Matching Card Games

When players hear ‘matching card game’ they think of the traditional Crazy Eights, Old Maid, or Go Fish. While those games have all played a part in our lives, matching games can take more complex forms. Pirate Deck, outlined below, is a matching game where you find yourself on a pirate ship in search of treasure. Below are common measurements and material used in matching card games – minus the booty!

Board Game Industry Standards Two-Piece Box

Matching Card Game Design

Two-Piece Box

The two-piece box is fairly standard for plenty of custom matching card games, but our customization options will help make yours unique. Have a look at the dimensions for your box and get some inspiration!

  • 6 inches x 4.3 inches x 1.4 inches
  • 1.5mm high density paperboard
  • Full CMYK
  • Organizing Insert:
    • 20pt coated 1-sided gloss cardstock
    • 2 compartments
    • White

Board Game Industry Standards Playing Cards

Playing Cards

You can’t have a card game without cards! The industry standard of playing cards is broken up into multiple sections; click here to check out the others. That being said, besides the artwork, you’ll have to decide on the size, core, and dimensions of your card game. Included below is a guideline that may inspire you for your custom matching card game:

  • 54 poker cards, 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches
  • 300 gsm Blue Core
  • Gloss Varnish
  • Full CMYK
  • Packaging: Shrinkwrap

Design a Matching Game, Board Game Industry Standards Coins

Coins and Bag

This is probably the least imperative part of your custom matching card game if you are making one without custom components. The coins and bag listed underneath this are merely for if you have pieces that otherwise wouldn’t be included in your box. Although not necessary, they are nice to keep in mind!

  • 25 plastic coins, 1 inch diameter
  • Custom design
  • Packaging: Faux velvet bag
  • Screen printed skull and crossbones

Board Game Industry Standards Rule Book Instructions

Rule Booklet

Every game has rules, whether or not you follow them is your choice. Pirate deck is no exception. Listed below is a set up guides to help you get your custom matching card game instructions perfect.

  • 3.46 inches x 5.43 inches
  • Saddle-stitched binding
  • 85lb text paper for cover and interior pages
  • 8 pages
  • Gloss varnish
  • Full CMYK

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