Ultimate Deck (Stranger and Stranger Edition)

25.00 usd

Deck of cards by Dan and Dave Buck ($25.00)

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Ultimate Deck (Stranger and Stranger Edition) - magic

The ULTIMATE DECK is a one-of-a-kind, luxury deck of playing cards showcasing stunning works of art on every card. Produced in collaboration with award-winning design firm, Stranger & Stranger.

Every single card in the Ultimate Deck is represented with a unique story, incorporating classical art, as well as works from todays leading illustrators.

"The Ultimate Deck was an ambitious project over a year in the making, and is a landmark achievement for playing cards. There is nothing else like it."

The Ultimate Deck features 54 unique works of art, and an elaborate back design. Packaged in a gorgeous tuck-case of extraordinary detail featuring embossed elements and foil accents. On the sides of the tuck-case the phrases, "The Marvel of The Odd Minded Await", and "Relish The Experience of The Bewildered" are written.

Each deck is carefully packaged and sealed with a vintage-inspired tax stamp.

Printed at The United States Playing Card Company using their finest, premium card stock for everlasting oohs and aahs.


Printed by: USPCC
Box seal: Yes
Custom faces: Yes
Includes a blank facer: No
Includes a double-backer: No
Includes matching jokers: No


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BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame

SUMMARY: An artistic deck from Art of Play

I love the artistic decks available from Art of Play, and this is one of their best.

The Ultimate deck is truly a work of art - literally! All 54 cards in this deck are unique works of art, and feature different images by a range of artists. Given all the surprises inside, little wonder one side of the tuck box says "Relish the Experience of the Bewildered", and the other: "The Marvel of the Odd Minded Await". The tuck box is embossed, with silver foil, and a custom stamp seal - so it's a very stylish look right from the moment you first get this in your hands.

The Dan & Dave team describe the concept this way here: "Every single card in the Ultimate Deck is represented with a story, incorporating classical art, as well as works from today's leading illustrators."

The deck was the result of a collaboration with award-winning design firm, Stranger & Stranger, whose name you'll also find incorporated on the intricate back design. Some cards may look a little macabre or dark, but the majority of the artworks are simply gorgeous and attractive images. I especially love the cards which incorporate the pips as part of the artwork - which is a typical feature of a semi-transformation deck like this one.

I never really understood the sense of an uncut sheet until now, but decks like this have convinced me otherwise, and now I can appreciate their value and artistic merit.

If you're in the market for something creative, unique, unusual, memorable, and hard to find or duplicate, it's hard to think of a better place to look than the decks from Art of Play, and this is a fine example of their quality.

- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame