Bookshelves are made for books, not games. It’s time to upgrade. Take a stand with your own custom, modular board game shelves.
The first ever made-for-board-games storage system.
For years, dedicated board game shelves were just a dream. But no longer. It’s time to treat your games royally.
A new king rises, and his name…is BoxThrone.
BoxThrone is a modular shelving system that lets you store every game flat. Games slide out with ease, and stand tall in gorgeous, eye-catching displays.
No more storing board games sideways. No more boxes drifting open and pieces jumbling out of their inserts. No more wiggling games from the bottom of the stack. No more landslides as you pull games from the bottom.
Why do you need board game shelves?
Display your games proudly with the expandable BoxThrone system, designed from the ground-up for board game collections.
In ages past, the BoxKing looked upon the board game kingdom and decried what he saw. Board games stored haphazardly, stacked on top of each other in rickety piles, on their sides with the box art unreadable, crammed into cheap, awkwardly-heavy bookcases.
He knew there had to be a better way. And so the BoxKing sat down and began writing about what the perfect board game shelf would look like.
The BoxThrone shelving system is fully modular, so you can add or remove BoxThrones as your board game collection grows or shrinks.
Stack 5 BoxThrones to make a 15-foot tower or build them wide for a seamless wall of board game shelves.
BoxThrones interlock and bind together, so you can easily fill any wall space.
With its adaptable design, the BoxThrone is the perfect fit for any space and any collection size.
Lay games flat!
Board games were designed to be stored flat. Box art is horizontal. Lay a game flat and take the lid off a board game and you’ll see the trays and inserts are facing the right way up. Beautiful.
You could store a board game flat without a lid. Try bringing the shape of a board game box to mind - board games are not shaped like cereal boxes.
Lids face upwards, putting them sideways is like challenging gravity to Battle-Fists at dawn – and gravity never loses. There’s another way. You can be friends.
Storing your games on a BoxThrone is like sending gravity a love letter.
No more lid-drifting when neighbouring games are taken away.
Often, put a game on its side and lid drifting happens. Lids drift because cards and pieces fall out of their trays inside the box. It's gravity in action.
With the BoxThrone, there are no jumbled cards and pieces falling out of trays. No extra baggies needed.
Storing games flat means the pieces come out of the box the same way they went in.
Treat your games the way they deserve to be treated. Games aren’t books; don’t settle for storing them like books.
Save time and protect from wear!
Storing games flat is a great idea, but the only way to do that with existing bookcases is to stack games - putting heavy games on top of heavy games, making the ones at the bottom harder to pull out without wiggling and jiggling, increasing the wear and tear on your box lids.
Having each game on its own shelf allows you to slide games out with ease, saving you time and energy by avoiding those wiggle wars and getting you to the table faster.
The worst part about stacking? Those ‘landslides’ are tough on your game boxes.
With the BoxThrone, you can avoid them all together by having every game on its own shelf.
It’s faster, it’s easier, and best of all it keeps your games in royal condition.
Tall or short, all box heights are welcome in the BoxKingdom. Pack your BoxThrone with games of any size thanks to the adjustable shelf slots.
Mathematicians across the BoxKingdom got together to document a vast database of board games sizes. At the behest of the BoxKing, they tabulated the data and used it in the design of the BoxThrone.
The shelf slots on the BoxThrone's pillars are spaced so precisely that most shelved board games will have an average space of 2-7mm above them. Some box sizes will have a gap as small as 1-2mm when shelved.
High storage capacity!
The BoxThrone is flexible in how you display your board games. You can store one game per shelf to make an elegant tower of games, or you can store 2-5 games per shelf to maximize space capacity.
The BoxThrone's columns are also double-notched, meaning you can create an entirely new storage space by just linking two BoxThrones together.
Each BoxThrone is capable of holding up to 20 games. Add bridge shelves between two Double BoxThrones and the potential capacity goes up to 120 games.
Having access to the open sides of the BoxThrone allows you to store board games at the back of the shelf and still have open access to them, something that isn’t possible with traditional bookcases.
Maximizing your BoxThrone’s shelf space will allow you to hold up to 20 games per BoxThrone.
360 degree access and views!
Your board game collection is a reflection of you. Your personality, your memories, your taste in art and humour all shine through the games that sit nestled on your shelf.
Don’t hide yourself from the world – gloriously show your collection off in a dazzling display.
Be proud of the wall of games you’ve curated over the years, because your taste in games is magnificent and everyone should know it.
Having open sides not only allows the BoxThrone to make your games the protagonist of your living room, but it allows you to access your games from any angle.
This means that unlike traditional bookcases, even games stored at the back of the BoxThrone will always be within easy reach.
Board games are heavy. Storing piles of board games on most wooden shelves will cause them to sag over time.
Where wood sags over time, metal stays strong and rigid. Kingdoms were built on metal. Metal is so great they named a music genre after it.
The BoxThrone columns are constructed using a lightweight yet extremely durable metallic compound. This means it’ll handle the immense weight of your games and withstand the test of time.
Stop the cycle of replacing sagging wooden shelves over and over and enjoy peace of mind with the BoxThrone's durable metal shelves.
The BoxThrone’s thick wire shelves will also keep your games safe from wear. With a 6 mm thick diameter, there is no risk of your games getting notched within the shelves' 10 kg weight rating, like they could with thinner wire shelving.
The round shape and glossy finish of the BoxThrone’s wire shelves also reduces wear on your games.
Compared to rougher mass-market shelves (such as melamine-coated particleboard or wood), your games will experience significantly less friction when slid off a smooth, rounded BoxThrone wire shelf.
Easy to assemble and store away!
