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Fixpix
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cleaning the cards Wed, 26 October 2005 22:56
Hello

Apologise if this has already been answered.

Well, we've been playing too much SOC and it shows...the cards are getting...I don't know the word in enlish so I'll just use dirty and sticky. They appear to be made out of a water resistant material but I'd like to verify this before I turn them all to blanks Wink If somebody else had this probem, can you tell me how it would be best for me to clean them?

Thanks and I promise next time I'll teach them proper (game) table manners Very Happy
      
Luke the Flaming
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 26 October 2005 23:21
Hint: use protector sleeves (those created for "Magic: the Gathering" and other CCGs) to avoid ruining your cards. Wink

Good luck cleaning your decks! Smile
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Thu, 27 October 2005 15:11
I don't like using the protectors, have a hard time shuffling. I also have the same problem and hope to be able to purchase a new deck sometime from Days of Wonder.
      
Dandelion_Wine
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 09 November 2005 16:29
Not to sound stupid but have everyone wash their hands before they play?
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 09 November 2005 18:18
if you play enough, even with clean hands, skin and oil will build up on the cards. Mostly on the white cards Cool
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Thu, 26 January 2006 05:10
Fixpix wrote on Wed, 26 October 2005 16:56

Hello

Apologise if this has already been answered.

Well, we've been playing too much SOC and it shows...the cards are getting...I don't know the word in enlish so I'll just use dirty and sticky. They appear to be made out of a water resistant material but I'd like to verify this before I turn them all to blanks Wink If somebody else had this probem, can you tell me how it would be best for me to clean them?

Thanks and I promise next time I'll teach them proper (game) table manners Very Happy


"The cards are getting worn." is a good fit...

With most companies, I'd just suggest ordering a new deck. But most companies also list spare parts on their ordering page...

As for cleaning them, if one does, I'd suggest a damp sponge, dry with paper towel, then pressing the cards between waxed paper with stack of heavy books. Then sleeve them. You can get sleeves as low as $0.02 in Sportscard shops.
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Thu, 26 January 2006 07:58
AK_Aramis wrote on Thu, 26 January 2006 05:10

With most companies, I'd just suggest ordering a new deck. But most companies also list spare parts on their ordering page...



Actually they don't. I know hundreds of publishers and only a few dozen of them offer spare parts.

Mik
      
AK_Aramis
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  Re:cleaning the cards Tue, 31 January 2006 10:34
AH always did; Hasbro does, but only if you ask for the parts catalog. I bought replacement monopoly parts at the local druggist's....
SJG always has offered spare parts, though not always in catalogs.
TFG/ADB always has, ADB still does.
Mayfair does. I in fact ordered a set of extra Catan parts to make my wife a purple set.
ICE did; again, call and ask for the list.
FASA did. Not for everything...
Supremacy Games did.
Starfire Design Studio does.

Since the vast of my hundred or so board games are from those companies, I've never experienced a lack of spare parts ordering ability.

Being able to replace parts on games with as many losable bits would be nice. For reference, l looked at buying SFB Captain's Basic as spare parts, and came up with a price about $10 over...

Perhaps it's simply the quality of the individual companies I've dealt with.

Might be nice if we could order Kem-Cards for use with Shadows. Can't beat them... I've a 25 year old deck of Bridge cards with over a thousand rubbers on them, which still feel brand new, and have been washed twice. Oh, yeah, they, too, keep spares on hand for decades. Makes me wonder if any game companies have looked at Kem Cards....

      
AK_Aramis
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 01 February 2006 10:27
In another thread, DoW said to email support for spares/replacements availability.

(Edit: correction in wording)

[Updated on: Fri, 03 February 2006 03:16]

      
Islay
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Re:cleaning the cards Mon, 15 January 2007 23:51
I have this problem with our white cards (> 100 plays) and I emailed DOW about 2 or 3 months ago and was told that they didn't have any white decks available for purchase or otherwise. Sad
      
ColtsFan76
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Re:cleaning the cards Tue, 16 January 2007 01:26
Islay wrote on Mon, 15 January 2007 16:51

I have this problem with our white cards (> 100 plays) and I emailed DOW about 2 or 3 months ago and was told that they didn't have any white decks available for purchase or otherwise. Sad

I was told by my local game store that DOW was out of stock on a lot of their products before Christmas. Sounds like they devoted all of their energy to BattleLore and getting just that out instead of reprints. I would try them again now that things are calming down with BL's release. They may have more white cards in stock.
      
atefec
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Re:cleaning the cards Tue, 16 January 2007 07:53
In fact SOC is not the only game that is sold out at DOW currently. "Mystery of the Abbey" will be re-issue in February and "Pirates Cove" in August.

Although DOW has expanded it is still none of the biggest game publishers. I think you are right, ColtsFan, they had to concentrate their staff on the big project "BattleLore". I agree, things should come back to normal, when the interest on the game is tailing off a bit.
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 17 January 2007 06:20
I have heard of some people going as far as laminating their cards to protect them. Not something I would do personally, but I suppose if you had the money, it might be an option.
      
AK_Aramis
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 17 January 2007 23:31
Big problem is that the cards are too long for yu-gi-oh sized sleeves, and too narrow for M:TG sleeves.
      
player647298
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Re:cleaning the cards Thu, 22 July 2010 18:09
Can someone tell me the exact size of the cards? I just oredered the game, but want to go ahead and get sleeves here.
      
chadnorth
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Re:cleaning the cards Wed, 10 October 2012 16:11
These cards are Standard USA size.

I've found that you can clean them (somewhat) by placing a few at a time in a bag of talcum powder and/or corn starch followed by shaking the bag and let it sit a spell. When done gently wipe of the powder residue, one card at a time, with a soft cloth. Minor greasy/oil spots can be cleaned successfully with a SMALL amount of water (haven't tried grease remover yet) and wiped dry immediately.

Typically the problem with these cards is they do not shuffle well. At that point you have nothing to loose by running them through a 2 deck card shuffler and that works just great.
      
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Re:cleaning the cards Sat, 13 October 2012 20:18
Ground rules: no candy, potatoe chips or anything that makes the finger sticky or greazy!

And use protection! (as in sleeves)

(dont be silly...)

[Updated on: Sat, 13 October 2012 20:21]

      
    
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