|NOTE: This organizer includes our Terraforming Mars Acrylic Token Set (TOK008). There is no need to purchase both products.|
It may be crowded back on Earth, but your game box doesn’t need to be. Let us help you expand to new frontiers with our organizer for Terraforming Mars. Set up and start playing faster with the system of removable trays: 5 player board replacements with built-in resource trays, 2 removable resource trays and a special tile tray. Organize your cards (sleeved or unsleeved) in a removable card “shoe” ready for drawing and discarding. Plus, take off to Mars in style with an upgraded rocket first player token, and replacement acrylic Generation, Temperature, and Oxygen Markers.
Note: The organizer and base game will allow the lid to close flush. If expansion board(s) are added there may be a small lid lift of the thickness of those boards.
Note: The base pieces of the player board trays are MDF.
- 12 removable token trays
- First Player rocket token
- Acrylic Generation, Temperature, and Oxygen markers.
- Supports sleeved cards
Outer organizer dimensions: 11.35" x 11.29" x 2.77"
For more general tips on assembly, please read our Assembly Guide.
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Well done and very useful for the Terraforming Mars game
Posted by Unknown on 18th Mar 2018
This is a very nice product overall and one that I would recommend to anyone who owns the Terraforming Mars Game. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that hex token tray is difficult to put together correctly and the instructions are not as clear
as they could be. I misassembled it 3 times before I got it right. A good thing I didn't use superglue. Also Broken Tokes recommends a mallet. I found it to be a necessity. A few taps of a mallet got a long way towards good assembly. Most of the parts friction fit but keep some white wood glue handy. You can add some color to your trays with downloadable paper inserts, which I recommend. The Organizer not only helps organization and set but is a huge help in play. Well done.
Just What I needed
Posted by STEVE W on 13th Mar 2018
Pro's = keeps the game organized divides the city tiles and currency tokens in half perfectly. Comes with cool rocket first player maker. Acrylic oxygen, temperature and generation markers in different colors. A special holder for the special tiles. The player boards are great to keep markers in place, with fitting in the box properly. Didn’t need any tools to assemble. Fits in the box perfectly.
Cons – the instructions denote A, B, C, D etc. but the sheets of wood are only marked with sheet # but without the parts being marked with the appropriate letter. It feels like balsa, which common for crafting, but not is known for durability.
Special cases – My special tile holder came with one piece slightly broken, completely useable. I haven’t reached out to Broken Token yet on this.
My Recommendations – for the buyer, take your time, enjoy the process. It snaps together like Legos, have wood glue and a small mallet just in case as well as a hobby knife. For Broken token, label the pieces better on the sheets within the borders so that it makes assembly easier, perhaps for some less dexterous people have an up charged version that is shipped assembled, as I know the assembly process could deter some people from this case
Posted by Alex on 12th Mar 2018
Yes, my title is a bit on the nose. But it is truly game changing. What was once a frustrating exercise to organize all of the cubes and tokens prior to a session, is now a cinch. If you, like me, don't have much free time for board gaming due to life's constraints, the organizer will get you in the game in minutes. Assembly was pretty easy, and it does come with a well illustrated manual to guide you through assembling each piece.
The player boards are a god send. Not only does it allow you to play the game worry free if your children or pets bump the table and send your game state into disarray, but the player cubes can actually be stored in the gaming tray itself! Speeding up game setup and breakdown even more! Brilliant design, honestly.
The etched wood for the player board sections are nice, but there is also a user-created inlay on BGG that can be printed to fit inside of the player tray for a touch more color. Between the inlay and Broken Token player boards, we get a product that is both extremely functional but also quite eye-pleasing and easy to use.
Although it was easy to assemble, I do recommend taking extra care when assembling the card tray. The rocket cutout design on the sides are thematic, but can be a bit fragile when applying force to assemble it. I also sleeved my cards and found they can sometimes "hang" on the rocket cutouts when returning cards to the tray. Not a big deal though. With an insert this nice, I really had to nitpick to find things that could be improved.
It is on the pricey side, but well worth it if this is a game that will often see your table.
I don't own any of the expansion content, so I'm not sure how well they will fit into this insert if you want to consolidate everything into one box.
Essential box organizer AND game aid!
Posted by Rogue Shindler on 22nd Feb 2018
First off, the game comes with absolutely no game organization inserts or bags at all. It is has a lot of lovely pieces that you'll want to keep sorted, and no way to do that. As always, The Broken Token organizer does a masterful job of separating everything, and neatly Tetrising back into the original box. I especially like having the communal tokens split equally into two trays so you can have one at each end of the board so everyone can reach at least one token source.
But the biggest selling point for me in this product are the player trays. The game comes with a flat, printed mat for each player used to organize the production rate and current amount of six different resources. To avoid having to create six (or more) different token types, the game instead comes with very nice, shiny gold, silver, and bronze cubes (of different sizes for easy differentiation for the color blind) which are used as counters for all resources (ingenious, IMO). However, this means that one slight bump of the play mat or even the table can shift cubes from one resource area to another, or move production counters off their track leaving players to have to remember where everything was and hope to correctly restore the game state.
