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

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

Walhalla Playing Cards (Odin, Freyja and Valkyries Editions)

TL;DR: Some interesting quirks (including black light sensitivity!) enhance the fun of this three-edition deck. Also, I have too many cards. Selling #953 on eBay. I bought a lot of playing cards last year with no clear plan on what to do with them. This is kinda driving my family crazy, but, honestly, I'm not … Continue reading Walhalla Playing Cards (Odin, Freyja and Valkyries Editions)

5th Kingdom Semi-Transformation Playing Cards

TL;DR: beautiful deck, very unique, playable, interesting campaign. Check out Maria Fedoseeva. With 22 projects created and funded on Kickstarter and a whole business dedicated to beautiful playing cards, Will Roya has probably forgotten more about cards than I’ve ever known (for example, what’s a semi-transformation deck?). I’ve purchased quite a few cards from PlayingCardDecks.com … Continue reading 5th Kingdom Semi-Transformation Playing Cards

Alis Luminis — the Winged Playing Card Deck

TL;DR: beautiful, unique and fun; needs more contrast to be highly playable. Selling extras on eBay. My step-grandfather was a Presbyterian minister and one of my most clear memories of their house was a clear plastic double case of bible themed playing cards. They were light and airy and filled, I think, with italicized text … Continue reading Alis Luminis — the Winged Playing Card Deck

Instant Noodle Playing Cards from BaoBao Restaurant

A lot of the decks I see are pretty serious. They're gods or devils or The Crusades. But these Instant Noodle Playing Cards are just pure fun. The original campaign raised about $55,000, which is amazing. There is a BaoBao Restaurant listed in Montreal, but I'm not super clear if it's the same one that's … Continue reading Instant Noodle Playing Cards from BaoBao Restaurant

Culturae Animalis from Jack Brutus Penny

If you check out the original listing, you'll see why I'm so excited about these cards. They're beautiful, the creator seems like a pretty interesting artist (you had me at nonsense), and the profits from the campaign went to a local animal charity. There's also an interesting update from December of last year, which resulted … Continue reading Culturae Animalis from Jack Brutus Penny