I have been looking into all sorts of accessories for the games I play the most often, but usually end up not getting them as they start to approach the cost of the game or possible expansions to it, and I just can't justify the cost. Recently I decided to actually try one, so I bought an organizer for 7 Wonders from +The Broken Token, and some card sleeves as well. This is one of (if not the) most played game(s) in our collection and even with just two expansions (Leaders and Wonder Pack) it doesn't fit in the original box anymore. Since that time I have also purchased the Cities expansion (it is still being shipped) which would have only compounded the problem.
The parts all come pre-cut in sheets, with two small tabs holding each part, which break easy enough. The resulting parts are then put together using the tabs (into the slots) following the simple assembly instructions that come with it.
|Assembly of a token tray|
|Components (minus boards)|
|Components with boards|
|Box with all the rules in too|
My wife and I had a chance to play a couple of games last night using the new sleeved cards. The new box insert makes it a little easier to set up, but as compared to my tackle box setup it isn't a big difference. I was worried about the sleeves as they seem quite thin, but they definitely help the shuffling and were getting needed, as we play enough 2-Player games that the 3+ cards were getting possible to identify when mixed with the rest of the cards.
We played both games with all our expansions, and they were high scoring compared to last time we played. Both times my wife thought I was going to win by a bunch, but it didn't turn out that way! In the first game I went for military (due to my leaders) and managed to get a couple of great guilds right at the end, my wife went for science and blue cards; final results was a 67 to 67 tie!
|Our first game (from my wife's side of the table)|
|Our second game (from my wife's side of the table)|