What sorts of containers have been found to be appropriate for storing large amounts of small cards? For example, in Descent: Second Edition, There are 155 cards which must be stored, and which measure 41mm by 63mm. Once they are sleeved (in these), they no longer fit in their little baggie; is there some company that makes/sells boxes that fit these small cards? Are there any commonly available containers that work well to fit these card sizes?

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    Are those sizes before or after sleeving the cards? What size are they sleeved? What type of sleeves are you using? – ire_and_curses Aug 15 '12 at 19:38
  • Also, even if they don't fit in their baggie, do they fit in a generic sandwich-sized baggie? – Gregor Thomas Aug 15 '12 at 20:49
  • They may fit in some larger baggie, but some sort of box-type structure seems more ideal to not allowing them to bend/fold out of shape as much as possible... – GWLlosa Aug 16 '12 at 1:37
  • I believe the measure is for the cards themselves. I've updated the question with a link to the sleeves being used. – GWLlosa Aug 16 '12 at 1:39

I usually use those white cardboard boxes to hold large amounts of cards. They come in various sizes. http://www.amazon.com/BCW-Count--Corrugated-Cardboard-Storage/dp/B000K3XQ8U/

Or I create my own boxes using plastic canvas. (sorry i do not have any better links for these at the moment) http://www.crafts-for-all-seasons.com/plastic-canvas-box.html

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    Note that those white cardboard boxes are well outsized for the kind of cards he's talking about here - his cards are about 1.5"x2.5", a good half-inch smaller than those stock cards in both directions. – Steven Stadnicki Aug 16 '12 at 19:20

You can get little plastic boxes in all kinds of shapes and sizes.


Also the little clear plastic bags with press-in tops (known as zip-lock)


For storage of multiple card-based games there are all kinds of small craft storage units with drawers of varying sizes. Personally I use the bags for games with lots of elements such as Agricola, and just keep all the bags of pieces/cards in the Agricola box.

Magic: the Gathering fat-pack boxes are excellent for storing multiple cards in (I have a friend who stores Race for the Galaxy, Gloom, The Great Del Mutay, and some regular playing cards in one) You can get empty ones from ebay or M:tG stores such as Troll and Toad (I'm limited to 2 hyperlinks).

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