Quick-Start Insert compatible for Small World®

Quick-Start Insert compatible for Small World®

4.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)



Game Time: 80 min.
Original Set-up Time: 10 min.
Original Clean-up Time: 10 min.

Quick-Start Set-up Time: 5 min.
Quick-Clean-up Time: 2 min.

3 Main game boards Base game
250+ tokens Grand Dames
6 Player Map Leaders of Small World
Encyclopedia A Spider’s Web
Be Not Afraid… Cursed!
Necromancer Island Royal Bonus


*This insert was designed for optimal use when used in conjunction with the 6 player map and Encyclopedia, if you do not have the two expansions you can still use this insert though it will need to be stored horizontally.

* Small World ® is a registered trademark of Days of Wonder, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED by their respective trademark holders. No challenge to any intellectual property rights is intended or implied by representations of compatibility and no endorsements of any of our products by any other company is implied or represented.

Weight 2 lbs

Assembly & Layout

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Inside the Box and Orientation Options

10 reviews for Quick-Start Insert compatible for Small World®

  1. 3 out of 5

    I also appear to have the thicker stock pieces. How can the thinner version be identified? Since it took me nearly four hours to assemble this tray, I’m unwilling to put up with having the extra tokens in a bag. I might have to go out and get another copy of small world, as long as I’m assured of getting the thinner version.

    Vince A Leamons
    Vince A Leamons
    • Hello Vince, would you please email me directly at so we can correspond better? Thanks! – Barb
  2. 4 out of 5

    I’m in the same boat as most of the reviewers: this insert makes it much easier to get the game set up and going, but my race tokens are of the thicker variety. I ended up putting the spare Amazon, Skeleton, and Sorcerer in Compartment C with the three or four extra Lost Tribes. Everything still fits, but having to store a few race tokens anywhere other than Compartment B sort of ruins the design, especially considering the extra space that was given to each race slot could be condensed to make room for the thicker cardboard.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Very good insert, I bought it but should have checked my base game as I have the thicker cardboard counter so I just bagged the extras. I do not have the encyclopedia and it is unavailable from DoW, so I used this extra space for the bag counters and the Tales and Legends cards. I found the insert fits all the expansions as it stated with some creativity and it is great as a quick set up and take down. I do have a suggestion that since the pocket encyclopedia is not available that an additional open storage tray be designed (bottom and 4 sides) to sit where the encyclopedia would be to store mountains and other items easier.

    Ralph McDonald
    Ralph McDonald
  4. 5 out of 5

    Great insert! Well worth the assembly time. BE WARNED… My ancient copy of Small World itself apparently has thicker cardboard for the races preventing 1-2 tiles from fitting in the insert. IF you stack and compare tiles from your SW to a new expansion and you have this problem you will see it right away. My remedy, a new copy of Small World from amazon and a gift for a friend (:

    Jason Keaney
    Jason Keaney
  5. 3 out of 5

    A great looking insert. However a word of warning. There is an edition of the base game that uses thicker stock then the expansions. If you have this edition (as I do), your base game races will not all fit in the tray. You’ll have one or two orphan tiles for each base game race (for me it ended up being about 16 or 17 loose tiles). I just store the extras in a baggie. Not life-shattering, but certainly disappointing and maddening to the compulsive side of me that wants everything in one place. Also, the Behemoth tile slot is a bit odd (the tiles sit sloped unlike the rest of the races) and seems like an afterthought.

    • Thank you for the heads up, we try hard to always plan for these kind of variances but alas did not see this coming (we planned for an extra tile width just in case). Hopefully in the future we will be able to adjust the insert to accommodate even the older versions of the game.
  6. 5 out of 5

    Love this, Kisnord is right, and the encyclopedia is really helpful in holding this altogether. I havn’t been able to find one. Anyways, this is a great insert. holds everything I have. work through the empty spaces with foamcore. it works fine. Great buy.

    Rob Arber
    Rob Arber
  7. 5 out of 5

    This insert is perfectly designed to store and set up Small World. It holds all of the expansions currently available and does so in a manner that expedites set up, game play, and clean up. The ease with which I am now able to set up and tear down the game has made it much more likely that I get one of my favorite games to the table. The quality of the construction is excellent and assembly was easy and took a reasonable amount of time. This insert is worth every penny I invested in it, and I look forward to purchasing Daedalus inserts for the rest of my favorite games.

    M D Hughes
    M D Hughes
  8. 5 out of 5

    Got my insert a little while ago and wanted to chime in. Love the look of this insert. I was sheepish about getting another insert for a game that already has one but the plastic insert is the worst. This insert allows you to grab your pieces easily. An easy winner for “fat fingers” here. Love the designs that make putting stuff back intuitive. My only request is that I don’t have the 6 player map or encyclopedia and if I had a nice insert to fill the space in I would gladly buy that! Great work Daedalus! My gaming group is jealous of the inserts! I want more!

  9. 1 out of 5

    Im really not impressed by this one. 🙁 It is simply useless if you store your games vertically. Nothing holding the pieces in the trays, so everything falls out from the trays. The trays is not even equally high helping you to easily solve this problem.

    I think its really not worth it for me, the games original plastic insert is not good, but better than this. If i want it to use this expensive insert i need to cut foam and cardboard to keep everything in place, but if i do that, then i can do a custom foamcore insert too… Its a huge disappointment for me.

    • @Norbert-

      We are sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction. The thing people need to understand about this insert is that it does require filling if they don’t have all Smallworld expansions and items. This design was created to accommodate those individuals whom have everything for the game. (Especially the new 6 Player Map and Encyclopedia.) If you do not have certain items there will be gaps in your box where these items are expected to be. To remedy this we recommend cutting out a box sized piece of cardboard to stick in the bottom or the box (representing the 6 player map) and three-four sheets measuring 5.5″ x 7″ inches glued together (representing the encyclopedia). With these two easy additions this insert can be stored horizontally or vertically without any problem (Or, even upside down if you prefer).

      We hope this helps answer some of your questions/concerns.


      Daedalus P.
  10. 5 out of 5

    This insert is such a lifesaver. Before this I had to use a fishing tackle box and it actually cut down my willingness to play one of my favorite games down dramatically. With this, everything seems to have a place and it’s all easy to grab. Also, the one thing I cannot gush about enough is the wood! I don’t know that much about wood, but this stuff seems sturdy as heck and smells great. Weird, I know, but for me it was a major plus!

    Just had two minor speed bumps in the assembly process. First off, for Part C, I noticed a listed count of 32 pieces. My shipment only had 25 (and one piece was an extra) but it assembled just as the instructions directed. For the inner part of C, step 4 directs you to assemble the cross piece. However, the instructions indicate that the panel with the divots should be perpendicular to the other vertical panels with divots. This arrangement lines it up with the divots in the base as well. However, your example images all place the panel in the other arrangement, parallel to the other divot panels. I assembled it in the latter manner, but as far as I can tell it’s not a huge difference either way.

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