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Playable Deck Holders - Easy Draw Standard & Mini American Cards.  Thick Plastic to Safely Transport Decks and Organize Game Boxes.
Playable Deck Holders - Easy Draw Standard & Mini American Cards.  Thick Plastic to Safely Transport Decks and Organize Game Boxes.
Playable Deck Holders - Easy Draw Standard & Mini American Cards. Thick Plastic to Safely Transport Decks and Organize Game Boxes.
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Zen Bins Quick Draw Card Holders

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Introducing our newest creation Zen Bins Quick Draw Card Holders (patent pending).  Turn your deck holder into a place to deal your cards from and quickly store them away after playing.

These are designed to easily draw cards for a game using sleeved or unsleeved Standard Card/American Board Game sized cards AND European Standard Cards.  

Each Standard Card Base can hold up to 80 Unsleeved/40 Sleeved Cards.  

Our Mini American Card version can hold 50 unsleeved/25 sleeved cards

***Our Mini European Sleeved card holders will hold 50 unsleeved/25 sleeved cards. (Size Unlocked at $15K!)***

  • Safely Transport Card Decks
  • Play Directly from Deck Holder
  • Keep your play area organized
  • Sleeved or Unsleeved
  • Reduce Setup Time
  • Store Directly in Game Boxes
  • Stack bases to save space or separate smaller decks
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As always, we value your feedback and suggestions to make this the best product possible!  

 Enhanced Game Play 

Keep card piles separate and from sliding around when drawing. Stack the bases for extra tall stacks to reduce table clutter. 

Organized Storage

Quickly Setup or take down your favorite games while keeping them nicely organized. Cards can be sorted into decks that you can place directly on the table and ready to draw from.

Easy Card Draw Design - Designed with pivot points and just the right angles to let cards slide out with very little effort.  

Slide a single card or push down to remove the whole stack
Slide a single card or push down to remove the whole stack

LOCKING - High strength durable plastic that firmly “Snaps” Lids and Bases together.  Finger holds are located on the ends and you can squeeze the sides of the lid to release them.

LID - You can use the Lids for discard piles.

COMPACT - Slim design to fit in most board game boxes.  Bases are  stackable within the box.  Just place a lid on top if you want to separate several smaller card stacks to optimize space and shorten setup time.   

DURABLE - We use ultra thick plastic to keep your cards safe and protected.   

MADE IN THE USA - Produced and shipped from St. Louis, MO. We can expect to start shipping product out in around 2 months after the Kickstarter is complete.

Pledge Levels:

What you will get for each pledge level (inc. stretch goals):  

($15) Standard Pledge:
Standard Card Holders (8 Bases / 8 Lids), 1 Token Tray **(increases to 9 bases/lids, 2 token trays with a multi pledge of $30 or more)

($15) Mini Pledge: 
Mini American Card Holders (16 Bases / 16 Lids), 1 Token Tray **(increases to 17 bases/lids, 2 token trays with a multi pledge of $30 or more)

($15) Mini Euro Pledge: Mini European Card Holders (16 Bases / 16 Lids), 1 Token Tray **(increases to 17 bases/lids, 2 token trays with a multi pledge of $30 or more)

($30) Master Standard Pledge: 
Standard Card Holders (19 Bases / 19 Lids), 4 Token Trays  

($30) Master Mini Pledge:
Mini American Card Holders (37 Bases / 37 Lids), 4 Token Trays

($30) Master Mini Euro Pledge: Mini European Card Holders (37 Bases / 37 Lids), 4 Token Trays

We wanted to keep pledges flexible because every gamer has different needs and some do not use mini cards at all. But if you want both types, just select one pledge level and enter the total dollar amount of all pledges you desire. We will send a survey out after the campaign where you can specify exactly what you want. Stretch goals come with each individual pledge you order. 

Example: 

If you want 2 master pledges, select one of them and enter $60 for your pledge total. If you want a $15 Standard Pledge in addition, just enter $75 total. Let us know if you have any questions.  

Product Dimensions:

Fits sleeved American Mini Card Size up to: 45mm x 66mm

Fits sleeved European Mini Card Size up to: 47mm x 73mm  

Fits sleeved Standard/Euro Card Size up to: 67mm x 97mm

This BGG link is a great resource for card sizing for individual games.

