The Women Cards Tech Deck: Women of STEM

This deck is great, but let's talk about the creation story behind it. The Kickstarter account is registered to Zach Wahls, and so my first reaction was, who is this dude making woman cards? Well, the account is actually Zach and his sister Zebedia together, she's an artist and he's an Iowa state senator. Really. … Continue reading The Women Cards Tech Deck: Women of STEM

Alice in Wonderland by Sasha Dounaevski & PlayingCardDecks.com

Let's get this out of the way: there are a lot of Alice in Wonderland playing cards on the market. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one for kids. Or Wasteland Alice from 2018. Or more traditional Alice from ASVP in 2020. Or Albino Dragon's White Rabbit from 2018. Or even the Wonderland … Continue reading Alice in Wonderland by Sasha Dounaevski & PlayingCardDecks.com

Kickstarter Custom Luxury Playing Card Deck Market 2014-2020, Part 1

Well, instead of writing about my various decks of cards, or posting more of them on eBay (check them out) in hopes of being less card-poor (I'm fine, I just want to sell some extras 😂) I thought I would poke around and see if I could understand a bit more about this Kickstarter Custom … Continue reading Kickstarter Custom Luxury Playing Card Deck Market 2014-2020, Part 1

Missed Opportunities: Crops No More 2 – Limited Edition Playing Cards (2019)

"It’s a standard magical card of international edition, you can totally trust its quality." The original campaign on this wasn't hugely successful: it raised about $6,174 from 178 backers, compared to an average (for campaigns I backed) of $23k and just over 450 backers. And, to my amusement, I was the only one who bought … Continue reading Missed Opportunities: Crops No More 2 – Limited Edition Playing Cards (2019)

1969 Space Themed Luxury Art Playing Cards by Jason Cheng

Printed by Cartamundi, this is a first class effort from a newer producer / designer out of Hong Kong. The cardstock and foil enhanced tuck, along with decent contrast on the cards, makes them both fun to play with an fun to shuffle. And if you're playing with kids, these include Science Facts, making them … Continue reading 1969 Space Themed Luxury Art Playing Cards by Jason Cheng

Sirocco Modern & Sirocco Weathered from Riffle Shuffle

As of November 2020 I'm selling a few pairs of these over on eBay if you're interested. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I love almost everything Riffle Shuffle does. They've figured out how to turn sweet cards into a sustainable business, which is no mean feat. The Sirocco campaign earlier this … Continue reading Sirocco Modern & Sirocco Weathered from Riffle Shuffle

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Theory 11.

I'm not the world's biggest Jimmy Fallon fan, but give me a little Fallon / Timberlake on SNL and I'm probably laughing a lot. Give me The Tonight Dough and I’m probably eating more than I should. (Each serving is just 400 delicious calories!) Anyway, despite the fact that Jimmy Fallon playing cards were not … Continue reading The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from Theory 11.

Modern Idols Playing Cards – 4 Decks on a Theme from Thirdway Industries

TL;DR: modern, funky neon cards will keep you guessing and make you smile. At the start of this year, pre-COVID-19, my wife and I were doing a meditation based stress reduction class. Part of the class was meditation, part was yoga. Yoga? I thought. Why yoga? My only prior experience with yoga was a single … Continue reading Modern Idols Playing Cards – 4 Decks on a Theme from Thirdway Industries