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Settlers of Catan card holder

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Don't you hate it when you're playing Settlers and your card stacks keep getting messed up and mixed together?  Me too!  Now you can build your own card holder to keep everything neat and organized.

My brother designed this set-up and made the plans for it.  I cut it out of 1/8" clear acrylic with a laser cutter, but he made his out of wood.  You don't need a laser to make it, but I made mine at Techshop!

During game play, he came up with the perfect order for organizing your cards, based on what they're used for:  
Wood, Brick, Wool, Grain, Ore, Settlement

Why this order?   Because:

wood + brick = road
wood + brick + wool + grain = settlement
grain + ore = city
wool + grain + ore = settlement card

So I decided to design some emblems to etch into each card slot as a reminder. 

Once I'd assembled all the files and printed it out, it was super easy to assemble.  Everything slots together perfectly (when using 1/8" thick material), and can be glued in place.  This card holder is even large enough to accommodate expansion packs!


claramecium2 months ago

nice i wonder my dad(donedirtcheap) and i love the game Dominion could u use a couple of these for those cards?

trialex2 years ago
Nice.

(I get wood for sheep :-) - Never fails to make me laugh when playing Catan )
doctorkb trialex4 months ago

You must be from New Zealand. :)

trialex doctorkb4 months ago

I'm from the East Island, ay bro!

I love these!!!! Would you consider selling them? I'd like to purchase two! :)

tmalouff1 year ago
Can you share your icons that your used?

Also do you have any plans to sell any of these?
cweisdepp1 year ago
This is wonderfully executed! I slapped one together out of plastic canvas, but no one uses it. You should consider checking into marketing these as a set you can order and assemble at home..
This is awesome! I'll have to try it out of wood, since I don't have access to a laser cutter :) Thanks to you and your brother for the awesome idea!
you can always use the same wood shop tools on plastic if you dont have a laser cutter. just be really careful not to scratch anything in the process
Thanks! Honestly, my tool supply is limited since moving out of my parents' place 5 years ago, so I have VERY few power tools. I was going to use a hand saw... :/
megaduty2 years ago
Very clean setup.
I like this alot! REALLY wish i had access to a laser cutter or a cnc router though!