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Ivan Valdivia
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Hello All,

Im made a game a while back and plan to sell it locally but now that I think of it. The cards do seem too small.

I made it just for me and friends so it never really mattered.

Cards contain only Items and some enemies you find along the way.

Current size is around 1.3 in x 2.5 in. They are kinda small but it was due to low cost at my local printer shop.

What would be a proper size for cards? I dont want them to be as big as poker cards.

Any suggestions ?
 
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Philip Kitching
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So currently about 33mm x 63mm?

There seems to be two schools of thought on this:

1) use one of the standard card sizes - for small cards that's either 45mm x 68mm or 41mm x 63mm.

2) Use a card size not used in any other game - check the lists for Mayday Games https://www.maydaygames.com/collections/card-sleeves and Swan Panasia https://www.swanpanasiasleeves.com/collections/standard-slee...

I'd suggest option 1 as homemade game cards work well in sleaves, especially if you want to create an extra couple of cards or insert a change without returning to the print shop.

If you are just using these as item cards, played in front of you, then the small card size is fine (as long as the text is not too small).

If the players are going to hold these as a hand of cards, then go for a larger size - poker sized cards would be better.
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Philip Kitching
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I should add that the only times that I made cards for a game that I'd created, I used a laminator and large cards (a bit bigger than poker sized) but those were held as a hand of cards and I didn't have any card sleeves - now I'd go for a paste up on to a deck of playing cards and card sleeves.
 
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Nik Macmillan
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The first game that came to my mind that I enjoyed playing and has cards that are smaller than standard poker cards is Bonanza.

This is my first attempt at quoting someone else on BGG so I apologize if this fails...

ogermino wrote:
The Bohnanza cards are smaller than the ones in Agricola (Bohnanza's are 56mm×87mm, Agricola's are 59mm×92mm).

Source: http://www.maydaygames.com/sleeves.pdf


Hope this helps!
 
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