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How to Organize Your Child’s Games

shallowgamesaverboxorng_l.jpg  My mother still has an entire closet of boardgames. My brother and I spent many happy hours playing them during our childhood, and she’s been saving them for grandchildren. Now that Baby Mwah has arrived, she wants to reclaim her closet space and has given me a deadline for moving the games.

Unfortunately, those flimsy cardboard game boxes have broken and bent.  I love having organized closets, so I’m transferring them to Game Savers before I move them.  These sturdy plastic containers were designed by a mom frustrated with her children’s messy game closet. She saw how the cheap boxes would break and spill all the tiny pieces after just a few uses.  bluegameannotatedsmall.jpg

There are Game Savers to fit most types of boardgames. They stack neatly, hold all the tiny pieces that fall out of broken cardboard boxes, and even come with pre-printed labels so you can find the game you want quickly.

Game Savers will keep your games organized and secure, and they are available in three configurations that work for dozens of different games like Candy Land, Risk, Parcheesi, Monopoly, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Clue, Sorry, and many more. Want to know which size fits your games? Click here to see if your games will fit.

Want It:

Game Savers are available online at for between $10-$15. Game Savers are also available at The Container Store.

Win It:

To win a set of three Game Savers, leave a comment on this post by August 7, 2008 letting us know your favorite game or your favorite organization tip.

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148 Responses to "How to Organize Your Child’s Games"

  1. Sherry R says:

    Our favorite game is Cranium!

  2. Barbara Fox says:

    My favorite game is SCRABBLE.


    My favorite game is Haunted Mansion clue. thanks for the entry!!

  4. Marion Burgess says:

    This is a really good idea, my favorite game is Scattergories.

  5. Aniela R. says:

    These are great! My favorite game has always been Clue.

  6. Sharon Jones says:

    Scrabble for sure!

  7. Ed Nemmers says:


  8. Karen Rennirt says:

    Wow! They should have come up with these years ago. I have thrown out so many games because the boxes would break and pieces would get lost. My kids really like Monopoly.

  9. Alison says:

    These are great!! My family’s favorite game at the moment is the Mexican Train Game (a version of dominoes!).

  10. Patricia Adams says:

    my son s motto everything has its place and everyplace has its thing this would be great for him thank you

  11. Christy says:

    Our favorite game is Apples to Apples, but we’ve got plenty of games with small pieces!

  12. Carissa D. says:

    Trivial Pursuit is a favorite here.

  13. Dean says:

    great idea!

    loved battleship and stratego as a kid, love scrabble and chess now

  14. shar says:

    love this one, always liked word games as a kid, perquackey etc.

  15. Donna Hunt says:

    What a great idea! My favorite game growing up was The Winning Ticket–it was such a fun lottery game! Thank you for the contest!

  16. Pamela Hansen says:

    electronic life is so cool

  17. Hesper F says:

    Monopoly is our favorite!

  18. Chrysa says:

    This is really a great idea. We love any type of trivia game!

  19. michele says:

    Awesome idea. We enjoy Disney Princess Monopoly, Candy-Land, and Zoofarie (like Candy-Land). Please enter me in your giveaway!

  20. Helen says:

    This is genius! My kids love Monopoly and they tend to misplace the pieces!

  21. Janet F says:

    For years my favorite game has been Scrabble.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  22. monte says:

    Great idea. My kids would love this !

  23. Michelle H. says:

    This is an awesome idea. Right now our favorite game is “Boggle”, but we could really use this for “Monopoly”.

  24. gina snow says:

    i want to win

  25. Samantha says:

    These Game Savers are a great idea! It’s so hard to store board games when the original box goes. I’ve heard of people using those giant size Ziploc bags, but then they’re hard to stack. I love this idea and so wish there were a Container Store in my area! It’s really hard to pick my favorite game…I guess I’ll have to say “Balderdash.” Thanks for the opportunity!

  26. Terri L says:

    My favorite game has always been Scrabble!!!

  27. Veronica Garrett says:

    My favorite game is Monopoly.

  28. Gianna says:

    Trivial Pursuit.

  29. Michelle Rosborough says:

    We love playing Monopoly

  30. kathy pease says:

    my favorite is sorry i love knocking people off :)

  31. Kathy says:

    I love Sorry — so many fond memories of playing that with my brother! And now my daughter loves it, too.

  32. Lisa P says:

    Wow, these things are genius! Probably never heard of it, but our current family fave is called Yoga Garden.

  33. Monique Rizzo says:

    We love Scattergories. We play it all the time. Thanks for the chance!

  34. Kirsten says:

    Who couldn’t use this? I wish we would had something like this years ago. This is great!

  35. Elizabeth McCurry says:

    I put the little pieces in a ziplock bag. I put rubber bands around any cards.

  36. Christine says:

    We love Diego 123. This would be awesom for all the game boxes that have seen better days. thanks,

  37. amy delong says:

    we are a monoply family!!these are a great idea,thanks ahdrad2932(at)msn(dot)com

  38. Samantha Pruitt says:

    my favorite game is monopoly esp. cuz it takes forever!

  39. Sylvia Porter says:

    i always love to play upwords and make up bogus words! hahaha!

  40. SECAVEN says:

    that’s a great idea. i usually get new boxes and kind of make my own system work for things like this. definitely a need for this at my house. my favorite game is “monopoly”.

  41. Becky Grady says:

    My favorite game is Phase 10.

  42. Caryn Bailey says:

    Monopoly, Clue, Life…

  43. Linda Beckwith says:

    My favorite game to play with the kids is monopoly.When I was growing up it was MYSTERY DATE!

  44. CAndie L says:

    Our favorite game is UNO Attack. Our game saving tip is to make sure it is put back as soon as you finish using it. Basic I know, but critical

  45. Lily Kwan says:

    My favorite game is Scrabble.

  46. Donna Kozar says:

    I like Monopoly.

  47. Christine says:

    What a neat idea! My son could definitely uses these. The game we play the most is Candyland.

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