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I'm not providing one, but looking for one. I just recently received a used game with all the cards sleeved and I have to admit I'm sold and plan on sleeving all my games now. I don't want to get into or debate which sleeves to use, I plan to use FFG sleeves. I just need a little clarification.

I always see images like this in various places related to FFG games (rule books, website, etc):



I'm hoping someone can explain to me exactly what this means? I think I've figured out that the color is what is important but what is the number?

So the above picture is saying you should use silver sleeves which equals Standard Card Game Sleeves as opposed to purple sleeves which equals Standard European Board Game Sleeves or green sleeves which equals Standard American Board Game Sleeves, etc. But then I see purple sleeves (or others) referred to with different numbers, such as:



or



or even



I would think FFG would provide a concise explanation of this somewhere on their site (and they may) but I haven't found it. Can someone fill me in on this please? Do the numbers mean it will take that many packs? That seems logical but I'd really like to know for certain before I place an order for way too many or to few. Thanks for any help.
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IIRC the number is the number of packs and the color matches up with a specific card size. Example:



would mean you need 3 packs of their Standard European sleeves:

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I think it means that type of sleeve. I may be wrong, but I believe that is what it means.
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the colour is the sleeve type and the number within the box is the number of pack it should take to sleeve the game fully,

for example on the first image you need 7 packs of grey size sleeves
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exparrot wrote:
the colour is the sleeve type and the number within the box is the number of pack it should take to sleeve the game fully,

for example on the first image you need 7 packs of grey size sleeves


Ok, that's what I was thinking. Thanks for the clarification.
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Remember that if an FFG game says it needs 2 packs of sleeves to sleeve a game, that could mean the game only has 51 cards.

Each pack comes with 50 sleeves (though I've had some come with 51 or 52). Nevertheless, FFG rounds up, so a game with 51 cards (of the same size) and a game with 99 cards (of the same size) will both say they need 2 packs of sleeves. If you end up getting several FFG games that use the same type of sleeves, it would be worthwhile to see exactly how many cards each game has so that you don't end up buying more packs than is necessary.
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I would also check out this awesome geek list when you need help determining the card size and number of sleeve needed: http://rpggeek.com/geeklist/102880/card-sleeve-sizes-for-gam...
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