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For storing Card Games: Mtg Magic the Gathering, EDH decks, Yugioh, Pokemon, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Fantasy Coins
For storing Card Games: Mtg Magic the Gathering, EDH decks, Yugioh, Pokemon, Vanguard, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Fantasy Coins
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Handmade Wood Deck & Counter Box for TCG & Tabletop Games

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Greetings my fellow Tabletop Gamers,

Approximately 10 month ago, I have started experimenting on and off with a design for wooden storage boxes which can be used as a Deck and Counter Box for Trading Card Games, or used as a mini chest for storing Fantasy Coins and tabletop gaming tokens and accessories. I have designed, redesigned, tweaked designs, and a large number of prototypes were produced as well for trials. Based on the feedback and comments that I've received from gamers, I've made a number of further tweaks to compartment dimensions, and experimented with different materials and parts. 

And finally 10 month later, the design is now matured, and the time have come for this tabletop gaming storage device to be launched on Kickstarter!

Dimensions

Approximate overall external Dimensions: 128mm x 107mm x 90mm.

The Storage Box comes with 2 compartments:

  • Top Compartment (95mm x 70mm x 35mm): For storing Dice, Counters, Tokens, Fantasy Coins... etc (Fits 80+ fifty pence coins)
Top Compartment
Top Compartment
  • Bottom Compartment (95mm x 70mm x 65mm): For MTG, Yugioh, Pokemon, Trading Card Games, Gaming Cards, Fantasy Coins... etc (Fits 100+ double sleeved cards, or150+ fifty pence coins.)
Bottom Compartment
Bottom Compartment

Materials & Finishing

The Storage Box is made from:

  • Plywood
  • Metal latches
  • Metal hinges
  • Synthetic leather patterns

Finishing:

  • Rugged antique finish to look like it has witnessed countless card duels over the centuries, thus showing signs of ageing, but a defiant survivor .
  • Painted using wax paint. The feature of wax paint is that the more you use the box, the shinier it gets. However, it might stain your fingers initially, so please wipe down the deck box with a cloth before using it, and don't put naked cards in the deck box. (To completely remove the possibility of staining, I recommend a bit of DIY and spend 15 minutes to put on a coat of wood vanish on top of the wax paint.)
Back hinge close-up
Back hinge close-up

Pattern Design Options

  • Pattern Design 1 - Growth (Pattern details will be random and unique to each box as each piece will be a small section cut out from a large pattern master sheet.)
Design 1 - Growth
Design 1 - Growth
Design 1 - Growth
Design 1 - Growth
Design 1 - Growth (Lid close-up)
Design 1 - Growth (Lid close-up)
  • Pattern Design 2 - Chainmail
Design 2 - Chainmail
Design 2 - Chainmail
 
Design 2 - Chainmail
Design 2 - Chainmail
Design 2 - Chainmail (Lid close-up)
Design 2 - Chainmail (Lid close-up)
  •  Pattern Design 3 - Harmony
Design 3 - Harmony
Design 3 - Harmony
 
Design 3 - Harmony
Design 3 - Harmony
Design 3 - Harmony (Lid close-up)
Design 3 - Harmony (Lid close-up)
  • Prototype 2 (Generation 1) - First Come First Serve

I've recently been asked by quite a few people regarding the Prototype 2 (a.k.a. Generation 1) Deck & Counter Box. I will be making it available as a design option at the end of the campaign, but because I only have a limited number of them available and there will be no future production, it will be distributed on a first come first serve basis when the survey is sent out once the campaign ends. (First come = the order that people who responds to the survey and picks Prototype 2.) 

 Please note that I do not recommend backers use the Prototype 2 deck boxes for Mtg, Pokemon, or cards that are of the same size or larger as they have a "bite" problem for the larger cards. However, there is no problem using it for smaller cards such as Yugioh or if you are not going to use it for storing cards at all. 

 Here are some photos of the Prototype 2 Deck & Counter Box:

Prototype 2 Deck & Counter Box (Metal Surface Pattern)
Prototype 2 Deck & Counter Box (Metal Surface Pattern)
Prototype 2 Rear View
Prototype 2 Rear View

Share on social media and receive a FREE Solid metal D8 Dice

Note: Qualified backers will receive a solid metal D8 dice for each Deck & Counter Box that they've pledged for. For example, if you pledged for 2x Deck & Counter Boxes and you shared this project on Facebook or Twitter, you will receive 2x free dices. (The free dice will not be applicable to any add-ons.)

