Yes, I like keeping my board games in their original boxes, too. Doing that makes it easy to find that Conan the Barbarian when you want to play it. Problem is, things begin to get messy once you start building up a collection, with game boxes piling up on the shelf shortly thereafter. If you’re looking for a way to keep things neat while staying organized, you might want to check out the Bitbox.
A storage organizer for board games, it lets you move your board games from its original packaging to a system of drawers and sleeves, so you can keep your games on the same shelf without having to accommodate the packaging’s usually larger-than-necessary dimensions. Granted, it’s not quite as fun keeping your games on a generic box, but if you’re looking for a way to tame the madness that’s your growing tabletop gaming collection, it’s a tradeoff that you might be willing to give into.
The Bitbox is a storage system that consists of a main box, drawers, sleeves, and game boxes. Each main box can be outfitted with your choice of drawers and sleeves, while the game boxes are designed to hold small pieces (tokens, characters, cards, die, and more) of individual games. The game boxes are designed to fit inside the drawers (each one fits up to four boxes), while the actual game boards, rule books, and maps are designed to go on the sleeves. Yes, you’ll have to do a lot of labeling to ensure you can easily find games among a shelf filled with hundreds of titles, but such is the plight of the true tabletop gaming aficionado.
Four sizes of main boxes are available (small to XL), so you can outfit your shelf exactly with whatever box will fit. They also sell a mobile version that can hold up to eight games for taking on the road.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Bitbox. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $29.