Recently I was given the opportunity to check out a new product from Go7Gaming. That product was the ZBP -001 Storage Solution for Zombicide: Green Horde or for Zombicide: Black Plague from CMON. In this case, I used it for Zombicide: Green Horde. 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 Zombicide: Green Horde but it can alternatively be used with Zombicide: Black Plague. The organizer will hold all of the contents of whichever of the core boxes that you use it with. It will also hold some extra content as well. Once it’s been assembled, the insert makes it possible to keep all of the miniatures, cards and tokens that come included in the box separate. The insert looks great once it’s finished. It even comes with some tags so that you can label each of the different sections to show what’s inside. You’ll be able to see more on this a bit later. At this time, let’s go ahead and cover what all comes in the package and the basic instructions of how to assemble the 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 tray for the player dashboards.
To assemble the tray, we start by placing the base down on the work space. The long outer wall is attached to the base, followed by the two shorter end walls. Once these are all connected you’ll add the other long outer wall. When you’re finished, you should have something that looks like this.
Once everything has been assembled, you can place the tray lid on top like so.
With the player dashboard tray assembled, you can then start on the tile storage tray. This tray also has room for several minis as well. As before, you’ll start by placing the base down on the work space. You will then connect the L end wall and the short side wall together to the base. You’ll then need to place the short wall and the inner wall, attaching these to the base as well. After these are attached to the base, you can attach the opposite short wall and the long side wall. At this point, you should have something that looks like this.
You can then attach the short wall to the short wall that you just attached to the long side wall. You’ll follow that up by connecting the long end wall to the two short walls and the base. Complete this section by closing off the left side by attaching the short side wall. Finally you’ll attach the short end wall at the bottom and this tray is complete. What you’ll have should look like this.
You’ll then be able to add dividers to the top sections, ending up with something like this. Once everything is dry, you’ll be able to add components to the tray.
The next thing to assemble is the token tray. You’ll start by placing the base on the work area. You’ll then need to attach the inner wall to the base. Next you’ll connect both of the long side wall to the base and the inner wall. Finally you will attach the two end walls to the already constructed pieces. You should end up with something like this.
Once everything is dry, you’ll be able to add dividers to the tray, like so.
Our next tray to assemble is actually two trays. These are the small card storage trays. The construction of these is exactly the same, so just repeat this process to create the second tray. You’ll start by placing the base on the work area. You’ll then need to attach the outer wall with the side wall. You’ll then need to do this again, by attaching the other outer wall and side wall, connecting everything to the base. Please make sure and notice the placement of the walls, placing slotted sides opposite from each other. When finished, you’ll have something that looks like this.
You can then place dividers as you see fit, once everything is dry, and add cards to the trays. Don’t forget to repeat this process for the second tray.
Next up, we’ll assemble the 2 small minis storage trays. Just like with the small card storage trays, you’ll have to put 2 of these together by repeating the assembly process. You’ll start off by placing the base on your work area. You will then connect the long side wall with the holes in the top to the base, along with the two end walls with the single slot in them. You’ll then need to attach the other long side wall with the holes to the base and the end walls. Once you’re finished with that, it should look something like this. Please note the holes and slots in the walls.
Once the trays are dry, you can then add in a divider by itself or connect two with a cross divider, as seen below. You’ll then be able to add minis to the trays.
The final piece to this assembly puzzle is the big minis storage tray. This tray will hold large quantities of similar minis like the zombies and orcs. We’ll start off by placing the base on the work area. Next we’ll connect the long side wall to the base, followed by attaching the two end walls with the 2 holes on each end. Please note the long side wall is the one with the slotted tabs at the top. Finally, you’ll attach the other long side wall with slotted tabs to the structure. Once done, it should look something like this.
After it’s dry, you can add some dividers to the tray, like so.
At this point, you’ll be able to assemble everything into the game box and attach name tabs where appropriate. This completes 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 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 however that was unclear was just exactly where each piece was supposed to go. I did turn to the website to get some ideas and basically waited till I had everything put together to see where I’d need to put each and every component. Of course there is still a little bit of room left to add more cards and possibly even some miniatures. It just really depends on what all you’re trying to store inside the box, apart from the core game. Overall, I’m quite 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. I would like to say that figuring out where everything went wasn’t as challenging as it was in any of the other organizers for this game or it’s expansions. A good bit of this was pretty well cut and dry. Of course I did use the website to make sure that I had at least a place to start with some of the pieces. Just like with all Go7Gaming inserts, this one is a bit loose around the joints and connections so be you’ll need to be aware of this and make sure that you have some glue or something to hold it all together. Once I got everything together I realized that I still had a bit more room for cards and other bits. I’m not quite sure what I’ll place in these areas, but it’s nice to know I have the room for adding more things if necessary. For the moment though, there are a few empty space in the box. If all you have is the core Green Horde game or the core Black Plague game, then having this insert is a huge benefit. Once assembled and placed in the box, the strength and weight of the game is quite considerable. Overall, this is one that I fee is really well designed and it holds everything together very nicely. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that owns the Green Horde game. It’s amazing.
8 out of 10
The Go7Gaming ZBP-001 Storage Solution for the Zombicide: Green Horde or for Zombicide: Black Plague is a great way to get your game organized. It even includes a little bit of extra room for other pieces like those from the Kickstarter. The organizer has plenty of room for everything that came in the core box but also has a bit of extra room for other bits and pieces as well. The materials are all very good and they hold everything in a completely compact and organized way. The only problem that I found was trying to figuring out where everything went after the organizer was assembled. For that information you can look no further than the website. It’s actually quite helpful with that aspect. Of course, you can place a lot of things wherever you see fit. The instructions are very well written and very easy to follow. Once assembled, this thing looks awesome and it holds everything inside the box really well. I would definitely recommend this for owners of the Green Horde or the original Black Plague core box. This makes things a lot quicker for setting up and taking down the game. Overall I’m very pleased with the organizer.
8 out of 10
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