Review – Game Genic Tokens’ Lair (Black)
|Publisher||Game Genic (Asmodee North America)|
|Release Date||October 2023|
As part of Asmodee’s rebranding of various acquisitions, they created a new brand specifically for their game accessories called Game Genic. While they started off with card sleeves, they have recently created variety of token holders, including the excellent Token Silo ($14.99) and smaller Token Holders ($2.99) that I also love. Now they’re back with a premium “Tokens’ Lair,” which costs much more ($39.99). Is it worth it? Let’s take a look!
Let me get straight to it: No. This is not worth it. I really do not understand who this is for. When it arrived, I was very surprised by it’s size. It’s huge and won’t fit inside any board game box, which is what I thought it would be used for. I suppose Magic players could use it, but it’s so big and clunky, that you’d have to carry it separately from whatever big cardbox you’ve got your Cube or your regular decks in. I guess you could just have it always at your game table on your game shelf, but if you’re not putting game-specific pieces in it, what are you putting in there? Spare dice?
Forgetting the horrible form factor, the Tokens’ Lair still has 2 more big strikes against it. The first one is that if you remove the token trays, they’re a pain in the butt to put back into the central holder. I have to wiggle them quite a bit to get them to slide into their places, which kind of ruins the point of an accessory like this, which is supposed to make set up/tear down easier, not harder (the dice tray also took me a bit to get to stick together, although it’s easy to take apart). The other issue is that this thing is forty dollars. For that price, I could get 2 Token Silos with change to spare, and be much happier.
I’m sorry, Game Genic. I love a ton of your stuff! But I don’t know how I could recommend this one, especially over the other great token products Game Genic has already made.
The Bottom Line
Too big and too clunky to be worth the price.