Together with other Pangloss Labs members, Addictlab invested in a laser cutter. This allows us to test possible packaging concepts for the Creative Chemistry Card deck.
The first prototype was recently produced and shows some flaws, but also shows the potential. (see pic)
The cards in this wooden ‘tray’ concept can be easily transported, and remain with their respective categories. The wooden panel contains places for the different categories, a spot to put the cards upright, and a bigger space for the different Manual cards (explaining how to play). It also boasts two slots for empty cards and profile cards.
We believe this also solves an issue for when multiple people are looking for their cards with only one deck available.
The idea is to create one wooden ‘tray’ per set of cards. A full set, today, would thus give you three trays : one with all the red human creative disciplines, one with all the blue character cards, and one – to be developed – set with icons.
Next try will be with a CNC cutter, in order to avoid the burning on the sides by the laser cutter. It would also solve the issue of the bottom plate, that now needs to be glued and cut as well. We’d skip a step. Adding the texts and logo’s, however, should still be done on the laser cutter.