When I posted an image from game night of a session of Coup: The Dystopian Universe, I got a quick inquiry about what sleeves I was using on my Coup cards.
As it turns out, Coup has some rather large-sized cards; much larger than the regular CCG size that Magic: The Gathering made popular. I should know, none of my old Ultra Pros fit. So I had to buy a special large-sized Ultra Pro sleeve, as shown here:
Coup is one of my favorite games. It’s fast, it’s furious, and you don’t feel so bad even if you get killed early on. But the secret is that you need to have the cards protected so that they don’t become marked; the game is all about bluffing what card you have and if the cards are marked, it becomes harder to play it correctly without any cheating as someone tries to figure out what card you have in your hand.
Some kind of card sleeve is necessary. I would have liked to use a Top Loader for the best protection, but I can’t find any Top Loader that is big enough. Regular sleeves though were availabe. Ultra Pro recognized the growing market for board games, and created a special 65x100mm size of card sleeve just for board gamers.
That’s what you want — there are several other brands that offer 65x100mm sleeves, but Ultra Pro is one of the more recognizable and well-stocked brands. So get this size of sleeve if you want to protect your Coup cards.
If you can’t find it in stock at your local hobby store, consider ordering from my affiliate link to help support this site. Thanks!
Amazon Mayday Board Game Sleeve Affiliate Link (this is an alternative brand I found on Amazon. I have not tested this but specs say it’s same size so should be ok)
And hey if you need the Coup game itself or want to gift to a friend…