Most playing cards are boring.
Standard faces, plain boxes and backs with no design. Boring. None of that makes you want to pick up a deck and start a game.
That’s why we made Zoo52: the cutest, the most interesting, the most fun deck of animal playing cards you have ever seen!
These decks are the first in a series of premium hand painted playing cards designed to make every animal owner go “awwww!” With 14 unique watercolor illustrations, there is something for everyone!
Zoo52 playing cards come in 2 incredible designs: Woof & Whiskers and Playful Paws!
Woof & Whiskers is a deck chock full of fun dogs; from huskies to dalmatians and even a fancy sausage dog; this deck is for canine lovers everywhere!
Playful Paws comes stacked with our favorite felines, perfect for anyone who loves to snuggle up with a cuddly cat!
You can also pick up Zoo52 as a sweet Uncut Sheet!
Uncut sheets are where the printed sheets are pulled off the production line at the factory before they go through the cutting process – they are very special because only a few of them get saved as uncuts. They have all the finishes and printing that the normal cards do, but they stay in a single sheet – a really cool wall decoration or present!
Unique Animal Box
Both Zoo52 decks are uniquely designed to have popup ears on the box! These can easily be folded up or down and don’t impact opening or closing the box at all!
Premium Card Stock
Most playing cards look like they have been through the wash after only a few games. Zoo52 cards are made from premium 310 German black core paper card stock. They are thin enough to be flexible, thick enough to feel like you’re not holding writing paper, and durable enough to last you for years.
Air Cushioned Material
These cards are printed on air cushioned stock allowing a layer of air to make shuffling and dealing as smooth as butter.
Our cards are printed with a world-class casino quality finish designed to overcome humidity and frequent usage. Every card is perfectly aligned and precision cut for superior handling right out of the box.
The Zoo52 decks will be printed by WJPC, a printer responsible for the production and distribution of millions of decks each year. We have worked with them for years and trust them to produce the highest quality decks.
- Anyone who loves Cats or Dogs.
- Anyone who enjoys playing a game of cards.
- Anyone who shares funny animal pictures / videos on Facebook.
- Anyone who wants to bring some life to a party.
- Anyone who wants to unplug from technology and get some quality face time with friends and family.
- Anyone who knows someone who needs a present (COUGH *Christmas* COUGH).
ALL REWARDS HAVE FREE USA SHIPPING.
As this project is run from Australia, all rewards and pledges are in Australian Dollars. We have provided an approximate USD conversion for each reward in the table below.
IF the reward does not specify which edition you will receive (Cat or Dog deck), you will choose in the survey at the end of the campaign.
Add on prices below INCLUDE shipping!
How to get your awesome add-ons:
1. After you have pledged to the project there will be a blue Manage your pledge button on the right hand column as seen above.
2. Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total of the add-ons you want to add. Unless you want to change your tier at the same time, Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at. If you do change your tier, just add the total of add-ons to your new tier level. (If you are an international backer, please be sure to pledge the international amount)
3. You then have to confirm your new pledge amount and will be sent to checkout to complete the add-on!
Note: You will specify what you want added on during the survey at the end of the project. No need to message us to let us know during the campaign.
No project would be complete without some tantalising bonuses to unlock!
Elephant Playing Cards started in 2015 when founder Ben Jones asked: “WHAT HAPPENED TO FAMILY GAMES NIGHT?”
Ben used to love games nights as a child, when everyone would get together for a fun hand of cards: no phone, no computer & no internet. Just good old-fashioned quality time together!
But now our time is increasingly consumed by TV, social media & the internet which has replaced real, genuine human relationships.
His solution was to reclaim family time by making cards so interesting that everyone would want to unplug & play, and in doing so bring back real fun & connection into relationships.
To date Elephant Playing Cards has produced 25 different decks of cards and we print more than 100,000 decks a year. We continuously turn out some of the world’s most interesting decks of cards, and we’re only just getting started!
We are also Kickstarter veterans! Since starting EPC, we have successfully launched and delivered 13 Kickstarter projects. We have an extensive network of manufacturers, logistical support, warehousing and fulfillment operations, and we will not close this project until every single person has their reward. We are 100% committed to getting you what you pay for!
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Risks and challenges
Since 2015, Elephant playing cards has successfully designed and produced 24 decks and counting. From starting on a shoestring and a dream, we now ship tens of thousands of decks to customers each year and have warehouse locations around the world. Our partnerships with manufacturers, logistics providers, import/export services, warehouses and fulfillment centers makes the process of Kickstarting projects with us very low risk. As with all our campaigns, we will not close a project until every single backer has received their full pledge, that is our promise to you.
However, unexpected events do come up from time to time. Strikes, delays, machine malfunction, peak shipping times, holidays, human error and mis-deliveries can all cause unexpected issues in the process of getting your reward to you. We will do everything in our experience and power to mitigate this risk, and if things do go wrong we will be clear and open with ongoing communication until the problem is resolved.
All designs are 100% complete and approved by the manufacturer, we have notified our freight forwarder and warehouse, and we are excited to bring this project to life!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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