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Hello Café Members!

For the past six months my design team has been working on a new project that will go live via Kickstarter next month. The Kids Deck...a deck of cards specifically designed for kids and magicians. 3 decks in total, a red & blue backed deck containing 52 beautifully designed cards done in a kids style, two fun jokers, and a double backed blue/red card. The third deck was spawned from my time as an elementary school teacher. We call this the ABC123 deck which includes alphabet cards (A-Z) and numbers (1-26). No longer will magicians need to use boring black block letters. And kids will also be able to practice multiplication with the numbers and memory/concentration games with the letters.

At certain reward tiers decks will also include an instructional DVD, "Card Tricks For Kids...No Rabbits Required". We know this doesn’t really pertain to Café members, but thought we would mention it.

Below is a sneak peak of a few images. I will post the kickstarter link when this goes live next month but you can also follow us on Facebook HERE for updates.

We hope you enjoy and consider backing this project Smile

The Decks:
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Cards:
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Alphabet Cards:
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How is the main deck different to Kids Kards by Richard Pinner ?? http://www.littleshopofmagic.co.uk/kidskards/index.htm

This has been on the market for years and used by many magicians
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How is the main deck different to Kids Kards by Richard Pinner ?? http://www.littleshopofmagic.co.uk/kidskards/index.htm

This has been on the market for years and used by many magicians


That's a great a question. First, Kids Kards is a great effect, and one that I really enjoy using. But, it is an "effect." This isn't a deck of cards, or at least a deck of cards that most people would know to be a normal deck of cards. This is a mental photography deck. My question is this, do you trust a 10 year old with an invisible deck? The answer is obviously no. You can't hand it out and one wrong shuffle and the deck is done for.

The Kids Deck is a complete deck of "normal" printed playing cards. I hate saying normal...what is really normal nowadays Smile Hope that answers your question.
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The Alphabet cards look FANTASTIC - Great job!!
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I definitely want some of those alphabet cards!
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UPDATE:

After careful consideration I have decided to separate the Kids Deck from the Bicycle brand. With a brand such as Bicycle we were limited to what design elements we could implement while including their logo. As you can see, the card boxes are more detailed with 3D features and fun images that fill up the entire area that kids will love. They will still be printed by the United States Playing Card Company at the highest standards. Hope you enjoy!

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I don't think it will matter if they're not Bicycle backs. We kids' show performers don't use many card tricks....but I do like to present a few, and these cards look fab!

The decks would be perfect for "Ambitious Card", I think kids will much more easily relate to and remember these images, than a regular deck.

It depends on price, but I'd like to upgrade many of my kids' show card tricks to these. Perhaps you should get some jumbos made as well?
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I should add, though, that having once again looked at the boxes, I think the Bicycle ones are pretty cool, simply because they are Bicycles!
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What do the backs look like?
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A jumbo option is good thinking!
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I should add, though, that having once again looked at the boxes, I think the Bicycle ones are pretty cool, simply because they are Bicycles!


They are pretty cool. There were also a couple other reasons we went unbranded. I think we made the right move.
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What do the backs look like?


Ill post some card pics in the next few days for you guys.
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I like that the cards are actually not so obvious - the ten of hearts is an apple tree with ten heart shaped apples.....

Kids will easily remember a tree with ten heart shaped apples, and I bet many adults won't even recognise it as the ten of hearts. Likewise a shark that's swallowed seven heart-shaped fish.

It's like a hybrid regular deck and a picture deck, cool!
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I have a few favorites from the spades and the 7 is one of the them Smile

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Queen of Hearts

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A jumbo option is good thinking!



I spoke with USPCC today and we all agree that a jumbo version is a great idea. If The Kids Deck Kickstarter project gets funded we will then run a second campaign for just jumbo cards. The tough thing is they require a run of 5000 just to get started. And we are talking the classic jumbo size 7" x 4 1/2". But hopefully this will all work out Smile
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Two of Clubs. I love this card for the picture but also the different shades of green.

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When is the Kickstarter program going to start?
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When is the Kickstarter program going to start?


August 15th Smile
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I love love love the 10 of clubs...each card just has so much personality. I am really looking forward to kids telling me what their favorites are!

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