standees. By moving a few of the experimental zombies into the bandit tray I'm able to get everything packed in.
If you put the bases on all the standees you are left with 3 empty spaces in the token trays. If you're ok with putting the starvation tokens in with the food tokens then half of one token trays is completely unused. Furthermore if you look at the product pictures here they make it look like the card tray is jam packed. But there's a solid 5 inches of unused space when you put the cards in. The only thing I can think of is that the extra space is to allow storing cards from the base game in this box. That doesn't make much sense to me because you're never going to get the character standees from the base game to fit in this box so why bother storing the cards in it. I'm also left wondering if compatibility with the Meeple Source product was kept at expense of space for the standard tokens.
It's a good product, but I feel like there's enough unused space to allow everything to fit if it spent a little more time at the drawing board.
Response: We really appreciate your feedback and we'd like to take the time to explain our process a bit and why some of the choices were made. Although unsleeved there is room in the card tray, with premium sleeved cards, the card tray is full, really full and we are dedicated to trying to accommodate sleeving in every organizer . Even though you are able to clear some space in the token trays, those are configured to provide the space needed for the thick cardboard location boards. Although we did, after the fact and after receiving multiple questions, reach out to meeple source to see if they fit, they do... no design modifications were made to accommodate Meeple Source tokens. when we design an organizer we research the game pieces and the game play, we go through several prototypes, and we playtest with the organizer to ensure it does all of the following:
1. Fit all the components with no, or minimal, lid lift in a way that enhances storage capacity
2. It accommodates premium sleeved cards if possible
3. The components speed up set up and teardown time
4. Construction of kit is reasonable
5. Cost of materials is kept as low as possible, this means each component lay out must fit on sheets in the most efficient way possible.
We try our best to accommodate as many needs as we can all at once, while still providing a reasonably priced product. And sadly we have not conquered physics, but we will keep trying.
We also legitimately appreciate your feedback and hope this explanation shows the care we put in to the design, but we do listen and upgrade often if feedback can be accommodated.
If you have any further questions or concerns, we would love to chat with you: Support@thebrokentoken.com
Well worth the investment!
by Michael Galotto
When i got it home i scratched my head a bit at the paper instructions then decided to watch the video. Took a bit of patience but it all goes together fine. Now to load it up!. Even with all bases on i got every thing to fit just fine. You just have to stagger the standees upside down/right side up. And i notice you can put the child zombies in the long slot of the token tray that is designed for the first turn dagger for a little extra room. I will definitely get another organizer from the broken token and will recommend this to all my friends.
RESPONSE: That's awesome!! Love your clever use of the space! Aminda CS Meeple
Great card storage, standee storage a bit less so
by KM Brooks
In terms of card storage, this insert is far superior to the original Dead of Winter organizer - in the previous one, the diagonal storage made it more cramped, and thick sleeves like Dragon Shields became impossible. Not so with the Long Winter organizer - Dragon Shields on all the cards and there's room to spare for additional promos and paper dividers to separate the crossroads cards of the different modules.
Less great is the standee storage situation, which necessitates the removal of stands. I understand that space is limited, but I find myself under-utilizing the space in the token trays, with a lot of space simply devoted to holding stands. I don't know if it was tried and just didn't work, but I feel like the standee bins could have taken some of the space used by the token bins (at least one of them, anyway).
That said, it's a huge boon to have this around, and it's astounding that the insert is as good as it is given how much stuff needs to fit in that box. If I sound critical in my review, it's simply because The Broken Token has set an extremely high standard for themselves!
RESPONSE: Thanks for the feedback. and appreciate you holding us to our high standards. We do try and look at everything from many angles there are many things that go into the choices we make for sizes and orientation. I can't pretend to know them all those design guys barely speak in terms I can understand :P But I will definitely pass on this information to them as the DO appreciate knowing what the customers love and would like different!
Game On my Friend - Aminda -CS Meeple
It does the job intended.
by laurie pereida
I have both winter games. I played the game without the organizer and used a lot of zip lock baggies for storage. Table space became limited with the additional locations and extra characters.
