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Opulent Luxury Playing Cards

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Enjoy this rich-looking deck of black and gold.

The back of the cards comes from a church in Belgium called Dome of St Aubins. The design is of its ceiling, as if you were standing inside the center of the church, looking up.

The court cards have been designed with two specific goals in mind: to be original, yet easily recognizable. Thus, they are based off of the standard designs, but they have been modified slightly to achieve our vision.

The pips were designed with the same goals as noted above.

Every card has been crafted with exceptional detail. These one-of-a-kind works of art are an essential addition to anyone's collection.

  • Limited print run of 1,000
  • Printed by USPCC
  • Custom numbered tuck seals
  • Classic stock
  • Poker size
  • Embossed finish
  • Bar code and Joker reveal
  • 52 Cards + 2 Jokers & 2 Gaffs for magicians
  • 2018 release

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The Opulent deck is more of an artistic deck, and was created by George Williamson with the assistance of Will Roya and artist Jennifer Bennett. The word opulent is synonymous with extravagant, and that epitomizes what George wanted to pack into this creative deck.

Our admiration begins with the luxurious looking tuck box, which features the gold and blue colours that are synonymous with this deck, and has an individually numbered seal.

The design of the exquisite card backs is based on the interior ceiling design of the Dome of St Aubins, a church in Belgium. It's also worth mentioning that all of the Aces are patterned after the style of the Ace of Spades, with highly detailed and oversized pips.

While the courts clearly are based on traditional designs, they have been given a very original look, with the help of ornate details and lavish artwork that adds to the overall feel of opulence that this deck is intended to evoke. Despite the extravagant detail, the lines are bold, and the shapes are clear, so there is an immediate sense of the familiar. Yet the overall look conveys the sense of an exquisitely crafted woodcut, which is amplified with the use of a very simple colour scheme.

All the cards are framed with a highly patterned background that goes all the way to the borders, while an oval shape in the middle ensures that the decorative pips stand out in sharp relief to the background, and are immediately noticeable, while still rewarding the attentive observer with lots of intricate detail.

The indices continue the theme of sophisticated detail combined with practical clarity, and are immediately recognizable and easily identifiable. My only concern is that while the use of single colour for all the suits is a good choice artistically, it does make the traditionally red and black suits more difficult to distinguish at a glance.

The two Jokers can be used to reveal a selection of the 6 of Clubs, and it's details like this that magicians especially appreciate. The two gaff cards included are a double backer and a double faced Jack of Hearts and Three of Clubs. One subtle easter egg that many will miss is a bar code reveal, which cleverly features the Four of Spades.

Printing of this deck was done by USPCC, an industry leader that has once again not disappointed, with consistent printing and nicely embossed cards that handle smoothly and pleasantly. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
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