More details on the 'Organize Your Games' postPosted by MeckMom on Jun 20, 2006 in Uncategorized | 4 comments
First off, there are tons of choices in these leftover-type containers. I thought I’d pass on a few of my favorites.
For the larger-size games (pictured here) I like the Glad-brand “family” size containers. For the smaller games, like Sorry or Monopoly, I use Rubbermaid brand. I can’t remember what the containers are called on the label, but they have the number “2″ on the lids and bases. Rubbermaid offers these number 2 containers in both open and divided styles. The divided containers are great for games with money, like Life or Monopoly, because they allow you to store the money separate from all the pieces.
As for the game rules, I stash those in a sheet protector that’s stored in the trunk with the boards. There are a few games that print the rules on the box, but most common game instructions are available online if you search Google. Simply print what you need and add them to your packet.
One more loosely related tip, if you have any of those obnoxiously loud kids games like Duck Pond or The Fishing Game, you may want to experiment with the batteries. I found out, completely by accident, that if I removed one of the batteries from our Duck Pond game the pond would still move but the annoying quacking sound was disabled. Just thought I’d pass it on.