The Bee Box
Bee Box Review
- Manufacturer: The Board Game Bee
- Price: $25
Disclaimer: I received this product for free to review.
One question board gamers are faced with is how to organize all those little bits inside their game boxes. The Board Game Bee offers a solution for this messy question in the form of their Bee Boxes. A series of in box organizers that are designed to help you organize all those little bits that games today are made of.
What I liked
- Good variety
- Good value for price
What I Didn’t
- Not as “snug” as “custom” organizers
The Bee Box is made out of medium density fiberboard (MDF), a wood product used in flooring, and held together with glue. Each box has several dividers, also made of Masonite. The lid of each box is made of plexiglass, which allows you to see into each box without opening it. This makes finding a particular piece a lot easier.
The good stuff
Modular and Customizable
Board Game Bee has several different size boxes, so the odds are pretty good you will find a combination of boxes to fit your needs. Additionally the boxes can be subdivided into smaller sections using the included dividers. I found the dividers easy to install and remove, yet secure enough that they don’t just fall or bounce out of their slots.
The organizers are durable. I am a bit clumsy and dropped an item while unpacking it, from about 4 to 5 feet. I could find no damage of note.
The price of the Bee Box is comparable to other organizers, but the quality of the Bee Box is a bit better. The others I have seen are typically made of a thin light plywood that is not as sturdy as the material used in the construction of the Bee Box.
Because the Bee Box is modular, and fairly generic it won’t fit all games perfectly like some other organizers will. This can be bad if you need it to be exactly right, or if you have a box that is too small or thin for the organizers to fit into. I would recommend checking which sizes you need before you order.
One thing that stands out to me about the company that makes the Bee Box is that they have excellent customer service. One of the boxes had a manufacturing defect in its construction.
It wasn’t a defect that really interfered with the use of the box. However, I did let the manufacturer know about it. I was told that any manufacturing defect or shipping damage would be replaced at no cost if I so desired. Further, I was informed that this was their policy with all their products and customers.
The Bee Box really impressed me with its ease of use, and the quality of the product itself. There were a couple of issues with manufacturing and shipping, but no more than you would normally expect from any company or product. The quality of the Bee Box, the price, and the great customer service