There are a few situations where you want to consider sleeving your cards
You want to prevent marking caused by uneven use (ever play Euchre with a normal deck of cards?)
You want to prevent marking caused by tears, folds, scratches and nicks (especially in games with a lot of shuffling or playing cards repeatedly)
You want to protect the value of the cards ...
If you have an account on BoardGameGeek, then you can record "plays" of a game against that account. You can include details about other players, whether the game was stopped before the end, how long the game took, where the game was played, and who won.
To answer the question, there are a lot of plastics that are suitable for use as card sleeves. None of them use Bisphenol-A as a plasticizer or monomer; that particular chemical is used primarily to make polycarbonates, which while optically clear are generally too stiff for use as flexible sheets or films (though they're great for applications requiring ...
Have you tried looking at any of these? I've ordered that list by popularity, so the stuff at the top should be the most useful. There are lots and lots of summaries and crib sheets available. Which one works best for you is really a question of personal taste.
The video that you linked is contained as part of the Starter 1999 gift box that was released back in 1999 and contains:
2 40 card decks in cardboard deckboxes
A poster of Angel of Light
Two guides that provide step by step instruction similar to those in the video
The video that you linked
two playmats with score keeping beads
It doesn't appear like the ...
Most card sleeves are made with Polypropylene (Type 5) which is unlikely to contain BPA.
Plastic Containers Made with BPA Used in Food Preparation. Plastic containers have recycle codes on the bottom. Ingeneral,plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with ...
Rankade, our multipurpose ranking system, is free to use and it's designed to manage rankings (and stats, including matchup stats, and more) for small or large groups of players.
Its algorithm (called ree algorithm - here's a comparison) can manage - via webapp, iOS, Android - any kind of match: one-on-one, faction vs. faction (two teams, which may be ...
Sleeves are good for games that have you shuffle a lot. Roborally, for example, shuffles a single deck of cards many times every game, and my cards were significantly worn after a year or two of playing occasionally. Similarly, if the cards just don't seem to be very durable, sleeves might be a good idea.
They're usually mostly pointless for games that don'...
I thought it was worth adding an update to this that I ended up using a free Android app for this:
It works very well, and is able to switch to time whoever the phone is pointed at by using the phone's compass. It also calls out the name of whoever's turn it is.
Board Game Geek has a listing of the card's size and the various types of sleeves that will fit them
Number of Cards: 84
Mayday Sleeve Size: Magnum Gold 80 x 120 mm
Swan Panasia Sleeve Size: SWN-045 (Dixit) 80 x 120 mm
I found Crayola brand washable crayons to work the best. For the lack of boldness I subbed brown for yellow, purple for orange. I bought both Empire Builder and Empire Express straight from Mayfair but got different crayons with each. Express came with no-name crayons that leave a slight stain on the board.
I used this to create a prototype of my card game,
Print out cards on 6x4 photo paper (2 to a sheet)
Cut the cards out
Sleeve with playing card sleeves (penny sleeves if you're saving money; HMC or Dragon Shield for easy shuffling)
As with all my current "big' games, I would have set up the entire game once, including every player's starting components, then bagged them as individual sets before packing away the game.
The exceptions are general resources that have larger pools, which are kept together in their own bags, and cards like the Leaders, which are ordered (you could ...
So I've looked through the cards from 6th edition and it doesn't match any of those. I'm fairly certain these gold wizards are meant to depict you the player. I can't find any concrete evidence on this, or any additional high res prints of the images, but from my experience with starter sets in the past this was usually the case.
I think sadly these images ...
Got the answer directly from the Rankade team:
You can add a new player during the faction step. Just type their email, and
then choose if you want them to be a 'member' or a 'guest'. Guest user
cannot access group data and is not listed in the rankings.
You can 'upgrade' a guest by reinserting them in another match and calling
him 'member'. ...
As card sleeves are quite cheap, it's just a matter of personal preference. Some people like sleeves (I do) others don't (some of my friends).
One case I could argue for sleeves is when you have a card game and plan on maybe buying an expansion later. The cards from the base set would be rugged from use, while the expansion would be pristine and shiny. It ...