We’re looking to add to this list over time, so if you have a storage solution, contact us at halloflcg(at)gmail.com! Not all entries will be accepted.
Hall of Gondor’s solutions
Hall of Gondor’s approach to storage is multi-faceted: a 3-inch binder for player cards, individual deck boxes for heroes and wooden storage boxes for encounter cards/scenarios. This is the approach we use for every single LCG.
A 3-inch binder holds all player cards for Lord of the Rings LCG. All Arkham Horror LCG player cards to date are also comfortably stored in a 3-inch binder.
Encounter cards can be stored in the “Artist’s Case” from Hobby Lobby [try this link for the newer model if the other one isn’t working], which will run you $24.99 on sale (it’s almost always on sale). You can also look for coupons, which work online.
When building our solution in 2020, we picked up a Broken Token insert (or any insert) for the case. As you can see with the above image that has most LOTR LCG encounter sets (minus the deluxe boxes), as well as standalone scenarios stored. Or you can opt for the Go7Gaming insert.
We have removed links to Broken Token due to current events [content warning]. Instead, we are providing signal boosted alternatives to Broken Token. You can opt for the Go7Gaming insert. Folded Space is another alternative that might suit your needs, as is Meeple Realty, Insert Here, Laserox, and GameTrayz. Additionally, the Hall of Heroes network has donated its entire August earnings to the National Womens Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation.
Boardinary Gamers came up with an interesting idea: craft cassette case-like deckboxes! You can find more information here on their official Twitter account, but the product can be located here and it holds 30 sleeved cards per case, according to the crafter.
S. Manser also managed to craft a PDF for their own style of cassette tape boxes.
Burger Tokens sells smaller perfect-fit deck boxes.
Cheap clear card boxes are also an option.
Spice up the original box
Scott Plays uses a combination of foam, dividers and a custom core set box insert for Marvel LCG – a process you can use on the core box for any LCG.
Stephanie Richards, directly above, used the Folded Space insert.
You can also get really creative like Make Your Piece Games did with this custom box for Marvel LCG (instructions here).
Harbor Freight sells a reasonably priced aluminum case that you can use to store cards.
These tend to run on the pricey side, but if you’re constantly going from place to place, they can do the trick. We’ve tested out the Enhance Backpack, and have found that cards stay very snug when walking around.
Philip van Niekerk uses the Gamegenic Dungeon 1110+ convertible box, which will run you $59.99.
As you can see in the image above there is some dead space, but it fits LCG cards nicely.
The Cards Against Humanity Big Box
This huge box is also an option for people who are looking for a higher quality way to store their cards.
Several community members have recommended the “Moppe” box from IKEA. It’s a cheap $20 wooden box that allows for card storage. Here’s a tutorial for how to better use it for storage.
Another community member stored their Netrunner cards in this EKET two-drawer cabinet from IKEA, set on top of a desk or end table.
“Fancy but functional” is a perfect description for these.
If you’re up for the price, this vendor sells Kallaz Boxes for storage for all three LCGs.
Plain old plano or card boxes
The perfect storage solution for anything, even Gloomhaven! Plano Boxes will do the trick for storing tokens and bits.
You can go even cheaper for card storage and buy cardboard boxes for a few bucks.
StoneMaier Games sells cheap plastic resource containers specifically made for tabletop games.
Designed By Ryno has a set of vertical dividers to download and print for free.
Mobile phone/tablet holders
Lee Butcher brought these sweet mobile holders to our attention: perfect for dials.
They’re called “Bergenes” at IKEA and are very cheap.
Similarly, business card holders can hold multiple quest/agenda/scheme cards at once.
Alex van Vloten uses the colorful Uberstax holders to prop up their cards, and they look great! The multi-tier and modular setup is perfect for people who want to customize their board state.
You can find these universal game piece holders here at the Uberstax website.
CaddyMax makes a universal component/token organizer that works great for LCG tokens
Big Viking mats sells gigantic table-wide mats.
Inked Gaming also sells many playmats.
LizardDen has a custom LOTR LCG mat for sale.
You can grab tubes like these on Amazon or most gaming stores.
Community member rokkon states that this box holds playmats.
This 28″ tube from Ultra Pro stores the 1-4 player mats.
The Ender-3 V2 3D Printer is described by one user as a great entry-level, budget option. At the time of publication, this model is below $300, which is on the low-end for 3D printers.
Prusa has been recommended by at least one token maker in the LCG community. The Prusa I3 MK3 is described as a “no fuss” 3D printer that can handle a wide variety of products. Pre-assembled, it costs roughly $999.00. Assembling it yourself as a “kit” costs $749.00.
To give you an idea on time: printing tokens takes roughly 10 minutes each depending on the design, while printing something like this could take several hours.
For more information and further assistance, you can check the 3D printing Reddit.
You can find a quick 3D-printing tutorial here from Make Your Piece Games.
Dreadnaught sleeving and general LOTR sleeves
KidArachnid13 has an easy approach for sleeving the giant Dreadnaught card:
“I took 2 KMC perfect fit sleeves, split open both along the side, fit the card in them both, then sealed the whole thing with a laminator. I was too nervous to just laminate the card, had never done it before, so put the sleeves around it first.”
“You can see the line in the center where the sleeves meet/slightly overlap, but otherwise I was really happy with how it turned out. And someone with more patience and attention than I have can surely do a better job of hiding that line.”
As do BCW double-sized sleeves. You’re aiming for 89x127mm.
There are Lord of the Rings art sleeves, but they are generally out of print and hard to find. Try eBay.
If you need FFG sleeve replacements for their discontinued line, read this post here.
There are several token storage options that range from cheap to expensive. You should probably start with good old plano boxes, which have their own section above.
You can also opt for these smaller, even cheaper small waterproof plano boxes.
Or, you can get fancy with cylinder stackable containers (pictured above).
X-Trayz are relatively cheap, ranging in the $2~ range per container.
Finally, this CaddyMax universal storage tray is an option for several games.
Wait, what about tokens?! I’m glad you asked.
For many years, Dracula’s Tokens (or Drac’s Tokens) have been my go-to choice for every LCG on the market.
This storefront sells fairly cheap tokens.
This store has cute 3D-printed tokens for Lord of the Rings LCG.
This Etsy page sells “journey” style tokens.
Schoonerlabs sells various dials and custom tokens that may work for multiple games
This listing includes multi-use pocket trackers, which you can use for health or threat, or objectives, and so on.
Shire Post Mint
This storefront has a ton of thematic coins that can be used as first player tokens
Make your own
The Bell of Lost Souls blog also has a fantastic “level up your tokens” guide.
Another blog for crafting glass cabochon tokens can be found here.
If you’re looking to store tokens, mini ziplock bags are a great option.
You can also follow this video tutorial to make your own boxes.
While there are many great Tolkien books out there to enhance your lore experience, this creation from Ryan M. is one of the loveliest fan works to date.
It’s a compendium-like “complete sourcebook,” that’s “680+ pages” and contains every rulebook and flavor text bit.