BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame
A quality deck of playing cards that pays homage to a classic film and story
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Albino Dragon was able to secure the licensing necessary to put out two decks, including the Wizard of Oz Kansas deck.
The card backs in this deck are composed of a collage of iconic images from the film. The court cards all feature film characters. Appropriately, Dorothy makes an appearance on the Queen of Hearts, while two unique versions of Toto are featured as the Jokers. Of course her companions are also present, including the Tinman and Scarecrow. Also joining them is the Cowardly Lion, and villains like the Wicked Witch of the West. Others from the cast join them on the court cards as well, including the Good Witch Glinda, a Winged Monkey, three Winkie Guards, and The Wizard of Oz.
I'm a big fan of the beautiful number cards, which feature detailed wood panelling, ornate lines, and stylish pips, including a special icon that is used to represent each suit. A large version of these pips appears on the over-sized and custom Aces, with "Courage" being the badge for the Spades (needed by the Cowardly Lion), a well-timed "Heart" for the Hearts (needed by the Scarecrow), a scholarly "Brain" for the Diamonds (needed by the Tinman), while the Emerald City itself is the badge for the Spades (since the King of Spades features the Wizard of Oz himself).
This is a beautiful deck that does a wonderful job of paying homage to a film classic.
- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame