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Learn about the custom player screens that we offer for your board game project.
Screens can offer an area for players to hide valuable information or reference information that other players shouldn’t see.
Production and Material
Our screens are made using a similar process as the cover for a casebound book. Sheets of cardboard are cut to size and wrapped with a printed and finished parent sheet. Through a gluing and folding process, that produces a hinge, you end up with a screen.
Our screens can be made with two panels or three panels. A two-panel screen has one fold (hinge) and can best be visualized as opening a hardcover book. Three-panel screens are produced as a long rectangle with the two outer panels folding into the center panel.
Two-panel screens are a common option and work very well, but if you have a larger area you need to cover or a lot of players surrounding you, then a three-panel screen may be a better choice.
Your screen size must be smaller than the size or your game box. If you choose a three-panel option then you can have a larger screen while still fitting inside your box. For quoting, please provide the full size of the screen as it measures in its unfolded state.
Typically, games will require each player has their own screen. You can decide to have each screen printed with the same artwork or provide different art for each piece. For example, if you’d like to have 5 screens per game each with different artwork then we’ll need to know you need 5 variants.
If you’re interested in reading more about custom game printing, be sure to check out our custom board game hub and our custom card game hub. These parts of our site contain all the information you need to know about creating a board game or a card game – beyond just the standards listed here, these hubs also contain detailed information on all the types of materials and packaging types we offer for your game. We’ve also analyzed board and card games to figure out what makes them work – and how you can apply these principals to your custom game. Check it out!