Custom Game Instruction Booklet

Choose size:

Our booklets are folded as shown below depending on type chosen and fits into common card box sizes.

Separated by types of customization:

Saddle Sewn Booklets

Saddle Sewn Booklets

Choose the number of pages that you need for your game instructions to your card game whilst keeping it small and compact.

as low as $0.35
Folded Booklets

Folded Booklets

This single fold booklet is perfect for decks that require minimal introduction or instructions. Printed on both side

as low as $0.20
Cross Fold Booklets

Cross Fold Booklets

The cross fold booklet is the most common fold of paper where it is folded twice forming a cross in the middle. Great for decks that prefer to have 2 larger sides of content.

as low as $0.06
Perfect Bound Booklets

Perfect Bound Booklets

If you require a lot more space to detail your cards like a tarot deck, a perfect bounded booklet is what you need and can contain up to 192 pages of black and white or color print.

as low as $0.70
Custom Booklets
Premium quality

We use premium quality 128 gsm weight art paper for printing your booklets on and with full color CMYK print on both front and back, bringing out rich photo colors on your booklet designs whether you use it for adding instructions for your game or some further information to compliment your cards. In order to protect the ink on the printed surface, we use a technique called water finishing to seal in the colors.

Custom Booklets
Sizes

We have 13 sizes of custom booklet to match your chosen cards size including:

  • A4
  • A5
  • 3.23" x 4.25"
  • 3.48" x 5.49"
  • Large
  • Tarot
  • Poker
  • Bridge
  • Hex
  • Trump
  • Square
  • US Game
  • Jumbo

The booklets come in different number of pages and folds and is placed inside your box for your cards which fits our tuck boxes, tin and plastic boxes.

Custom Booklets
Booklet types

We have 6 different booklet types classified by their fold types which includes the bi-fold, z-fold, accordion-fold, saddle sewn binding, perfect bound. They are available on our most common size of card deck sizes but if you need this for another deck size, just contact us. You can choose the booklet size that fits depending on how much information and details space you need for your card game.

  • Bi-fold (4 sides)
  • Z-fold (6 sides)
  • Accordion (8 sides)
  • Saddle sewn binding (up to 48 pages)
  • Perfect bound (up to 192 pages)
  • Cross fold (2 sides)
Custom Booklets
Folded Booklet
Specifications
  • No. of sides when folded: 4, 6, 8
  • Weight: 4g (0.14 ounces)
  • Material: 90 lb (128gsm) art paper
  • Printing: 4C/0C (full color)
  • Finishing: Water varnish
  • For custom specifications, please contact us
Specifications of Perfect Bound Booklet
Perfect Bound Booklet

Custom perfect bound booklets on 2 popular sizes, tarot and jumbo, up to 192 pages with colored or black and white page printing. Choose from glossy or matte finishing for the cover. No minimum order required.

Specifications
  • No. of pages: 52, 72, 96, 120, 144, 168, 192
  • Printing:
    1. Cover: Full color
    2. Inner pages: Color or black & white
  • Finishing on cover: Glossy / Matt PP
Specifications of Saddle Sewn Bind Booklet
Saddle Sewn Booklet

Saddle sewn booklets uses a traditional stitching method to bind the pages together which produces a safe product as compared to stapling.

Specifications
  • No. of pages: 4, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48
  • Material: Deluxe art paper
  • Printing: 4C/0C(full color)
  • Finishing: Water varnish
Cross Fold Booklet
Cross Fold Booklet
Specifications
  • Type: Cross-fold booklet
  • Shape: Square
  • Folded size: 2" Square size
  • Dimensions: 3.94" x 3.94" (100mm x 100mm)
  • Print: Double-sided
  • Material: Art paper
Sample Video
Print bleeding

To accommodate for print bleeding (denoted by the red border area on image), there is an additional 18 pixels (3mm) removed from each dimension (each side based on a 150DPI image), therefore you will see 18 pixels cut off each side of your images that you upload. If your image upload is 300DPI, then the bleeding area for each side would multiply to 36px (2x(18px)). This is industry practice to allow printing to the edge without seeing inconsistent white unprinted areas.

