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Double cards are no ordinary playing cards. Each Double card has two values on the face. You can choose one that works best in card games. Double cards can be played in many card games. You can also invent new games with Double cards. 

How did this idea come along?

In card games, we want more aces, kings, and queens… etc but don’t want to hold many more cards. So we combine two decks to one 52-card deck. We have a customized computer program that randomly pairs two values on each card. Because the pairing is completely random, each deck of Double cards is unique. There are more aces, kings, and queens... etc high value cards in one deck. There are greater probabilities to have better hands in card games. By design, Double cards can effectively prevent many card cheating techniques such as counting cards, marking back cards, and even hidden marks only visible by special contact lenses. 

Traditional playing cards are printed with thousands of copies on one printing run. We don’t want to print Double cards the same way because we kinda like the uniqueness of each deck. Ideally, we would like to only print one copy for every deck. But to maintain reasonable pricing points and balance the costs, we will have to cut down other expenses and print some decks with small numbers of copies.  

Face card artworks - Cartoons & Joker

The thirteen cartoons we select to illustrate the face cards for the first edition are interesting, cute, simple, funny, and happy. We love them and hope you like them too.  

To celebrate the launch of this project on Kickstarter, we have a poster created for the joker design. Hope you like it as much as we do. 

Joker Poster
Joker Poster

 Packaging 

We opt for lightweight yet strong and eco-friendly (recyclable / reusable) clear plastic boxes over traditional paper tuck-boxes to better protect your Double cards. They will keep the cards clean, protect them easily and ensure your deck of Double cards lasts longer.  

QR codes incorporated to the designs 

If you accidentally mixed two different decks of Double cards, there is little chance you could correctly separate them. We incorporated QR codes to the back card designs just in case that happens. This is another innovation we are proud of. Also, the QR codes help us track the numbers of decks that have been printed. 

Patents

We're in the process of US patent application and plan to subsequently file the patents in other countries.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge lies in the process of printing Double cards. Traditional offsetting printing method for cards is not suitable due to the uniqueness of each deck with small quantity of copies. We will work closely with our printing partner to optimize the process and bring this innovation to life in the best quality possible.

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