SIDESHOW Playing Cards. Step right up and see this circus deck full of oddities! EXCLUSIVE PROMOTION for readers

Here you have a new deck inspired by the circus world, that world of a distant past in which colorful circus posters flooded towns and cities featuring the most bizarre and extreme characters: SIDESHOW.

With that inspiration, the cards evoke the curious and disturbing beings that hid behind the curtains and showed the astonished spectator their strange qualities. From Alligator Girl to the sword-swallower … a real “parade of freaks” in an attractive deck with aged aspect but very colorful. Find here some high resolution images.



This first creation by STR8Games will be printed by the Expert Playing Card Company and the campaign also offers some matching accessories like ceramic poker chips and plaques and dealer buttons with the word “Alive“, the promise of the barker about the natural phenomena you will see inside.


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If you like the deck, visit the project website and raise your pledge.

They are 100% Alive!





If you are one of the first FIFTY backers that email the creator through Kickstarter telling the magic word “MAXPLAYINGCARDS”, you will get an EXCLUSIVE 46mm CERAMIC CUSTOM POKER CHIP designed for this occasion, with the Max Playing Cards logo on one side and the card back artwork in the other. A true limited collection item.