Recently I was given the opportunity to check out a new product from Go7Gaming. That product was the ZGH -004 Storage Solution for the Zombicide: Green Horde – Friends and Foes Box from CMON. The insert came in a flat rate shipping package. Inside there were several laser cut wooden sheets wrapped together in a large ziplock bag with some full color instructions explaining how everything should be put together. After taking out the the sheets from the package, I read through the instructions and was then ready to assemble the product.
Now then, let me explain exactly what this product is and what it does. First off, this is an insert for the expansion for Zombicide: Green Horde but it will also hold lots of extra materials. Once it’s been assembled, the insert makes it possible to keep all of the different miniatures, cards and tokens that come with the game separate. For me, I’ve added the Rat King and Swamp Troll, along with the obstacles that came with the Kickstarter. I have also stored some smaller cards and character ID cards as well. The insert looks really great when it’s finished. It even comes with some tags so that you can label each section for what’s inside. Of course you’ll be able to see a bit more about that a little later. At this time, let’s go ahead and cover what all you get and the basic instruction on how to assemble this insert. We’ll start off by separating out all the different wooden sheets. As you can see, there’s a lot of sheets of wood to be assembled. Each piece is cut so that you can easily punch them out from the main sheet that they’re attached to.
If you’ve read any of my reviews for Go7Gaming inserts, you already know that glue is very important for building these things. It’s not an absolute necessity as you can use other things like tape, but it’s definitely the best option. With this review I won’t be telling you each time when to add glue to your pieces. Just be aware that if there are 2 pieces being put together, you’ll want to apply glue between them both. With that said, let’s begin the assembling process starting with the large storage trays.
To build this tray you will start off by placing the base down on the table. You will then need to connect the long outer wall together with the base. It should look something like this. You will then want to connect the smaller outer walls with the side tabs of the wall you just attached, as well as connecting this smaller wall with the base. Once you have one of these connected, you’ll want to do it again on the other side. Finally you will connect the other long outer wall to the smaller walls and the base. That completes one of the two trays like this that you’ll need to build. For the second one, you’ll follow the same procedures. Once you’ve allowed everything to dry, you should have two trays that look something like this.
You can then add some splitters to divide up the trays into separate sections, as you see fit.
Next we’ll move on to the small card tray. As with the previous tray, you’ll start off with the base. You’ll then need to attach the long outer wall to the base. You will then want to attach the smaller walls, noting the positioning of the tab holes at the top of each. Once both smaller walls are attached, you can connect the final long outer wall. You’ll want to make sure that the cuts in the top of this wall are going in the same direction as the other long wall. Once this is all assembled and had time to dry, you’ll end up with something like this.
You can now add in some spiltters for separating off different sections of the tray, again as you see fit.
The last thing that you’ll need to build for this insert is the large base insert. Once more you’ll start with placing the base on your table. You will want to note the positioning of the smaller section that juts out from the base. You’ll then want to connect the L shaped outer wall with the divider wall which will also be connected to the small inner wall as shown on the left below. You’ll also want to connect the left side tab of the small outer wall to the inner wall as shown on the right below.
You’ll then need to connect the inner divider wall to the base. All of these are then going to connect together as shown below.
You’ll also need to connect the left side tab of the inner wall before attaching the large outer wall to the small structure that you just built, being sure to connect the tabs to the wall, as shown below.
Next you’ll attach the outer wall that runs alongside the inner divider that you placed into the base earlier. You’ll follow that up with the smaller outer wall that connects with the first wall you placed and the last wall you attached. It should look something like this.
You’ll then need to connect the inner dividers that are shown below.
Once all that’s done, you’re pretty much finished. Once you’ve decided what goes where, you can place the name tabs into the trays and you’ve completed the assembly process.
At this point, I would normally explain how the different components of the game look. However since this is an organizer and not a game, I’ll describe the packing and insert instead. Everything came prepackaged in a flat rate shipping box. Since I received the bundle of all 4 organizers for Zombicide Green Horde, my shipping box was splitting open mostly due to the weight. Inside the box, everything was for this insert was placed inside a large zip lock style bag with all the wooden pieces shrink wrapped together. Everything looked very nice and there were no problems with anything. The wooden sheets are nice and thick and are very easy to puch out the different pieces. If you decided to use glue or tape, you’ll need to supply your own as the organizer does not come with any included. Assembling the product was fairly simple, and didn’t take that long to finish. Overall the materials look great and everything is strong and durable. I’m very pleased with every aspect of the materials.
9 out of 10
At this time, I would normally be explaining the rulebook of the game. Instead, I’ll cover the instructions that came with the insert. The instructions came on two sheets of double sided paper. There was a detailed process that walks you through each step of assembling the insert. There are plenty of pictures to help you see exactly what piece goes where when assembling. Everything is explained very well and I didn’t find it difficult to figure out at all. Everything is well written and looks good. One thing that was unclear was just what all I should place inside this organizer. I did turn to the website to get some ideas and basically waited till I had everything put together and stored to see where I’d need to put the extra bits and baubles that I had remaining. That’s why I chose to place the Rat King and Swamp Troll miniatures in this box, along with the other pieces. Overall, I’m pleased with the instructions.
8 out of 10
For this section, I normally would be explaining how the game played and my thoughts and feelings on it. However since this is a product review, I’ll give my thoughts on the assembly process as well as anything that I feel is important to note. Putting the insert together didn’t take that long. I actually wound up wasting more time looking online at the pictures there to figure out what miniatures needed to go where. With only a couple of trays and one big insert, it wasn’t that difficult. I’ve mentioned in other reviews how that Go7Gaming’s inserts tend to be a bit looser than normal inserts. For that reason that I usually recommend glue or tape to hold everything together with, or both. I’ll say that I like that even with the rulebook and everything inserted in the organizer, there’s no problem with getting the lid down on the box like with other inserts that I’ve dealt with. The insert even makes the box a bit more structurally sound too. So there’s that benefit. The trays are great and they make things a lot easier to find what you’re looking for. The addition of all the little name tags are a big help too. It’s easy to forget where you put each piece, but the name tags help you remember. Even with the added pieces and cards that I’ve added into the box, there’s still lots more room to add even more cards and miniatures. Doubt I’ll be needing any more storage for this game any time soon. Overall I’m very happy with the look and feel of this insert. It does a great job of keeping everything organized and easy to find. I would highly recommend this to anyone that owns this particular expansion, especially if you have extra pieces and no room to put them anywhere else. I have to say that this is really well designed.
9 out of 10
The Go7Gaming ZGH-004 Storage Solution for the Zombicide: Green Horde – Friends and Foes Box is a great way to get your game organized, especially if you have a lot of extra pieces from the Kickstarter. It has plenty of room for all the pieces from the Friends and Foes expansion, as well as being able to store lots more, as you can see from my pictures. Assembling everything was rather easy. The only real problems that I had was trying to figure out where to put each piece. Thankfully the website and my own ingenuity were there to help me figure it out. The instructions are very good at instructing you on how to build each tray and insert. They’re pretty simple to follow too. The insert itself is really great for storing a lot of different cards and pieces in one box. It also looks great once it’s all put together. Overall I’m quite happy with how nice it looks and how well it fits everything inside the box. I highly recommend this insert for owners of the Friends and Foes expansion, especially those with extra bits and pieces that they don’t have room to store in the other boxes. It’s well constructed and a great addition to my game. Grade A product from a Grade A company.
9 out of 10
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