I attempted to sleeve my copy of #Via Magica and became slightly annoyed. I don’t think there are sleeves that fit. At least box wasn’t as cumbersome as its predecessor #Rise of Augustus. That got me thinking of things publishers do that vex me. Here is my list… feel free to add your own.
Non-standard card sizes
- Good luck finding sleeves for these puppies.
- Can make shuffling an ordeal.
- Often inserts will not accommodate sleeves.
- Sometimes they don’t even house what is found in the box.
- Publishers often neglect to have a diagram on how to store all the components.
- Inserts maybe entirely useless hunks of paper or plastics that will get chucked anyway.
What is holding the game?
- Box could be unnecessarily large for what is houses (looking at you Queen Games).
- If game is going to have expansions, larger size is acceptable.
- Tins are often nice looking, but will often hog up more room than needed.
- Odd box sizes (like #5-Minute Dungeon or #Thunderstone Quest) are on the same ground as tins as far as I am concerned.
- Mistakes happen, but would it kill to have a few more eyes looking over things?
- See issues with #Yedo Deluxe Master Set and #Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set