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$10,007
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 14 2013 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
$10,007
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
88
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 14 2013 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

What is Next for The Unofficial Dominion Card Case?

Dominion is a deck-building card game by Donald X. Vaccarino and Rio Grande Games. I am not affiliated with either and this project is completely unofficial. This project is not endorsed by them or any of the rights-holders or trademark-holders.  I am just a broke dude who wants to make a cool case for Dominion.

If funding is successful, I will create the unsleeved and sleeved versions of the case

I have designs for two versions of the case: one for unsleeved cards and one for sleeved cards (I tested it with a few different types of sleeves).  Both versions of the case will be manufactured in the US and have the following features:

  • Low-cut foam interior with individual slots for every card in the game
  • Soft-sided case with a zipper on three sides
  • Slots for game accessories (player mats and game tokens)

Learn more about how I came up with the design for the Dominion case by viewing the posts on my site.

Two Parts to the Dominion Case

The Unofficial Dominion Card Case has two main components: the internal foam, which has slots for the Dominion cards, and the outer case, which holds the foam/cards.

The foam is the main feature as it houses and organizes all of the Dominion cards.  It has been designed, prototyped, and tested.  It may need a few refinements, but this is near completion.

3D render of the internal foam piece that stores the Dominion cards
3D render of the internal foam piece that stores the Dominion cards

The case is prototyped and just needs a few refinements.  I would like to get feedback from the backers about this.  The case will also have a pocket that will fit the instruction manuals as well as the Dominion Card Caddy from Boardcrafting.

The soft-sided case that houses the foam
The soft-sided case that houses the foam
The foam interior inside of the case, filled with Dominion cards.  Sweet.
The foam interior inside of the case, filled with Dominion cards. Sweet.
The first sample of the Dominion Case
The first sample of the Dominion Case
Weight test: 30+ pounds resting on top of the case. The cards were undamaged.
Weight test: 30+ pounds resting on top of the case. The cards were undamaged.

Layout Diagrams

You can view some vectorized-PDFs of each case, which show a top-down view of the case's interior.  Keep in mind, the card layouts can be changed; I just organized them by game for the purposes of the diagrams.

Reason for the Dominion Card Case

Dominion has too many cards and too many boxes to carry around. In addition, if you decide to sleeve your cards, they will no longer fit it the original box. 

One thing I liked about the original boxes was that there was enough spacing between the cards to pull out a stack of them with two fingers. Many of the storage solutions I found online just tried to condense all the cards into a small case, which is great for transportation, but not for setup and gameplay.

From Concept...

To Prototype

Sleeved version of the Dominion case (the case is not pictured since I do not have a protoype of it yet)
Sleeved version of the Dominion case (the case is not pictured since I do not have a protoype of it yet)

I wanted a case that would strike a balance between storage and usability. 

Therefore, I came up with a set of requirements.  The case(s) needed to:

  • store all of the Dominion cards and accessories
  • store cards with or without sleeves
  • allow players to remove the cards easily during gameplay
  • allow players to read the titles of the cards
  • allow players to organize the cards in any order they desire

Because of these requirements, I opted for soft foam with slots for the cards.  The foam would offer protection for the cards while keeping them organized.

As far as card labeling goes, I did not find it very feasible for an unofficial project, so I decided to design the case so that the card titles could be read while inside the case.  This also allows players to change the layout of their case if they wish to do so. 

Your name or alias will be added to the list of supporters on our Website.  If you want to contribute but do not want your name posted, I will not post it.

Thank you for your support!

Stackable token case holds all Dominion game tokens.  Separates into four containers during gameplay and combines into one unit for storage.
Stackable token case holds all Dominion game tokens. Separates into four containers during gameplay and combines into one unit for storage.
Prototype Dominion Case holds 48 Kingdom cards along with one set of treasure/victory/randomizer cards
Prototype Dominion Case holds 48 Kingdom cards along with one set of treasure/victory/randomizer cards
Unsleeved version of the Dominion case (the case is not pictured since I do not have a protoype of it yet)
Unsleeved version of the Dominion case (the case is not pictured since I do not have a protoype of it yet)
Sleeved version of the Dominion case
Sleeved version of the Dominion case

Kickstarter’s most successful projects are typically small projects over a short period of time. That said, I have narrowed the scope of this project to create an Dominion case capable of storing all the games.  In order to keep the project small, I decided to keep the case simple and functional.

In addition, my long-term vision is to make custom cases for all types of games like Catan, Carcassonne, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Magic the Gathering, etc. I would even like to collaborate with people who are launching brand new card or board games via Kickstarter and design a case to go along with their game.

March 2013

  • Launch the Kickstarter project

April 2013

  • Gather user information via Backerkit on the day the project ends
  • Collect pledges (over the required two-week processing period)

May 2013

  • Place order with manufacturer (1-3 week lead time)
  • Stay in touch with backers via Backerkit

June 2013

  • Begin packaging and organizing orders

July 2013

  • Start shipping rewards to project backers


Additional Pictures

Sleeved version: close up of slots (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: close up of slots (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: close up of treasure/victory slots (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: close up of treasure/victory slots (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: close up of player mat and trash card slots (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: close up of player mat and trash card slots (case not pictured)
Unsleeved version: ability to read card titles 1
Unsleeved version: ability to read card titles 1
Unsleeved version: ability to read card titles 2
Unsleeved version: ability to read card titles 2
Sleeved version: showing distance between cards (case not pictured)
Sleeved version: showing distance between cards (case not pictured)

Pictures of the case

Mayday Premium Sleeves (left) and Fantasy Flight Sleeves (right)
Mayday Premium Sleeves (left) and Fantasy Flight Sleeves (right)
10 and 12 qty. Mayday Premium Sleeves (left) and 10 and 12 qty. Fantasy Flight Sleeves (right)
10 and 12 qty. Mayday Premium Sleeves (left) and 10 and 12 qty. Fantasy Flight Sleeves (right)

Risks and challenges

The Project Creator (Me):
I am only one person with a full-time job.
I have an injured back, which may require surgery at some point.
I do not have any capital to contribute if the project requires unexpected funding.
If I die or am incapacitated, no one will pick up this project where I left off.

Project Updates and Backer Comments:
I can only provide project updates and responses to comments in the evenings after I get home from work and on weekends, but I plan to commit to this regularly because the backers are the most important part of the project.

Manufacturing the Product:
My current manufacturer successfully created the prototypes and they assure me they can produce this case in a reasonable amount of time. They know about the Kickstarter project and are willing to work with me with any design changes, modifications, or feature requests that may arise during the course of this project. That means if you have any ideas to improve the case, you can comment about it and I will look into it.

Shipping the Rewards to You:
Again, I am only one person, but I have already prepared what I can to expedite the process. Backerkit will also help streamline this process and make sure you get the correct reward. It will just take me a while to package everything up and slap the labels on the boxes.

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Funding period

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