Dimensions (mm)

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Dimensions (inches)

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Standard or Mini Pledge Levels - For each Pledge, you will receive 1 FREE Zen Bins 2-in-1 Token Tray.  Dimensions 3"x3"x1.5"  

Master Standard or Master Mini Pledge Levels - For each Master Pledge, you will receive 2 FREE Standard Zen Bins 2-in-1 Token Trays.

 New Mini Euro Sizing Pledge Levels are now added!

Or if multi-pledging, just Add $15 for Mini Euro Sleeved Card Holders or Add $30 for Master Mini Euro to your total pledge amount. 

We can engrave the text "Euro" on the mini holders just under our logo to easily tell them apart from Standard Mini ones. We will show you a mockup of this as well.

We are making a slight adjustment to the current standard trays to handle Standard Euro Sleeved sizing since they are very close in size. 

For Master or Multi Pledges only, our unlocked 20K Stretch Goal is a FREE Lid/base Card Holder for each pledge level (of the same type). So a Mini American Pledge along with a Mini Euro Pledge would get a free Mini American and a free Mini Euro card holder. Add on a Master Standard Pledge and get a Standard Card Holder free.   

NOTE: A single $15 pledge will not receive this stretch goal as we are trying to keep those under 1 pound to get the inexpensive shipping rate of around $5-6.

For Multi Pledges ($30 or more total pledged): Standard or Mini Pledge Levels - For each Pledge, you will receive 1 FREE Zen Bins 2-in-1 Token Tray.

Master Standard or Master Mini Pledge Levels - For each Master Pledge, you will receive 2 FREE Standard Zen Bins 2-in-1 Token Trays.

Additional 2-in-1 Token Trays are available for Add-on purchase for $1 each. Dimensions 3"x3"x1.5".  You will be able to specify quantities in the survey after the campaign ends. See more images in Update #2

Here is a breakdown of shipping costs.  We will invoice you via Paypal for shipping or any additional items requested on the post campaign survey.  These can be paid by credit card without a Paypal account by guest checkout however International orders require you to create a Paypal account to pay with a credit card (takes just a couple minutes).  *Shipping cost may increase with Multiple Pledge levels or if any addons are purchased. We will do our best to keep shipping costs as low as possible.  

US: Estimated $5-6 Standard or Mini Pledge / $9 Master Standard or Master Mini Pledge.  

International: Estimated $9 Standard or Mini Pledge / $15 Master Standard or Master Mini Pledge 

*Note: International shipping costs WILL increase with multiple pledges or addons by actual weight per ounce they add and will be invoiced via Paypal. 

**WE DO NOT SHIP TO RUSSIA, UKRAINE, KAZAKHSTAN OR AFGANISTAN**

Episode 161: Skip to 2 hr 11 min to hear them talk about Zen Bins
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We hope you enjoy this thermoformed custom card storage solution for its compact size, strength/durability, and enhanced game play. We welcome feedback and suggestions to help make this the best possible solution we can provide for you.

Risks and challenges

We are designing and manufacturing plastic card holders. Each of these must be quality checked so they have the best locking possible. These will be produced and shipped locally (from St. Louis, MO). We have full access to the commercial grade machinery necessary to complete this project and produce rapid prototyping, but we are asking for your help to pay for the aluminum tooling, large material quantities, and the manpower necessary to make this a reality at an affordable price for everyone. We have learned a lot from our previous projects and will be using heated die cutters to reduce time "cleaning" edges to make them smooth. Adding custom colors can be a challenge as it adds at least several weeks to delivery time and much higher order quantities are required but not out of the realm of possibility. Shipping can be a challenge with any Kickstarter project. We will work to provide the best shipping price possible throughout the campaign. Shipping rates continue to raise but we have found more cost effective methods for international deliveries. Scheduling delays by our manufacturer is a possibility but they are usually pretty flexible with us and are aware of our short timelines we require. It does help being made in the US to eliminate overseas shipping time. To further reduce time to completion, we will place our materials order as soon as possible near KS completion.

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    (8) Standard Card Lids / (8) Bases

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    (16) Mini American Card Lids / (16) Bases

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    (16) Mini Euro Card Lids / (16) Bases

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    (18) Standard Card Lids / (18) Bases

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    (36) Mini American Card Lids / (36) Bases

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    (36) Mini Euro Card Lids / (36) Bases

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