Marvel Champions LCG storage solutions

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.

Your first step should be searching for Marvel Champions LCG on Etsy.

You may also want to check out our guides/extras section, which has card counts to help you plan sleeve purchases.

Our beginner blog also has a few storage tips and covers more topics like sleeves.

Check out our Arkham Horror LCG storage solutions article here, and our Lord of the Rings LCG storage solution article here.

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Hall of Heroes’ solutions

Hall of Heroes’ 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, which is an eight year old game. All Arkham Horror LCG player cards to date are also comfortably stored in a 3-inch binder. Odds are, Marvel LCG’s entire lifetime will be stored here too. Dividers are used to separate each aspect (this set gets you every single aspect color, with white used for basic cards). A note: you may want to go 4-inch just in case.

As for the deck boxes, each box is catered to a specific hero, usually corresponding to the logo/color (Black Widow is on the left, Thor is on the right). All contain a pre-built deck for every hero (perfect for get-togethers pre-and-post-pandemic), obtained through multiple core sets and buying two of every hero pack.

They have a card divider in them to separate obligation/nemesis sets. These specific high quality boxes are designed for Magic: The Gathering and will run you $15-25, but you can re-use them as needed for other card games.

Hero cards are stored inside of Ultra Pro “Mini Snap” card holders for extra effect. It adds a cool little weight to slamming the card down on either side when you’re flipping between alter-ego and hero form.

The tokens and the hero board are from Buy the Same Token, which is highlighted below.

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, we picked up a Broken Token insert (or any insert) for the case. As you can see with the above image that has all of Arkham Horror’s encounter sets (all deluxes and mythos packs up to the end of The Circle Undone at the time), as well as standalone scenarios stored, there is plenty of room to grow.

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.

The top of our Artist’s Case is decorated with various bits of Marvel art (simply pasted on with Mod Podge), taken from various coffee table books. You can often get them very cheaply used.

The second image shows what Marvel Champions LCG looks like with all of the scenarios and mods stored through August 2020 in the Artist’s Case. The dividers are from Tesseract Games.


Deck boxes

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.

Here is an updated version, sent to us by S. Manser in July 2021. And here’s one updated in August 2021.

MTYeh has an archive of card cases here.

Jordi S. managed made their own cassette storage cases too.

Thankfully, they allowed Hall of Heroes to archive and host the PDF files, which you can download in ZIP form here (English and Spanish available).

And here are the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Burger Tokens sells smaller perfect-fit deck boxes.

You can also make your own tuck boxes.

Cheap clear card boxes are also an option.


Spice up the original box

Michael Lorenzo took the most economical route and used the original storage box, with dividers, to separate all of their cards. It’s almost full, but a viable option!

You can find the horizontal dividers in the image above here, or dividers at the top of this page here.

You can 3D-print your own core set insert, too. Or use this alternate insert file.

Here’s another insert project for Rise of Red Skull!

Stephanie Richards, directly above, used the Folded Space insert, which will run you 13,50 €.

Scott Plays uses a combination of foam, dividers and a custom core set box insert.

You can find more information on foam core here.


Buy a Marvel themed box

You can also get really creative like Make Your Piece Games did with this custom box (instructions here).

Harbor Freight sells a reasonably priced aluminum case that you can use to store cards.

Daydream Gaming also sells special boxes. You can locate their storefront here.

As does Tesseract Games, which sells the Infinity Box (either self-building or pre-built options).


Portable bags/backpacks

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.

Another option is the Pirate Lab card case. Or the Big Metal Box from CardKingPro.


Gamegenic Dungeon

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 Marvel LCG cards nicely.

You can also opt for the Fortress or the Stronghold.


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.

You can find it for $14.99 on Amazon. You can also opt for this three-row box from BCW.


Dex Protection Supreme Game Chest

If you really want to get fancy, you can opt for the Dex Supreme Game Chest, which has two trays.

It’s $65 and you can buy it here.

Or you can opt for the cheaper $45 Game Chest.


IKEA storage

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.


Kallax-Boxes

“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 and Marvel Champions! 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.


Campaign logs

Tesseract Games has a fantastic log book for sale that will accomodate any Champions campaign playthrough. You can find their main site here and their Etsy store here.

Having gotten our hands on it, the book itself is fantastic. The front logo is very pronounced, and opening up a “S.H.I.E.L.D.” file should add a bit of thematic flair to your game.

The idea is that you use one page for an entire campaign, recording your player names, hero identities, and notes that are relevant to your playthrough (like how many delay counters were left on Absorbing Man, and so on). There’s also extra “scoring” sections, for defeated minions, side schemes removed, the last round, and the highest damage dealt in a turn.

You can even record how much fun you had (on a scale of 1-10), as well as how difficult you felt the encounter was; and whether or not you won or lost. It’s sort of a comprehensive way to suit competitive and casual players alike. Players can record 51 games in the book at present, with four pages serving as a tutorial for how each section works. There’s also a full notes page at the end, just in case.

The current incarnation of the log book also comes with heavy-duty insert that serves as a “checklist” for finishing off villains with specific identities and aspect combos. It’s going to be pricey for some, but it’s definitely worth it; especially if you’re doing multiple Red Skull campaigns as we wait for Guardians to drop in April.

[Disclaimer: A log book was provided to Hall of Heroes for testing/review. Nothing else was exchanged.]


Dividers

There are a few options for dividers.

Tesseract Games sells dividers.

