My review about the insert from Folded Space for Tiny Town
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 Tiny Towns and the expansions;
- Tiny Trees
I own the other two expansions 1 large expansion and 1 small expansion (Tiny Trees). The expansion Fortune is still on my wishlist.
Tiny Towns is a game we enjoy playing. In terms of game duration, it can sometimes be a bit too long for a filler but it is an easy game to play. At least it should be, without an entry I find this a real drama. All game components such as the houses and the cubes are all in separate bags and that takes a lot of time to set up and clean up.
Fortunately, Folded Space designed an insert that quickly solved this problem. It is a very nice insert, everything fits well in the trays, some buildings you have to put in the larger compartments. The only improvement would be that the trays of the cards connect, you now have 2 small open spaces in the box. This I find less beautiful especially on sight but you can easily get everything out of the box. You can now quickly put the game on the table and possibly play with one or more expansions.
The trays for the different cards and the start player token.
The trays for the different buildings but also for the small Tree expansion.
The different trays for the the resources, the empy spot if for the coins from the expansion Fortune.
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 7 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!