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Aaron ParkerBy Aaron Parker
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Aaron ParkerBy Aaron Parker
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$2,176
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
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44days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, April 2 2019 7:04 PM UTC +00:00.

About

*** Spades now has its own OFFICIAL DECK!

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

The Game of Spades is the most comprehensive and traditional way there is to play spades. Regardless of if you are the self-proclaimed "BEST SPADES PLAYER EVER" (as all spades players seem to be) or the only person in the room who has never played, The Game of Spades finally has an official deck we can now all use to enjoy one of urban America's favorite past-times.

The Game of Spades deck solves all the conventional problems that exist with trying to get a game going with friends and family.  You no longer have to argue for 15 minutes about which joker is which.  Is it the "MAVERICK"? Is it the "COLOR JOKER"? Is it the "HORSE"? Who knows?! You no longer have to ruin a perfectly great deck of traditional playing cards by writing "BIG" and "LITTLE" across the cards with a permanent black marker because you can't decide.  You no longer have to remove and replace any cards from a traditional deck which almost always results in those two's we don't use (two of clubs and two of hearts) to mysteriously disappear forever. Having The Game of Spades deck in your home will make it as simple as grabbing the deck, shuffling and the first hand bidding itself.

THE DECK

One of the best features of The Game of Spades deck is the distinction of the spades or "trump" suit in the deck from the other suits in relation to a traditional deck of playing cards.  Because spades are always "trump" in this game, all spades cards have a metallic gold hue giving the suit the sense of superiority in the game it should rightfully carry.

Spades suit
Spades suit

JOKERS & DEUCES

There are different versions of playing spades which also may use different terminology. The Game of Spades deck focuses in on the most common way we play spades using the Jokers in the deck, while removing the "Two of Clubs" and the "Two of Hearts" for a total of 52 cards. The order of the top cards becomes "Big Joker", "Little Joker", "Deuce of Diamonds", "Deuce of Spades".

Jokers & Deuces
Jokers & Deuces

 The remaining cards in the deck all have their traditional colors but have been designed with a premium look that stands out among any deck of playing cards.

Hearts suit
Hearts suit
Clubs suit
Clubs suit
Diamonds suit
Diamonds suit

THE CARDS

The Game of Spades retail deck will be printed on Bridge size cards (2.25"x3.5") making them easy to handle when holding up to 13 cards at a time.  The finished deck will be on a 330gsm card stock.  This premium card stock handles well and is very durable with an extra smooth and clean finish giving them a superior feel. This 330gsm stock also includes a black core layer which blocks light rays shining through the cards.

330gsm card stock
330gsm card stock

THE RULES

If you have never played The Game of Spades before we have included an 8-fold brochure with rules, game-play directions and important definitions in the tuck box making The Game of Spades perfect for beginners. As already stated there are many versions of spades that exist with many additional rules that can be added from game to game.  Make sure to visit www.TheGameofSpades.com (currently under construction) to learn other optional rules often incorporated into The Game of Spades.

8-fold brochure Included with retail deck
8-fold brochure Included with retail deck

LIMITED EDITION PACK

The Game of Spades will be producing an exclusive LIMITED EDITION pack which will only be available during this campaign!  This pack will feature a 100% plastic playing card stock along with a LIMITED EDITION custom tuck box, card back design, and custom gold seal.  This pack will surely be a coveted collectors item. When they are gone, they are gone!

UNCUT POSTER SHEET

The Game of Spades is an iconic yet highly unrecognized part of American culture.  The game has been passed from generation to generation by nothing more than word of mouth teaching, helping to create life long memories among family and friends for almost a century.  To help celebrate the legacy of this game, and the memories it has created, The Game of Spades also has a  20"x30" uncut poster sheet availability in our rewards tiers.  This sheet can be framed and hung in any room with a wall the game has ever been played.

CAMPAIGN ADD ONS

Campaign add ons
Campaign add ons
  •  How to apply add ons:  Anything from the add on menu can be added to an existing pledge simply by increasing the amount of your pledge by the cost of what you want to add on. After the campaign, you will be asked to fill out a survey so we have your correct address and all of that. Let’s say you picked the $12 pledge level to get one standard deck and then picked $5 worth of add ons. When you fill out the survey, the website will give you a prompt. It’ll say that you have an extra $5 to allocate, and it will ask you what you wanted to spend it on. It will present you with the add on menu, and you simply select the items you were adding on to total $5. 

*** MORE TO COME....

Risks and challenges

Because we are not producing the product ourselves we have no control over production issues that can occur if the campaign is successful and orders need to be produced. We have slated our estimated delivery time for May 2019 to ensure all production issues if any arise can be worked out and your rewards still arrive when expected. We can assure any contributions made will receive exactly what we promised.

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