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21 June
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BICYCLE SYNDICATE Playing Cards. The beauty of the passion and teamwork

This deck is very special for me as it is the result of a collaboration of Max Playing Cards with Michael Encarnacao, the talented designer behind Shapeshifters. His awesome designs full of details and elegance have always impressed me and we have talked about working together in a deck for a long time. Gambler’s Warehouse has just released the result of this work: BICYCLE SYNDICATE. Syndicate represents the union of the passion for design and for playing cards. Combining advanced…

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14 June
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Bicycle HONOR EDITION Playing Cards. A smart way to guess your card

Almost three years ago I had the opportunity to meet JL MAGIC, a group of kind and enthusiastic professionals that has become Korea’s most important magic products wholesaler. Their catalog of magical items is the largest in Asia and their playing cards supply is huge, as well as having their own production. Some of these decks are sold exclusively in the Korean market but others become available for the international market. As a Bicycle Playing Cards collector, it is not…

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11 June
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THE PLANETS: JUPITER Playing Cards. Each time colder, each time more beautiful

The trip through the Solar System is becoming faster and, if a little less than a month ago David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) offered us the Mars campaign, he now launches the fifth deck of the series: THE PLANETS: JUPITER.     Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this PLANETS series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This fourth deck is dedicated to Mars, the giant planet….

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04 June
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ENUMA Playing Cards. The great war of the Babylonian gods

Enuma Elish is a Babylonian epic poem about the genesis of the universe and mankind. Engraved on clay tablets with cuneiform writing in the 7th century BC. and recovered over time, this work collects different episodes in which the gods take part of a constant creation and destruction. Inspired by this work, a new and dynamic Italian company, Nemesis Factory, has just launched an amazing campaign: ENUMA.     Conscientious work, extensive documentation and enormous talent come together in a…

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01 June
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BICYCLE ARMAGEDDON Playing Cards. The future in ruins in the hands of fierce survivors

Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) continues working with designers from all over the world to create original and quality decks with a great price. All of his previous campaigns have reached the goal and the company already has more than a dozen decks of their own production. Now, Will brings us their latest creation: BICYCLE ARMAGEDDON.     Illustrated with a comic style by the Greek artist Nick Rovakis, the deck shows us a post-apocalyptic world in which survival is the key. Each…

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30 May
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PAPERCUTS deck. Paper, blade, patience and… playing cards!

Art Of Play is a solid company founded by Dan&Dave magicians that offers a huge catalog of quality design playing cards. Despite their extensive experience in the market, they have just jumped into the crowdfunding scenario to present us a unique deck: PAPERCUTS. What makes this deck so special is that it does not come from a set of illustrations, as usual. In this deck, each card represents a detailed and meticulous handcrafted work. This work has been done by Suzy…

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27 May
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POLARIS EQUINOX Playing Cards. The premiere on the new VANDA Cards website

Almost 6 years ago, Max Playing Cards published the very first of more than 25 articles dedicated to Vanda Cards. The evolution of the company carried out by David Goldkland has made it a reference in the playing cards design through its own series and the most recent Artists Series. Vanda Cards is now launching a new website with several good news.     On the one hand, and for the premiere, David launches the new Polaris EQUINOX. This deck represents…

25 May
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BLACKTALES Playing Cards. A very traditional pirates

Eduardo “Ed” Méndez is a designer based in Santiago de Chile that has worked in brand and websites designing for several years. Ed has had the interesting initiative of creating a deck of cards as the hallmark of his new designing and professional promotion adventure as Ed. M. Crown: BLACK TALES. Ed has worked for more than a year on this deck looking for a balanced design, which would please all card fans. Thus, he wanted to keep the traditional…

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18 May
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THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Inspired by tradition and illustrated from the heart

Stephen W. Brandt is a talented and imaginative designer, illustrator and animator. He has created a new company, Swabbed Decks, to make an incursion into the card design world. His first work is THE HALLOWEEN DECK. Despite being a theme already used on other decks before, Stephen’s cards are completely different and depict their own interpretation, without filters, of this celebration, especially popular in the Anglosphere and “imported” by many other countries.     Stephen has hand-drawn every one of the…

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17 May
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Bicycle HERCULES Playing Cards. The strongest deck of the Olympus

Among the mythical characters of all times there is one that stands out for his strength and courage. Gambler’s Warehouse has released a new deck based on this hero: HERCULES. Hercules is the Roman name for Heracles, son of Zeus, the king of the gods, and the beautiful mortal Alcmena. He is, without a doubt, the most popular of the heroes in the Greek mythology. His adventures became so famous that they spread from town to town and from culture…