Wesley Klein (Baconery) and David Goldklang (Vända Playing Cards) have teamed up to create the tastiest cards ever designed - BACON PLAYING CARDS!
We have created 2 decks of cards that we would like to get printed by the United States Playing Card Company (USPC):
Deck 1 -- Bacon Playing Cards (a completely custom designed deck of standard playing cards).
Deck 2 -- "Bakin' with Bacon" game (a unique card game where the goal is to collect the necessary ingredients to complete your recipes before your opponents complete theirs). Please check out the video below for details on how the game is played.
We also have some exciting extra items that were designed specifically for this project and complement the decks of cards (see below).
This is a standard deck of playing cards (52 cards + 2 jokers + 2 extra cards) and can be used for playing any standard cards games (poker, bridge, gin, go fish, solitaire, etc...). Every card is completely custom designed to fit the bacon theme with a fun and clean design style.
This is a limited edition deck - only 2500 1st Edition decks of Bacon Playing Cards will be printed. The decks will be printed by the United States Playing Card Company (makers of Bicycle and Bee brand cards) on Bicycle card stock with Magic finish. These are the highest quality playing cards available in the world!
Bakin' with Bacon is a card game for 2-4 players consisting of 2 decks of cards: The Bakin' with Bacon game deck and Bacon Playing Cards (a standard deck). The game deck includes recipe cards, action cards, wild cards, and instruction cards.
Each recipe is made up of 4 ingredients, represented by specific cards from the standard deck. The goal is to collect all four ingredients to complete a recipe and then to complete all 3 recipes. The first person to complete all 3 recipes wins the game.
Each player begins with 7 cards held in his/her hand and 3 unique recipe cards face up on the table. Players take turns in a clockwise direction. At the beginning of a turn, a player draws one card from the deck. The player ends a turn in one of three ways: applying 4 ingredients to complete a recipe, playing an action card, or discarding an unwanted card into the discard pile.
When a recipe is completed, that recipe and the 4 cards used to complete the recipe are no longer in play, unless reactivated with an action card that specifically affects cards that are out of play.
At any point during the game, if a player draws the last remaining card from the deck, at the end of that player's turn, the discard pile is shuffled and then becomes the deck to draw from.
The game ends when one player completes all three of his/her recipes and is declared the winner.
Salt & sugar. Um…really!?
Two ingredients that make everything taste like heaven in your mouth. Apart, these ingredients represent a delicious cornucopia of different tastes, but together they create an explosive flavor that is seldom rivaled in the food world. Everyone has talked about it. People have dreamed about it. Most were afraid to put them together. It's a secret, twisted fantasy that everyone hides their love for. And now it's a reality.
Bacon meets Bakery. Their love child: Baconery.
My name is Wesley Klein and I'm a breakfast and dessert kind of guy. One day I was at breakfast and I used my thick-cut bacon to sop up the last remaining drops of maple syrup from my plate and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I eat breakfast for the delicious salty goodness of the bacon. I love dessert for the sugary experience of warm chocolate chip cookies, brownies, syrup on french toast, and more. It only made sense to marry the two together so the world could enjoy it's long-awaited fantasy.
Like a mad scientist, I spent months in the kitchen with breakfast chefs, pastry chefs, and more, until we stumbled upon the exact formula for infusing these two ingredients into the perfect culinary combination. Let's just say it was an orgasmic explosion of bacon, chocolate, nuts, fruits, and any other ingredient we thought fit to combine. We birthed the "BACONERY."
So, I set out on a mission. I assembled the best "baconery" chefs I could find. I purchased the finest ingredients I could buy in order to re-define the bakery experience and bring you something you've never seen before.
Vända Playing Cards was founded by graphic designer David Goldklang in 2012. As an accomplished poker player with a brother who is a professional magician, it was only a matter of time before David became inspired to design his first deck of playing cards which was successfully funded on Kickstarter in October 2012.
The two main potential issues for a project such as this relate to:
1. The decks of cards are being produced by the United States Playing Card Company, the most reputable playing card printer in the world. USPC regularly produces millions of decks of cards for many major casinos and they have been making custom decks for many smaller card distributors and designers for a very long time. Occasionally problems do come up in the production process, but USPC is the most professional company in this business and they are able to rectify any such situations with relative quickness and ease.
2. We have extensive experience with fulfilling orders on a daily basis. Baconery is already shipping out thousands of orders that are very time-sensitive (food that spoils) so we will have no problem handling the fulfillment needs required to bring this project to a successful completion.
We are confident that the scope of this project is well within our capabilities and expect to deliver rewards to our backers on time.
THANKSGIVING PACK -- Mixed assortment of bacon baked goodies, delivered in time for Thanksgiving dinner + 1 "Bakin' with Bacon" game deck + 1 deck of Bacon Playing Cards (1st Edition). USA ONLY, shipping included.
BACON CLUB -- 3 month membership ($129 retail) to Baconery's Bacon of the Month Club (Oct-Dec 2013) + 1 "Bakin' with Bacon" game deck + 1 deck of Bacon Playing Cards (1st Edition). USA ONLY, shipping included.