Stretch Goal 1 - £15k UNLOCKED!

Pattern Design 4 - Ancient Scrolls (Pattern details will be random and unique to each box as each piece will be a small section cut out from a large pattern master sheet.)

Design 4 - UNLOCKED!
Design 4 - UNLOCKED!
Design 4 - UNLOCKED!
Design 4 - UNLOCKED!
Design 4 - UNLOCKED!
Design 4 - UNLOCKED!

Backer Satisfaction Guarantee

To look after backers the best I can, I will put a quality guarantee on all rewards that goes out. All of the deck boxes goes through a QA process performed personally by me and my wife before they are shipped out. However, occasionally there will be flawed items that slips through. And to compensate for this, if for any reason a backer is not happy with the quality of the rewards that they’ve received, they can send me a email containing photos showing any flaws/imperfection of the product that they are unhappy with, and I’ll offer a compensation solution to ensure maximum backer satisfaction.

Shipping Cost Table

Please use the table below to find out how much will shipping cost for different reward tiers. You will need to use the weight shown for each reward tier to find the corresponding shipping costs.

Approximate weights:

  • 1x Deck & Counter Box weighs approximately 330g  
  • 1x Single Deck Box add-on weighs approximately 170g

Add-on Options: Single Deck Boxes 

Single Deck Box Add-on Design 1

  • Internal dimensions: 95mm x 70mm x 65mmm
  • Fits 100+ double sleeved cards
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 1
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 1

Single Deck Box Add-on Design 2

  • Internal dimensions: 70mm x 95mm x 65mmm
  • Fits 100+ double sleeved cards
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 2
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 2

Single Deck Box Add-on Design 3

  • Internal dimensions: 70mm x 95mm x 65mmm  
  • Fits 100+ double sleeved cards
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 3
Wooden Single Deck Box Design 3

Design Progression

Images below shows a visual design progression on how the deck & counter box prototypes have gradually evolved in to the current Kickstarter Final Design. 

Prototype 1 was the very first deck and counter box ever made.  

Prototype 2 is also know as Generation-1, around 100 of these was previously made. I had a lot of useful feed back and suggestions from TCG gamers on Prototype 2, which was implemented in the Final Design.

Final Kickstarter Design or Generation-2 fixed the "Bite" problem that is critical for MTG, Pokemon and TCG gamers with larger cards that is wanting to completely fill up the deck box to the maximum capacity, plus a few more other tweaks here and there.

(Design note: it was a difficult decision between the original metallic pattern used in Prototypes 1 & 2 and the synthetic leather patterns used in the Final Kickstarter Design. Although a metal surface was pretty cool, but in the end, the leather patterns was chosen because it had a better grip for fingers and there are more designs to choose from compared to the only one design available for the metallic pattern)

Visual Design Progression
Visual Design Progression

The bite problem shown below was actually discovered by a MTG player who completely filled the deck box with 120 double sleeved cards. The lid just could not be closed as there was no room at all to push back the cards to allow some space between the lid and front card edges in order to allow the lid to close.

The "Bite" problem with Prototypes 1 & 2
The "Bite" problem with Prototypes 1 & 2

 But the fix to the bite problem was simple:

Final KS Design - Problem solved :)
Final KS Design - Problem solved :)

 There was also an upgrade to the hinges, the problem with the original hinges was quickly picked up and resolved since Prototype 2.

The Hinge Upgrade!
The Hinge Upgrade!

 Any questions, comments, looking for a specific custom reward combination tier? Just send me a message or leave a comment :) 

Or if you cannot find your country in the available shipping destinations, please send me a message as well and I'll have it added back in.

Risks and challenges

So far, I've successfully fulfilled 6 previous Kickstarter projects, and I've learnt something new from every project.

For this particular project for Wooden Deck & Counter Boxes, so far this is the project that I've spent the most time tweaking and fiddling with. Over 100 prototypes have been produced on and off over nearly a year, so hopefully everything should go on smoothly.

However, as Murphy's law states: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. If problems does come up, it will be quickly clearly and communicated to everyone. No backers will be left in the dark wondering when will they ever get their rewards. I cannot promise you a smooth ride, but I do promise that I will shout out any speed bumps or ditches before we hit em :)

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