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Dead of Winter Foamcore Box Insert Plans v1

Dead of Winter Foamcore Box Insert Plans

Is there anyone else? Is anyone else alive?

Keep those zombies in their place with this Dead of Winter foamcore box insert plan.

Plaid Hat Games shook up the dying zombie board game scene with the excellent Dead of Winter, a game with everything in it except a decent box insert. But never fear! The Esoteric Order of Gamers has braved the frozen, zombie-haunted wastes to bring you this foamcore box insert plan, so you can make your own (much like a desperate scavenger after the zombie apocalypse) . Now all those crucial, life-changing decisions can be kept nicely organised in their own neat compartments—nothing like real life at all really.


  • WonderSlug says:

    Lovely Design!

  • markguy says:

    For the record, the plans are excellent, but if you’re planning on sleeving your cards, these plans don’t work. The stacks of cards are higher than 48mm. It looks like they’d actually be higher than 62mm, for that matter.

    As a still-in-progress attempted fix, I cut out the card/dice walls and plan on laying the cards over at an angle while somehow wedging the dice into the removable tray. Or maybe the standies area…

    • Correct. I never design box plans for sleeved cards I’m afraid, as it’s still something that most people don’t do, and for games like this with so many cards it would probably make it very difficult to fit everything in. I’ll leave the ‘sleeved cards version’ to your ingenuity!

  • Jack says:

    Awesome stuff! Thanks!

  • John says:

    I built this over the weekend and it came out great. Thank you for the very nicely laid out plans for this Dead of Winter foam core insert!

  • Florian says:

    Awesome work. Just built the insert as an evening project and it turned out great. I would love to see more of those awesome plans!

  • Jaime says:

    I built this on my day off and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you so much for posting this! Keep up the awesome work! =)

  • Theritzes says:

    I used your design as a basis for my own creation (I personally don’t like my unsleeved to lay flat to be picked up by fingernails too much). My design has the cards standing on edge in three compartments with the dice being in a compartment in the middle tray.

    If I were to offer one consideration for a second version (if you ever do one), it would be to adjust the height of the wells in the middle tray. they are so deep, you can’t peek in them, or pull out of them, with ease. I plan on simply adding small upturned boxes, like platforms, to each space to raise the “bottom” of each of the wells so that the bits are much closer to the top of the tray.

    Thanks for making the plans available to us common folk.

  • John says:

    I just built this today using only pins instead of glue. Really sturdy and no drying time. Came out great. Thank you so much for the great plans!

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