BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame
SUMMARY: Memorable playing cards with a humorous and satirical feel
The Royal Pulp decks were created in 2016, and come in either red or in green, or as a set of two.
The tuck boxes evoke both intrigue and style. To add to the sophistication, there's beautiful interior printing, which adds to the feel of class and quality from the moment you open the box.
Both decks are characterised by bright colours, and by what some have described as "artistic madness", which is already evident as soon as you see the card-backs. All the cards are fully custom, and feature brightly coloured artwork by Brad Foster and Charles A. P. (Blackout Brother). The humorous court cards especially evoke a satirical feel. Even the number cards have a very custom look and feel. A unique and creative design is used for all the pips (which can especially be appreciated on the oversized Aces).
All the reds used in the Red deck have a very bright cherry red appearance, rather than the usual deeper red of a traditional deck, and this unusual colour combines well with the other colours of the deck. The Green deck on the other hand has a quite different colour scheme, but the court cards retain the same look of sarcastic and humorous madness.
The cards in both decks all have a marble-cream-parchment background colour, which accentuates the jarring effect of the unusual mineral blues, oranges, and reds, and gives the deck somewhat of a vintage feel, as can be seen from this uncut sheet which gives an overview of the entire deck. Both decks have a different feel - some people I've shown the deck to prefer the Red version, others prefer the Green. The choice is yours - I'd suggest considering getting both, as they make a nice set of two.
- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame