Board Game Bowls Review

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Recently, the good folks at Board Game Bowls, sent over a 16-piece Master Bundle ($85.00) for us to take a look at. Board Game Bowls, home-based in Auckland, New Zealand, crafts beautiful sets of wooden tabletop bowls to help organize and contain various board game components like tokens, dice, and coins. Board Game Bowls launched on Kickstarter a little over a year ago on September 7, 2016, and they aim to ship out sometime in October or November of this year.

All bowls are made from 100% kiln-dried plantation hardwood manufactured from sustainable wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). These bowls are light, sturdy, and sold in three different sizes and a variety of themes. Lucky for us, Board Game Bowls was generous enough to provide us with an awesome selection of themes (including a custom Pawn’s bowl, thanks again guys!). The dimensions for the three different sizes are:

Small bowl: Diameter – 70mm (2.8in), Height – 25mm (1in)

Medium bowl: Diameter – 85mm (3.4in), Height – 28mm (1.1in)

Large bowl: Diameter – 120mm (4.8in), Height – 30mm (1.2in)

Okay, let’s take a look at what was inside the Master Bundle box:

Of course, we made sure to test out the practicality of the bowls with a late-night game of Scythe…

These bowls not only look great on your table, but they are very functional as well. They kept the table neat and tidy, while ensuring that game tokens were easily within reach. They also made clean-up noticeably more convenient and efficient. Admittedly, at first I was skeptical. After all, wouldn’t Tupperware work just fine? However, I was immediately proven wrong and quickly became impressed with these crafty bowls. I have little doubt that they will be a go-to for future game nights.

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Frank is an attorney and family man currently based out of Las Vegas. He's a long time gaming enthusiast with a tabletop interest in most dungeon crawlers and map strategy games. If it has dice and minis, it probably has his attention.
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