The limited space is understandable. When the game came in the mail I was surprised at the weight of the game. My brother put the organizer together and he did break a tab before he figured out the protective coating. He thought the black burn mark was a cool design. I'm pretty sure acrylic is more expensive than wood. I like the fit and appreciate the ease of finding the cards.
For the character stands not fitting. We combined crossroad and character cards and we don't separate them. They fit back in the spot. With the extra space we put the standees that give us trouble closing the lid in the other game box. We don't remove any stands. It's easy and we like playing with both games.
I also used wood glue. It dries clear and looks professional. It doesn't take much glue either.
A Must Have for Dead Of Winter: The Long Night
This is a must-have organizer for Dead of Winter: The Long Night. I can't imagine what setup would take without this product. The material is top-notch, and the labels for the card organizer is a godsend. Great work, Broken Token.
RESPONSE: absolutely our pleasure - happy gaming!
Disappointing compared to the Undead Winter Organizer
by Rob Justice
I had previously purchased the Undead Winter Organizer for the Dead of Winter base game and absolutely loved it. I was really excited when Broken Token released this Long Winger Organizer for Dead of Winter: The Long Night. I bought it without even bothering to look at the description, I was that impressed by the Undead Winter Organizer. Unfortunately there were a number of design changes that I was so disappointed with that it makes what was a great product, only average for me.
The big deal breaker for me is that all the components don't fit into the organizer neatly. I had to pull bases off the Experiments and very carefully position my Survivors, Zombies, and Bandits in order to get everything to fit back into the box. With the Undead Winter Organizer there was enough extra space that I could throw everything back together and not have to fiddle with positioning.
The snug fit isn't from lack of room either. The two bigger trays have extra dividers that could have been removed to make more room for the standees. Looking at the pictures on the site I noticed that these "extra" trays were used to store stands. (As a side note: they also show everything fitting neatly into to boxes, which suggests to me they left some components out for marketing.) I'm boggled why they would opt for this baseless standee design instead of making containers big enough to hold based standees.
I liked the Undead Winter Organizer because everything fit in the game box. While I managed to squeeze everything into the Long Night box, the lid doesn't slide all the way down. Technically, things fit and the lid is far enough down to not spill but it feels sloppy to me.
Ascetically I disliked the switch from wooden dividers to acrylic for the card section but functionally the dividers are no longer angled. This makes removing cards from the box more difficult. While this isn't a deal breaker for me, it's strange that Broken Token opted to go away from the easier to use design.
The drawers are also no longer labeled (except for Survivors, Experiments, Bandits, and Zombies.) Again, this isn't a deal breaker but it's a little less ascetically pleasing. It makes the organizer feel more generic and if I just wanted a generic organizer I could have used plastic bags or cups instead. I liked the Undead Winter Organizer because it looks like it was designed for the game. Something that The Long Winter Organizer doesn't convey.
All in all, the Long Winter Organizer is a functional way to sort out the Long Night expansion but it's a long way from being the "I wouldn't play without this" accessory that the Undead Winter Organizer was for me.
Response: Thank you for the detailed feedback. We have a feeling that other customers will share your concerns so we will address all of your points below.
As with every organizer, there are challenges to make everything fit into the original box. This one is no exception. Compared to the base game, Long Night has more cards, a lot more characters with stands, more locations and more tokens. In addition, the locations (8 of them) are now made from 2.5mm thick cardboard instead of card stock as with the original game. All of these factors led to a big challenge making it all fit into the box without adding a lot of lid lift. To address your specific questions.
The acrylic dividers were a great way to save space. Instead of wooden dividers that are .125" thick, we made use of acrylic that is only half that thickness. The clear, smooth acrylic also makes it easier to remove the cards from the slots. Moving from angled to straight dividers was necessary to recoup space needed for the extra cards. The angled design always wastes a bit of space and we didn't have that space to waste in this box.
The number of characters on stands are about double that of the base game with the addition of bandits and experiments. We opted to use the deep buckets for the two types that are not unique (bandits and zombies). You can always just grab one from the top and don't need to dig to find a specific one. The characters and experiments were put into shallow boxes to make it easier to find the one you need. We do wish there was a way to keep them all on their stands, but they just wouldn't fit because the stands create so many air gaps that much space is wasted.
