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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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20 November
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LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT Playing Cards. The divine and the earthly in three fantastic decks

The Egyptian Empire and its rich mythology have been the inspiration for all kinds of artistic expressions, including, of course, the playing cards. After the successful campaign with the Star Kings decks, SVI GROUP offers us their new creation: LORDS AND GODS OF EGYPT. This creative group looks for a nice combination of interesting designs for collectible decks and a European quality production. Thus, for this campaign, they have created three different decks that are inspired by real and mythological…

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31 December
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Bicycle Mummies Playing Cards. Terrifying Egyptian zombies get out of their coffins

If you are an old friend of Max Playing Cards, you already know that Collectable Playing Cards is one of the most prolific producers of Bicycle decks with a great quantity and variety of titles. They have just released their last creation: Bicycle Mummies. As expected, the deck is inspired by the Ancient Egypt and its darkest legends of the undead wrapped in their shrouds. The cards are made with hand drawn illustrations, with the typical symbols of coffins and funerary decorations…

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13 November
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BICYCLE SCARAB decks. The power of the sacred beetle

I’ve never been a great fun of bugs, but it is true that some of them have had a very important place in the history of some cultures and civilizations. This is the case of the Scarab beetle in the Egyptian culture, a symbol of power and protection, not only for life, but also after death. Inspired by this magical superstition,Scott King (Crooked Kings Cards) has launched his latest project that has already received a warm welcome: THE SCARABS. This transition between life and…

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05 September
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EGYPTIAN GLYPHS Playing Cards. Colorful pharaohs and gods of antiquity

After successfully fulfilling his Aztec Codex campaign, Emmanuel Valtierra has just released the second deck of the series: EGYPTIAN GLYPHS.     In this second creation, Emmanuel makes his own colorful interpretation of the ancient Egyptian culture. Inspired by the hieroglyphic art, each and every one of the cards looks like a papyrus with its own design. The symbolism has been carefully studied and court cards and jokers depict divine and earthly characters like the pharaohs Tutankhamun or Ramses, Queen Cleopatra, farm workers…

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03 September
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MYTHICAL Playing Cards. The legendary gods and goddesses will be with you in this deck

I have always been interested in mythology and, you know, I am a card lover… So, each time a new deck with mythological inspiration is released, I feel special interest about it. This time, the deck has made created by Jumperound, a young group of young talents, established in Ukraine and who share my interest in mythology: MYTHICAL playing cards.     Mythical is completely different from what we have seen till now in mythology inspired decks. Not so much for the…