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A deck of cards of Morris Sides from the UK and around the world that can be used for trump and quartet style games.
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I'm Owain and I enjoy Morris dancing. I'm in several sides and run a Morris community page on Facebook called Morris-Hub. On the 1st of April 2017 I created a joke advert for a set of Morris trump style cards. It got quite a large response which persuaded me to go ahead and create a set of cards.

April Fools Post
April Fools Post

With work and other things getting in the way its taken me a year but I have finally got round to sorting the deck of cards out. I changed the categories and design slightly and have collected information from many sides. If you're in a Morris side you can imagine this was no easy task... Herding cats anyone?

I finally had enough sides for a standard set of cards, 30, then more sides wanted to be part of it, and more. I put a limit of 120 sides and yet even more sides wanted to be involved. The total number of sides in the deck has now reached around 130, more than 4 times the amount in a standard set.

Not only will this be a playable game, a long one, it'll allow people to learn about Morris sides from around the world. It might actually help people to recognise other sides when at dance-outs.

I've put together a map indicating all the sides included in the deck to show the wide array of sides involved:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NWC9jtNOy348k2e9X5CZIYTyvc1HxSvA&usp=sharing

Current list of sides
Current list of sides

The cards are designed so that they can be used in a variety of card games such as trumps, Go Fish and other similar games. The deck is divided into groups of 6 to aid in games similar to Go Fish or 'Quartet', which in this version has become 'Six Up'. Instructions for example card games are included in the pack.

Example cards
Example cards

If the pack become popular and more sides desire to be included it is hoped that expansion packs will be available in the future.

Each pack of cards will come with around 130 different playing cards , an instruction leaflet, and a specially designed box to contain the cards.

Each card is 62mm x 100mm with curved corners, standard trump card size and the material is Stellar 275gsm Blue Core playing card board

Risks and challenges

Reward timeline is dependent on three factors, design refinement, manufacturing and shipping.

The cards are being produced by an online company whose turnaround could be affected due to measures outside my control.

Shipping around this time of year can be unreliable, an update will be given when rewards are shipped out.

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    As a thank you for backing this project you receive one playing card from the deck.

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    Card of your choice

    Receive the card of your choice. This could be attached to your kit, kept in the side archive or used as a very thin beer coaster

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    6 of the same specified card. If you require more than 6 cards change the pledge amount to (# x £1)+£4

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    1 Deck of Cards

    Pack of cards that feature over 100 different sides from around the world including Cotswold, Border, Molly, Rapper, Long Sword and North West.

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    5 Decks of Cards

    5 identical decks of cards, perfect for gifts for the Morris dancers in your life.

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