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Does anyone have a recommendation on a good option to help my 6 year old hold various sized cards.

Looking for something that'd allow him to manage his cards easier without an adult or a lot of extra time and energy to see them all.
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We just got these on the strength of a BGG recommendation. They seem to work well.

https://gamewright.com/product/original-little-hands-playing...
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MentatYP wrote:

Thanks this looks like what I was imagining. I like the idea of him not having to hold anything and can just keep the cards in front of him. That also helps him from exposing his cards to other players.
 
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CollardGreens wrote:
We just got these on the strength of a BGG recommendation. They seem to work well.

https://gamewright.com/product/original-little-hands-playing...
I use this with my 4 yr old and he loves it. Works great.
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We have this style (though not from this seller): https://www.etsy.com/listing/215135961/4-handmade-playing-ca...

You can make your own as a craft project, if you like: https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/plastic-canvas-playi...

They work quite well!
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Lassimer wrote:
CollardGreens wrote:
We just got these on the strength of a BGG recommendation. They seem to work well.

https://gamewright.com/product/original-little-hands-playing...
I use this with my 4 yr old and he loves it. Works great.
My children have also used this product, and it has been great for its intended purpose. It also has never disfigured the cards.
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CollardGreens wrote:
We just got these on the strength of a BGG recommendation. They seem to work well.

https://gamewright.com/product/original-little-hands-playing...
I had these and they wore out and wouldn't reliably hold cards anymore.
Also, you have to hold the holder, which is not ideal.

I bought 6 of the curved wooden type that sit on the table that you can find on Amazon and have been pleased so far. Great if you'd rather use your hands for other things (like eating) or just be hands-free in general. I offer the holders to people and usually they politely turn me down because they don't see the point. Then about a round into the game with me using mine they ask if they can use one, too
(in other words, good for anyone not just kids)

Edit: this is the style I bought, not sure if it was exactly this seller/product, though. They came two in a set and I bought 3 sets. https://www.amazon.com/Curved-Wooden-Holders-Natural-Finish/...

I like that there is no assembly and they aren't very heavy (for a wooden product).
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If you have access to a 3d printer or 3d printing service, there are playing card holder files on thingiverse.com
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Rack-O card holders. Easily found at a thrift store. Sturdy and good quality. Just a few bucks.
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kirkroberts wrote:
CollardGreens wrote:
We just got these on the strength of a BGG recommendation. They seem to work well.

https://gamewright.com/product/original-little-hands-playing...
I had these and they wore out and wouldn't reliably hold cards anymore.
Also, you have to hold the holder, which is not ideal.

I bought 6 of the curved wooden type that sit on the table that you can find on Amazon and have been pleased so far. Great if you'd rather use your hands for other things (like eating) or just be hands-free in general. I offer the holders to people and usually they politely turn me down because they don't see the point. Then about a round into the game with me using mine they ask if they can use one, too
(in other words, good for anyone not just kids)

Edit: this is the style I bought, not sure if it was exactly this seller/product, though. They came two in a set and I bought 3 sets. https://www.amazon.com/Curved-Wooden-Holders-Natural-Finish/...

I like that there is no assembly and they aren't very heavy (for a wooden product).

Yeah, I like that concept better and I could totally see myself using it to hold all those small train cards from Ticket to Ride that I collect up.
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I like the look of the wooden ones, too, but another option is something like these cloth card holders (these are from the store Make It Snappy on etsy):

https://www.etsy.com/listing/695699296/surfing-dogs-folding-...

She makes them with fun fabrics and is willing to take requests to make them in a different fabric for your family. We have 2 and they've held up well so far - I like that they fold down completely flat to be put away.
 
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One downside to some of these holders, including the type that I mentioned, is that they obscure part of the bottom of the cards. For some cards that matters and you might need to jog them up occasionally to check what is there. It’s a minor annoyance, something to be considered. The trade-off is that the cards are far less likely to tip over.
 
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I think this might be the one I get. The two levels seems like it'd help a kid sort their cards easier.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/243744473/wooden-playing-card-h...
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We use the racks from an old scrabble game, and that works well for us.
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When my older kids were younger, we used to make card holders with Lego. Super easy and fun to do.
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Awesome idea, I think we'll work on making a couple of them tomorrow
 
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I really liked the simplicity of the wooden card holder odditie posted above. So I took some scrap wood laying around and made one to try it out. Added one more slot for tiles or tokens, just in case. Obviously it is not as nice as the retail one but it does the job. I think I will make a few more for everybody at home.





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We have the Geekup Card & Bit holders and they are great.

https://boardgamegeekstore.com/collections/accessories/produ...
 
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Gomer wrote:
We have the Geekup Card & Bit holders and they are great.

https://boardgamegeekstore.com/collections/accessories/produ...

I have been thinking of getting some of those. Do you have any experience of how well they work with sleeved cards?
 
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ginsbu wrote:
Gomer wrote:
We have the Geekup Card & Bit holders and they are great.

https://boardgamegeekstore.com/collections/accessories/produ...

I have been thinking of getting some of those. Do you have any experience of how well they work with sleeved cards?

I think they work quite well with sleeved cards.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrwSwzej5hJ/
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A quick and dirty solution I used with my kids a few years ago was to flip a egg carton and cut it to hold the cards. Worked wonders to hold the cards securely.

Here's an example I just got from the web:

https://i0.wp.com/100things2do.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01...
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Gomer wrote:
We have the Geekup Card & Bit holders and they are great.

https://boardgamegeekstore.com/collections/accessories/produ...

We have these also, and they work great for my kids! My husband and I like using them too.
 
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