Second Look - Boardgame reviews in depth. Check out that cat.Legion Supplies just recently sent over some card sleeves, a deck box, and a flip box for Star Realms. I sleeved some cards, stored a deck, and finally got rid of the already-splitting Star Realms box I was currently using. My thoughts below:

Card Sleeves:  These card sleeves are tough! They feel a bit thicker than ones from Ultra Pro or BCW, and the printing on them is beautifully done. The sleeves I used had the “Bad Beats” artwork on them, which my kids thought was hilarious. My only gripe is that my cards don’t fit as snugly in these as they do in the previously two mentioned brands. Sometimes during play the cards would shift a bit and start to come out of the top of the sleeve. It’s not a deal breaker, though. They do cost quite a bit more than other sleeves. $4.50 to $5 for 50. At first I thought it was just for the printed sleeves, but plain color ones were just as much.

BOX045-BAD-BEETS-242x300Deck Box: The deck box also had the “Bad Beats” printing. Unfortunately I lost this case to my son, who claimed that since I already had a BCW Deck Locker, that he wanted it. It’s a shame, too, because it’s one of the nicest deck boxes I’ve used. Durable, with a Velcro flap and a divider inside. For $3.50, these are a no brainer. If you’re looking for a standard deck box, these are the ones to go with.

Star Realms Box: A specialized product meant for keeping your Star Realms stuff safe, this box has two compartments and the flap seals with Velcro. It’ll hold every Star Realms card released to date, even if sleeved. It even comes with a promo card for the game! If you play Star Realms, you know how hard it is to get your cards in and out of the box they came in. It’s a VERY tight fit, even when the cards are brand new. This case is $10, but worth every penny to keep the game in safe, and in one place. Legion has a bigger box for $20 that comes with 224 sleeves, 4 promo cards, and dividers, too. I may be snagging that one soon.


Card sleeves, deck box, and Star Realms box were all provided free for review by Legion Supplies.