Retailer guests at the March 13-17, 2017 GAMA Trade Show in Vegas are invited to enter the BCW Passport Challenge. The GAMA Trade Show is an annual meeting of gaming hobby retailers, manufacturers, and distributors (GAMA members only).
This year, BCW will be awarding three sets of Magic: the Gathering Dual Lands and BCW Gaming Supplies! Three winners will be selected (one playset per winner).
To enter, GAMA Trade Show retailer guests can visit the BCW Supplies booth (330), in the GAMA exhibit hall on Wednesday, March 15th or Thursday, March 16th and pick-up your “BCW Passport”. Then get your passport stamped at the listed BCW distributors’ booths in the GAMA exhibit hall:
Return your stamped passport to the BCW booth before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16th, get the fourth stamp from BCW, and provide your passport to the BCW staff. Lastly, visit the BCW booth at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday when BCW will conduct a random drawing of all entries and announce three prize winners. The potential winners must be present to claim their prize.
Most BCW cardboard boxes are only large enough to hold standard 2½” x 3½” cards or cards in sleeves. However several boxes have wider rows to accommodate cards in protective holders such as semi-rigids, toploaders, 1-screws, magnetics or other holders or cases. Some BCW boxes are designed to hold graded cards or other tall cards. A few boxes have both wide rows and increased height.
If you are trying to decide which BCW boxes are right for your collection, the list below shows the basic sizes. If you store cards in protective holders, you’ll need a box with WIDE rows. If you have graded cards, other tall cards, or you have 4-screw card holders, get a box labelled GRADED.
Note the length of the card boxes are often named by the number of cards they can hold, such as a 930-ct. Box, however these sizes are based on the thickness of a traditional card. Modern cards are often thicker than traditional Topps baseball cards. Learn more
If you’re looking for a sophisticated method to store and display your trading cards, BCW’s LT Deck Lockers and Z-Folios are the perfect solution. These are designed to protect Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, and other 2½ x 3½ cards that are loose or in card sleeves.
The outside of these LT Deck Lockers and Z-Folios are made from a premium leatherette (LT). The LT material starts as a deep black, but after several months of use, fades to a worn brown, just like a leather jacket.
If you want a Deck Locker or folio, but brown in not your favorite choice, try one of BCW’s colorful LX products:
BCW Supplies ha añadido Black Faerie como una BCW Master Distribuidor autorizado. Black Faerie tiene su sede en Santiago y concentrará sus esfuerzos en distribuir productos de BCW a tiendas de juegos de cartas en Chile, que venden principalmente Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Mitos y Leyendas, y Yu-Gi-Oh.
BCW produce y distribuye productos para proteger, almacenar y exhibir suministros de hobby. Las líneas de productos de BCW se centran en suministros para juegos y tarjetas de deportes, libros de historietas, monedas, registros de música, fotografías, revistas y objetos de recuerdo deportivos. Además de los productos de la marca BCW, BCW ofrece suministros de los fabricantes asociados: Monster Protectors, BallQube, Pro-Mold y Boxes in Action.
BCW now offers some of our most popular gaming products in additional colors! The products listed below were originally available in our black, white, red, green, and blue leatherette material (LX). These four items are now also available in teal, purple, pink, and orange:
BCW 9-pocket sideloading pages are an excellent way to sort and separate you card collection. The colors were chosen such that Magic, Pokemon, and YuGiOh players can easily sort the cards into matching pages. Even if you don’t play these games, the different colors can be employed for sorting the game you do play.
I used 9 different colors and also clear pages to create the sorting separation for my Doomtown: Reloaded Binders. What’s Doomtown? Doomtown is a flavorful card game based in the Weird West, think twisted history mixed with magic, that involves various factions vying for control of a California boomtown. The wild west flavor is further demonstrated with a clever combat system that involves a series of poker hands, and cheating as well is part of the game.
Fixed releases (no randomized booster packs to buy!) and living card style of the game means that I have (at least) four of every card. Unless otherwise used in a deck, all my cards are in binders. This means that most of the cards in my binders are in sets of four, back-to-back. While this makes for some heavy pages, the plastic pages accommodates the weight just fine. When I’m looking for a card, the colored pages and their interior organization makes finding what I’m looking for easy.
The Card House holds twelve 800 Boxes (1-piece) or 802 Boxes (2-piece). The Shoe Box House holds six Shoe Boxes.
A full Card House or Shoe Box House can hold about 9,600 traditional sports cards or 13,680 thinner gaming cards. Each of the two rows in a Shoe Box are wider than the single row of a 800 or 802 Box, so a Shoe Box can accommodate card toploaders and other card holders. An entire Shoe House (6 Shoe Boxes) can hold about 2,100 toploaders.
BCW wants to support game shops when they manage large Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon or other card game tournaments. BCW will provide prizes for the Top 8 finishers and samples for the judges when the tournament meets these basic criteria:
The tournament must be managed by a “brick & mortar” game shop, or a trusted tournament organizing company, and be publicly promoted.
The tournament must offer a contestant prize pool of $5,000 or more.
The request for prize support must be communicated at least one month before the event (see below).
In advance of the event, the event manager must promote on their social media channels that BCW prize packages will be awarded to the Top 8 finishers, showing a picture of a prize pack.
The prize packs and judge samples will only be shipped to one U.S. commercial address (mainland 48 states).
Each of the Top 8 finishers (main event only) will receive a BCW prize package that includes two packs of BCW Deck Guards and one BCW Deck Locker. BCW reserves the right to alter this prize package when needed, but changes will only be improvements to the package. Official judges at these events will also receive BCW promotional items.
BCW Deck Locker LX and Deck Guards
For a qualified game shop to receive these prize packs and judge samples, please contact Ted Litvan, BCW Supplies Marketing Manager, using this contact form. Please provide the URL of the webpage describing the event, and let me know the number of judges at the event.