Hello and welcome to the Sideshow. Our team of human oddities and artists have designed a very special, limited edition deck of playing cards inspired by the beautiful lost art of sideshow banners. Long before television and the Internet, sideshow barkers demanded our attention with a commanding voice and “never before seen” hand painted banner art! Bright colors and striking designs promised “100% ALIVE” entertainment, immediately appealing to the curiosity of all that walked by. Our barker will gladly show you the way in!
***Updated October 21, 2015 ***Lobster Boy has joined the Sideshow!!
Str8Games presents 54 custom playing cards, poker chips, ceramic plaques, coins and unique keepsakes designed exclusively for this Kickstarter event! This will be a single print run, making it just as unique as the talent on the cards. Together with your help we’ll put on quite a show!
The Sideshow deck will be printed by the Expert Playing Card Company with the following features:
• 52 custom playing cards, 2 custom jokers, and 1 custom back design.
• Poker-size dimensions (2.5 x 3.5 inches)
• Master Finish
How about a game of poker after the show? We’ve designed 6 custom chips to accompany your Sideshow deck, along with a metal “ALIVE” dealer button for your home game! Our Sideshow chips are made of ceramic polymer and weigh 10 grams, measuring 1.5” in diameter. Our “ALIVE” dealer button comes free with every 100 chips. They measure 1.75” and weigh 24 grams. All items are exclusive to this kickstarter campaign and will not be available for purchase after the show!
Want more? Please see the chart below and add the corresponding price of the item(s) to your current pledge amount. In the post-campaign survey, you'll be able to specify your add-on items. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns! We're committed to staying in constant communication with our backers so we can make this project a success!
Str8 Games is a fun, new division of Straight 8 Custom Photography. We are veteran owned and operated and have provided our clients with excellent products and customer service for over 4 years. Please visit us on social media to see more of our work! INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | Str8Games INSTAGRAM
Special thanks to the crew at UnitedCardists.com, Mr. William Kalush from the Expert Playing Card Company, and Mr. Boyer from PlayingCardForum.com for your feedback and assistance! We'd also like to thank artist Julian Faylona for his hard work and dedication to this project.
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We've spent months analyzing countless playing card campaigns to prepare ourselves for this event! The artwork is 100% completed to the specifications of the Expert Playing Card Company. Our talented illustrator Julian worked tirelessly to finish all artwork before the campaign even began!
Our poker chips, ceramic plaques and aluminum coins are manufactured in the United States. We’ve purchased samples to review their quality and vendors are standing by to fulfill orders.
All “add-ons” will ship in 3 weeks or less to our backers once surveys have been completed. The Expert Playing Card Company estimates the cards will be ready to ship in 65 days. We will make frequent posts on their progress and promptly answer any questions you may have! Str8 Games is committed to both the project AND your customer service throughout this event.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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