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I recently purchased a used boardgame and inside the cards were secured with plastic bands but they were not made of rubber.

The bands have limited pliability but seem to work very well. I have been reading some horror stories about using Hugo's magic tape and am curious what other users have done to organize their game boxes.

In some cases I have used baggies but I am looking for a cleaner solution.

Any suggestions or sites that sell something for boardgame organization would be appreciated.

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I tend to use a mixture of:

1 Custom built tuckboxes
2 Baggies
3 Custom built foamcore

Tuckboxes are great for cards - particularly as you can have relevant cards together.

Baggies are great for loose components such as tokens etc. I know lots of people here like using plano boxes for this as well.

Lastly, custom foamcore is great if you have lots of components and can help speed up set-up and tidy-up time. I have seen some great builds where people can use foamcore boards to build boxes for tokens but I'm always terrified that the components will end up everywhere (hence my personal pref for baggies for small components).
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I use baggies.

But a lot of people around here use hair bands (the ones without the metal), they get them at the dollar store.

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How about a roll of wide velco? Something like this might work well..
http://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Fastening-Tape-0-75inch-Wrap...

If I recall correctly that kind of velcro doesn't have the super duper grip, but enough to hold something firmly. Usually it's used to bundle cables from what I've seen.
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Hugo's Amazing Tape works well.
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Pfunk wrote:
Hugo's Amazing Tape works well.


But in a humid climate may lift and transfer ink...

you've been warned.
It's only happened to two of the twenty games I'm using the tape in, but one is too many, IMHO.
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That's good to know, YMMV.

I saw another thread where ppl thought it may relate to cards:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/72871/comprehensive-list-...?


 
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You could just purchase some thick card stock and make your own tuck boxes. In the file sections you will usually find some one who has already made a template for you to print.

And yes baggies are probably the most used for storing components. Just go to a craft store, find the beads/jewelry, and there you'll find all different sizes and for cheap.
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Plastibands work really well.

Available at http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=plastibands&tag=go...
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Not as super cheap, but I tend to use a lot of ultra pro plastic two piece card boxes.

I bought a ton of 25 card and 50 card boxes. I also use them for counters since they are easy to put on the table to pull from while playing.
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I use a mixture of:

- baggies that came with other games
- homemade cardboard boxes
- rubber bands, but I wrap the cards in some paper first to avoid direct contact to the rubber bands
- occassionally: homemade wooden storage solutions
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texasjdl wrote:
Plastibands work really well.

Available at http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=plastibands&tag=go...


That is exactly what I was looking for. The game I purchased had these but I did not know what they were called.

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I have used my daughter's ubiquitous elastic hairbands and they seem gentle and effective enough.
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Pfunk wrote:
That's good to know, YMMV.

I saw another thread where ppl thought it may relate to cards:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/72871/comprehensive-list-...?



Thank you for linking that list, that will come in very useful!
 
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another alternative, if you can find them, are the plano boxes specifically card sized.

They make a 3-compartment box that is perfect, but I can't find a picture of it
 
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Tuckboxes are nice, but if your crafting skills are poor and/or you just want a quick and easy solution that just works, try this: http://www.templatemaker.nl/mailer

It requires no glue and can be made in 5 minutes. I usually print the template on regular paper and then mark the corners on some heavier cardstock by punching through the paper with a needle. It leaves the cardstock without weird-looking print lines and allows you to re-use the template.
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You can buy hair bands (pony tail holders) at a dollar store. They work great for holding decks of cards and don't degrade like rubber.
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Most time I use baggies. I just ordered a lot of plastic card boxes (same ones used for regular playing cards) for an LCG though. They are cheap (0,45€/piece), reliable and you can put labels on them.
 
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Box Bands from Flying Buffalo are excellent.

http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/other.htm

Help support a GREAT small American game company.
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Bagherra wrote:
Pfunk wrote:
Hugo's Amazing Tape works well.


But in a humid climate may lift and transfer ink...

you've been warned.
It's only happened to two of the twenty games I'm using the tape in, but one is too many, IMHO.


It's not humidity; it's the plasticizers in the tape not playing well with the inks/varnishes/whatever on the cards.

Hugo's (and bondage tape) also do not play well at all with sleeves; do not use vinyl tape on sleeved cards; you will be sad.
 
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Dostradamas wrote:
Box Bands from Flying Buffalo are excellent.

http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/other.htm

Help support a GREAT small American game company.


Flying Buffalo's website makes me cry. But yeah, their box bands are pretty nice - but aren't really applicable here, since they are way too big to hold a stack of cards.
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motoyugota wrote:
Dostradamas wrote:
Box Bands from Flying Buffalo are excellent.

http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/other.htm

Help support a GREAT small American game company.


Flying Buffalo's website makes me cry. But yeah, their box bands are pretty nice - but aren't really applicable here, since they are way too big to hold a stack of cards.


They have a small size which is about the size of a standard tuck box.
 
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I use sewing grade elastic. I buy it in bulk and cut it to length. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004ALJMSQ?tag=article-boardga...
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Alliance Corner to Corner bands... available on Amazon. Grafiti and MoMa also have similar items. Very helpful for holding games closed. Hope that's helpful!
 
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The most basic way to contain cards is a 2-3" wide strip of paper.
Just wrap it around the cards and tape it.
Like a money band.

You can even make two; one around the cards left to right and the other going top to bottom.
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