Beta Project - Star Realms Dividers

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#1

One of my favorite card games of late is Star Realms (BGG Link), a space themed deck-building game. Because it is one of my favorites, I just can’t let anything slip by, and as a result…

That’s a lot of cards!

I initially had the cards in one of these…

But that’s super-boring, so for my birthday my friend Timoth (Also a Glowforge owner, though not really active here, thus no tag because I don’t know what his is!) made this wooden box for my collection!

Initially to keep the cards organized I made paper dividers…

But as you can see, they weren’t very good at their job!

I mean, they kept them separated, but you couldn’t really see them to easily grab up what you were looking for.

So, I decided to make dividers for the box. I took some measurements, snagged some logos (which I then converted to raster). 3mm hardwood or acrylic was going to be too thick, as with the latest game expansion, the box is already quite full! Thankfully I had some nice Cherry veneer that I could work with! I haven’t taken the sticky-back off yet, but at some point I’ll probably cut a backer out of card stock or even just paper to stick to the backs.

It’s a tight squeeze even with the thin veneer, so if any more expansions come out I’ll have to upgrade to a bigger box, but for now, I think it’ll work great!


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#2

Your Glowforge is like an organizer’s dream come true.


#3

I’m planning on doing something similar with my dominion cards, one I get my glowforge.


#4

Now that’s organized! :relaxed:


#5

Where to start…

Dominion, Fluxx, Citadels, Family Business, Bang!, Hanabi, The Game, 6 Nimmt!, Gloom, Somthing Contraption, Machi Koro and probably some I’ve forgot all get this treatment.

Interestingly it’s pretty easy to create the original box you had them stored in on a Glowforge out of recycled card board as well :smiley:


#6

Awesome! Can’t wait to do some nice things with my existing games!


#7

Those are really cool! Thanks for sharing this. I have big plans for making custom boxes. Again, really cool.


#8

I have big plans for custom boxes as well!


#9

This is so awesome!!! I love seeing how everyone is so creative with their Glowforge! Thanks for sharing!


#10

Very nice job!!! What about the box lid? Is it too high to decorate/engrave ?


#11

I haven’t decided if I want to engrave it directly, or if I want to cut something out to add to the lid. Like I said, if the game outgrows the box, then I don’t know that I want to permanently engrave it.


#12

I love Star Realms, but I’ve only played it on my phone.

It’s great to see these organizing projects. I really want to do things like this when I get my GF. Thanks.


#13

I also love Star Realms. I currently have all my cards in a big “Magic the Gathering” box. I’m going to have to make my own box for Star Realms (and for Munchkin) once my GF arrives.

I tried their other game, Epic, but I was not as impressed with it.


#14

OMG, YESSSSS, I need a GF for this alone!!


#15

Did you ever finish your design for a Scythe organizer?


#16

I wasn’t fond of Epic either… still have it but planning to sell it when I get a chance to toss it on eBay.

Not yet.


#17

Wow, this is one of my hobbies I’m looking forward to. I’ve been working on organizers for many of my games as well. Also looking a divider system for using a Hobby Lobby art case for Arkham Horror LCG. Nice to see others already doing this. Can’t wait for my GF as my template directory is growing. Thanks for sharing.


#18

Excellent!