The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company
The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company
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The tradition of playing cards stretches back more than a millennium into our shared history. Chances are you are familiar with the French Standard playing card deck. The ubiquitous 52 cards, twelve royals, and four suits are found at bridge tables and poker dens all over the world.
Playing cards have been through many iterations over the centuries. From the Italian Tarot to the Mamluk playing cards of Egypt, to Chinese Mahjong tiles, the look and feel of a deck may change but it’s essential quality is always the same. Playing cards promise a fair chance to every player, if they’re slick enough to run the odds.
The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company ads another chapter to the story of playing cards with a uniquely western twist. Inspired by the great state of Colorado and the Havoc’s Children Saga, The Colorado Standard Poker Deck offers a new playing experience for beginners and cardsharps alike.
Omen cards (highlighted above) are special fifth suite hidden within the four regular suites. For example, The Ace of Bottles (The Watcher) is both the ace of the Bottles suit and the ace of the Omens suit. Each of the sixteen Omen cards features a unique piece of art based on Colorado landmarks and the Havoc’s Children Saga. Adding a fifth suite to a French standard deck immediately opens up a wide range of new gaming possibilities.
Each Colorado Standard Poker Deck consists of 55 cards including sixteen Omen Cards, twelve royals (three of which double as Omen Cards), and three Drama Cards (suited jokers). If that seems a might confusing, you are getting the picture. The Colorado Standard Poker Deck was designed to expand the potential of what a deck of cards can be.
Rather than the iconic Spades, Diamonds, Hearst, and Clubs, of a French Standard Deck, a Colorado Standard Deck utilizes Blades, Gears, Bottles, and Seeds as regular suits. These new suits carry their own symbolism and add to the unique appearance of the deck.
The nine normal face cards in a Colorado Standard deck are beautifully illustrated renditions of famous figures in American and British History. There are three one-eyed royals (one more than in a French standard deck) which provides another slight mathematical twist on classic play.
The three Drama Cards are similar to jokers and can be removed to play any classic card game you already know with the remaining cards. If players wish to play games by the same rules as a French Standard Deck, they can simply ignore the Omen suit.
All three Drama cards are also Omen cards. Unlike classical jokers, Drama cards have a regular suit. By themselves, the three drama cards can be used to play variations of Three-card Monte.
Because there are sixteen Omen cards in total and because there are four Omen cards for each regular suit, the Omen cards can be removed and function as a stand-alone deck. This allows for a number of unique games that utilize only the Omen Cards as well as innumerable fun variations on your favorite card games.
Effectively, every Colorado Standard Poker Deck is five decks in one. The unique games and variations of classic card games are virtually endless. From casual games like go fish and gin rummy, to formal casino games like blackjack and poker, The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company offers a novel take one of humanity's oldest pastimes.
The Colorado Standard Playing Card Company was founded for people who love poker. In addition to a new look, The Colorado Playing Card Company brings new hands, new games, and a whole new approach to classic poker. The Devil's Game is one such variation. Of course, in order to play this new games, you'll need to own at least one Colorado Standard Poker Deck. Check out our Kickstarter in May of 2017 to learn how you can be one of the first to get your hands on one for your next poker night. The more we raise, the more new games we'll be able to design for you.
We'll be adding new poker games to our games section regularly, so make sure to check back regularly.
In a very real sense, every shuffle is an illustration of the power of fate. There are more than eighty unvigintillion possible playing card combinations in a French standard playing card deck. That number is so impossibly large, it means that every time any person in history has ever shuffled a deck of cards, they have probably produced different results each time. Statistics on such a grand scale are difficult to fully comprehend. It is little wonder that many people ascribe special, even supernatural significance to playing cards.
Oracles and soothsayers of all sorts have used theatricality, ritual, and symbolism to nurture people’s belief in this significance of playing cards for centuries. The Colorado Standard Playing Card Deck affords players the opportunity to continue that tradition and try their own hands at divining. You will probably recognize many of the symbols and characters that decorate the Omen cards and face cards in a Colorado Standard Deck. Many are taken from world religions, popular culture, history, and the Havoc’s Children saga.
Can a few cards reveal the mysteries of the past or give a glimpse into the future? We’ll leave that to you.