Recently I was given the opportunity to check out a new product from Go7Gaming. That product was the ZGH -002 Storage Solution for the Zombicide: Green Horde – Horde 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 Horde Box for Zombicide: Green Horde that will hold all of the Kickstarter extras but it will also hold lots of extra materials as well. Once it’s been assembled, the insert makes it possible to keep all of the different miniatures, cards and tokens that come included in the box separate. 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 pretty much a staple 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 Small Minis Tray.
To assemble this tray, we’ll start by placing the base down on your work space. We’ll then attach the long outer wall to the base. Follow that up by connecting the 2 shorter outer walls, attaching to the first outer wall and the base. Finally we’ll connect the long outer wall on the other side to finish the box. What you’ll end up with should look something like this.
After you’ve let everything dry, you’ll be able to place the long inner walls and short splitters to separate the different sections so that you can fit individual miniatures inside. When finished you should have something that looks like this.
Once the small minis tray is completed, you can move on to the ID card tray. Begin assembling this tray by placing the base down on your work space. You’ll then need to connect the slotted outer wall to the base, following that up by attaching the 2 outer walls with the dips in them. Finally you’ll need to attach and connect the other slotted outer wall for the other side. Once you’ve got all that together, you should have something that looks like this.
After it dries, you can then place some dividers in the tray, like so.
Moving on, the next thing to assemble is the small card tray. Once again, place your base down on the work area. Attach the long outer wall with the slots. Next you’ll need to attach both of the smaller outer walls with the dips in them, making sure to attach these all to the base. Finally you’ll attach and connect the long slotted outer wall on the other side. When finished, you should have something that looks like this.
After it dries, you can then place some dividers in the tray, like so.
The last piece to this organizational puzzle is the large base insert. Just like with the trays, you’ll start by placing the base on the work space. You’ll attach the 4 inner divider walls to the inner wall, as well as connecting the 3 inner dividers to the other side of the inner wall. Once these are together you can attach them all to the base. Once it’s all together, you’ll have something that looks like this. Please note the orientation of the different slots on the inner divider walls and the dip in the inner wall in the picture.
From there, you’ll connect and attach the long outer wall, like so.
You’ll then connect the larger outer wall on the opposite side with the cut in it, like so.
Next you connect the rectangular outer wall at the bottom, like so.
You’ll then need to connect the outer wall at the top, like so.
You’ll need to make sure that everything connects together and is fully attached. Once that’s done you can connect the inner splitters to the different areas as shown below.
Next you’ll attach the support to the support wall and attach it to the outer wall, like so.
You will then need to connect the Werezombie tag to the outer wall and attach the rail to the right of it, like so.
Once that’s done, you can decide where each piece fits and place the appropriate name tabs as you see fit. This completes the assembly process for this organizer.
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 punch 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 miniatures and cards that were left over. Of course there’s still plenty of room to add other cards and pieces. It just depends on what you have and what you need to store. 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. It didn’t take a long time to put everything together here. The most involved piece was the base insert. Everything else was just a quick assembling process. Seeing as the other pieces were just trays, it was easy. Figuring out where everything went was a bit of a challenge though. Thankfully I was able to go to the website to some ideas of what to place where. Just like with all Go7Gaming inserts, this one also is a bit loose around the joints and connections so be aware that you’ll need some glue or something to hold it all together. Once I got everything together I realized that I still had room for more cards and extras. At this point, I’m not exactly sure what else I may use the room for but I’m sure I’ll figure it out. For now, there’s some empty space in my pictures, so don’t be surprised. If all you have is the core game and the Horde Box, then having this insert and the one for the core box are extremely helpful. Once assembled, the box is a lot stronger and sturdier, but is also a bit heavier too. Overall, I think this one is really well designed and it holds everything together quite well. I would recommend this to anyone that owns the Horde Box from the Kickstarter and the base game. You’ll definitely be able to hold a lot of stuff with this organizer.
8 out of 10
The Go7Gaming ZGH-002 Storage Solution for the Zombicide: Green Horde – Horde Box is a great way to get your game organized, especially if you have any extra pieces from the Kickstarter. It has plenty of room for everything that came with the Kickstarter Horde Box but also has extra room for other bits and pieces as well. The materials are very good and hold everything in a well designed and organized way. The one problem that I found was figuring out where to everything went after assembling it. I can definitely say that the website was quite helpful with that aspect. Of course, you can use your own ideas on where to put any extra bits. The instructions are very well written and easy to follow. The insert even has some extra room for add ons. The look and feel are awesome and it fits everything inside the box really well. I would definitely recommend this for owners of the Horde Box, especially if you already have the organizer for the core game. This just adds more organization for quicker setup and takedowns. Overall I’m very pleased with the organizer.
8 out of 10
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