Cards & Card Decks

From promotional packs to party games, Delano Games is well suited to produce your cards. Whether you need round corner or square corner cards, we are experts in printing, cutting and collating card games.  If you’re in the design stage, or just want to brainstorm, give us a call or email us.  We can offer a lot of helpful information to keep your costs down and still give you the finished product you’ll love (consultation on card size, deck count, print colors, stock type, etc.) We commonly produce:

Core Decks: These are usually larger card counts across multiple decks and typically of the standard poker size card (3.5” x 2.5”). Beyond that, custom sizes, custom shapes and special finishing are all possible.

Trivia and Flash Cards: Industry leading educational resource providers have their affordable products made in America. Our-child safe, low cost alternatives for materials that create an attractive product while allowing for a respectable price.

Tarot Cards: Tarot cards are a common use of card decks, and can be printed in a variety of sizes and stocks.

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Promo Packs & Expansion Decks

Promo Packs: Nothing jogs the memory like a memento. During promotional programs, conventions, or events, give-away items are popular. These typically are loose single cards or a hand of cards in a fin-sealed package that can be incorporated into an existing game. These help new customers remember their fondness for your product or reward existing customers with something special that proves that person was there.

Expansion Decks: These usually have a little more weight to them than a promo pack. Common themes here are to utilize the first and last card into a clear fin-sealed pack for a low cost graphic solution, or print on the actual film packaging itself.

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Tuck Boxes

Delano Games can produce standard tuck boxes and more. Here are just a few options you can choose:

  • Tuck top and bottom
  • Glue bottom
  • Hang tab tuck boxes

We can also package your cards in die cut tuck boxes, two-piece set-up boxes, or specialty wraps (foil for instance) — all produced in-house to provide the quality and timely delivery you need.

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Custom Rigid Boxes

Two-piece setup boxes, telescope boxes, and card boxes are common requests. Most board games are contained in a setup box meaning a box that has a lid and a base (box top/box bottom). Some card games require a two-piece setup box versus a tuckbox because of the total number of cards in a game. Other options are telescope boxes, neck boxes, and specialty-type boxes. We'll consult with you about the best box options for your game(s). Whatever your needs, we can help you with what would work best for you! 

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Board Games

We have all of the equipment necessary to produce your board game. Including:

  • Game box
  • Game board
  • Game cards
  • Rules
  • Die cut platform
  • Die cut game pieces, etc.

For first time game inventors or start-up companies, we can assist you in identifying the best materials for each game component to keep your costs down. Whatever your needs, we’re here to guide help! Contact Us

For established game companies, we can work with your specifications to produce a high quality, consistent product, no matter the quantity. Capacity is not an issue with Delano Games.
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Game Boards

There are many options we produce such as:

  • No fold, single-fold, quad-fold, six panel
  • Levant backed or printed on two sides
  • Kiss cut game boards with spinner arrow
  • Spinner boards (individual smaller spinner boards with spinner arrow)

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Die Cut Sheets (Tiles) / Punchout Boards

Many games include die cut tiles or punch outs in place of chips or tiddlywinks.

Die cutting is a process that cuts paper, chip board and other materials into custom shapes. A good design is important. Complex designs drive up your costs because they take up more press sheet and generate a lot of waste. We can work closely with you (and then our die cutting and folding/gluing departments) so this component can be manufactured cost effectively for maximum production efficiency and use of the material. This includes the process of sheet optimization – your designs can be nested on the press form (sheet of paper).

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Score Pads

These are traditions among any competitive, deductive or role playing games. Printing options range from blank to four color process, although they are commonly kept to one or two colors to keep costs down. You choose the dimension of adhesive applied.

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Play Money

Play money is generally printed with black ink on uncoated colored paper stock in many sizes. Higher end options let CMYK printing or Pantone inks put on a show. Quantity, size and denominations are determined by you. Typically, play money denominations are separated by a piece of chip board and shrink wrapped for the game assembly process. If you are interested in other options, we can discuss this with you too.

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Special Finishes

Make your game shine!

  • Foil Stamping
  • Linen Stock
  • Linen Look UV Coating
  • Unifraction
  • Embossing / Debossing
  • Laminating
  • Interior Printing

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Platforms / Inserts

Most game designers like to include a platform/tray or insert in the game and these can be manufactured either using corrugated E-flute stock or plastic injection molding. These are designed to allow the end user to put the parts and pieces of the game in for safe keeping during game storage.

E-flute is much like what a standard shipping carton is made of, only in this case it's die cut to resemble a tray to compartmentalize the pieces of the game for storage. This is widely requested and is a low cost option.

Plastic injection molded inserts are typically used in more complex games with lots of components. Keep in mind, this type of insert will increase the cost of your game because molds need to be made.

Some games only require a simple 24 pt. heartbeat divider, center well, end well(s), etc. This is a cost effective option.

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Rules / Instruction Manuals

Rules are the core of your game. We always say, "if writing rules were easy, everyone would do it." Take the time to make sure your rules are clear, concise, and most of all, make for a fun game experience!

We've seen millions of games rules over the decades. Most are very well done. Occasionally, we find a few snags that can ruin a game. For example, rules that don't tell players how to win or don't explain the game board.

The most common mistake results from over-familiarity. You've played the game a thousand times, so you assume things that new players won't know. Make sure to write your rules from the perspective of someone approaching your game for the very first time. Obvious as they may be to you, there is a way to organize them for your players. Of course play test, play test, and play test more. Lastly, if you make any changes to your game, whether it’s changing the color of a key game card and you’ve mentioned this color in your rules, you’ll need to revise the rules too.

Rules are requested in many ways, here’s some of the top options:

  • Single sheet, 4 pg. and more including saddle stitched booklets
  • Utilizing extra cards in a card deck(s)

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We have numerous standard sizes and many product offerings. We produce a range of pieces from 24 to 1,000+ in a variety of standard sizes.

We can help you determine die lines you’ll need when creating your puzzle or if you have your own we can utilize that.

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Educational Products

  • Flash cards
  • Board games/card games
  • Saddle stitched books
  • Certificates and Recognition Awards
  • Bulletin Boards and Charts
  • Posters

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5350 W Dickman Rd.
Battle Creek, MI 49037, USA

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(800) 233-5266
Fax: (269) 968-0340