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18 October
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TOP ACES OF WWI Playing Cards . A tribute to the first World War pilots

Keeping his elegant and detailed character, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards) presents his latest creation: TOP ACES OF WWI. This time, the pilots of the First World War inspire these illustrations that break with the monochromatic aesthetics of his latest decks to bring us an interesting and more colorful proposal. With that “retro” touch of engraving style, Jody dedicates this deck to his grandfather, a flying lover, and to all those who risked their lives on the back of one…

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09 March
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THE RIGHT OF KINGS Playing Cards. Get your court and conquer the medieval world

The world of board games is quite wide and alien to playing cards collectors. However, there are times when a board game hides great playing cards decks. That is the case of THE RIGHT OF KINGS. The passion for illustration of Alex Rivas and the sensitivity of Paul Lombardi in his wood works have led them to create a campaign together with an exciting board game. Inspired by epic medieval struggles between kingdoms for power and domination, this board game ensures…

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16 August
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TANK MASTERS Playing Cards. World War II seen from a tank

Wars are the ultimate demonstration of human’s inability to solve a problem in a civilized manner but have also forged our history and unfortunately remain, for many citizens of the world, a frightening reality they live every day. We must not lose the opportunity to remember the horrors of war to prevent its recurrence. The latest of the “big” wars, World War II, has been the inspiration for the talented Ukrainian artist, Sviatoslav Pashchuk (Agitcom) to create his new deck TANK MASTERS:…

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06 June
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WORLD WAR II WARSHIPS Playing Cards. The maritime alliance between American and British

The attack on Pearl Harbor, which now reaches its 75th anniversary, marked the official entry of the USA into World War II. The role played by warships in that and many other conflicts was essential and Alvin Cheung (Sishou Playing Cards), a big fan of these magnificent vessels, has created two decks inspired by them: WORLD WAR II WARSHIPS Playing Cards. These cards are full of history and details. While one of the decks honors the United States Navy, the other recalls…

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01 September
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DEVASTATION Playing Cards. There is still hope

The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. Harry Emerson Fosdick   The perfectionist and talented artist, Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards), after the success of Innovation,  has just launched a new deck: DEVASTATION. Devastation reflects on the innate (and contradictory) human need of using weapons to kill their own kind. Inspired by the use of weapons of mass destruction along the different periods of history, the cards depict the two sides of a coin made…

24 January
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Gettysburg Decks by Tomlinson Playing Card Company. The decisive battle

  July 1-3, 1863, during the American Civil War, a battle was fought. It involved the largest number of causalities of the entire war, having been considered the most decisive moment of the whole conflict: The Battle of Gettysburg . Among all the playing cards creators I know, the one most interested in the US history and its wars is undoubtedly Robert Tomlinson. Robert now presents his latest creation inspired by this battle: Gettysburg Playing Cards. The creator of the…

13 July
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Colonial Unrest Bicycle Playing Cards. The last deck of the trylogy

  Robert Tomlinson designed a series dedicated to war conflicts from the United States Point of view. He already successfully funded the first and the second ones, Civil Unrest and Global Unrest, dedicated to civil and world wars. Each one had its own style and editions. He has recently launched the third and last of the series: Colonial Unrest.     This last edition is inspired on the born of a new nation, the historic moment for the search of…

11 June
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Bicycle Hundred Years’ War Playing Cards. Don’t wait 100 years to win your game

  Although it had two peace periods of almost 15 years, The Hundred Years’ War lasted 116 years and involved two French and English dynasties. Inspired on this conflict, SPAAAADE&Co. have launched their very first project: Bicycle Hundred Years’ War decks. The designs used for these cards are elegant and elaborated. The aces depict the dynasties within the conflict, mixing the aces shapes with elements from their coats of arms. There has been a deep study of the symbolism and the…