CardHolder “Command Bridge”
Perhaps the most sophisticated box so far. My inital inspiration was my own work for X-Wing, where I built such holders out of foamboard. Since the version for Armada didn’t need to be that modular and (mostly) because I just wanted to try if it could be done with cardboard only, I designed this one. I nearly gave up during the process, but ultimately I figured it out. This holder is not intended to be used for storage (it doesn’t close firmly), but for in-game use to hold everything that belongs to one ship. I called it “Command bridge” because it acts as a visual and tangible representation for a ship outside the play area. Personally I like this very much, because it avoids clutter and keeps everything neatly organized and together. Furthermore I think it’s way more cooler than just have the cards and tokens lying flat on the table. Not to mention that it really helps younger kids when playing with dad, it makes the book keeping aspect a lot easier for them (and for dad, too …).
Of course all this means that you have to build one CardHolder for each ship in play, but I promise you won’t regret it. Granted, the building process is a bit more difficult, but I tried my best to design it in a way that it’s not too difficult to build. I’d rate the difficulty a 3 out of 5, with the MicroHangars and tuckboxes being a 1. Just follow the step-by-step guide in the Building instructions tab.
If you’re having problems with the upright position of the cards preventing your opponent from looking at your cards, just place the CardHolders next to the play area instead of in front of it (where it would get in the way all the time anyway) and turn them sideways. Works like a charm and everybody can see everything.