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Plastic Bags

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Joined: 10/02/2008

Last week when playing Puerto Rico with the new game group I just joined, the guy who organized it had his Puerto Rico components set up in a great manner. He had a ton of small bags (which is the reason I'm writing this thread, so more on that later) which he used to seperate the components for the amount of players, 3, 4 & 5, to make it easier to set up. It took us maybe 5 minutes to set it up, and it involved no counting until we had to put it away, which made it real nice.

I asked him where he got the bags at, and he told me at Michael's. So I went there last night and found two sets of bags, 3" x 4" and 4" x 5", each with a hundred in them. The 3" x 4" ones cost me $1.50, for a mere 1.5 cents a bag and the 4" x 5" were $2.50, so 2.5 cents per bag.

The bags are really nice and much better than the ziplock bags I was using before. For protos it's a great thing, for self publishing it is even more worth it. I believe the bags I bought may even be better than the ones that came in PR.

Oh, I also used it for PR to seperate the game for the different players, including 2 players. I am going to see if they will also help with other games I own.


Note: If you do not have a Michael's in your area, there may be a chance that another craft store has it.

Plastic Bags

That's awesome!! I have been looking around for affordable plastic bags, I never thought to look in Michaels! This will help especially with prototypes that people want to send to publishers (since we probably won't be sending them with vacuum molded plastic inserts to hold everything together. Much better than the sandwich sized ziplocks.

Joined: 12/31/1969
Plastic Bags

Aye, Michael's has great bags. You'll find them near the jewelry-making section.

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Joined: 06/20/2008
Plastic Bags

Michael's is usually the first place I look, then over to Home Depot. They make a great pair! :)

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