The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company
The tradition of playing cards stretches back more than a millennia into our shared history. Chances are y’all are familiar with the French standard playing card deck. The ubiquitous 52 cards, twelve royals, and four suits are found at bridge tables and poker dens all over the world.
Playing cards have been through many iterations over the centuries. From the Italian Tarot to the Mamluk playing cards of Egypt, to Chinese Mahjong tiles, the look and feel of a deck may change but it’s essential quality is always the same. Playing cards promise a fair chance to every player, if they’re slick enough to run the odds.
The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company ads another chapter to the story of playing cards with a uniquely western twist. Inspired by the great state of Colorado and the Havoc’s Children Saga, The Colorado Standard Playing Card Deck offers a unique playing experience to beginners and cardsharps alike.
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The Colorado Standard Playing Card Deck is made for people who love to play cards. Each deck consists of 55 cards including sixteen Omen Cards, twelve royals (three of which double as Omen Cards), five suites, and three Drama Cards. If that seems a might confusing, you are getting the picture. The Colorado Standard Playing Card Deck was designed to expand the potential of what a deck of cards can be.
Omen cards (pictured above in grey) double as both their face value and as an additional suite. Each of the sixteen Omen cards features a unique piece of art based on Colorado landmarks and the Havoc’s Children Saga (link to books page). Adding a fifth suite to a French standard deck immediately opens up a wide range of new gaming possibilities.
The nine normal face cards in a Colorado Standard deck are beautifully illustrated renditions of famous figures in American History. There are three one-eyed royals (one more than in a French standard deck) which provides another slight mathematical twist to classic play.
The three Drama Cards are similar to jokers and can be removed to play any classic card game you already know. All three Drama cards are also Omen cards. Unlike classical jokers, the Drama cards are suited. By increasing the number of Omen cards to sixteen rather than the traditional thirteen found in a standard suite there are an equal number of Omen cards in each normal suite: four bottles, four blades, four gears, four seeds.
This allows for a number of unique games that utilize only the Omen Cards as well as some fun variations on your favorite card games.
Rather than the iconic Spade, Diamond, Heart, and Club, players will find the Colorado Standard Playing Card Deck utilizes Blades, Gears, Bottles, and Seeds. These new suites carry their own symbolism and add to the unique appearance of the deck.
The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company was founded by people who love poker. By dropping the Drama cards, players can enjoy any classic poker game they already know. The genius of a Colorado Standard playing card deck
For the truly talented
Tarot enthusiasts will find some similarities between the Colorado Standard Deck and traditional Italian Tarot cards. We’ve created a handy guide to help get you started.
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