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May 6, 2010 3:01 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find these blank game boxes in the US?

I'm putting together the finishing touches on a board game and I want to make a real nice and fancylike final prototype to take when demoing it at Origins this year.

I'm looking to get these boxes:

Located In Germany, but in stock

Located in Chicago, but out of Stock

The cost of shipping a blank box from Germany is prohibitively expensive ($15-ish each, yikes!) and the only folks I've found here in the states seem to be out of stock.

I'm having a devil of a time with my google-fu, since "blank box" doesn't seem to helpful, I just get tons of hits for storage boxes or other random junk. Anyone have any leads, or know of (very) similar items?
posted by Jezztek to Shopping (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
The g**gle search I did was: "blank game box board make your own" and came up with a pile of resources.

This site has a list of resources for making your own board games. And there are many other links to explore in the above search.

This company offers custom boxes - and I would bet you can get them to send you one as a sample if you tell them you're considering using them to manufacture your game. They have boxes here.

If none of these work, look at the search results linked above, it's rich.
posted by jardinier at 3:39 AM on May 6, 2010


Sorry, their site uses frames and the link for boxes won't work - here's the frame, but you can navigate to it from the main page.
posted by jardinier at 3:41 AM on May 6, 2010


FWIW, I would be inclined to go with the German website; judging by how popular boardgaming is there, I think they would have a nicer product. Also, the blank box in the US link you gave looked more like a shirt box-not nice at all when compared to the German box which looks like exactly what you are looking for.

I would splurge for a much nicer box from Germany, I think it's worth it. Just think how much time and effort you've put into this game, is it really not worth the $30 you'd spend on the box?
posted by InsanePenguin at 4:14 AM on May 6, 2010


Could you just take an existing game box and plaster over the graphics? You can buy a brand new board game for less than $20. You might even have some luck finding used board games in good condition.
posted by wongcorgi at 5:33 AM on May 6, 2010


All good options, thanks much folks!
posted by Jezztek at 11:07 AM on May 6, 2010


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