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Subject: How do I protect games with tiles and cards? rss

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Ayumi Hakase
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Hello,

I'm an RPGer making a switch to new board games. I know that card sleeves are important protection.

Is there anything I can do to protect game tiles and small foldover boards? As a Milton Bradley/Parker Brothers person, the new gameboards and tiles seem very fragile in comparison.

I rely on the internet to buy what I need. What are the best gamesleeves and where can I buy them? Which retailers would you recommend?

I'd appreciate any advice you might have.

 
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Troy
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Tiles that you shuffle would likely be difficult to protect - but usually they tiles are only shuffled once a game and then you don't have to worry about them - minimal wear and tear.

As for player aids, gameboards etc. I don't see any real reason to protect those since they have minimal wear due to gaming. I know some people have made scans of what they want so if there is an issue they can always print it out later.

I think the only part of the game that really needs to be protected are the cards and only those that are shuffled frequently.

Not much help but my 2 cents.

EDIT: One more thought. For thinner card stock you can always laminate the components. People have done that for thinner player aids.
 
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Ian Smith
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If you are as OCD as me, game boards go under plexiglass, no dings,dints, or spills.
 
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Ayumi Hakase
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Ian,
Brilliant! We play on a glass tabletop, and a sheet of plexi is just the ticket. I'm pretty OCD about my games, as well.

Thanks so much.
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