So one of the games that my son enjoys playing every once in a while is Flash Point - Fire Rescue; especially since the last few times we’ve played he has blamed my wife for the “house” “blowing up.”
I was looking for a game insert to bring it all together, and found the Broken Token deluxe case, which I almost purchased. But, then I thought, “I’ve got a Glowforge.” And, I thought it would help me in testing out some more workflows for more complicated boxes in Fusion 360–it did, but I still haven’t finished any new videos with it. So, by looking at pictures, I came up with my own version of that case for home.
In the end, I learned some more techniques–that I will eventually record–to build more complicated boxes, and got a decent game box out of the deal. However, through multiple mistakes, I ended spending over $140 in materials for a box that I could have purchased for less than $80 made out of nicer material. I really need to get better about prototyping with cardboard.
It was worth it, but I have a whole new respect for the companies that make these inserts commercially. The testing that must go into them is insane. For me, it required a lot of time measuring everything.
Getting the lid to fit snuggly, while still being removable was a challenge, and required a bit of careful sanding by hand. The lid wasn’t down all the way in the photo, so it looks like it doesn’t fit; while it’s not perfect, it fits pretty well. The trays that sit on the top eventually required sanding at the belt sander to get them to fit–my measurements were off in all directions.
Anyway, for anyone that has the game with any of the expansions: I seriously recommend purchasing the Broken Token case. It’s nice having everything together.