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Subject: wargame counter protective sleeve exist? rss

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Steven F
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Pretty sure the answer is 'no' but thought I'd ask before I try making one myself.

Does there exist, or has there ever existed a plastic/acrylic sleeve into which a typical wargame counter can be socketed into, thereby turning it into a well protected, easy to handle game piece?

I'm thinking of it as being something like one of those plastic keychain fobs like the ones shown below, except clear, and square.

 
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Nothing specific I can point at, but a while back I was looking at coin protectors as a possibility for making pnp counters and chips - but it was just easier to just make them using cardstock and full sheet mailing labels or bingo winks, full sheet mailing labels, and a circular paper punch.
 
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I've never heard of such a thing; to be honest, it seems like it would be clunkily impractical (both for stacking counters and for fitting them into hexes), and rather expensive, to "sleeve" hundreds of counters in rigid plastic objects like that.
 
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Not that this helps, but back in the '80s there were individual magnetic counter holders. The magnetic part was to prevent stacks of counters from tipping.

If I can find the advertisement in an old S&T or Wargamers Digest, I will upload it.

 
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Someone (probably at ConsimWorld) had the habit or buying an extra set of double sided counter sheets and gluing the counters together for ease of handling a thicker piece. I can't recall anything else but various ways of keeping a stack together or magnetic holders for maps hung on the wall.
 
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created and successfully ran a Kickstarter last year for a completely new version of the magnetic counter holders of yore. Here's the thread announcing his new design here on BGG.

Not sure what the current availability of them are; looks like he intended to begin a store after the Kickstarter ended but I can't find evidence of it.
 
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Some people spray counters with Krylon or other clear sealants to protect them.
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Steven F
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russ wrote:
I've never heard of such a thing; to be honest, it seems like it would be clunkily impractical (both for stacking counters and for fitting them into hexes), and rather expensive, to "sleeve" hundreds of counters in rigid plastic objects like that.


I wan't to do it for a low counter count game Not War But Murder
 
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