Caring for Board Games
Follow these 8 tips for storing and protecting your favorite pastimes.
Wish there was a way to keep board games from falling apart and scattering their pieces to the four corners of the Earth? Actually, there are eight ways.
- Tape the game instructions to the inside of the box so they're handy and unlikely to get lost.
- Cut out red or black electrical tape to replace discolored squares on a checkerboard.
- Store game pieces in plastic zipper bags so they're less likely to get lost.
- Throw a fabric-softener sheet into the box to keep the game board from smelling musty.
- Place clear tape on box corners and along seams to prevent tearing along the corners and wearing along the seams. Reinforce board folds with packing tape.
- Clean board games with a sponge and a little soap and water. Lightly dampen the sponge and move it in a circular motion.
- Vacuum the holes on a Chinese checkerboard to remove harmful debris.
- Secure tops on board game boxes with yarn rather than rubber bands. Rubber bands may damage the boxes.