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18 January
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BICYCLE EXPLORERS. The next and inminent launch by Card Experiment

Details, elegance, fantasy and good illustrations. These are the common elements of the decks made by Card Experiment. They have always produced their own decks but they try for the first time a crowdfunding experience with a new and amazing deck: BICYCLE EXPLORERS.     Inspired by science fiction and space exploration, the deck features amazing comic style illustrations that mix neon colors with deep and dark background creating an interesting and mysterious atmosphere.     There will be three editions of…

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09 January
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BICYCLE DIVIDE OF A NATION Playing Cards. Political conspiracies and hidden treasures

The history of the United States is full of secrets, mysteries and conspiracies. If there is an expert in converting that part of the history into playing cards, it is precisely Robert Tomlinson (Barclay Mountain Co.). After his success with Rise of a Nation, which opened the Decoded History series and talked about the secrets behind the creation of the United States and the important role of Freemasonry in that process, Robert launches the second deck of the series: DIVIDE…

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08 January
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THE MUSIC BOX Playing Cards. Open the lid and enjoy the melody

Technological advances developed by the companies behind playing cards production allow creators to offer us better quality and more original products. The most recent and original proposal by Classics Playing Cards is THE MUSIC BOX. Inspired by a traditional music box, the tuck case has an opening, design and finish similar to a real music box, with a wooden look, a magnetic flap, embossing and gold foil. In addition, and this is the main novelty, when you open the lid,…

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24 December
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HEROES OF THE NATION Playing Cards. Watercolor warriors from the four cardinal points

April is a Russian advertising agency that has decided to launch a new and amazing deck of cards: HEROES OF THE NATION. Inspired by a fantastic world, the deck depicts legendary warriors of four imaginary nations located in one each of the four cardinal points.     The illustrations have been handmade by the artist Oleg Shapkin in beautiful compositions made with watercolor pencils in which all details have been taken care of. The color combinations are sober but quite…

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17 December
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BICYCLE ERFWORLD decks. Characters from the webcomic universe visit the world of playing cards

Both worlds of comic and playing cards join together in the most recent project by Rob Balder: BICYCLE ERFWORLD. Rob created a fiction universe called Erfworld exactly 10 years ago with the help of talented illustrators like Jamie Noguchi and David Hahn at the beginning, followed by Xin Ye (in 2009) and Lauri Ahonen (last year), both great fans of the history. Rob is not new at all in crowdfunding. He has a long experience and a fantastic group of loyal…

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11 December
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BICYCLE HEIR Playing Cards. Parents and children from the most remote places of space and time

Collectable Playing Cards has just launched a new deck: BICYCLE HEIR.     The designs of the court cards, which include characters as diverse as royalty, aliens, future visitors and zombies, show the reflection of fathers and mothers in their sons and daughters taking advantage of that duality of the traditional mirrored court card pattern. With hand-painted portraits and a comic style, the deck is quite original and also very funny.     If funded, it will be printed by the…

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10 December
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CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS Decks. Lively playing cards to celebrate death

The traditional Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico has already been the inspiration of several decks. One of the most interesting one was undoubtedly Fuego!, created by Nam Tibon (Cellar Window). Inspired by the designs of Nam and by Steve Simpson‘s illustrations, Noir Arts has released a deck about this popular celebration: CARNAVAL DE MUERTOS.     The designs on these cards are hilarious, with a humorous tone and fantastic coloring. The characters in the court cards live the…

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23 November
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EL DORADO – MAYA Playing Cards. The legend of gold in colorful ancient civilizations

After a first unfunded try, Emmanuel Valtierra, the creator of colorful playing cards inspired by ancient civilizations, relaunches the first deck of a new series: EL DORADO – MAYA.     Inspired by the Mayan culture and symbolism, emperors, gods, women and animals taken from ancient codex are depicted in the court cards in a completely customized deck, full of interesting details. For the relaunch, the artist has created two different editions. The Golden Edition shows a monochrome design in metallic colors with gold…

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13 November
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BICYCLE CINEMA Playing Cards. The kings of the Seventh Art

If we combine the traditional playing cards with a Classic Cinema atmosphere we get the new deck just released by Collectable Playing Cards: BICYCLE CINEMA. Inspired by the golden age of film industry, the artwork of Bicycle CINEMA shows a retro style with yellowed colors and a nice customization. Each card looks like a piece of film strip with its classical  side holes and an original pattern with parts of the previous and next frame.     One of the…

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12 November
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SOCCER CITY Playing Cards. Two decks to score a goal

Lisandro Nembrini and Gonzalo Rodrigo are two young guys based in Madrid (Spain) who enjoy table games and football.  They made this hobby a passion and together founded a small company, Elege Ibérica, to offer their ideas. Thus, they created in 2013 an original board game called Soccer City that was a success in Spain and became also quite popular internationally thanks to a succesfull Kickstarter campaign. Based on that game, they have decided to create the SOCCER CITY Playing…