Quacks of Quedlinburg is one in a long line of board games that are excellent and infuriatingly disorganized. During setup, you have to find room on the table to dump the books and the ingredients. While playing, it can be difficult to see and find the appropriate values in the piles for your purchases. When done playing, you get to pick up all the piles and put them back into their bags, and then put the armful of bags back into the box, which is good practice for a person training to be an evidence room organization specialist, but otherwise just annoying. Lucky you! I made a thing!
- Trays have a slide on lid that snaps into place for easy and secure storage.
- The inside of the trays has a sloped edge at the front that help you easily retrieve the components from the tray.
- The back of the trays have a slot that allow you to drop in the books for the ingredients for reference.
- The trays have a ridge along the bottom that allow you to stack them. This is optional. A flat version is also available.
- There are single, double, and triple bay trays to accommodate the varied values.
- The trays are themed to look like wooden crates. If you have a brown, they look great in play.
- The trays are sized to fit nicely into one side of the box without having to get rid of the insert.
- If you get the expansion, all you need do is print another tray. There is room in the box.
- If the file has "NoSlot" in the file name, then it will not have the slot cut out for the book markers the game provides.
- If the file has "Stack" in the file name, then it will print out with a ridge along the bottom so that they can easily stack on the other boxes.
- If the file has "Flat" in the file name, then it will print out flat on the bottom. This means, it will not stack as easily on the other boxes.
- Trays are all the same width, but come in 1, 2, and 3 bay varieties. Those are indicated in the filename.
I have played the game with these, please allow me a few suggestions:
- Put the setup and starting objects for each color into their own bag. Helps distribute cleanup, and makes setup fast.
- The bags are all black. You can't tell at a glance what color is in what bag. If you want to know, simply get a few beads of the appropriate color, untie the strings, put the beads on, and retie the strings. You won't have to rummage in the bag ever again.
- You probably would have figured this out anyway when you tell your friends to replace the ingredients they purchased, but the books in the trays make a good backboard for tossing ingredients back into their trays.
If you own Quacks, or intend to buy it, do yourself a favor. Print out these trays, and enjoy a game free of frustration.
Edit: 2 bay trays added. Flat versions that don't stack added. A plain lid that can be printed in clear to see what's in the box before removing the lid.
Edit: Copies of all trays with no slot added.