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Eric Weihrauch
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Can I get some recommendations for card cases that would be suitable for storing cards in game boxes? I'm collecting more and more games that include some type of cards and have been storing the cards in baggies in their respective game boxes. I'm looking for some reasonably priced (most likely plastic) boxes for storing the cards that come with CDGs.
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I use the Really Useful Boxes. I don't have any of the boxes in front of me so I don't know what size I use, but here is the company website which gives you all the info you need to decide which box will work for you. I normally purchase them at Office Max/Depot and they're only a couple of bucks per box.

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/boxdetails.ph...
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I just ordered some of the 55-card hinged boxes from this site:

http://www.bcwsupplies.com/products/card-cases/hinged-boxes/

I'm hoping that they will fit well into the game box for storage.

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Make sure that you decide first whether your cards are going to be sleeved or unsleeved. Some card holders will be too tight with sleeved cards.
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autumnweave wrote:
Make sure that you decide first whether your cards are going to be sleeved or unsleeved. Some card holders will be too tight with sleeved cards.


Good point. All my cards will have plastic sleeves. They are thin plastic, but they do make the cards a little wider than standard sizes.
 
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jezarik wrote:
I use the Really Useful Boxes. I don't have any of the boxes in front of me so I don't know what size I use, but here is the company website which gives you all the info you need to decide which box will work for you. I normally purchase them at Office Max/Depot and they're only a couple of bucks per box.

http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/boxdetails.ph...

I have a couple of the smallest of these. I put dice in them when we are plying games. Shake up box, slap on table. You can see the dice through the clear box. This way you do not have dice sending counters helter skelter on the map.
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Another option is to make your own to fit. Many games already have tuck boxes in their File sections, and this thread on how to make them includes a couple of web-based designers to print your own: How to make a tuckbox

All you need is some card stock, scissors and glue!
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Having used boxes for years for counters and cards, I finally went back to 4" by 6" ziplock bags for cards and Snack Bag ziplocks for counters. They are transparent and mould their shapes to fit in the original box. Much more compact. Lots of empty card and plano boxes in my basement. Just find the bag, throw to the player and get on with setup.

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I have seen some colorful reports of people using bondage tape for this, and my FLGS has it in stock for exactly this reason ninja
(I have yet to try it, but it seems to work fine)
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I am also a fan of the bondage tape (for use in boardgame card storagewhistle) which can be found in a less suggestive version called Hugo's Amazing Tape marketed as a multi-use crafter's accessory by sewing and fabric shops.
 
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Since this thread isn't dead yet, I'll put another plug in for cardstock tuck boxes. I built a pair today using http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/ for the template, then added some Google Image search art to come up with the following for Lincoln's War:



The file for these should be up in the Lincoln's War folder soon...
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http://cds.a9t2h4q7.hwcdn.net/main/store/20090519001/items/m...



I've been very impressed with the size, utility and cost of these storage boxes from Menard's. By removing some of the inserts it will store up to 12 150 sleeved card decks with two slightly larger spaces that can be used for components. I've gotten them for DOA II. Netrunner, Killer Bunnies, Star wars LCG, etc.

Made of sturdy plastic with a hinged locking top for $4.99. Unfortunately, they don't appear to be available online.

 
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How about deck boxes that are used for collectible card games?
http://www.coolstuffinc.com/sq/319115&page=1

Or you can make your own tuck boxes. Many games here have tuck box gins you can print out and assemble.
 
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