Ten Switch games in a Game Boy clamshell case
Ten Nintendo Switch games in a Game Boy clamshell case

When planning for a trip a while back, I found a cool little hack for safely bringing ten Nintendo Switch games with me. I have the official Nintendo Carrying Case, which only has slots for five game cards. While that might seem like a decent number for a short trip, I have the attention span of a goldfish when it comes to video games, and I wanted to bring more than that. I didn’t want to take each game’s entire case with me, and I didn’t want to keep loose cards in my bag or the mesh pocket of my carrying case. So I looked around my apartment for something that could hold a few more games.

I eventually found my way around to my Game Boy collection and saw those plastic clamshell protective cases the games came in and thought of a great idea. I was sure I could fit a bunch of Switch games in one, and I was right. I managed to fit ten games with a bit of creative tetrising, and I even had some space left over. If you put three game cards horizontal and two vertical, you should have room for two layers. Then, to keep the games from sliding around, I wanted to find something to fit in that extra space. It turns out it was just the right size for a drinking straw, so I cut a piece down and fit it in snugly.

Now I’m not claiming to have invented this or being the first to find it out, but I did discover it independently. I have since found others’ posts about it on Reddit and elsewhere, but the drinking straw part, that’s all me. I haven’t seen anyone else do that. Even Hyperkin has made a retail version available, but it only fits eight games. So all that to say, if you have any of this stuff lying around, you could MacGyver yourself a pretty simple DIY Switch game case. Let me know if you try it out.