I attempted to sleeve my copy of #Via Magica and became slightly annoyed. I don’t think there are sleeves that fit. At least box wasn’t as cumbersome as its predecessor #Rise of Augustus. That got me thinking of things publishers do that vex me. Here is my list… feel free to add your own.
Non-standard card sizes
Good luck finding sleeves for these puppies.
Can make shuffling an ordeal.
Often inserts will not accommodate sleeves.
Sometimes they don’t even house what is found in the box.
Publishers often neglect to have a diagram on how to store all the components.
Inserts maybe entirely useless hunks of paper or plastics that will get chucked anyway.
What is holding the game?
Box could be unnecessarily large for what is houses (looking at you Queen Games).
If game is going to have expansions, larger size is acceptable.
Tins are often nice looking, but will often hog up more room than needed.
I posed the question recently… What is your favorite Knizia? I thought why should the good doctor have all the fun (he is on this list again BTW)? Curious about other designers as well. So… What is your favorite game by (insert name here) and why?
This following list is not compressive, but I figured it is a good start. To be on this list, I made sure that each designer created at least 5 unique titles.