Mantecore playing cards are designed for the modern generation. This deck sports an original and striking back design with custom aces, pips and court cards. Named as a tribute to Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger. A portion of the funds collected during its Indiegogo campaign was donated to Panthera's Save the Tigers Fund.
The concept is by Benjamin Loo and designed by Edo Huang. The Mantecore's back design features an intricate pattern inspired by one of the most classic back designs of all-time, the Rider Backs. Every part of the design for the back of the cards has been carefully thought through. From how it looks in a fan, to when it is spread vertically and horizontally, as well as when it is spun on one finger. There are even areas for magicians to "work their magic".
The faces have custom pips (Spades, Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds) that have a fresh new look but are easily recognizable. All 4 aces have a tiger interacting with the pip in the middle. The court cards have been simplified and enlarged, taking inspiration from two of their favorite decks Smoke and Mirrors, and Magic Con 2012 by Dan and Dave. The simplified court cards have their faces tweaked to look younger and the borders that restrict the royals have also been removed. The color of their clothing has been tweaked to match the color scheme of the deck as well.
- Limited to 2000 diamond finish decks
- Printed to specifications by Legends Playing Card Company in Taiwan
- Double backed gaff included
- Joker with card reveal