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Designed by Stockholm17, Presented by the Gentleman Wake. Premium playing cards for players, collectors, & card enthusiasts.
Designed by Stockholm17, Presented by the Gentleman Wake. Premium playing cards for players, collectors, & card enthusiasts.
1,697 backers pledged $151,484 to help bring this project to life.

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The Parlour Playing Cards

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This campaign is the conclusion of a long journey.  From the moment I typed the words The Gentleman Wake into the 'account name' field on Youtube, way before I posted my first deck review video, I held a dream to create a deck of playing cards aligned with the principles and beliefs that have come to unify the community surrounding The Gentleman Wake youtube channel... 

ELEGANCE, QUALITY and UTILITY 

My name is the Gentleman Wake and I present to you The Parlour Playing Cards.  

Expertly Designed by Stockholm17. Artfully printed by Cartamundi with tuck cases by Oath Playing Cards. Endorsed by some the finest magicians and cardists in the world and finely crafted for card enthusiasts just like you. 

Black Variant unlocked at 200% funding! Golden foil on the back of the cards
Black Variant unlocked at 200% funding! Golden foil on the back of the cards
The Parlour - RED (prototype)
The Parlour - RED (prototype)
The Parlour - BLUE (prototype)
The Parlour - BLUE (prototype)
Black variant with numbered seal on the bottom (Rendering). Click to read the details
Black variant with numbered seal on the bottom (Rendering). Click to read the details
Dynastinae Limited edition: click to read how it is released
Dynastinae Limited edition: click to read how it is released
Brick box design (rendering) Click to read important info in the related update
Brick box design (rendering) Click to read important info in the related update

The Parlour Playing Cards deck will be printed by Cartamundi on crushed paper stock using their proprietary B9 true linen finish. Although it is a standard looking deck designed to perform and to play with, the Parlour deck features many improvements, refinements and details:

  •  Improved and Customized Court Cards designed to be instantly recognizable yet upon closer inspection reveal unique refinements.
  • Custom Ace of Spades
  •  Illustrated Jokers: Sir Fox, proprietor of playing cards and Shakespeare the Cat, street artist and entertainer extraordinaire.
  •  Bold Hand Designed Index designed for easy legibility.
  •  Gaff card (To be determined by you!)
  •  Showcase Ad Card crafted in a vintage look with handmade typography.
  •  Ivory Background to the cards (rather than stark white) that gives a subtlely vintage feel.
  •  Mnemonica Deck Order out of the box, for Magician's and Mentalists (see uncut sheet layout below).
  •  Classic Mirrored Back Design with TGW Monogram Spade, Rhinoceros Beetles and Damask pattern.
  •  Golden foiled areas on the back of the black variant.
  •  Designed by Stockholm17 Playing Cards, Sweden.
golden cold foil on the back of the black variant
golden cold foil on the back of the black variant
Jokers (Sir Fox and Shakespeare the Cat), Ace of Spades and AD Card.
Jokers (Sir Fox and Shakespeare the Cat), Ace of Spades and AD Card.
Inspired by the age-old and admired decks, the Parlour 'Beetle Backs' are designed to feel classic and nuanced.
Inspired by the age-old and admired decks, the Parlour 'Beetle Backs' are designed to feel classic and nuanced.
Ace of Spades and AD card
Ace of Spades and AD card
Illustrated by Stockholm 17, the Parlour Court Cards feature more refined facial features and hands, and the inclusion of exclusive details in the form of added implements and trinkets in keeping with the TGW experience.
Illustrated by Stockholm 17, the Parlour Court Cards feature more refined facial features and hands, and the inclusion of exclusive details in the form of added implements and trinkets in keeping with the TGW experience.
All 12 court cards
All 12 court cards
The Gentleman King of Hearts and Liza Quin of Hearts
The Gentleman King of Hearts and Liza Quin of Hearts

Printed by renowned Oath Playing Cards (Lotrek), the Parlour Tuck Cases will be printed on deep navy blue, wine red, and black colored premium paper stock, with embossed metallic foil in red/blue/black and gold.

  • RED VARIANT: wine red paper stock, red metallic foil, gold metallic foil, embossing.
  • BLUE VARIANT: navy blue paper stock, blue metallic foil, gold metallic foil, embossing.
  • BLACK VARIANT: black paper stock, black foil, gold metallic foil, embossing, numbered seal.
  • DYNASTINÆ LIMITED EDITION VARIANT: Newly designed tuck. Green paper stock, gold metallic foil, embossing.

