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VHS Tape Case Packable Games
Dean Goodmanson
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Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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I had a Eureka moment before throwing out a box of plastic snap-close VHS tape containers: "Hey! Those look like a great way to repackage games for my own bookshelf collection."


Pros:
- These boxes hold cards well, so I expect most card based games will fit well. Also I always forget them in a drawer so I'm looking forward to promoting them to the visibility of a shelf.
- Some of my opaque cases have a side and binder pocket for inserting a label. Glad to see this but I still prefer the clear cases.
- I enjoy print-and-play games like Zombies in My Pocket and piecepack and hope this serves as highly visible storage.

Cons:
- The tape positioning nub may be annoying. I haven't tried using a dremel to removed one.
- An 8.5x11 sheet of paper must be folded twice to fit. Not sure how well this will go over.
- Some games could be repackaged, but that might be a downgrade.

This is a list of games I've repackaged into a VHS tape case. Please add yours.

Note: I'm new to contribution on BGG and my first geeklist. Thanks for your patience, additions and comments.

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1. Board Game: Hive [Average Rating:7.36 Overall Rank:143]
Dean Goodmanson
United States
Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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Hive just barely fits and could use the tape position nub removed but capture such a wonderful honeycomb look in this package I don't want to add the instructions. :-)


My wife really likes the zip-bag (and the game), and little brother Army of Frogs isn't suited for repacking so I expect these two will retain they're special amorphous spot in the game closet. (This closet it overflowing to bookshelves, another inspiration for this endeavor--don't tell my wife!
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2. Board Game: Fjords [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:832]
Dean Goodmanson
United States
Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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I moved this one from a just-barely fit tin (larger than an altoids tin) to the VHS box just fine, but my ziplock compulsion wants to bag all of the tiles also. I'll have to see if this will hold the tiles in a draw-bag also.
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3. Board Game: Teraforming [Average Rating:4.64 Overall Rank:9897]
Dean Goodmanson
United States
Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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Terraforming, with it's standard poker deck card deck and bag of colored cubes, and self labeling tuck-box (binder and side) make a perfect VHS bookshelf game.
 
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4. Board Game: Cold War: CIA vs KGB [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:788]
Dean Goodmanson
United States
Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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This as an academic exercise, sometimes the conformity of box shape does not win over a beautiful box (that does fit fine in a shelf.)

I'm not a big fan of the layout of the original box insert but haven't felt the need to repack it yet. I was disappointed to see that the insert fit vertically in the VHX box almost perfectly but was just too thick to allow a clean close on the cover.
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5. Board Game: Battle Line [Average Rating:7.42 Overall Rank:130]
Dean Goodmanson
United States
Port Edwards
Wisconsin
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Another beautiful box that has contents that would fit but only merits repacking to save a little space and conformity.

This one would also need the use of the BGG file tuck-boxes.
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6. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:260]
Big Kat
United States
Oregon
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Not really a repackaging since it already comes in a VCR tape case.
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7. Board Game: Castle Danger [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:6749]
Dan Poole
United States
Goldsboro
North Carolina
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This game also comes in a vcr case
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8. Board Game: Ogre [Average Rating:6.97 Overall Rank:675]
Kyle Porter
Canada
Victoria
BC
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I bought a ogre/gev pack a while ago and it came in a vhs case instead of a box.
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9. Board Game: Ransom [Average Rating:6.43 Overall Rank:6077]
Geoffrey Engelstein
United States
Bridgewater
New Jersey
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This game shipped in a VHS case...
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10. Board Game: Zombie Cinema [Average Rating:7.30 Overall Rank:5882]
Richard
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Marousi
Athens
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This comes in a VHS box.
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11. Board Game: Heavy Gear Fighter [Average Rating:5.62 Overall Rank:8793]
Wulf Corbett
Scotland
Shotts
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This one (and it's supplement Heavy Gear Fighter: Weapons and Equipment ) came in VCR cases.
 
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12. Board Game: Slasher: The Final Cut [Average Rating:5.57 Overall Rank:8764]
Sean Cox
United States
Fort Meade
Maryland [MD]
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Also comes in a VHS case. It's a light-hearted storytelling slasher movie game.
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13. Board Game: Star Fleet Battle Force [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:3573]
Michael B
Canada
Ontario
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Comes in a VCR tape box. For some reason I took it out of there.
 
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14. Board Game: Car Wars: The Card Game [Average Rating:5.35 Overall Rank:10391] [Average Rating:5.35 Unranked]
Kristian
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Seattle
Washington
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This would be a great candidate for me if I could find one that has the outside sleeve that could accommodate most of the outer cover. My copy is currently smashed from a previous owner and could use a facelift.
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15. Board Game: Star Trek: The Next Generation Collectible Dice Game [Average Rating:5.10 Overall Rank:10386]
Kristian
United States
Seattle
Washington
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This is another game that comes in horrendous original packaging. Again, another facelift in a VCR case would make this sturdy and portable without fussing if this is the day that the box falls apart.
 
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16. Board Game: Charioteer [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:7055]
T. Nomad
South Korea
Gyeongsan
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Ships in a VHS case.
 
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17. Board Game: Treasures & Traps [Average Rating:6.23 Overall Rank:3097]
Brian Moore
United Kingdom
Bolton
Lancashire
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Repacked this into a VHS case and it holds the game nicely.
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18. Board Game: Slush Fund [Average Rating:6.19 Overall Rank:7241]
Mike B
Netherlands
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This one came in a VHS cassettebox as well.

Which is fine by me, I wish more games came in one. Stacks a lot easier than all those different sized small boxes.
 
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19. Board Game: BattleGrid [Average Rating:6.44 Unranked]
Ray Smith
United States
Newburg
Pennsylvania
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Comes in a VHS case.
 
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20. Board Game: F*ck This! [Average Rating:5.11 Overall Rank:9656]
Ray Smith
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Newburg
Pennsylvania
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All nicely fits with its expansion.
 
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21. Board Game: Throwing Stones [Average Rating:5.27 Unranked]
Ray Smith
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Newburg
Pennsylvania
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22. Board Game: HellRail: Third Perdition [Average Rating:5.89 Overall Rank:3860]
Ray Smith
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Newburg
Pennsylvania
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23. Board Game: Grave Robbers From Outer Space [Average Rating:5.76 Overall Rank:5006]
Ray Smith
United States
Newburg
Pennsylvania
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Along with Skippy's Revenge.
 
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24. Board Game: Illuminati [Average Rating:6.22 Overall Rank:1804]
Ray Smith
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Newburg
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The original version. Nice and compact.
 
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25. Board Game: Teotlatolli: The council of the gods [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Ray Smith
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It helps greatly to own a scanner. I scan the original packages to create wrap around covers to slip into the clear outer sleeves of all my VHS games.
 
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