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Maybe I'm missing something but the cargo tokens really don't fit back in the box after you punch them. I leave them in the bag and flatten it as much as possible and the lid is still an inch off the bottom. That seems very un-days-of-wonder-ish.

Anyone find the secret compartment I'm not seeing? I'd hate to toss the insert since all the other components fit perfectly.
 
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1) Pick up plastic insert.
2) Put tokens (in bag) beneath insert.
3) Replace insert.

Inelegant, I know - but the insert is so good otherwise I'm loath to get rid of it.
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gamemark wrote:
1) Pick up plastic insert.
2) Put tokens (in bag) beneath insert.
3) Replace insert.

Inelegant, I know - but the insert is so good otherwise I'm loath to get rid of it.
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I did that and bag still doesn't fit. This is stupid
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If you flatten the bag out as much as possible, the insert will fit back over it (although it will probably be slightly higher on one side) and the box lid will close all the way.
 
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I put as many cargo tiles as possible (maybe 40 or 50 of them) in the second cavity next to the cards one, plus I separate the wilds (to simplify setup) and put them along with the ships, the rest goes in the bag, and lays flat underneath the insert. Also make sure to put the smaller board pieces over the cards such that they fit exactly in the slight depression on that side on the insert. The box lid then goes all the way down.
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You can make it all fit without resorting to cutting the insert or hiding stuff underneath it (although I admit that might fit the theme of illegal contraband better). The trick is to stack all the cargo vertically in the space where I found the ships when I first unwrapped the new game. I put most of the ships in the other space, and the remaining ships next to the coins. The ports fit well enough on the left, and the top of the bag can be inserted between the box and the insert and then draped down like a flap. See the picture:

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Thanks! Was excited to play after popping all the cargo out, but I was beginning to think I was an idiot for not being able to figure out how to put the pieces back. This worked well.
 
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I had the same problem and elected to take out the insert and use baggies to keep the cards, coins and ships organized.
 
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I had the same problem and elected to take out the insert and use baggies to keep the cards, coins and ships organized.
i originally took the insert out and put everything in baggies as well. however, i rather liked the insert and wanted to find a way to make it all work without having to constantly lift it out to get to things. after thinking on it for a bit, i realized that i could still use the insert if i trimmed off about a half an inch from the bottom. this also requires cutting out the bottom of the deepest well (the one next to the cards). After cutting it now holds most of the boats and they are too big to slip through the small space between the well and the box bottom.

after removing a half of an inch from the bottom of the insert, i can fit everything back into the box and keep all of the cargo in the black bag on top of the insert. the box now closes completely.
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I soon became irritated by the bag of contraband not fitting inside the box, and I decided that any packing up method which requires the skills and patience of a surgeon, was not for me.

Since the Cargo Noir box is a very common size, surely I surmised, one of my other games must have an insert which would happily change places with the Cargo Noir insert, the resulting insert swap being un-noticeable and ideal for both games.

Vasco da Gama does it for me, and makes the packing up of either game very easy. Is it absolutely perfect? - almost (the Vasco lid sits fractionally high). Am I still irritated? - absolutely not. Could there possibly be a better insert swap? - bound to be!
 
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Seriously just drop the tiles under the insert and shake a little so they spread out. Everything fits

I realise this doesn’t come easily to the compulsive baggers (myself included) but honestly it works..
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I guess I may not be the most observant one around. I didn't realize the box top didn't rest properly until I read this post. Good suggestions.
 
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great ideas from everyone!!! So many choices now to get everything back in the box.
 
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I left the coins and cards in the places designed for them (obviously), the contraband tokens I split between the remaining two cavities in the insert. With the start token(not put together), in the lower cavity by the cards. The boats are in their plastic baggy under the insert. Seems to work for me.
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gamemark wrote:
1) Pick up plastic insert.
2) Put tokens (in bag) beneath insert.
3) Replace insert.

Inelegant, I know - but the insert is so good otherwise I'm loath to get rid of it.
That is what I do also.
 
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After reading this thread I came up with my own solution. I cut out the bottom of the cavity by the coins and drop the bag into the new deep hole.
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slylynn wrote:
After reading this thread I came up with my own solution. I cut out the bottom of the cavity by the coins and drop the bag into the new deep hole.
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Fabulous idea!
 
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slylynn wrote:
After reading this thread I came up with my own solution. I cut out the bottom of the cavity by the coins and drop the bag into the new deep hole.
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Thanks for the idea. Still think it's weird that it doesn't fit in the box without modifications.
 
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