The BT player trays, however, provide a multi-layered inset of boxes laser etched to show which resources go where, what they are used for, and accompanying, nested boxes on the production tracks so your tracking cube cannot easily be dislodged from its current state. There is even a separate pool area to keep your unused player tokens, and each tray is just deep enough for its intended use, but shallow enough that when the trays are nested on top of each other, the tokens cannot be dislodged from their space or the tray while stored in the box. Crazy useful for this game!
Great Product & Customer Service
Posted by Mike K. on 31st Jan 2018
The player boards are close to a necessity with TM. Due to the near zero friction between the cubes and original player mats the slightest nudge by any player will have everyone spending the next 5 minutes convincing themselves what their respective production levels were. The inset nature of the player boards with this organiser eliminate this nuisance from ever occurring. The laser etched production values and icons are simple yet elegant. The boards also include 10, 20 & 30 slots for all production elements; which are really handy if you ever get a run on production increases for any of them. They stack perfectly together and are designed to hold your cubes so game set up time is sped up.
The cube trays with built in storage for the city/greenery tiles are nice. As there are 2 of them they can be placed on the table so that all players have easy access to at least one supply. The wells for the bronze, silver and gold cubes are deep. Due the small nature of the bronze cubes they can be difficult to grab especially when the supply runs low. However this is a minor quibble and does not take away from the overall production value.
The two tiered speciality hex tray is great. It eliminates the search for the right one and keeps them all readily at hand. The fit is a little snug but I'd rather have that then have them falling out on their own.
The acrylic tokens are beautifully crafted and add flair over the stock white cubes for tracking Oxygen and Temperature levels. Likewise the retro style rocket first player token is a fun addition. The stock 1st player disk from the game even tuck neatly on the side of the storage box for the rocket token. We still use the 1st player disk to demarcate the discard pile from the draw pile.
The card holder easily holds all the cards from the base game; even sleeved. There is plenty of room so the Venus expansion would likely fit if the cards were not sleeved. As I do not have this expansion I cannot say if they would fit if they were sleeved though. The tray includes two dividers and has a great retro rocket motif on the sides.
The whole assembly process took approximately 1.5 hours and was simple and oddly enjoyable. The wood used has a nice tangible feel and even some nice visible wood grains on the larger pieces.
Care must be taken when assembling the card holder sides as the rocket motif cutout reduces rigidity when snapping pieces together. I only say this because in my ham handed efforts during assembly I broke one side. However a quick email via the website resolved this issue. I was pleasantly surprised that they would gladly replace and ship for free the piece that I had broken due to my own bumbling during assembly. The customer service before and after purchase was fantastic and is what truly fosters customer loyalty and satisfaction. I have and will continue to purchase other organisers from Broken Token
The trays make it, but the rest isn't worth it IMO
Posted by John L on 24th Jan 2018
I want to start by saying that the trays are almost a necessity for playing this game. They are truly incredible, and I wish they were sold as stand-alone. If it weren't for the trays, I would give this product one star.
That being said, I actually don't think the rest of the pieces are worth it. The card holder is meant to be stood up to conserve table space, but it's so top-heavy that you have to use two hands to take cards out. The specialty tile holder has the same problem: if you stand it up on end, it's *going* to fall over; if it's meant to be laid flat, it's really difficult to get the tiles out, so you're better off just picking up the whole thing just to get out one tile. The cube (money) holders are nice, but their walls are so high that it takes forever to get cubes out, so I just set small piles of each to the side of my tray anyway; my wife can do it, but her fingers are tiny and nimble, not like my sausages. Everything fits in the box perfectly (which is honestly incredible), but if you plan on getting the expansion board or the Venus expansion, they won't fit in the box with this set. (The Venus cards will fit if you don't sleeve any cards, but you should definitely sleeve your cards! Haha.) And this one is really picky, but the track counters (the O2 tank, thermometer, and generation) don't fit standing up in their little box! If they'd just made their plastic bases maybe 1 mm narrower, they'd all fit! But as-is, you have to put one of them in upside-down to get them all in.
Overall, I'm happy I bought it for the trays, but again, I really wish they sold the trays as stand-alone products.
Posted by Spode on 24th Jan 2018
Great organiser, fits snugly into the box and holds all the components well. I quite enjoyed assembly too which was a bonus :)
great product, could be tweeked for my preference
Posted by Christopher on 16th Jan 2018
This product is excellent for the base game and the Venus Next expansion, holds everything in place with dragon shield sleeves on the cards. To get Venus Next in, I place 2 players color cubes in one tray and the Venus Next board and manual on the empty player tray. now to get the box to close flush you cannot have the base board and the Hellas board in the box without it raising the lid some. My only gripe about the organizer is yes the card shoe design on the sides looks nice, it gets in my way as i play with Base+CE+VN cards sleeved and use the shoe to help shuffle all 250+ cards and they always catch on the design, but still easier than shuffling with out using the shoe.
Awesome player boards
Posted by Jim Martin on 15th Jan 2018
The player board inserts having spaces for 10,20,30 sold this set for me. I opted not to put the sides on the player boards so they take up less space in the box. I also cut the card box down with my dremel tool about a half inch so that the expansion board fits it the original box as well.
Actually 4.5 stars
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jan 2018
One minor issue I have with this is the hexagon tile holder. The bottom row of tiles is near impossible to slide out of the holder. We actually had to start dumping them out when we needed one of them. I'm not sure what could be done to help with this issue, but it does get annoying. Otherwise, awesome product, as always.