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Susan Murphy
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Does anyone know where I can buy the clear vinyl strips that adhere to themselves that you can wrap around a deck of cards? I am going to have a game of 7 Wonders and I've seen someone use these vinyl strips on their decks and would like to purchase some. I hope I've described the strips well enough for someone to understand what I'm talking about.
 
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hugo's amazing tape is the name of the product. OLGS have it and I believe there's a website for it as well.

It comes in a roll and you can cut it to whatever size you need
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Thanks, River Tam!
 
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I've been using Hugo's to keep game boxes closed when traveling for about a year now with no problems whatsoever... the stuff is great. But you might want to check out these lists:

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/72871/the-comprehensive-li...

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/71275/hugos-amazing-tape-p...
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Not everyone is happy to visit the stores that sell the stuff, and explaining the origin might be embarrassing... but bondage tape (sold online and in "adult" shops) is typically half the price of Hugo's. There are a couple of caveats: it is usually only available in 50mm (2") widths, and it is almost always coloured rather than transparent. But it works beautifully to wrap cards, to hold boxes closed etc.

If you want a heavy-duty alternative, PVC tablecloth protectors can be cut into strips. Too heavy for cards, these are great for securing box-lids. Once again - incredibly cheap.
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I have heard some folks at my gaming group complain of yellowing under that kind of tape when stored long term. Can anyone else confirm or deny that? I myself have no hard evidence, but hearing such claims kept me from ever considering using it.
 
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Alternatively you can use some classy printed cardstock and repositional glue to achieve a similar effect. Glue dots work as well.
 
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I have heard some folks at my gaming group complain of yellowing under that kind of tape when stored long term. Can anyone else confirm or deny that? I myself have no hard evidence, but hearing such claims kept me from ever considering using it.

I've been using the "alternative" suggested above for over five years and have not seen discolouration. The super-cheap Mayday sleeves seem to wrinkle after ~2 years, but they are junk anyway. I use tape on a lot of different components and have never had a problem.

An interesting alternative might be vet-wrap (self-adhering elastic). It contains latex and is usually in bright colours, so be careful, but it might work.
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