OneSharpJoeCrafts sells wooden dividers.

KirbysWorkshop sells very cheap clear plastic dividers.

You can also print off your own using several types of dividers, found here.

And Dividers Central has a large website dedicated to Champions dividers.


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.

This set has been recommended by a community member.


Uberstax

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


Marvel Sleeves

There are several Marvel options for sleeves.

Gamegenic (who is owned by Asmodee) is selling official Marvel Champions sleeves for the player/encounter/villain cards, as well as specific hero sleeves. This video will walk you through the look and feel of the new Gamegenic sleeve line.

Upper Deck is selling Marvel-themed sleeves: a few of which line up with current Champions heroes.

If you need FFG sleeve replacements for their discontinued line, read this post here.

You can find a tutorial for double sleeving above.

Tolarian Community College also has a double sleeving tutorial.


Playmats

You can find the official Marvel Champions mats for sale here.

Big Viking mats also sells gigantic table-wide mats.

Inked Gaming also sells many playmats.

Lizard Den sells Marvel Champions playmats as well.

Or, you can print your own using a few of these mat templates from Designhacker.


Playmat storage

You can grab tubes like these on Amazon or most gaming stores.

Check out all of the currently available playmats for Champions at the bottom of this page.

Community member rokkon states that this box holds playmats.

This 28″ tube from Ultra Pro stores player mats.


Ant-Man and Wasp storage

Didn’t you hear? Ant-Man and Wasp are going to be represented by unique folding identity cards!

Here’s the rundown on how to store them properly.


3D Printers

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.

You can find its listing here. For further help, there is a large Ender-3 Facebook community that is willing to answer questions.

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.

You can find a list of Prusa models here.

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.


Token Storage

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).

As well as these plastic storage containers with hinged lids.

X-Trayz are relatively cheap, ranging in the $2~ range per container.

You can also opt for a Go7Gaming universal storage tray, or the same concept from Buy the Same Token.

Finally, this CaddyMax universal storage tray is an option for several games.

Wait, what about tokens?! I’m glad you asked.


Token and dial options

Buy the Same Token

There’s no coincidence they are listed first: Buy the Same Token is by far my favorite token shop for Marvel Champions.

Not only do they provide multiple flavor-specific tokens like Enterprise/Madness Counters for Risky Business (double-sided), but also tokens like arrow counters for Hawkeye, which flip into “two damage.”

One of the reasons everyone in my playgroup loves these tokens is because of how clear they are. A few other tokens solutions are a little smaller and less clear, which leads to confusion across the table. Many of these are double-sided with different counts (which allows you to buy less for more utility). They’re amazing. The outfit also sells easels.

You can find Buy the Same Token on Etsy. The token dimensions are 18mm x 18mm x 3mm.

Extra dials

CogOTwo opened up a shop where you can purchase themed hero or villain dials for Marvel Champions. You can find that storefront here or their official site here.

TableTopLegion sells dials too, as does schoonerlabs.

Make Your Piece Games has a great blog on how to customize your own dials.

Aurbits

Aurbits are high quality fiberglass tokens and some of the most decadent things you can purchase for Marvel Champions.

You can find Aurbits tokens here. They come in prices of $6.99 through $15.99 for individual sets, with a “full set” (Stunned, Confused, Tough, Counter, Acceleration, and First Player Tokens) costing you $69.99. You can also get a “full pack” of Damage and Threat tokens for an additional $46.40.

Burger Tokens

Burger Tokens is a beloved staple of the Marvel Champions LCG community. Not only are the folks over there very communication-oriented, but the price is right, as you’re partially making the tokens yourself with coins.

You can find a large pack of Burger Tokens for Marvel Champions here for $20.00.

Burger Tokens also sells sleek (and cheap) deckboxes.

Dracula’s Tokens

For many years, Dracula’s Tokens (or Drac’s Tokens) have been my go-to choice for every LCG on the market.

As of mid-2020, they are now offering Marvel Champions tokens! You can find their store here on Etsy.

Daydream Gaming tokens

Daydream Gaming was one of the first suppliers to provide Marvel Champions tokens during its launch, and the company is still going strong.

You can find a full set here for $49.99, or opt for piecemeal token purchases.

Board Game Night Shop

Board Game Night Shop offers a cool set of tokens, that also double as Spider-Woman tokens (blue/yellow/green/red).

You can find them broken down beyond the set above here.

3D-printed tokens

There are several options for 3D-printed tokens. You can make your own! Or try this Etsy store JeffsGamingStuff.

Or, eBay regularly has them on sale.

3D-printed trays

Community member Torian made these neat token and hero trays that you can print yourself!

Here is the link to the files.

Team Covenant Cosmic tokens

Team Covenant is known throughout the Marvel Champions community, most notably for streaming the game before it was released and bringing awareness to it pre-launch.

In addition to offering LCG monthly subscriptions, they also sell “Cosmic Tokens.” They’re a bit on the pricey side (options usually clock in at $20 or $50, with $20 covering each hero), but you can find their high quality tokens and boards here.

The board measurements are: ~4 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ (11.11cm x 11.11cm)

Token measurements are: .68″ x .68″ (17.175 mm x 17.175 mm)

Schoonerlabs

Schoonerlabs sells various dials and custom tokens that may work for multiple games

Make your own

Make Your Piece Games has a great blog on how to craft your own professional looking tokens. They also have an Etsy shop!

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.

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