All variants will have inner graphics in golden foil (stretch goal unlocked).

Black variant prototype
Black variant prototype
Wine-red paper stock, gold foil, red metallic foil, embossing.
Wine-red paper stock, gold foil, red metallic foil, embossing.
Navy blue paper stock, gold foil, blue metallic foil, embossing.
Navy blue paper stock, gold foil, blue metallic foil, embossing.
rendering of the numbered seal on the black variant
rendering of the numbered seal on the black variant
how the split brick is configured now that the 3rd deck is unlocked
how the split brick is configured now that the 3rd deck is unlocked

As the campaign proceeds we plan to unveil a few more surprises. We have a couple of stretch goals implemented for now, and some more very exciting things to add during campaign as each goal is unlocked.

  •  UNLOCKED 150% funding goal: all tuck-boxes will have inner graphics.
  •  UNLOCKED 200% funding goal: BLACK VARIANT.
  •  UNLOCKED 250% funding goal: tuck-boxes inner graphics ink upgraded to gold foil.
  •  UNLOCKED 300% funding goal: gorgeously designed custom brick box.
  •  UNLOCKED 400% funding goal: numbered seal for black variant
  •  UNLOCKED 500% funding goal: TGW Coin Add-on for Free *SEE UPDATES
  •  UNLOCKED 600% funding goal: Dynastinæ Limited Edition Deck released! *SEE UPDATES
  •   UNLOCKED 700% funding goal: Magician's Gaff Pack Add-on *SEE UPDATES
  •  900-1000% Funding goal: "SEASON FINALE"Mini deck and gifts distribution

Additionally we've created many extra add-on items, and will add more as the campaign evolves. We are open to backer feedback and suggestions as well!

The mini deck

54 cards, mini-size (41x63mm), red variant

Add one or more for $11/each. 

mini-deck compared to the normal poker size
mini-deck compared to the normal poker size

The Parlour GAFF PACK

14 Cards specially designed to add a ton of FLEXIBILITY and UTILITY to the Parlour decks. 

Printed on B9 True Linen finish and designed to be completely compatible with the existing base decks, the Gaff pack will include double backers, color change cards, blank cards, and much more! 

All backers in tiers with 4 decks or more (including the new Collector's Set tier) get it FOR FREE!  All other backers can add on the Gaff pack for just +$7. Duplicates are also available in this way ($7 per gaff pack). 

FRONT AND BACK OF THE 14 GAFF CARDS
FRONT AND BACK OF THE 14 GAFF CARDS

TGW Coin 

Coin with antique gold finish, same size as half dollar coin.

  • diameter: 1.205in / 30.6mm
  • thickness: 0.085in / 2.15mm
  • weight: 0.5oz / 14gr

Add +$5 on top of your pledged amount for +1 coin.

rendering
rendering

TGW Card Guard in black nickel

A gorgeous weighty three dimensional representation of the TGW Monogram Spade.

Size: 57X45mm, 5mm thickness.

Add +$10 on top of your pledged amount for +1 card guard. 

Card guard in black nickel. The back side will feature engraved graphics.
Card guard in black nickel. The back side will feature engraved graphics.

Uncut Sheet

A print worthy of framing! The Parlour Playing Cards Uncut Sheet; 56 cards in the deck order made famous by magician Juan Tamariz; mnemonica order. Sheets will be pulled from the production line, right before cutting. 

Size: 53x75cm (20.8x29.5in)

Backers choosing this option will be allowed to select the back design color after the completion of the campaign. Frame is not included. 

Artist rendering of a framed uncut sheet
Artist rendering of a framed uncut sheet

What is an add-on?

ADD one or more items ON top of your current pledge. You select a reward (example: the pair) and add one or more of the following items:

  •  One or more Parlour decks of your choice (selection of color at completion of the campaign)
  •  The Parlour deck uncut Sheet of your choice (selection of color at completion of the campaign)
  •  The TGW Monogram Spade card guard in black nickel
  •   The TGW coin (half dollar size perfect for coin tricks)
  • Other items released during the campaign.  

All the add-ons, click here to read what you get for free
All the add-ons, click here to read what you get for free

IMPORTANT: Only backers in brick rewards can add a split brick for $140 without extra shipping costs. 

