It may take some time to get all of the pricing together (sometimes as long as a week or so for complex projects) but our ninjas will send it to you as soon as it’s received.
Below is a walkthrough of specs that you’ll come across on the quote forms, it may help to consider these answers before using our request forms.
How many units would you like to order?
We require a minimum of 500 units for game orders.
Where would you like these games shipped?
To provide you with an accurate quote we need, at least, the zip code of the final destination.
Would you like electronic or a hard copy proof?
We offer electronic and hard copy proofs for custom games. However, we do not create standalone prototypes of board games without a full production run.
How many cards do you need in a deck?
We can fit 55 poker sized cards on a parent sheet. If your game requires 65 cards then we will have to use another parent sheet, which increases price. It might be worth it to cut out 10 cards. However, don’t sacrifice playability for cost!
Tip: If you are trying to be cost-conscious the best way to save money is by matching the number of cards in your game to a multiple of the number of cards that fit on a single parent sheet.
What type of material would you like your cards to be made from?
300gsm blue core is our most commonly used option and is what you will commonly see in games on the shelf of your local game store. We also offer coreless 350gsm art paper, as well as an imported 330gsm black core stock that is primarily used for casino-quality cards.
What finish type and style would you like applied to your cards?
There are two types, varnish or lamination. Most cards have a varnish, but if you need your card to be water resistant then lamination is your best bet(no pun intended!).
There are a few style choices, gloss, matte, and gloss or matte linen. Most cards you play with have a gloss style. Linen is a textured effect added after the finish is applied and is commonly found on playing cards.
Do you need packaging?
You probably need a box. We can determine the correct size but let us know if you want a tuck box, deck box or a two piece box. If you want your cards arranged specifically, such as 3 rows of 36 cards each, then let us know and we can create the right size packaging.
Tip: There is a 110 card limit for tuck boxes. If you have more cards you will need to request a deck box or two-piece box.
Let us know if you would like to print in full color CMYK or in black and white.
What size is your board or playing surface?
The preferred measurement is inches.
Do you need your board to fold?
We can create half-folds, quarter-folds etc. so that your packaging can be more compact.
What finish type and style would you like on your board?
The finish types are varnish or lamination, most games use a varnish. If you need a water resistant board then lamination is a better choice. Style options are gloss or matte, this is a creative choice, but most games use gloss.
Tip: If you choose to use a matte and your board game has large areas of solid color then your game is prone to showing scratches especially if you have pieces that need to be moved constantly. We suggest asking for an anti-scratch lamination.
How many of each piece do you need?
What size do you need your pieces to be?
What color pieces do you need?
Our in stock colors are yellow, blue, red, green and white.
Tip: If you need another color we can supply that but it will be more expensive than using colors we have in stock.
What material would you like your pieces made out of?
For most pieces we offer wood, plastic, or resin.
Keep in mind some pieces require additional information, like dice:
Number of sides? 6, 12, 20 etc.
Face type? Pips, numbered etc.
What size do you need your booklet to be?
We can do multi-page booklets or a single front and back sheet of paper.
Tip:There are many creative ways to get around the instruction book. If your game requires cards many creators will add an extra card to their deck with printed instructions. If your order contains a two piece box you can print your instructions on your packaging.
How many pages do you need?
Just like printing a book the more pages you have the more expensive your project will be.
What size would you like your booklet?
Please make sure your size is able to fit inside your packaging.
What paper weight and finish do you need?
A lighter paperweight(55lb, 70lb) works great, but if your instructions will be handled often then we suggest a heavier weight(85lb, 105lb) for more durability.
What type and style of finish do you need?
The finish types are varnish or lamination, most instructions use a varnish. If you need a water resistant booklet then lamination is a better choice. Style options are gloss or matte, this is a creative choice.
Tip: If you choose to use a matte style and your booklet has large areas of solid color(without any text) then your booklet is prone to showing scratches. We suggest asking for an anti-scratch lamination.
If you are unsure how to answer some of these questions then request a sample pack. Be specific when telling us what you are looking for so we can customize a package to answer your particular questions.