My friends and I have been really loving a game called The Quiet Year. It’s a cooperative story telling map game, where you use prompts from a deck of cards and a big piece of paper to imagine and draw a map of an area around a small settlement of people trying to prepare for winter. We found a foldable whiteboard and have been carrying it around with some dry erase markers along side the game so we can play wherever. The game just comes with a pack of cards and a little instruction book, so I made a custom box to hold everything together.
I used the engrave-groove technique discussed in Can I make a groove and a box generator similar to this one (I wish I had known about this last weekend when I made the original file!). The final box had to be modified in illustrator - I cut off all the notches from the top edges of the box, and added the long grooves to the inside edge.
The final box came out great! I ended up gluing it this morning after one corner started to work loose, but when I first cut it, I could assemble it without any glue and it was pretty rigid. I used a picture from the front of the box (the artist is Ariel Norris) as a label on the sliding lid.
(As a note, I didn’t bother with any protective paper or sanding on this one, because I think that the smoke stains add a pretty awesome character that matches the game.)