My review about the insert from Folded Space for Wingspan
The team from Folded Space bring you board game inserts that are affordable, lightweight and add improved game play and storage to your favourite games! They regularly add new inserts to their collection.
This insert is made for Wingspan and the expansions;
At this moment I just own the base game Wingspan. Both expansions are on my wishlist.
The first question is really why do you need this insert? Because in the box there is already a nice insert for the cards and also some small boxes for the game components. Especially the use of the lid of the card box I find a super invention. But still I noticed that it is a lot of work to set up the game, because I mainly play Wingspan solo and then a good insert saves a lot of time.
This insert fits very well in the box, you have to watch carefully the first time how to put the large insert with the cards in the box. Otherwise it would just not fit in the box, this is a point of attention and not a criticism!
The loose game components are otherwise very well distributed through the various trays and there is really enough room for the 2 expansions. Because I have spread the egg tokens and food tokens over 2 trays, it is also very easy when you are playing with 2 players. You can give both players their own tray for the egg tokens and food tokens. I am very happy with this insert and can definitely recommend it!
The trays for the different egg tokens. They do seem very empty
but I think once I have both expansions, they will be a bit fuller.
The trays for the player action cubes and for the goal tiles
The large tray for all the cards
The 2 trays for the food tokens.
My Conclusion & final rating:
Quality: The quality of the foam sheets are great, in around 30 minutes your insert is completely ready to use them into your game box. But beware, make sure everything is properly dried. Their inserts are made from sheets of Evacore - a memory foam to which quality printed card is laminated to add rigidity. The great thing about these inserts is that they add almost nothing in terms of weight. Most inserts are only a few 100 grams extra and you don't really notice anything.
I used wood glue for this myself but you can also use standard hobby glue for this. The most important thing is that everything is secure. As soon as you push the necessary parts out of the sheets, you can start gluing them. I think the quality is really good. It feels sturdy and you can use it over and over again, e.g. some games you don't even need other trays anymore.
Instructions: The instructions that come with it are very clear, it says exactly which sheet you need which parts from to assemble the trays. But if for any reason you have lost them, they can all be found online on the website of Folded Space.
How to use it: These inserts are really made for the specific games you buy them for though. Of course you can put a tray in another box but because everything is made with care for the specific game you are buying this insert for. Precisely because it is for the game you buy it for it has a huge added value, I think, you can set up the game tremendously fast because of this.
The game components are together in the right trays. Some games have no insert at all or no suitable insert and I am really in favor of this type of insert.
If you need some extra help on how to assemble the trays you can find a very well instruction on https://www.foldedspace.net/assembly
My rating for this insert is a 9 out of 10 dice. The rating that I have given in this small review has mainly to do with how useful the insert is to me personally. The quality of the inserts are top notch, good weight and the box hardly gets heavier because of these inserts.
I want to thank Folded Space for letting me review these inserts and to let me use them for my games. If you're interested after seeing my review and pictures then go to their website and order these inserts!