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Doomlings Components Review

I’ve been inundated with ads for Doomlings on Facebook for quite a long time now, and while it’s been in my cart on various board game selling websites, I’ve never pulled the trigger for one reason or another. I actually enjoy these kinds of games, and this one seemed so very wholesome, and one that the entire family could enjoy. Last week, Doomlings reached out to ask if I wanted to take a look at the game, and of course I jumped at it. We’ve only played a few times, but I like it so far!

Usually we do a long and in depth components review for games prior to doing our written review. It not only allows us to push other content to you, but it also allows us to focus on mechanics in our reviews, as opposed to aesthetics or pieces. Honestly, there isn’t a ton here to talk about. It’s a card game, so all we are talking about is whether the card quality is good or not.

Honestly, I’m a person who loves to sleeve my games, much to the disgust of my wife who says, “Are you going to play this enough to make sleeves worth it?” She’s right, of course. Even the best games in our collection, after a review period, might only get played once per year. Thankfully, the card quality with Doomlings is very good, and I’d have no issue getting this onto the table without sleeving the cards. It is actually really great to see this production discussed on their website. Here is the question an answer from the FAQ!

How big are the cards? What cardstock?

These are standard poker sized playing cards, 2.5”x 3.5”. They are 300 GSM with an aqueous oil coating and a linen finish. We have found that this cardstock is durable and really allows the colors to shine. Our holofoil cards are slightly thicker, to combat the natural curling that occurs via the holofoil process. We recommend storing your holofoils in a rigid card sleeve (sometimes called “card protectors”)

In regards to the holofoil cards, yes – they curl quite a bit. There was a (I believe) promo card on the top of my box when I opened it, and it was curled pretty drastically, straight out of production I assume. The thing is, the reasoning provided by Doomlings on their website is 100% accurate and not a cop-out, so with a bit of flattening and sleeving I don’t think it will be too big of a deal.

One thing I rarely comment on, but I will here, is the online presence of Doomlings. There is SO much content available on their website, and based on reviews I’ve seen, their customer service team is top notch as well. I think if you are looking to pick up a well produced and well supported title, Doomlings is a good fit!


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