Game Accessories

Board Game Box: Custom Wooden Storage Box for Ares Games "War of the Ring" + Expansions; Handcrafted, Decorated w/ Wood-burned Art and Logos


  • Details
    Protect your copy of the popular and incredibly challenging Ares Games' "War of the Ring" board game within a sturdily constructed and beautifully decorated wooden box. Whether a player owning just the base game, or a collector owning all the available expansions as well as third-party add-ons, this box can serve as a striking decorative piece as well as a wooden vault for all of the game's components.

    This listing is MADE TO ORDER, and can be a fairly large and complex build, with elaborate and highly-detailed artwork. Production time can typically run between 4-6 weeks, but as long as 10 weeks, depending upon the size, number of compartments, custom additions, and current workload in the shop.


    • Sturdy and durable wooden box, constructed of either cherry or maple wood, with felt lining to protect the game components and optional compartments within. The box walls are 3/8-inch thick, with 1/8-inch thick top and bottom panels; additionally, the interior of the box is lined with 3/16-inch thick material which extends into the box top and acts as a secure rim over which the top rests (commonly known as a 'partial telescope' style box). The optional compartment walls are created from 1/8-inch thick material. Bottom panel and compartment walls are created from poplar wood, as these surfaces are felted and unseen.
    • All artwork is achieved through the use of pyrography (the art of wood-burning by hand). A satin lacquer is applied last to protect the board surface and seal in the carbonized artwork details. Requests for staining the box (excluding the map and logo areas, as depicted in the photos) are welcomed but will require a special order.
    • Artwork is as depicted, but will naturally vary from box to box, due to wood variances and the inherent trait of handcrafted work. Typically, the motifs will represent the icons of the warring factions in the game, the logo/title, and a detailed map of Middle Earth. Customers may request changes and alternatives to any of the motifs shown.
    • Box measurements will vary; a 'Standard' box size is intended for those owning just the base game, or perhaps the base game with an expansion or two mixed in - approximately 16"Lx11"Wx5"H. Typically in the case of owning expansions, compartments or trays are necessary. An 'Xtra Large' box is intended for the avid collector, and can hold the original game boxes with their components as well as third-party produced scenery pieces, etc. - approximately 18"Lx12"Wx8"H. Customers will be contacted to determine the extent of their collection so that the box is created with more than adequate space.
    • Further customization, such as color staining, can be done by specific request; please contact me so that we may discuss the details.
    Boxes for other popular commercially-produced board games can be created by request!
    • Shipping is included in the price; box will ship via USPS Priority Mail. Other shipment options, such as UPS and FedEx, are far more expensive. Requests for these services will create an additional charge, calculated by the current rate(s) of the service selected.

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  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    Processing time

    8-10 weeks

    Estimated shipping times

    • North America : 3 - 5 business days

    I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

    Customs and import taxes

    Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

    Payment Options

    Secure options
    • Accepts Etsy gift cards

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
    • Items on sale

    Conditions of return

    Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Wholesale availability

    Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

    Custom and personalized orders

    Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

    Holiday ordering

    During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
    Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

    Shipping times

    In the case of any custom or Made To Order item, I try very hard to meet the listed production/ship time for the listed item. However, I am a one-man shop, and the handcrafted nature of the work, particularly during busy periods, can cause delays. If you require your item by a specific date, please inquire first. I do not rush the work, as I want each piece to be exceptional and worthy to the person purchasing it. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and of course, your patronage!