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Jimmy Hudson
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I have a lot of games that sit loose inside the box insert. They get all mixed up and messed up. I was wondering what solutions you use to keep cards inside the box together?

I've considered deck boxes like those used for Magic the Gathering but I'm not sure they will always fit inside game inserts and I hate throwing those out.


I'm avoiding rubber bands at all costs. Thanks for the help!
 
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I have used Hugo's magic tape around sleeved cards, deck boxes, the card board deck boxes that come with mtg fat packs (these are smaller and ideal for many board games), and baggies.
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Deck boxes are really nice for some games. I use them for Mage Knight.

But for most games, I simply use plastic baggies. They work for the bits, and they work for cards as well.
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I use deck boxes usually, plastic bags if the cards are of irregular size (among the stars) or if the deck box won't actually fit in the box (darkest night)
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I bag them.
 
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It kind of depends on the original box and insert... some I bag, some I use Hugo's tape on. It's a tossup.

One thing it is not: consistent.

;-)
 
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A loose rubber band is the easiest way and usually doesn't damage cards (as long as it is loose and is changed every few years)

A plastic bag is also a very easy way, although a little more of a pain to take cards in/out. Maybe less chance of damaging cards, but use a bag that is much larger than the cards (else you'll chip them taking them in and out).

Ultra-pro deck boxes (and other Magic deck boxes) generally are too large for unsleeved decks for preserving inserts.

Making your own deck boxes gives you a better chance of preserving your insert, but requires some crafting. Most games on BGG have make-your-own deck box files for download that are very helpful though!
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The sports card store has clear plastic boxes of different heights that baseball cards fit into. I use those for games like Catan for both cards and pieces. I've also used empty plastic pushpin, thumbtack, pin and nail boxes on occasion.
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I modify those white cardboard storage boxes for sports cards and CCG's. There's a store here in town that sells the 900-count boxes for $1 each, so I picked up a whole bunch of them. Sleeved cards fit perfectly. Just take an Exacto-knife and cut the box so that it nestles perfectly into your existing game box. See here for a great tutorial (this is where I got the idea): http://www.theboardgameblog.com/2010/02/step-by-step-fit-dom... Very good solution on the cheap.
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I prefer hair bands over rubberbands. They're elastic bands, but covered so there isn't bare rubber/elastice exposed. Where I live hot weather can cause regular rubberbands to melt to cards and things.
Alternatively, I go with plastic ziplock bags. Or the rare box insert where the cards fit in snugly and don't need further "restraint".
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Herbert Griffin
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Is making a custom foam core insert an option?

 
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make your own custom tuck boxes with this template maker?

http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/
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mplatov1812 wrote:
make your own custom tuck boxes with this template maker?

http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/

That's an awesome link! Thanks for sharing!
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