Unlike heavy, clunky bookshelves, the BoxThrone can be assembled in under 2 minutes, and disassembled even faster. Because of the lightweight design, the BoxThrone is easy to move around. Once disassembled, the parts can be vertically stored into a narrow 5 cm (2 inch) space.
This compact design makes it easy to change your setup on the fly or store extra BoxThrones away until your board game collection grows.
Parade your personal style with a variety of different colour options. Mix and match frames and shelves to create unique color combinations that will amaze every artiste in your kingdom.
Colour your BoxThrones by player count, game weight, ranking or genre to take your organizational prowess to the next level. Click here to see a simulated Look Book of different color combinations.
Customize your BoxThrone with add-ons
The BoxThrone is a modular and versatile storage system. A huge shout-out to everyone on our Facebook page who let us know what BoxThrone add-ons would fit their lifestyle and hobbies. We’ve created some of our first add-ons to the BoxThrone system based on your feedback, and they want a place on your BoxThrone!
Looking to show off your miniature collection? Look no further.
Add crystal clear acrylic toppers to your BoxThrone and turn it into a miniature display case.
The shine and shimmer of these acrylic toppers mimic real glass, and sit snugly on the top of your BoxThrone wire shelves.
These display-making acrylic toppers are available in both regular and 61cm extra wide versions.
Display your Warhammer armies in their full glory or create large action panoramas by adding these extra wide acrylic toppers to your 67.5cm extra wide shelves.
Vintage and oversized games
Have you been looking for an elegant storage solution for your vintage games, oversized boxes, and wargames? Do those coffin boxes and extra-long classic games just not seem to fit anywhere?
Then we’re excited to bring you our 67.5cm wide wire shelf add-ons.
Hook them up between two BoxThrones to create a 67.5cm wide storage area that will neatly nestle even the biggest of your babies.
Finally, a place for your awkwardly wide games to call home.
Store your longest games as a centerpiece on this newly upgraded 67.5cm shelf, or use the extra space to pack on more games!
Are you a regular tabletop RPG player? Do you have dice, rulebooks, character sheets you’d like to stow away safely? How about a neat tuck-in for those tiny games and loose decks of cards?
Noble monarch, the BoxThrone slide-out drawer is here for you.
This slide-out drawer sits on rails that slot into the BoxThrone’s columns, giving you an easy, attractive stowaway option for all your extra bits.
Need a little extra boost to your BoxThrone towers but don't quite have the ceiling height for a Triple BoxThrone? Try topping your BoxThrones with a 40cm (16.75 inch) tall ShortThrone. These half-size BoxThrones give you a little added flexibility in designing your dream board game display.
Trouble calculating how many extra shelves you'll need for your ShortThrones? No need! Each ShortThrone comes with four shelves, allowing you to crown your towers with the perfect ready-to-go storage supplement.
Hanging playmat holders
You've spent years collecting playmats for your favorite games, why hide them away in a closet? Keep them within easy reach and save money on tubes by putting them on your deluxe hanging playmat holder.
This deluxe hanging playmat holder can store up to six playmats, with or without tubes. That means you'll save over $120 on tubes by simply displaying your playmats straight on these stalwart rings. The playmat holder plugs into the holes on top of the BoxThrone, so no screwing or drilling is required.This whimsical playmat holder will be available in shiny black, the subtlest of colors, highlighting the splendor of your mat collection.
Your playmats are tired of hiding away in shame. Their time has come. Mount them upon a glorious pedestal for the world to admire.
Example small box sizes:
Example small square box sizes:
Example medium rectangle box sizes:
Example medium square box size:
Example oversize coffin box:
Single BoxThrone and 2 double BoxThrones with bridge shelves:
A few weeks after the campaign, you will receive a post-campaign survey where you will be able to specify which add-ons you added to your pledge and which colors you'd like.
*We ship from within the US, EU, Canada and Australia, so we cover the customs duties for you!
*Shipping to the US, Canada, EU, Australia, China and Hong Kong INCLUDES all sales tax, GST, and VAT (no extra charges).
*Shipping to Singapore (SG) and "Rest of world" regions may be charged import duties upon arrival, dependent on your country's import policies.
*Shipping will be charged after the campaign in the post-campaign survey.
*Shipping charges above are estimates, final shipping charges will appear on the post-campaign survey and may vary slightly from these estimates.
*US estimates apply to the lower 48 contiguous states only.
*Alaska/Hawaii shipping is charged at the "Rest of World" level.
*"Rest of world" prices depend on proximity to our EU and AU fulfillment centers.
Please note: in the example configurations below, some shelves are not evenly spread out (they are bunched), giving the appearance of gaps. Shelves are adjustable, so these gaps can be filled.
If the BoxKing is famous for one thing, it’s his stretch goals. Fifty lunges a day. He’s been at it since he pulled a muscle at the climax of the Box War. It’s a long story. In a completely unrelated note, check out our stretch goals below.
You can help make our stretch goals a reality by sharing our posts on Facebook.
Risks and challenges
We are already working with a manufacturer in Shenzhen to make the BoxThrone production process as easy as possible. We'll have someone on the ground during production and a quality assurance specialist on hand to ensure every BoxThrone is royally crafted with beauty and precision. Our partnered manufacturer is a well-known metal and injection molding production facility with an impeccable service record, and having served many global brands in the past, are intimately familiar with international quality standards.
We have our freight partners and fulfillment partners already lined up as well. Before production, we'll be doing one final round of prototypes to make sure all the product variations unlocked by our stretch goals look great, and we'll take you every step of the way on the journey on Facebook and through Kickstarter updates.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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