Although I venture into the world of producing playing cards for the first time with The Parlour deck, I do so with the wealth of experience brought by designer Lorenzo Gaggiotti of Stockholm17.  Lorenzo has seen the successful funding and FULFILLMENT of many deck campaigns including the award-winning House of the Rising Spade deck and a collaboration with Magician and fellow Youtuber Caroline Ravn. See the included image below for details!

9 out of 9 funded kickstarter campaigns
9 out of 9 funded kickstarter campaigns

Visit Stockholm17 profile (Requiem Team on kickstarter) to learn more about the previous playing cards projects since 2014

The Parlour playing cards: crafted by Stockholm17, presented by The Gentleman Wake

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Playing Card designer, illustrator, playing card collector and enthusiast.

Professional Filmmaker, playing card collector and enthusiast, gentleman.


A VERY Special Thanks to:

Alex Pandrea, Magician, Entrepreneur, YouTuber, and Founder of House of Playing Cards.

Dan Buck. Cardist, Entrepreneur, and Co-Owner & Co-Founder of Art of Play. 

Andrei Jikh, Magician, Entrepreneur and YouTuber. 

Asad Chaudhry, Magician, Entrepreneur, Founder of Mint Playing Cards, and YouTuber.

Pigcake,Magician, Entrepreneur and YouTuber. 

Ivan Choe, Founder and Editor Kardify.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

Although The Parlour represents my first official foray into the world of Kickstarter funding for The Gentleman Wake brand, we enter into the process with a wealth of campaign experience brought by designer Lorenzo Gaggiotti as Stockholm17. Thanks to this, many of the pitfalls of first time project leads/managers will be sidetracked and skillfully avoided. Relationships with printers, manufacturers, fulfillment centers and retailers are already well formed and those entities have been involved in the campaign process since before its publishing.

We have the utmost confidence that The Parlour campaign will yield a quality product worthy of its funding goals and the pledges of its backers.

Because the project does involve the participation of 3rd parties and their externally controlled aspects such as printing and manufacturing there could be slight delays in the fulfillment of the campaign--but we will be tireless in our attempts to make sure such delays are not only minor but altogether avoided whenever possible.

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    One Parlour Deck - Wine Red Edition

    Red variant of The Parlour, designed by Stockholm17.
    Tuck-box in wine-red paper stock, with embossing, gold and red metallic foil, printed by Oath Playing Cards.
    56 cards printed by Cartamundi on B9 linen finish paper stock.

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    One Parlour Deck - Navy Blue Edition

    Blue variant of The Parlour, designed by Stockholm17.
    Tuck-box in navy blue paper stock, with embossing, gold and blue metallic foil, printed by Oath Playing Cards.
    56 cards printed by Cartamundi on B9 linen finish paper stock.

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    One Parlour Deck - Black Edition

    Black variant of The Parlour, designed by Stockholm17.
    Tuck-box in black paper stock, with embossing, gold and black foil, printed by Oath Playing Cards.
    56 cards printed by Cartamundi on B9 linen finish paper stock with GOLDEN FOIL.

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    -!- EARLY BIRD -!- The Parlour Pair

    Navy Blue and Wine Red editions of The Parlour playing cards.

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    The Parlour Pair (One Blue, One Red)

    Navy Blue and Wine Red editions of The Parlour playing cards.

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    The Parlour Trio (Black, Blue, Red)

    The Parlour playing cards: one red, one blue, one black.

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    4 Decks: 2 Wine Red and 2 Navy Blue

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    6 Decks: 2 Red, 2 Blue, 2 Black.

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    The Parlour Collector's Set

    The Parlour quartet:
    One deck of each variant at Early Bird price, including the Limited Edition Dynastinæ Parlour Deck produced ONLY for the kickstarter campaign in 777 units. Also included in this reward tier is the half-dollar size TGW coin.

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    -!- EARLY BIRD -!- BRICK of Decks

    For 20 backers we offer a "brick" (12 decks). After the campaign you will be able to choose the configuration of your brick. Custom Brick Box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.
    Retail value: $192

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    BRICK of 12 Decks

    12 decks. After the campaign you will be able to choose the configuration of your brick. Custom Brick Box included if the stretch goal (SG) is unlocked.
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    Split Brick (12 decks)

    4 Parlour Red, 4 Parlour Blue, and 4 Parlour Black. Custom brick box included.
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