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Playing Cards

Here's some stuff you won't know about our cards. They're made in
Canada. More specifically the cards are printed in Montreal and the boxes
in Vancouver. Why? Well, lets be honest, cards take a beating. If you're
a serious card player you'll know the cards you'd use in a casino
are produced the way they are for a reason. And we don't want to sell
you a deck that looks pretty but falls apart after a few hands. That's why
we use a company that prints and supplies playing cards to the major
casinos here.

And the boxes... so, card printers typically have a standard box that,
although can be beautified, is a universal shape. It keeps printing costs
down because it already exists and makes life easy from a production
point of view. For instance, the cards are automatically stuffed into
their boxes by a machine too. Well, we didn't design a unique set of
playing cards to have them stuffed into a standard box by a machine.
Ours are custom made, they open on the side and we assemble
each pack by hand. And that's not all.

Each deck comes with a temporary replacement incase a card
gets lots or damaged. It has pre-printed guides you can
fill in with a permanent marker. We also sell single cards so
you can restore your deck without going to the expense of having to
buy a new one. You see, our cards aren't for display. They're to be
used, kept on you at all times and played with regularly.
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The idea for this design came from
how a house of cards is constructed.
The stacking technique used, when
displayed graphically, put simple a
twist on the classic diamond pattern
seen on the backs of playing cards
used in casinos. It also created a
unique typeface and way of displaying
the pips and court cards. No card front
has the same pattern of stacked cards
used to create this design either. Don't
believe us - check them out here.


• CASINO CARD STOCK & FINISH
• 52 x PLAYING CARDS
• 2 x JOKERS
• 1 x REPLACEMENT CARD

$20.00 CAD

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When designing this deck we wanted
to be smart with how we used the
elements that make a playing card work.
To do this we used the rank to create
the pip in the top left corner. You see
both even though we only used one
element. We embraced the same
visual trick, went big and bold, and
used the pip to create the rank in
the centre of the card. End result, a
smart card design to be admired by
everyone including the visually impaired.


• CASINO CARD STOCK & FINISH
• 52 x PLAYING CARDS
• 2 x JOKERS
• 1 x REPLACEMENT CARD

$20.00 CAD

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We realised in some situations the centre
of cards are useless. So for this design we
ditched them. We also displayed the ranks as words and put them on an angle so you can get a really tight fan with your hand. That's not all. Waste not, want not - we put the bits we chopped off the words on the card backs to create a graphic tiger stripe pattern… grrrrrrr! We're also thinking about doing versions in different languages. If you like this idea let us know. If there's enough interest we'll do it.


• CASINO CARD STOCK & FINISH
• 52 x PLAYING CARDS
• 2 x JOKERS
• 1 x REPLACEMENT CARD

$20.00 CAD

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