Blue Core Standard Cardstock for Board Games

The industry standard cardstock for board games is Blue Core 280 GSM. This is our most popular cardstock – it makes up about 80% of our orders – and it’s used in successful games such as Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon. 

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Three blue core playing cards

All cards are constructed of two pieces of paper: the front side and the backside of the card. When a core is added, a thick sheet of paper is placed between the front and backside of the card. This prevents light from shining through the card and revealing what is on the front side. 

Our Blue Core Standard cardstock is one of our most affordable options, along with our Coreless Value cardstock. Choosing Blue Core Standard allows you to add more cards per deck without driving up your price. 

If you’re interested in using Blue Core Standard for your board game, head to our custom board game calculator for an instant budgetary quote. To see what Black Core feels like up close, order a standard card sample pack.

There are lots of ways to save money on your custom card game. Please visit our card game cost reduction guide to learn more about how to make your game as budget-friendly as possible. 

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