I play a board game which uses, no kidding, more than a dozen decks of cards. I’m currently using plastic bins as shown below to hold the cards, but this clearly isn’t a great solution.
There are some additional complications. The decks are color-coded, so it would be nice if there was a way to see the top card instead of relying on labels. Cards also need to be replaced on the bottom of the deck after use.
What would you build to solve this problem?
I guess the simplest thing would be a long box with labeled dividers. That may be the best solution because it’s easy and space efficient, but it would conceal the artwork on the card backs.
The next simplest thing would be something like the image below, but with wells that were sized better for the cards, and tiered like theater seats. That design has good visibility and utility, but it is inflexible… When an expansion comes out that has a new deck, where do you put it?
Maybe a unit that has 2 tiered wells would be best. You’d just have several of them on the table. That way you get easy access, visibility, and expandability… at the cost of some wasted space.
The current solution–I have to use a few of these. And look at the sloppy tier in the upper right, made from scrap packing foam: