Recent Customer Reviews
Istanbul is a perfect candidate for an insert upgrade, and the one sold here is terrific. Cuts set up time in half. Keep the coins and coffee etc. during the game. Holds the Mocca and Baksheesh expansion as well. If you get Istanbul to the table often, this insert is worth the expense.
I'm rapidly becoming a big fan of Mr. Searings excellent inserts. This one also provides what's needed to get rid of all the baggies and the sorting that takes place before and after a game, greatly reducing time spent away from actual gaming. Only thing keeping it from being Five stars (for me) is that the individual player trays are not removable. Not a big deal (I gave it four stars after all) and if you don't care so much about this, your rating may easily be five stars.
One other thing...without going into details, I had a small problem with my insert when it first arrived and Mr. Searing went above beyond what I expect in terms of customer service....definitely Five big stars there.
Elder Sign is one of my favourite games, but has one of the worst box/storage designs. The insert that comes with the game is worse than useless and the components don't fit properly at all...
This Board Game Insert solves all of those problems, and turns Elder Sign into a well-ogranised game that's quick and easy to setup. The components fit perfectly into separate trays, and there's still plenty of room for expansions.
I highly recommend it!
C. Scott Davis
I love how all the components fit perfectly in this insert. I communicated with the owners a couple of times and they were very attentive. Rob and Erica are the best! Thanks
These inserts are made with ease of setup in mind, which is something I love. There are individual trays for each player army and a very nice holder for all of the cards sleeved. Build quality is top notch, and everything fits nicely together in the box. This was my first insert from this site, and it won't be my last!
This insert is high quality and makes set up and take down 100% easier. I just recently purchased Dead of winter: The Long Night and forgot how awful setting up and putting away the game is. I just purchased the insert for that as well!
Rob puts so much care into his designs and it truly shows in the evolution of this insert! The current version of this insert, which holds two additional expansions, is a complete overhaul from the original. Either way this is a great insert for Legends of Andor but what I think this design overhaul showcases is the care that has gone into making sure this insert, and any other insert Rob makes, is truly the absolute best design for the game and his customers.
I know this to be true because, earlier this year, before this updated design was released, Rob reached out to me when he was making my Legends of Andor insert. He wanted to see if I was planning to buy either of the game's newly released expansions, because he was in the process of this redesig to accomodate them, and wanted to make sure my insert was compatible. When I told Rob I wasn't sure whether or not I was planning to buy them but would be happy to wait for his re-design, he insisted on sending me a version that incorporated BOTH models so I could use the old version until I bought the expansions and the new version after. Super awesome. Great insert, great guy, great company. You will not be disappointed.
What I love most about Rob's designs are how easy they make setup and how useful they are during the actual gameplay! I've seen Rob call other designs "storage systems" and I believe this particular insert definitely fits that bill for Robinson Crusoe. This insert replaced a plano box for me and has made it possible for me to get this game out in mere minutes. Yes, there is still a ton of setup, but the task is far less daunting and the ease at which I can access all the pieces during gameplay is what really makes me so glad I purchased this. I also love the attention to detail that has gone into the design (including its re-design) and production! The craftmanship shows! Not to mention that, no matter how I've turned this game, the pieces have stayed where they belong.
Without this insert, Fields of Arle is a giant, empty box with a bunch of baggies. And, to be honest, if it weren’t for this insert, I don’t think I’d still own the game! Time is my biggest opponent when it comes to playing games and the number of pieces in Fields of Arle has made it incredibly daunting to get to the table. Just sorting the pieces into the insert took me an hour--which, in my opinion, is a compliment to its well thought out design. Every single piece has an intuitive and easy to access place in this insert! I highly recommend it if you are looking for a way to drastically diminish the time it takes you to set up and take down this game. I've found it to be a fantastic addition.
Before buying this insert, I had spent months organizing and re-organzing my copy of Elder Sign, completely unable to get the components to stay separated during storage AND easily accesible during gameplay. Most everything I had tried (a plano box, baggies, my own frankenstein verion of the cardboard insert) improved the organization of the pieces but were at best awkward, and at worst frustrating, during gameplay and setup/cleanup. Not to mention, with my improvised storage solutions, there was zero space for the expansions (all of which I own). Then I stumbled upon this insert and purchased it immediately. The design is impeccable! And how Rob managed to get everything to fit is equally amazing. I have not looked back once and I would buy it again in a heart beat! In fact, it was this insert that truly made me a foamcore convert. The ease of setup, and the useful of each of the trays during gameplay, have changed the way I look at playing Elder Sign. "Ugh too long to setup," has turned to "I can get that playing in minutes." That alone is more than worth the cost to me. And, if you're worried about the lid not closing all the way, I can say that I really don't notice it and find it a more than welcome trade off for the organization.