The Compact Travelling Games Cupboard (Of Doom)
We’ve been travelling about a bit this summer, mostly visiting friends and relatives, but this of course means reduced access to the games cupboard. So I figured we’d take a few games along with us. This resulted in some thinking about what games to take (they need to be compact and be a selection that gives us a decent selection of styles), but also a search for a way to store them.
Eventually I repurposed an old laptop bag. The various compartments and pockets proved to be quite effective for storing the various games in such a way that the lids didn’t fall off and most games were easily accessible.
So, in case you are interested, here’s what we had crammed into our bag…
- Sleeping Queens
- Family Fluxx
- Hive Pocket
- Rush Hour Junior
- Heckmeck am Bratwurmeck
- Goblins Drool, Fairies Rule (P&P version)
- A couple of little dice games: Train Dice and Jolly Roger Dice.
- Three 20-card, single-colour mini Magic decks.
- A couple of decks of regular cards.
- A notepad and pen.
- A bag of tiddlywinks (primarily to use as life tokens for Magic).
I think we did pretty well out of that lot, though there is a disappointing lack of something that is really a boardgame. OK, Hive is a boardgame without a board and Rush Hour has a board, though it is really a puzzle. I could have fit in one of those diddy travelling boardgame compendiums, but I think that with some thought we can do better than an ultra-fiddly chess/draughts/backgammon/ludo set. The best option here may be Kahuna, but something else may turn up…