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18 April
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BICYCLE BIONIC Playing Cards. The struggle for technological freedom

After their success with Hybrid, Elite Playing Cards strikes back with a futuristic deck: BICYCLE BIONIC. In this case the inspiration comes from a world ruled by machines and artificial intelligence in which a rebel group emerges to fight against technological advance. In the midst of chaos, the Bionic emerge as an Elite group against the technophobes in search of a technological freedom.     Bicycle Bionic is the second one of a futuristic series of three decks, with metallic…

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17 April
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VOODOO Playing Cards. Disturbing skulls with a top hat

After successfully funding his first deck Hypnotik on Kickstarter,  Sven Philipp (Spielkartenshop.com) has teamed up again with  Sam Hayles (DOSEprod) to offer a new and interesting deck: VOODOO. Sam is especially known for his disturbing designs in which skeletons and skulls are protagonists. This dark and mysterious aesthetic perfectly matches the inspiring source source of this deck, voodoo, an ancestral belief considered one of the oldest religions in the world.     The illustrations are extremely striking and fundamentally monochromatic, except for the…

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16 April
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THE PLANETS: EARTH Playing Cards. A third deck with the feet on the ground

This series has already become a great success on Kickstarter. After the Mercury and Venus editions, David Goldklang (Vanda Cards) has just released the third deck of the series: THE PLANETS: EARTH.       Illustrated by the Serbian Srdjan Vidakovic (Widakk), this series is dedicated to the planets of the Solar System. The artist’s work combines vintage aesthetics with elegance and luxury finishes. This third deck is dedicated to our planet, the third in proximity to the sun. Depicting human…

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15 April
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CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. The beautiful inspiration of a great Russian artist

Inside an ocean of card projects (to be honest, some better than others) sometimes you find small hidden gems that do not have the impact they should but that are full with history. This is the case of CHARLEMAGNE Playing Cards. Adolf Charlemagne was a renowned and talented Russian artist of the nineteenth century known for his historical, genre and battles scenes. Charlemagne was also the creator of a new unified design for the Russian playing cards, whose origins and…

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12 April
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BICYCLE STAINED GLASS PHOENIX Playing Cards. The fire bird forged in glass

Bicycle Stained Glass deck was launched by Collectable Playing Cards two years ago and supported by more than 400 backers. Two years later CPC brings us this new edition: BICYCLE STAINED GLASS PHOENIX. The beauty and natural color of the work with stain and glass joins a new and exciting color combination, much warmer, inspired by the phoenix.     This new deck is much more elaborated, with designs that completely cover the faces. The back that is pure fire with black borders.  …

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10 April
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PIZZA Playing Cards. The “Passione” for a delicious deck

Passione Playing Cards  has taken us through exciting worlds. From the night mystery of the underworld in Love is a Smoke to the fantasy of Teliad or the disturbing world of Dante in Inferno. Now, they bring us their most fresh and funny proposal: PIZZA. Perhaps the most popular and preferred among the universal culinary creations, pizza always brings us good memories: fun, family, friends, sharing. Born in Naples (as we know it today), pizza is always a safe bet…

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09 April
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PIP BOX CLUB. The postman brings you a surprise with playing cards inside

Last month I talked about this new initiative of Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) and it seems that the acceptance by the community has been very good so it is time to talk about the PIP BOX CLUB. The idea is as simple as stimulating: a surprise box that contains several decks shipped to almost any part of the world. There are two different boxes. The small one, with three decks and the big one with six decks (two of each of the small…

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08 April
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ANTAGON ROYAL Playing Cards. The last and best version of the powerful medieval women

After trying a few months ago, Michele Spatola continues to pursue his dream and relaunches, with several changes, his new campaign of ANTAGON ROYAL Playing Cards. Michele has worked as crazy for this relaunch and has assembled a set of beautiful hyperrealistic illustrations of women made by talented designers to be depicted int he court cards and jokers. These women are the real protagonists of a deck that blends elegance and refinement in its designs. The numbered cards are delicate and…

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28 March
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THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE Playing Cards. The key to magic and mystery

He has been showing and creating a huge expectation with teasers and mockups about his new deck. Finally, Lorenzo Gaggiotti (Stockholm 17 Playing Cards) launches his latest creation: THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE.     When a designer with the talent and imagination of Lorenzo creates a new deck, inspiration usually comes from many sources, and that makes you to discover something new every time you contemplate the designs. In THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SPADE the artist has taken…

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27 March
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ARRCO US Regulation 2018 Playing Cards. The historical standard now updated in a limited edition

Since it was first introduced in 1933 by the Arrow Playing Card Co. at the Chicago World’s Fair, a turning point between the industrialization and cultural exchange eras, until the company was bought in 1987 by the USPCC, its rival of 60 years, the ARRCO brand was always a quality reference for magicians and players.     The latest version of the ARRCO US Regulation cards was printed by the USPCC in 2011, already established in its factory in Erlanger…