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They look like they belong in a palace. Gold foil surrounds the elegant, navy blue box design. The gold metallic foil is striking, with a vintage, timeless aesthetic. They're absolutely breathtaking - and they feel as good as they look.
Monarch Playing Cards are Made in the USA on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests. Printed on Q1 quality stock with our signature Premium 909 Finish. "The feel is simply incredible." - Robin Carey, Reviewer
As featured in the blockbuster heist movie "Now You See Me."
Snakes twist around an evolution of sword and tree. Guiding the edges are the words "de duobus malis, minus est semper eligenoum."
The Monarchs deck is a super usable deck of cards that has the look of complete class and sophistication, in fact so good that they are fit for a king, hence the name. These cards are widely hailed by many people, and are very highly regarded as one of the best decks in the business. They are produced by Theory11, one of the largest custom playing card and magic companies around, and are available in several colours, the most popular one being the blue deck featured here.
These beautiful cards are found in an absolutely amazing tuck case, laced with royal gold foil all over a navy blue tuck case. This exquisite work of art comes complete with amazing embossing touches that create a classy box that will catch the attention of anyone who sees it. The regal presentation is finished off with a gorgeous red seal that stands out from the gold and blue of the tuck box, and is labelled with a gold crown to show how royal this deck of Monarchs is.
The back design features two swords in white on a very dark navy blue background, with snakes entwining around them, and leafy branches coming off the swords. The single colour keeps the cards from being too distracting, and makes them seem standard - hence ideal for card games or magic. At the same time the design is very visually appealing and intricate to look at. It is a super classy design that is usable for all kinds of uses: it’s not too complicated and distracting for magic or games; it's great for cardistry; and even collectors can appreciate the great design.
The faces of these cards are mostly standard, making them a very practical, since they are quickly recognisable and identifiable. The Ace of Spades has an enclosed crown depicted in rich gold metallic ink, fitting in with the royalty theme of the deck. The court cards are standard, but composed of a red, black and gold metallic ink which again creates that regal feel to the deck, and looks super classy. The two Jokers are a man on a penny-farthing, which creates a more vintage feel of joker.
These cards are made in the USA on a FSC-certified paper from sustainable forests, and are a nice and durable stock that fans and spreads great. It’s usable in all ways, in design and quality, for anyone who has a use of cards.
A cool trivia note about these cards is that they were used in the movie "Now You See Me”, which is a cool film about some magicians. The deck actually used in the film is the standard blue edition. It won't come as a surprise that whenever I'm looking for a deck that exudes sophistication, and yet is very practical, the Monarchs deck is one of the very first that I'll turn to as well. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
This is hands down one of my absolute favourite decks to use and they look incredible.
From the word go, the [tuck] box looks expensive and is incredibly durable, amazing colour and beautifully embossed. The cards themselves handle incredibly well and just look amazing the whole time in your hand, on a table or being spun around somewhere else.
Matched Jokers are always nice, but the deck could be made better if it included a blank faced card and double-backer. I will be using these for showing tricks to 'adults' and the reliable Bicycles for everything else.
(Posted on 09/03/2017)
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