playing card bleeding area

Booklet size
(Folded)
Booklet type Booklet size
(Spread)
Image size
with bleeding
Minimum
image upload
(based on
150DPI image)
Bleeding
(based on
150DPI image)
Bridge size (2.25" x 3.5")
Bridge size
(2.25" x 3.5")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 4.5" x 3.5" 4.74" x 3.74" 711 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 6.75" x 3.5" 6.99" x 3.74" 1048 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 9" x 3.5" 9.24" 3.74" 1386 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Poker size (2.5" x 3.5")
Poker size
(2.5" x 3.5")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 5" x 3.5" 5.24" x 3.74" 786 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 7.5" x 3.5" 7.74" x 3.74" 1161 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 10" x 3.5" 10.24" x 3.74" 1536 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Tarot size (2.75" x 4.75")
Tarot size
(2.75" x 4.75")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 5.5" x 4.75" 5.74" x 4.99" 861 x 749 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 8.25" x 4.75" 8.49" x 4.99" 1273 x 748 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 11" x 4.75" 11.24" x 4.99" 1686 x 748 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 52 pages) 4.75" x 5.65" 5" x 5.9" 1770 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 72 pages) 4.75" x 5.71" 5" x 5.96" 1788 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 96 pages) 4.75" x 5.77" 5" x 6.02" 1806 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 120 pages) 4.75" x 5.82" 5" x 6.07" 1821 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 144 pages) 4.75" x 5.87" 5" x 6.12" 1836 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 168 pages) 4.75" x 5.92" 5" x 6.17" 1836 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 192 pages) 4.75" x 5.98" 5" x 6.23" 1869 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Inside pages) 2.75" x 4.75" 3" x 5" 900 x 1500 pixels 3mm (18px)
Jumbo size (3.5" x 5")
Jumbo size
(3.5" x 5")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 7" x 5" 7.24" x 5.24" 1086 x 786 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 10.5" x 5" 10.24" x 5.24" 1611 x 786 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 14" x 5.75" 14.24" x 5.99" 2136 x 899 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 52 pages) 5" x 7.15" 7.4" x 5.25" 2220 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 72 pages) 5" x 7.2" 7.46" x 5.25" 2238 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 96 pages) 5" x 7.27" 7.52" x 5.25" 2256 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 120 pages) 5" x 7.32" 7.57" x 5.25" 2271 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 144 pages) 5" x 7.37" 7.62" x 5.25" 2286 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 168 pages) 5" x 7.42" 7.67" x 5.25" 2301 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Cover page for 192 pages) 5" x 7.48" 7.73" x 5.25" 2319 x 1575 pixels 3mm (18px)
Perfect bound (Inside pages) 3.5" x 5" 5.25" x 3.75" 1575 x 1125 pixels 3mm (18px)
Large size (3.5" x 5.75")
Large size
(3.5" x 5.75")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 7" x 5.75" 7.24" x 5.99" 1086 x 899 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 10.5" x 5.75" 10.74" x 5.99" 1611 x 898 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 14" x 5.75" 14.24" x 5.99" 2136 x 898 pixels 3mm (18px)
Trump size (2.45" x 3.95")
Trump size
(2.45" x 3.95")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 4.9" x 3.95" 5.14" x 3.95" 771 x 628 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 7.35" x 3.95" 7.59" x 3.95" 1138 x 628 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 9.8" x 3.95" 10.04" x 6.23" 1506 x 628 pixels 3mm (18px)
Square size (2.5" x 2.5")
Square size
(2.5" x 2.5")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 5" x 2.5" 5.24" x 2.74" 786 x 411 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 7.5" x 2.5" 7.74" x 2.74" 1161 x 411 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 10" x 2.5" 10.24" x 2.74" 1536 x 411 pixels 3mm (18px)
Square size (2.75" x 2.75")
Square size
(2.75" x 2.75")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 5.5" x 2.75" 5.74" x 2.99" 861 x 448 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 8.25" x 2.75" 8.49" 2.99" 1273 x 448 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 11" x 2.75" 11.24" x 2.99" 1686 x 448 pixels 3mm (18px)
Square size (3.5" x 3.5")
Square size
(3.5" x 3.5")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 7" x 3.5" 7.24" x 3.74" 1086 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 10.5" x 3.5" 10.74" x 3.74" 1611 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 14" x 3.5" 14.24" x 3.74" 2136 x 561 pixels 3mm (18px)
Hex size (3.25" x 3.75")
Hex size
(3.25" x 3.75")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 6.5" x 3.75" 6.74" x 3.99" 1011 x 598 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 9.75" x 3.75" 9.99" x 3.99" 1498 x 598 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 13" x 3.75" 13.24" x 3.99" 1986 x 598 pixels 3mm (18px)
US game size (2.2" x 3.43")
US game size
(2.2" x 3.43")
Bi-fold (4 sides) 4.4" x 3.4" 4.64" x 3.64" 696 x 546 pixels 3mm (18px)
Z-fold (6 sides) 6.6" x 3.4" 6.84" x 3.64" 1026 x 546 pixels 3mm (18px)
Accordion (8 sides) 8.8" x 3.4" 9.04" x 3.64" 1356 x 546 pixels 3mm (18px)

Easy steps to create your own card game instruction rule book

  1. Choose the size of booklet that you need for your rule book
  2. Choose the type of fold and number of pages such as a 4, 6 or 8 pages
  3. Enter our online booklet maker
  4. Drag and drop uploaded image files onto each page of your rule book
  5. Preview and add to cart

Create an instruction booklet for your game

The first thing you see when customers open your board game or card game is the board game instructions booklet, and although they might put it the side straight away, eventually players will look into the board game instructions manual to make sure everyone sticks to the rules and the game is played fairly.

Creating a rule book is essential to introduce the purpose of your board game and to outline the rules of play to the players and they will be looked upon time and time again. Before playing a new game, players will check up on the rules to explain to new players and will be something they will be using frequently throughout your game. The table top game instructions booklet lays the groundwork for an exciting game; it is the support and the guide to a fun and fair game. With new custom board games and custom card games, the rules and mechanics of the game need to be explained and made clear to each player. If a game is complicated or has several rules, it is easy to forget especially when playing a tense game. This is where our custom instructions booklet comes in. Create an aesthetically pleasing and inviting custom board games instructions manual that is consistent with your game design or game theme to complete your board game to encourage more use of the booklet.

Create your own board game instructions booklet or custom card game guide with us as we have game booklets which you can customize to suit your game design. They come in many different standard sizes and with different number of pages which you can choose from, depending on how many instructions, amount of game background and introduction your table top game or card game needs. Your custom instructions booklet will be printed in full color 4C/4C onto high quality 115gsm art paper with a saddle sewn binding, finished off with a water varnish so your beautiful designs will be printed at top standards as well as being strong enough to last many rounds of games, at a cost efficient price. Depending on the number of sides you choose, there will be different styles of folds (bi-fold, z-fold, accordion fold or the flat lay). The flat-lay design allows the booklet to be conveniently stored into the game box. Take a look at the video below to have a taste of how your instructions booklet could turn out.

We offer a prototyping right up to full production service so you can bulk order or order prototype design samples or a replacement to an existing game. There is no setup cost for printing and we offer worldwide delivery.

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