The Air Deck - The ultimate travel playing cards
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By travelers for travelers:
The idea for this project was conceived by fellow globetrotters Ursus Negenborn and Rune Kippervik while traveling South East Asia. We love playing cards, but we couldn’t really find anything that was quite suited for our minimalist way of traveling. When you travel as much as we do, you don’t want to carry anything extra around. Every item makes a difference. We’re big fans of improvement, and decided to create the ultimate playing cards for travelers. The making of the Air Deck has taken us through several countries, and we’ve met many wonderful people along the way. Now we have the prototype ready and we’re proud of the result. Meet our new travel companion, the Air Deck. The world's first truly travel optimized playing cards!
- 52 Playing Cards + 2 jokers
- Waterproof and washable
- Premium printing with a protective matte varnish
- Made from extra durable premium PVC
- Slightly textured back, smooth front
- Sturdy deluxe matte tuck box
- Playing card size : 3.43 x 1.26 inches (87 x 32mm)
- Free world-wide shipping
- Free PDF “Card games from around the world”
- Option to buy the Air Deck in white color
While we wanted a compact and light deck, we didn't want to compromise on quality. We went to several of the world’s manufacturers of premium casino cards and asked for the best materials they could provide. In the process of creating the ultimate travel deck, we tried out over 50 different high end plastic materials. The materials were taken through scratch, bending and handling tests to identify the best candidate. Finally we ended up with a premium ‘casino quality’ PVC that has all the properties we want.
The Air Deck is incredibly resistant to tearing and bending, and it’s totally waterproof. You can play with these in the pool, in the boat, in the tub, in the rain, at the beach, pretty much wherever you can think of.
In the process of selecting the material we sought advice from several playing card professionals, to help us find the optimal material and design. The end result a deck that shuffles and handles like you expect professional cards to do. The cards are slightly textured on the back, while the front is plain. This provides excellent handling and a good grip.
We’ve worked hard to create a fitting minimalist design for the Air Deck. For us, it was key that the cards are uncluttered, symmetrical and easy to read. We also wanted to create something fun and ‘out-of-the- ordinary’. The Air Deck’s unique design will no doubt act as a conversation starter on your travels. The deck consists of 52 playing cards + 2 jokers and measures 87mm X 32mm. Despite the smaller footprint we’ve retained all the features of standard decks. The length ensures that it handles much like a full size deck, and the narrower width makes the deck fit nicely in the palm of your hands.
For this campaign we’re offering the cards in two different colors; black and white.
We hope that you are as excited about the Air Deck as we are. Support our project, and give yourself, or someone you care about, the perfect playing cards for traveling.
Risks and challenges
We do not anticipate any major challenges to this project, and we promise to stay transparent and update you every step of the way.
Much of the work is already done. The design phase of the cards is finalized and we’ve made the prototype you see in the video. We’ve had personal meetings with the manufacturer and agreed on all details, and we've gotten several quotes for fulfillment and shipping from reliable partners. We're ready to go! :)
Now we just need your support so that we can afford to print the first batch of decks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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