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so after having a separate thread collecting some ideas, i have now made up a poll listing the choices.

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when storing your games, what are your preferred choices to holding the game's cards together?
rubber bands
PlastiBands
hair ties ("scrunchies")
"bondage" tape
hugo's amazing tape
envelopes
baggies
deck boxes
tuck boxes
hard plastic card cases
self-made inserts
box insert itself (whatever & however it comes)
nothing/ loose in the box
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Baggies loose in the box
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i hope people will find this poll helpful and easy to find. it might prevent the often asked forum question - how to hold/store my cards.
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I answered insert and baggies.

I throw away at least 50% of my inserts and 'normally' use baggies.

If I keep the insert it is because I deemed that it works for all it's components including the cards.

There is one game I use deck boxes and a couple I use Hugo's Tape for, but those are out layers.

 
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I ditch most of my inserts primarily because I tote games around quite often. If I had a dedicated game room where the games could be stored on their backs, and they were only taken off the shelf to play in the game room... I'd probably keep a lot more of the inserts. I tend to use both baggies and scrunchies.

Since obtaining some Hugo's Amazing Tape a few years ago (thanks Matt for my initial roll!) I've started to keep a slightly higher percentage of inserts. The tape allows the cards to be held together and often still fit within their designated space in the insert. This allows for the games to be carted around and intact when opened.
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I hope this guy gets some thumbs for his well put together poll. 30 pollsters and 4 thumbs so far...
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Nothing you or anyone else will do will ever prevent the "often-asked" forum questions!
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Right now I use rubber bands. But I will hit up an Office Max/Depot soon to buy some cardstock to make tuck boxes.
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I think I went through 5 rolls of Hugo's Tape last year. In case you're wondering where to find it: Hugo's Amazing Tape!
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greekramos wrote:
I think I went through 5 rolls of Hugo's Tape last year. In case you're wondering where to find it: Hugo's Amazing Tape!


or here for a fraction of the price:

http://www.boardsandbits.com/advanced_search_result.php?sear...=
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for price comparison, see bondage tape:

http://www.amazon.com/Joanna-Angel-2-inch-Bondage-Tape/dp/B0...
 
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I often just take a strip of spare paper, wrap the deck and tape the paper. Instant tuck paper(?).
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I use fused hairbands (the kind without metal nibs) and/or plastic baggies. The baggies are usually for keeping multiple tied decks together, or for unusually-sized cards like the units in Civilization or the locations in Elder Sign. If a game comes with its own storage solution (like Earth Reborn or Settlers of Catan) I use that.
 
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Benjamin Maggi wrote:
Nothing you or anyone else will do will ever prevent the "often-asked" forum questions!


ur probably right. but perhaps this poll can be used as a reference.
 
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in case anyone is interested - i did 2 other polls, 1 comparing Hugo's amazing tape and "bondage" tape, and another 1 about their preferred width.

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/745863/hugos-amazing-tape-vs...
 
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I use a few things from the list, depending on the situation.

Ideally, I don't use anything and just store the cards in the insert. This works well for Ascension.

If a game requires a combination of pieces and cards for each player at the start of the game, I like to bag each set up. I do this for games like Castle Ravenloft where I put each character miniature and power cards in a zip-lock bag, or Thebes where I place each player's marker, time track marker, and excavation markers (which are cards) into a zip-lock bag. This makes storage and set-up a lot easier.

I bought a bag of hair bands, but have never used them. Similarly, I received a roll of Hugo's for Christmas from my wife, but have yet to use it. I plan to use it to secure cards in games which I find have inserts that work in-game but fail for storage (like Lord of the Rings and Candamir: The First Settlers).
 
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I use baggies I get from my bank for bringing in loose change.
 
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I use rubber bands if a) the cards are plastic and b) it's a game I play often. If it's a game I play seldom (say once or twice a year), rubber bands will destroy the cards (if you play it often, they'll snap before they get that bad), so then I keep them in baggies.
 
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I go through a ton of Hugo's, but seldom use it on cards. Instead, I use it to secure box lids (especially on games with shallow boxes, boxes with damaged lids, or boxes that are a bit too full after I added some player (or teacher) aids. It's been my salvation, even I did impale myself with a Swiss Army knife cutting off a slice once.
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Redward wrote:
I hope this guy gets some thumbs for his well put together poll. 30 pollsters and 4 thumbs so far... :(


Why do you even care?
 
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abe18 wrote:


I immediately regret clicking that link. I'm going to have recommendations based on that on the front page of Amazon for weeks now cry.
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manyslayer wrote:
I often just take a strip of spare paper, wrap the deck and tape the paper. Instant tuck paper(?).

This is what I often do; usually glue the paper rather than tape though.
 
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I never use rubber bands. Rubber bands destroy cards. Doing a mistake like that once is enough for a lifetime, to me.
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Just to confirm: yes, they do. They dry out, and leave marks on the cards.

HOWEVER, if it's a game you play often (once a month or so), the rubber bands will snap WAY before they dry out enough to make marks.

As they are really, really easy to use, I find myself using rubber bands for games I often play. This is despite the fact that I had some cards destroyed by rubber bands earlier. The danger here is remembering which games you use rubber bands for (currently for me: Only DungeonQuest) and remembering to remove them when the game goes in a low.
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