Review – Gamegenic Token Silo
|Gamegenic (Asmodee North America)
One of Asmodee’s many, many initiatives has been to create its own line of gaming accessories, called Gamegenic. While they’re mostly known for card sleeves, they’ve also created deckboxes, and now they’re doing token trays to store within your board game boxes. The Token Silo actually comes in eight different color schemes and each one is priced at $14.99.
I try to keep my favorite board games as organized as possible, and this usually involves exorbitant amounts spent on custom inserts, card sleeves, and/or fishing tackle boxes. The Token Silo is meant to be a more official replacement for that last one, offering a way for players to keep their games more organized. And there’s a lot to like about it!
The smartest thing about the Token Silo is that it’s modular. Each little container can be swapped out, meaning that if you own several of these, you can mix-and-match until you have the right containers you need for a certain game. Of course, that means from the get-go, you’ll end up buying more than one of these. I don’t mind that, but I wish there was a natural way to “click” or “snap” several of them together, or to put several of the smaller trays into a smaller overall box.
Just one of these boxes will fit easily into most typical board game boxes (think Ticket to Ride), but trying to fit two of them means you likely won’t have room for a full game board (again, like Ticket to Ride). But you might be able to fit modular boards, and you’ll have some space beside them for small deck boxes or other things. I’ve got room for all of the components to the game Deus and its expansion in the main game box, using two of these and two Ultra Pro deck boxes.
In addition, these boxes are very stylish. The colors all look great, whether alone or mixed-and-matched. I was also told by a Gamegenic rep that these are dishwasher safe, which is… kind of amazing? Of course, this all comes at a price; I think these will end up being more expensive than equivalent fishing tackle boxes, but a lot more convenient to use. And for me, that’s worth it.
The Bottom Line
A great way to store tokens, though you'll end up buying quite a few of them.