Arcane Tinmen, the company behind the high quality Dragon Shield line of card sleeves, has decided to take that expertise and apply it to board games. They have now launched this new line along with a website dedicated to just these sleeves. The sleeve sizes cover a wide range of board games from 7 Wonders, to Heroquest, to Descent 2.0, and more. They even come in a non-glare format so you don’t have to worry anymore about glare making cards hard to read, and you can even use the sleeve box as a card box for storage. Overall if they maintain the quality of the Dragon Shield sleeves in these, they will be some very nice quality. You can find out more on the Board Games Sleeves website, and you can check the list here for a large sampling of games the sleeves work for.
MAGE Company has released its December 2015 News bulletin with the following items of interest.
January 18, 2016 Kickstarter Announcement
MAGE Company will Kickstart an old print-and-play game by Todd Sanders, Aether Captains. This steampunk themed, scenario-based, asymmetric board game for 2-5 players pits one player, the commander of the mighty zeppelin fleet, against the many waves of marauding sky pirates. You can preview the upcoming Kickstarter project here.
MAGE Company has partnered with Ninja Division, and the above Kickstarter of Aether Captains will be an immediate product of this partnership. Below is MAGE Company’s official announcement:
MAGE Company has proceeded to a partnership with Ninja Division known for Ninja all Stars and Super Dungeon Explorer games. The board game publisher best known for its titles 12 Realms, Raid & Trade and Res Publica: 2230AD, has now entered in a publishing agreement with Ninja Division, to make its products widely available to the North American and Canadian markets. New distribution partners will begin production of 12 Realms and Raid & Trade soon and they are expected to start distributing early in 2016.
MAGE Company also has announced two new supplementary game products:
New Box and Foam for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story
The production for 12 Realms: Bedtime Story, the 2nd big expansion for 12 Realms is also moving along, with the box and foams of the game being the last production update by MAGE Company. The board game box measures 31*31*10 cm and comes with 3 foams to protect the miniatures from ALL the 12 Realms boxes. The foams can accommodate both Heroes, and Dark Lords, while they also come with custom holes to fit the buildings and other bigger sized minis.
Premium Square Sleeves Now Available
The 53*53mm premium sleeves are now available for pre-order in the MAGE Company online shop! MAGE is the only one producing premium quality sleeves of this size. The re-production is now finished and the estimated time of arrival of the sleeves to the German warehouse is December 20th. These premium quality transparent sleeves can be used in games like Raid & Trade and 12 Realms, as well as fit other games with 50*50mm cards, like Kingdom Death! Check it out at www.magecompany.com
ULTRA PRO ANNOUNCES ACCESSORIES FOR THE PATHFINDER ADVENTURE CARD GAME
Topping Many 2013 Game of the Year Lists, the Wildly Popular Pathfinder Adventure Card Game to Get Custom Accessories Line
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 24, 2014): Ultra PRO International LLC, leading manufacturer and supplier of sports and gaming collectibles and accessories, along with Paizo Inc., publisher of the world’s best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, announce today the partnership between the companies to create an entire line of custom gaming accessories for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (PACG).
After the success of the character mats released at last summer’s Gen Con Indy game convention, players can look forward to a full Ultra PRO product line to enhance player experience, and to organize and protect the PACG cards.
“A great cake is enhanced by great icing, and that’s what our products do. The art and the layout of our accessories are designed to help immerse players in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game storyline. The playmats serve to minimize unruly card piles and provide rich visual cues of the playable heroes and their adventure paths, while Deck Protector sleeves and other storage products help extend the life of the game for long-lasting gameplay. All these items come together to help players to better enjoy the rich content created by Paizo in this exciting new game”, explains Frank Whittaker, Ultra PRO Director of Marketing.
Ultra PRO Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Product Line
Released August 2013:
- Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Mats
- Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords Character Add-On Deck Mats
To be released in 2014:
- PACG Adventure Mat: Large area playmat measuring 24″ x 24″ with placement guides for decks used in gameplay
- PACG Deck Protectors: Vibrant printed card sleeves featuring PACG logo and key art, offered in 50-count packs
- PACG: Skull & Shackles Base Set Character Mats: Seven new character mats for the August release of Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Skull & Shackles Base Set
- PACG: Skull & Shackles Character Add-On Deck Mats: Four new character mats featuring the playable characters from the expansion deck
- Adventure Case: A sturdy storage case capable of holding over 1,200 sleeved cards, including an entire PACG Base Set plus all expansion decks for that set plus dividers
Cryptozoic has announced that in a few months you will be able to purchase DC Comic themed deck protector sleeves.
Justice League, Batman, and Joker sleeves in 80 count packages will ensure that your DC Comic Deck Building Game stays well kept for longer.