I’ve seen this pop up all day on my board gaming threads.
The idea is a system where game boards go into the trays at the top, then the components for each game go into one of the boxes below. If you have all the smallest boxes, then the single BitBox can hold up to 16 games. I am personally more interested in the mobile version which has one tray and one layer of boxes, and using the small boxes can hold up to 8 games.
The problem with them is that they are pretty ugly and are made out of cardboard. I started to envision the same concept out of laser-cut wood. Mine will be slightly thinner, and I’m thinking just four boxes to hold four games that I can take to game night, though I could certainly use varying sizes of boxes to fit more or less depending on the game’s space requirements. Unlike the BitBox, mine isn’t intended to replace the game boxes on the shelf, but to have a nice carrying solution for taking things on the road.
I designed the base-sized game box (4 of these would fit into the overall case), it is 6"x6"x3". Currently using 1/8" ply for the box and a 1/16" ply sleeve (this would be glued in place, likely with tab/slots in the base of the outer box) to be able to use a slip-on lid, but may alter the design to use magnetic clasps and less varied sizes/thicknesses of materials.
I also intend to use a backing on the lid of each box such that I can cut a shape out of the lid. In doing so I can create etched labels for each game that I carry in it which can be inserted into the space on the lid. I’ll also have the same spots in the outer box so that I can see all the games inside the box at a glance.
I can also design inserts for the boxes for some sorting of pieces, or for separating multiple games that are in one box.