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12 December
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THE GUARD Playing Cards. A classic design with an exclusive secret

A few weeks ago I told you about the present and future releases by Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com). Will has recently (and successfully) launched his new decks: THE GUARD. Designed by the Polish illustrator Artur Rajch, the faces have a traditional appearance in the numbered cards and in the decoration but show at the same time a more contemporary look on the facial expression of the court cards.     That classic inspiration is also present in the backs, full of ornaments…

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10 December
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INNSMOUTH, THE LOST GAMES. Playing Cards rescued from the imaginary world of Lovecraft

More than four years ago I talked about the Bicycle Cthulhu deck, a deck created by a Spanish group of fans of Lovecraft that decided to found the Cthulhu project to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the death of the writer creating products based on the author and his myths. Since then, the Cthulhu project has not stopped working on new ideas based on the fantastic stories by the mythical writer, especially in board and cards games. Although the very first deck could not be funded,…

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27 November
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ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards. Beautiful illustrations buried in the sands of the desert

There are recurring themes of inspiration in the playing cards design. Ancient Civilizations have always attracted designers and, among all, Egyptian Culture is perhaps one of the most popular. After their success with the “Heroes of a Nation” decks, April GS launch their new creation: ANCIENT EGYPT Playing Cards.     Designed by Konstantin Sheyco and illustrated by Alina Vagapoga, Ancient Egypt deck is almost a graphic encyclopedia of the mythical deities worshiped in the old Egypt culture and religion. Amazing illustrations…

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25 November
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ELEPHANT Playing Cards Relaunch. The new king in this jungle of decks

After trying it a few months ago, Ben Jones (Elephant Playing Cards) has made interesting changes and  relaunched the ELEPHANT Playing Cards In collaboration with Anomaly World Studios, these decks are a bet to create their own brand, their own image, with completely new (hand drawn) designs that combine traditional patterns and creative illustrations that blend elegance and functionality in equal parts. Thus, it is a clean and elegant deck of traditional structure, where aces, court cards and backs have been fully created from scratch.     For…

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24 November
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BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK Playing Cards. The second Edition in black of a nice fantasy deck

Earlier this year, Canadian artist Keith Glover was able to fund his Runic Royalty Light deck working with PlayingCardsDecks.com. Now, teamed again with Will Roya, he has just released the new edition of the deck: BICYCLE RUNIC ROYALTY DARK. In the illustrations, the artist combines the magical inspiration of the runes and their strange symbols with his own interpretation of the traditional deck. Thus, cards keep a design that is familiar and, at the same time, completely customized , suitable…