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Inserts, huh, yeah! What are they good for?! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!
Corey Ellis
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I figured it would be fun to put together a list of games that absolutely useless inserts. The first thing I did with these games is toss the inserts. Bam!
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1. Board Game: Arkham Horror [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:135] [Average Rating:7.42 Unranked]
Corey Ellis
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A game that was clearly not thought out for its box.
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2. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:390]
Corey Ellis
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Gainesville
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WTF does this fleet go...seriously...
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3. Board Game: Chaos in the Old World [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:59]
Corey Ellis
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Far too many bits and not enough space. Bags are the solution here
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4. Board Game: Cosmic Encounter [Average Rating:7.61 Overall Rank:66]
 
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Someone else had a better idea here. The pic above certainly isnt the one included. Im starting to see a trend here fantasy flight....
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5. Board Game: Dominion [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:30] [Average Rating:7.78 Unranked]
Corey Ellis
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Everyone I know has something like this because the insert that comes in the box is just....ick
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6. Board Game: Quarriors! [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:451]
Corey Ellis
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A square tin? The "insert" is really just a card holder on the top...seriously guys...i like the dice shaped box...but I hate it with the fire of a thousands suns as well.
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7. Board Game: Descent: The Road to Legend [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.04 Unranked]
Butlerian Atreides
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Doesn't fit with the inserts still in the box, goes for al the expansions from Descent Btw.
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8. Board Game: Descent: Journeys in the Dark [Average Rating:7.39 Overall Rank:167]
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And of course the game itself comes with the stupid white inserts. No good for anything but turning it upside down and use them as dividers.
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9. Board Game: Pandemic [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:40]
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Mason
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First one that came to mind. I'm not sure how the later editions did, but the insert in my first edition copy was worse than worthless. Add in the expansion and there's no possible way to keep the insert.
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10. Board Game: Lords of Vegas [Average Rating:7.27 Overall Rank:345]
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by far the worst one I ever owned. I actually think this is the same exact insert as another game that used it first.

If you look where the baggies with the dice are, you'll see 4 sections (semi connected). You would think those are for the casino tiles, but there are more than 4 casino colors. The top left section is where the dice come originally, but obviously that needs to be used for other stuff.

If you look in the middle right you'd think that is for cards, but the cards supplied with this game are wider than that section, so those finger slots are useless.

Yea, I threw this one out right away and got a few baggies.
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11. Board Game: Nexus Ops [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:225]
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So many pieces absolutely no storage solution. Nothing fits right in this box expect a plano box fits nicely under the insert to hold everything but the board pieces are still floating around in the box. Come on FFG everything else about your components rock why oh why can't you make a decent insert.
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12. Board Game: Qwirkle [Average Rating:6.85 Overall Rank:499]
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Possibly the most useless insert ever. It only seems to be there to keep the tiles from moving around on the store shelf. I can't imagine stacking the tiles inside this thing again, so I pitched it immediately.
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13. Board Game Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
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Why don't we just do this and get it over with?

Then we can talk about other games with bad inserts instead of listing every single FFG one.

(Although even among FFG games, Civilization is the prime offender. Totally, totally useless.)
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14. Board Game: Earth Reborn [Average Rating:7.85 Overall Rank:123]
Robert Ward
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While I do appreciate the great amount of effort it must have taken to design this insert, after one go at putting everything in it's special little place, I tossed it away. With so much set-up time, there is no way I am putting all the components back into the insert. Now I just put everything in plastic bags.

Actually, the few baggies that were included with the game are of a great, thick quality. I wish they'd ditched the insert for more of those baggies!
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15. Board Game: City Square Off [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:3553]
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I can't think of any board games I have with absolutely useless inserts (I don't even remember what my copy of Pandemic came with, but it's not a first edition because the research centers are small), so you'll have to settle for a game whose insert is useful until you decide to sleeve the cards. The cards are not a standard size, so I took some Energy Cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game and sleeved the City Square Off cards with them. Unfortunately, the insert cannot hold these cards at all. AT. ALL.
 
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16. Board Game: Dilbert: Corporate Shuffle [Average Rating:6.02 Overall Rank:3338]
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A prime example of how even a very simple insert can be messed up. And this isn't a small company, either.

The game consists of sixty regular-sized playing cards and nothing else. The box is big enough to store the cards three times over.

Yet the insert can't hold the cards without them sliding around. The wells are too shallow. If you look at the picture, you can see the top few cards in each pile are loose.
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17. Board Game: Noblemen [Average Rating:7.10 Overall Rank:966]
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There is simply too much to fit inside the box.
 
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