The Go7 Gaming organizer for HeroQuest (2021 edition) provides eight trays of storage for the base game, the Mythic content, as well as the Keller’s Keep and Return of the Witch Lord expansions. Our solution uses the base game box to store all components and there are a few open slots to store Commander of the Guardian Knights minis (2) and more!
Note: the revised retail printing available now is 1.5 inches shorter than the Pulse box. This means you will have ~1.5
of lid lift if you have the newest retail revision.
Our design approach with this game was to provide three large trays for base game minis and three smaller trays to store the tokens and minis for the expansions. The one exception is we provide hero storage for all heroes using one of the large base game trays. In this way you can quickly locate the components you need based on whether you are playing a base game quest or an expansion quest. All cards are stored in a shared card tray with dividers and the base game tokens are stored in a dedicated token tray that also stores the character pad.
This kit includes:
- three (3) large minis trays (for base game content)
- three (3) small minis trays (for expansion content)
- one (1) card tray (sleeved or unsleeved)
- one (1) token tray with lid (for base game content)
There is room on top of the trays for the game board and screen. Manuals are stored on top of two trays in recessed cutouts.
- This insert can store sleeved or unsleeved cards.
- This insert is constructed of HDF (wood product) and is natural colored. HDF does not contain a wood grain as it is a constructed wood product.
- Insert assembly requires some wood glue and about 80 minutes of assembly time. We recommend Sobo Craft glue or another comparable quick setting, tacky glue.
- This product is not officially licensed. All marks are the property of their respective owners.
Anonymous (verified owner) –
The overall quality of the wood and the cutting is pretty good. I had one panel where the wood didn’t seem to be cut all the way through, and it started splintering off on the back. I ended up using a razer blade to score it and help it along, which worked fine.
The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars was due to the instructions. The biggest issue is there is zero guide on how to actually fill all of these trays up once they are built. There was an added page apparently (after the initial instructions) that is supposed to assist with this. But it has the quest books and other paperwork laying over the trays, which obscures the view of most of the pieces and where they go.
This is important, as some of the slots are specifically designed for certain miniatures. There are also some miniatures that only fit if they are placed in a very specific way\angle. It is frustrating to see people mention this in the comments and it still isn’t addressed.
There are also typos in the instructions, such as telling you to place mini tray 1 at the bottom, and then place mini tray 1 in the second slot as well. I was able to figure out which one was wrong by studying the corners I could see in the page photo. But it isn’t hard to fix this stuff if anyone cared to.
Prepare to spend several hours gluing. This isn’t a complaint about the product. There are just a ton of pieces here., and compared to the dozens of other board game storage systems I have purchased, this one easily had the most individual parts. Again, not a complaint – just an observation.
Once everything was assembled and I found a way to fit all the parts, I was very happy with how well it all fit together. It is a MUCH better storage solution than the vacuum formed plastic trays the game actually shipped with. The fact you can fit the expansions in there as well is a huge bonus as well.
I agree with other comments that it would be nice if the pieces inside felt like there was some sort of organization to them. I made it work best by putting the expansion packs “together” and the base game in another tray.
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Drew F. (verified owner) –
I now own 5 go7gaming organizers. This is my least favorite (and it’s still 4 stars). Material quality remains high: all the pieces were easy to remove and assemble with the recommended glue. The notch designs to enable large tiles/rulebooks to slot into trays are well engineered. Finally, being able to put the core game, the mythic tier upgrade, the first two expansions and still have room for an additional 2 character expansions it the core box with zero lid lift is an achievement. All together these represent a massive improvement over what came with game.
So why 4 stars?
The mini trays are engineered with very tight fits in several cases. Minis of the same type are not near each other either. Combined this can make it difficult to find the mini you need and extract it from the organizer. During clean-up, it can be a puzzle to find the minis’ original spots. I will be helping this by printing out some labels to add to the organizer. (Probably transparent printer stickers with the monster symbols from the booklets since the symbols are readily available to the mod community.) However, this doesn’t entirely correct the problem. Heroquest uses multiple sculps for some common monster types. For example, some of the orcs are taller than the others and go7gaming designed the trays such that those taller orcs only fit into specific mini spots in the trays, rather than having all the orcs have a common tray size.
Another oversight is that the photos go7gaming provides for how to use the organizer are incorrect. The terrain tray photo appears to be from an earlier designed version. The tray itself is inverted compared to how the instructions have you assemble it and the fireplace mini does not fit in the pictured space. (I swapped with one of the bookshelf cabinets in the large slot that holds the throne plus two bookshelf/cabinets.)
Again, a massive improvement to the original insert. However it suffers from being too ambitious. I would have preferred a more functional, less compact solution.
EDIT: If this ever gets a redesign a low complexity revision would be to adjust spacing of token tray. Spaces are currently ~1.5 inch for ~1 inch tokens. They should either be narrower to enable more storage or wider to enable fitting tokens side by side.
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