Märchen Hamelin Limited Edition Playing Cards

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Deck of cards by Forge Arts ($15.00)

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Visit the Medieval town of Hamelin and bring German myth and legend to life with this exquisite deck.

Welcome to the world of German Märchen (fairy tales), brought to you by Forge Arts and artist Nicolai Aaro. This timeless deck pictures icons of Germanic myth and culture, such as kings and princesses, heroes and heroines, gods and monsters.

Metallic gold ink adorns the card faces, which have a protective matte finish. The tuck case, with printed interior, is embossed and is likewise detailed with metallic ink that evokes the spirit of Hamelin. And like creatures of myth and legend, there are secrets to be found; in this case in the form of hidden features incorporated into the deck.

Only 2,500 will be printed, so don't miss out. Get yours today!

Printed by LPCC on their Diamond Finish.

Limited to: 2500
Printed by: Legends Playing Card Company
Box seal: Yes
Custom faces: Yes
Card finish: Diamond Finish

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BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame

Summary: Part of a pair of artistic decks paying tribute to German legends

The Marchen deck (Hamelin Edition) is a companion deck to the Schwarzwald edition of this deck. But instead of a moss green colour it features a gorgeous cream, which is evident already on the beautiful tuck box. The box also has has an individually numbered seal, and full interior printing.

For the Hamelin deck, the dark brown of the Schwarzwald card backs has been replaced with beautiful red and gold colours, "reflecting the warm glow of the hearth after a long and weary journey."

The same court card characters are used as the Schwarzwald deck, each representing a different character from German legends as follows for the King, Queen and Jack of each suit:
- Spades: the Morbach Monster, Weisse Frauen, Hansel & Gretel
- Clubs: King Watzmann, Lorelei, Knecht Ruprecht
- Hearts: Rubezahl, Princess Brunhilde, Pied Piper of Hamelin
- Diamond: Barbarossa, Perchta, Drude
However the Hamelin edition adds a red background to give a different look to the cards, and red is used instead of gold for the diamonds and hearts.

The Jokers for the Hamelin deck are different than the Schwarzwald ones, and feature a medieval crest on one, and a majestic castle on the other.

The cards have been printed with a high quality air cushion style embossing, using the Diamond Finish from Legends Playing Card Company, and this is a durable finish that handles smoothly and evenly for shuffling, fans, and spreads.

This deck is beautiful inside and out, and the use of metallic ink on the tuck boxes and the cards themselves all produces a look of sophistication and style, which is appropriate given the high quality artwork, design, and love that has been poured into these decks. The designs will appeal to any one with an interest in German culture and history, but anyone with an appreciation of fine art can enjoy these lovely decks. - BoardgameGeek reviewer EndersGame