The Nerd Box - Original Horizontal Edition

The Nerd Box - Original Horizontal Edition



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: 3mm baltic birch plywood, acrylic, nylon, Shellac

This is the NerdBox! It's the perfect storage and organization solution for your TCG, DBG, or any other game that involves a metric ton of cards.

It is ALSO the foundation for a modular, customizable, and infinitely expandable storage solution!

See other versions of the NerdBox available:
• Sliding top version:
• Higher capacity vertical version:
• Dominion Bundle:
• DiceMasters Bundle:

Features include:

• Multiple NerdBoxes stack neatly and securely one on top of another
• Precisely long enough to store one or more standard size 14" tall play mats in either lane
• Can store roughly 1800 un-sleeved cards (maybe 1000 sleeved). Both card lanes are 14" in length
• Small feet and end cutouts make it easier to pick up your box full of heavy cards
• Will nicely fit American or Euro sized card games, sleeved or unsleeved
• Oval cutouts at the ends facilitate getting your finger behind the cards at the ends
• Removable lids
• Optional interior lighting
• Flexible nylon latches to hold the lids shut
• Compatible with my dice organizers and dice tower to organize you Dice Masters or Quarriors collections
• Acrylic or plywood card dividers (2 included) with optional etched text or images
• Any or every wooden and acrylic surface can be etched for full customization and personalization
• Can be stained, shellacked, or otherwise finished

I'm a fan of deck building games myself. Particularly Dominion and Legendary. I've designed this box for my own use, and I've used and lived with the various prototypes for months. Therefore I learned the hidden weaknesses of my earlier designs and headed back to the drawing board each time. Now I'm finally ready to share the NerdBox with you.

Do you play Dominion or Legendary? Then this box is most definitely for you. Do you play Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, or Pokemon? This box is for you, too. Cards Against Humanity? I'll even make a box for you, you horrible, horrible person ;-)

These boxes are begging for customization. Got some art or text you want engraved? Let's do it! Message me and we can work out the details!

• Exterior dimensions are 14-1/2" x 9-5/8" x 4-1/2"
• Precision laser cut from 3mm Baltic Birch plywood (much of the box is actually 2-ply thick)
• Portions of the product can be cut from acrylic instead of plywood. Usually the center lanes
• Latches are 3D printed from PCTPE nylon
• Price listed is for the plain box, fully assembled. Options are extra.
• For custom etching or other adornment, please Request a Custom Order. I'll be happy to work with you!

I've designed and forged the NerdBox in Greensboro, NC at The Forge makerspace with a laser cutter/engraver. Thanks for supporting American small business!

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101 shop reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Valerie Deloney Jul 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

A beautifully designed box for storing cards and dice (Dice Masters). Over 200 dice and cards stored and easily accessible and visible with plenty of room to spare. The perfect solution! The custom etching on the side panels looks awesome on a shelf when it is not being used. Thank you!

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tgrumbly Dec 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

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Celeste Mar 14, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

I bought two Nerd Boxes (Sliding Top Edition) to store our sleeved (Fantasy Flight/Gamegenic) Dominion cards horizontally. We own the base game (Second Edition), Seaside, Prosperity, Adventures, Empires, Renaissance, Guilds/Cornucopia, and Alchemy. Two boxes hold all the cards except Copper, Silver, Gold, Estate, Duchy, Provence, and the blank cards comfortably without cramming anything in. We wouldn't go back to snack bags for anything in the world. We love having these on the dining room table (our game table) with no covers. There are other storage boxes available at Etsy but none with removable covers. Tiny bit wider for horizontal sleeved cards would be perfect but not a serious complaint. 3x5 index cards work just fine as card dividers. Boxes are heavy when fully loaded.

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Lizzy Aumonier Mar 28, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

THIS!!!!! this is beyond perfect!!!! i was in a pit of dispair when my sleeved cards no longer fit in their box (okay, perhaps that was a slight exageration...) now i just need to buy another dominion expansion set to further fill the box... any excuse...

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