BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame
Colours are beautiful during the day time, but what about at night? That's what the Starlight series is all about.
The very first Starlight deck featured a colourful pattern of glowing stars. Following its success, Collectable Playing Cards released a sequel called the Starlight Black Hole deck. Both decks were designed by Juniardi Satyanagara, but the Black Hole deck takes the original stellar concept in a new direction, as a swirl of glowing stars fades into the dark unknown of a black hole, while a stellar pattern also decorates the entire tuck box.
The back design has a swirling shape that amplifies a sense of motion when used for twirling, and even for fans and spreads, and the colourful artwork here has a full-bleed style. The use of a black canvas as the background of both the card faces and backs gives possibilities for an unusual yet beautiful palette of colours to shine. The design of the border-less and colourful card backs means that card flourishers can capitalize on the colours that go to the very edge of the cards, and maximize the effect of these glowing colours in fans and spreads.
The court cards feature a burst of light emanating from a straight forward and classical design that is set within a starry night sky; as well as adding aesthetic beauty, this also ensures they can easily be distinguished in dim light. The colours work together beautifully, ensuring that the indices have visual clarity, while employing a colour scheme not commonly seen.
For the number cards, the traditionally black suits of Spades and Clubs feature purple pips, while the traditionally red suits of Diamonds and Hearts have pink pips on the indices. The Joker looks as if he is a magnificent vision who has stepped straight out of the night sky!
This deck of playing cards was produced by USPCC, in their standard air cushion finish. It also comes with a double-backer and ad card.
- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame