The cards themselves handle great. The design is still the classic Cherry Casino.
the colors in the ad pictures are off. I was extremely excited when I saw that shade of blue and
immediately placed my order. But now having them in my hands, I am disappointed to find the cards
lacking that vibrant blue. They're closer to a pale blue-grey.
Overall, the cards
themselves are great. If you don't have a pair of Cherry Casinos, I would recommend these. I
personally love the design. However I also suggest finding other images of the cards so you don't
feel as dissatisfied and misled as I do by the color.
Suggestion to designers: With
simplistic designs like the Cherry Casinos, go for more vibrant colors that stand out and make your
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I am extremely fussy when it comes to the playing cards and these are simply the best cards I have
handled to date.
Don't be fooled by the fact that they are printed by the U.S. Playing Card
Company. They are nothing like bicycle cards. The paper stock is completely different. First of all
the cards are perfectly flat instead of slightly curved like most other USPCC stock. It feels like a
crushed stock since the cards are slightly thinner than normal and very dense. Despite being thin
the cards are sturdy and have a wonderful spring to them. They fan well and gliding cards under a
fan is extremely smooth.
The edges of the entire deck are smoother than most but quite
sharp individually so that it is easy to tell exactly how many cards you have under your thumb.
These cards were ordered along with ten different decks from various sites, some of which were
much more expensive, and after handling all pretty much equally the Cherry Casino's have kept their
shape the best. The best quality of all is that if you are holding the deck for long period of time
the bottom or top card does not change shape due to the temperature difference like most decks.
It would be a tragedy if these ever go out of print so hopefully they will keep making them and
with the same high quality paper stock.
I own several versions of the Cherries, and I think these are some of the best. I've seen people
complain about the cards not being as bright as seen in the pictures, so I knew what to expect
getting these. Indeed, I actually love the richness of the metallic matte blue, and the cards handle
like a dream on the ultra-thin stock.
Get your hands on some of these before they sell out!
Without a doubt, the new version of the Cherry Casino Playing Cards (Tahoe Blue) is one of my
favourite decks in recent times. It's just so versatile and practical, ideal for card magic and
playing card games, while also adding an immediate touch of style and class courtesy of the bold
metallic ink that is used for the signature "tahoe blue" colour on the tuck case, and all the maroon
colours that substitute for the traditional garish red. Created under the Pure Imagination label,
designer Sam Devins has teamed up with Derek McKee to produce something truly special.
concept of a Cherry Casino deck is at this point hardly new, and most playing card connoisseurs will
already be familiar with several versions of decks with this name that have preceded the Tahoe Blue
edition. The original aqua coloured Cherry deck was published in 2015, and several versions followed
in successive years, including one in black. As evidenced by the Cherry Casino name, the idea behind
the decks in this series is to draw on the image of an old time casino, hence the classic cherry
artwork that is familiar from slot machines, an iconic symbol of gambling. But now with this latest
deck, the casino has moved to Lake Tahoe, one of the clearest and deepest lakes in the United
States. That's what accounts for the classic cherry being set against the background of an inviting
pearlescent blue, presented in a metallic ink, and creating a colour that you can easily immerse
yourself in - just like the famous lake.
The tuck box is a very simple design, with the
words Cherry Casino emblazoned on the sides. But it's precisely the simplicity that emphasizes the
metallic inks used for the blue and maroon colours, and ensures that the design is memorable and
eye-catching. An enticing metallic look makes an instant statement of class that sets this deck
apart from the competition, and it has a magnetic quality about it that made me an instant fan.
The card backs feature the same design, although naturally with the expected white borders.
Especially satisfying is the fact that the publishers haven't skimped on quality, because the
metallic look is present on each and every card. It's not too strong, and yet when it catches the
light, it's obvious enough to make it stand out very pleasantly and alluringly.
As for the
card faces, these have the traditional look that casino use demands, making them immediately at home
with other card games or card magic. But there are subtle changes, mainly in the colour palette,
with the usual garish red replaced with a more muted maroon - again with a pleasant metallic look.
The other colours are as normal, although the blue is more muted, to fit better with the
lake inspired colour of the card backs. For the rest the customization is as expected for a very
practical deck, with an oversized pip on the signature Ace of Spades reminding us of the Cherry
Casino brand. And of course we have two custom Jokers, featuring two luscious metallic cherries,
compliments of East Las Vegas Nevada, with the word "Jackpot" functioning as an appropriately
thematic substitute for the word "Joker". In addition there are two gaffs, a double backer and a
The cards themselves have been printed by USPCC, although a thin crushed stock
has been used for pleasant handling. But as you'd expect from a USPCC produced deck, the quality is
second to none, and cards are a delight to dribble, fan, spread, and shuffle. For the cardist and
the magician, the Tahoe Blue version of the Cherry Casino deck will a very flexible, practical, and
welcome addition to the collection. This is a stylish and high quality deck that will readily be at
home almost anywhere. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame