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Marchen Playing Cards LPCC

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Marchen Playing Cards LPCC

Marchen Playing Cards

Available as a set or individually.

With these magical playing cards you can bring the mysterious world of German legend to life. The cards celebrate Germanic culture from the Brothers Grimm to the cuckoo clock, with sumptuous designs that will make them the treasure of your gaming table or collection. The decks will appear in two limited editions: a green tuck box representing the enchanted forest of the Schwarzwald, and a cream tuck box standing for the medieval town of Hamelin. The faces of the cards are drawn in metallic gold inks, protected by a matte finish. 
German culture has always celebrated its Märchen (fairy tales)—peasant stories of clever children and evil kings, mysterious maidens and vengeful monsters. Now Forge Arts in collaboration with artist Nicolai Aaroe breathe new life into these ancient legends, evoking the heroes and beasts from German myth in gleaming metallic inks. Whether you choose the seeming safety of the town in the Hamelin (cream) deck or the wilderness of the Schwarzwald (green) deck, a shadowy world of magic and wonder awaits. 
  • 54 poker sized cards (52 cards + 2 jokers)
  • Embossed tucks with printed tuck interiors
  • Printed by LPCC on their Diamond Finish
  • 100% custom design based on Germanic folklore & legends
  • 2 limited edition decks (2 x 2,000)
  • Metallic golden inks on cards
  • Numbered tuck seals

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Absolute Perfection

The twin decks of this set are top-notch. The tuck cases, the court cards, the fine details, the lore, just every little thing about these are great. This is what I hope for in card decks - well-executed in concept and completion, as well as being original, without being overdone.

Terry McGhee
You Can't Go Wrong Here

You just can't go wrong with a 𝖓𝖎𝖈𝖔𝖑𝖆𝖎 𝖆𝖆𝖗𝖔𝖊 deck of playing cards. These might not have the same dramatic artwork as other decks of his but they are quite eloquent and beautiful. The reviewer below knocks it out of the park though so if you need more encouragement to buy these right now, go read that one as well.

EndersGame Reviewer
Lovely tribute to German culture, history, and legends

I have both decks, one tuck box is a moss green colour, the other is a gorgeous cream; each with a numbered seal and full interior printing. The Schwarzwald card backs are dark brown, the Hamelin ones are red and gold. Both decks have the same court cards, each representing a different character from German legends, but the Jokers in the two decks are different. This deck is beautiful inside and out, and the use of metallic ink on the tuck boxes and the cards produces a look of sophistication and style, appropriate given the high quality artwork, design, and love that has been poured into these decks. The designs will appeal to any one with an interest in German culture and history, or anyone with an appreciation of fine art. - BoardgameGeek reviewer EndersGame

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