As far as the engravings, we typically add these when we feel there is no other option for where to put the components. People tend to not like to veer from those suggestions once they are permanently marked. With the token trays, there is enough flexibility that you can choose to organize the tokens in whatever order that your play group chooses. Engravings are also the most time-consuming part of the laser cutting process and lead to a higher cost organizer, so we chose the route of flexibility and cost-savings for those specific components. But we always add engravings when it is necessary to store the components correctly as with the card engravings on the side and zombie/bandit engravings.
Thanks again for putting the thought into your feedback and as always we will continue to listen and learn from what our customers would like to see in the future!
Another Great Organizer!
Let me start this review by saying that it works great. It makes setup a breeze. I love it. Only one or two joints came together in a way that I felt needed glue, but only to give it a little extra strength.
In putting the card storage together, the acrylic card dividers were a little snug going into the slots. I was a little worried the wooden slots were going to break from the pressure. I was able to put everything together without breaking anything, but I went slowly.
Also, the standees for the survivors and the experiments all fit in their boxes, but they may take a bit of moving around to get them to fit with their bases left on. I had to remove a few of the experiment's bases off to get them to fit flat.
Despite those two slight negatives, overall I'd say the organizer is amazing and is a must buy! Broken Token did another great job!
RESPONSE: Great to hear!! This one was a real challenge and we are excited to see this game get to the table more often!! Thanks also for the feedback, everything we hear helps us get better at what we do! -Aminda
Nice storage solution
This is a nice storage solution. I prefer the compartments style to their other big frame version in the other DoW storage solution. But as everyone else said, the you won't be able to fit all standees with the base. Some need to be left separated
Not my favorite
I have bought several products from Broken token and absolutely love all of them....except this one. This one is takeaway boxes instead of one big one organizer, which is amazing and super helpful.
Downside is you can't stack them in the box properly with the standees, and if you try, you will damage your other components.
I look at the picture it came with and see zombie standees without plastic bases on them. That should have been the indicator to me that all the standees weren't going to fit in. I get it the idea, but for me, if you take the bases off the standee, it quickly wears them out. Plaid Hat makes quality bases to be put on once, not taken off and replaced. Not sure if that is the concept with this organizer.
I'm sure a better version will come out and I will unfortunately be stuck with this one.
Bottom Line: I totally get that there are a lot of pieces but $30 for what feels like a prototype is disappointing from these guys.
Response: Contact our support department and we'd be happy to arrange a refund or exchange if you aren't happy with the organizer. Unfortunately there's not enough room in the box to store all of the figures with their bases on, without creating a lot more lid lift.
Aminda will be more than happy to help you out !
Very solid product.
Impress Your Friends
by K. David Woolley
The video is how I assembled the insert. A few light taps with a rubber mallet made a difference. Glue is needed for experiments and players (but I glued everything using Hot Stuff Super T as I am currently working on some miniatures). Taking the base off a couple of the player characters and a couple of experiments allowed everything to fit very well. Sleeved cards fit fine. Everything is tight as a drum, but its very nice to have everything in its place. Shipping (international), rate exchange, and what have you basically doubles the price of the game, but gives me a pseudo-limited edition pretty game to work out of. Worth the price, excellent quality, video on how to assembled, would recommend to a friend and everyone who has seen it have been impressed.
RESPONSE: Glad you are enjoying it. We hope to have more international stores after the
first of the year so hopefully those shipping and customs cost will come down on future orders!
Good, not great
As the other reviews have noted it is not easy (possible?) to put all of the characters and experiments in the insert with their bases on. You also have to dump out all of the characters/experiments to find the one you are looking for. If you are planning on combining both sets into one box I think the original insert would be the way to go, i do not see a way to fit the characters from the base game in with the expansion in this insert.
RESPONSE: I know it's frustrating, but they are designed to be separate games and inserts at some point there is only so much stuff you can put in a small space. Darn Physics, we are trying to develop a way to make the game boxes TARDIS but we are working on it!