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Hi,

I've recently moved to a all in one storage solution for my Dominion expansions. I have them in one BCW card trading boxes. The only issue I have is I can fully pack one column and it will be fine. However, when I play the game and start taking multiple decks of cards out, the remaining cards will start sliding down due to the increased space in that column. Eventually, with enough space, the cards will lie flat down on the box.

I imagine this may be a problem in most box solutions. Does anyone have a suggested way to solve this?

I was thinking of getting something that can extend or retract as necessary as a placeholder but I'm not sure if such an item exists for this purposes.
 
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Yes, there definitely is a problem.

Here's my solution.
 
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Just bag each set of kingdom cards.
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I actually sleeve my kingdom cards in sets of ten. I'm sure I'm using sleeves meant for 1 card but 10 seem to fit with no problem.
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Thanks for the responses. Wooden boxes are always great but they're always expensive and I don't know any carpenters. Hence I would like to stick to alternative solutions.

I also don't like bagging each of the kingdom cards as it requires opening each bag and closing each bag. Just doesn't feel the same as taking them out and playing it right away. On that same note I would prefer not to sleeve my 10 cards into one sleeve especially since I've sleeved individual cards already which means it might not fit.

I'm not a very crafty person, are there best practices for making the column/row separators inside the box and from what material and where to buy?
 
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simplymiko wrote:
I also don't like bagging each of the kingdom cards as it requires opening each bag and closing each bag. Just doesn't feel the same as taking them out and playing it right away.

I sleeved mine. it is extremely easy to bag them up. makes random selection super easy as well. Not to mention how quickly you can swap out decks if you play multiple games and want to change a few cards.

There are hobby bags you can pick up at Wal-mart that will easily take the 10-12 cards even sleeved. They fit into a standard cardboard card box you can pick up at any hobby/comic store. Cheap, easy, and I think you will find it doesn't take that long to set-up.
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One way would be to attach the dividers somewhere.
A somewhat time heavy way is to attach toothpicks to the bottom of your dividers, then poke a bunch of holes in your cross pieces. May need to trim the toothpicks or get some wider cross pieces.

Less time would be to do ~10 per column. Or to simply glue 10. Or make cubbies out of thick paper, as that person did of wood.
 
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sumsnu wrote:
One way would be to attach the dividers somewhere.
A somewhat time heavy way is to attach toothpicks to the bottom of your dividers, then poke a bunch of holes in your cross pieces. May need to trim the toothpicks or get some wider cross pieces.

Less time would be to do ~10 per column. Or to simply glue 10. Or make cubbies out of thick paper, as that person did of wood.


I was going to suggest this. Dividers so the amount of cards in a given row or column are less. There is still a chance that several cards may be taken out of one area and cause the same issue but it is much less. Or store the cards in a different direction (again with dividers between) so there are less cards and the height of a card is less than the width of the box. Then even if most of the cards in one row are removed they can't fall all the way down. My third and least elegant solution is to cut some foam pieces that are a decent length to take up the empty space in the card box once cards are removed.
 
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Here's the box I store all my non-kingdom-card components in:


The divider running down the middle is made of posterboard. It took significantly less than a full sheet to make, so I cut an extra strip. You can see it running along the left side. When I take the treasures/victory cards/curses/starter decks out, there's basically nothing left in the column, so what's left in there loves to fall over and make putting things up a pain. So, I take that strip out, bend it over, and put it in to take up space:



And a side view:


So, your "something that can extend or retract as necessary" exists, and is a lot simpler than you were thinking.
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I just put the zipped bag of randomizers in the empty space. Or I grab some CCG starter deck box and drop it in there. I have all kinds of little boxes, and bags and such around my games. There's always something to fill in the space. I actually have all my tokens in mini containers inside a cardboard box. That box works well sometimes too.
 
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IncompleteUserNa wrote:



So, your "something that can extend or retract as necessary" exists, and is a lot simpler than you were thinking.


This! thumbsup
 
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ColtsFan76 wrote:
There are hobby bags you can pick up at Wal-mart that will easily take the 10-12 cards even sleeved. They fit into a standard cardboard card box you can pick up at any hobby/comic store. Cheap, easy, and I think you will find it doesn't take that long to set-up.


Yep. I just use the snack size ziplocks and toss everything "flat" into the original box. If you want to transport your Dominion cards, you just grab a handful of bags from each set and dump 'em into the box. Most players will not play more than ten thousand games of Dominion at a time, so you will still have enough variety of cards without the hernia-inducing weight of bringing all the cards you own each time.
 
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Re: Storage Solution Problem - Collapsing Cards
I would like to see a picture of the bagging approach. This sounds interesting.
 
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I used sponges in all of the extra spaces in my box.
They are good because they can be squished into smaller spaces and you can rotate them as you take cards out.
Also they are cheap, I think I got 6 for $1.50




So I'll keep the sponges as pictured. Then when I take out some cards, I'll rotate them flat. If I take out a ton of cards I'll rotate them lenghtwise.

Hope that helps.
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