Pinball Playing Cards USPCC
Pinball Playing Cards
This is one of those decks that you see online and you think the theme is really going to be fantastic. When you get it, you realize that it's not a bad deck per se, but the theme just didn't seem to work. To start, the artist represented the theme more in an 80's art deco fashion than an actual arcade, which is what I was probably expecting. The backs are nicely done, featuring a borderless symmetrical design of art deco shapes, colored in blue, dark blue, tan-gold, and white. The backgrounds of the cards are white, but every card is completely custom including the two thru ten, as the fonts and pips are all custom. All of the pips feature a tan-gold and blue coloration, as well as blue index font, therefore, you cannot easily identify a suit by color, as all of the cards have the exact same color patterns. The "faceless" art deco styled court cards are nice, as are the two identical full sized jokers (one in blue, one in tan-gold), which do feature a sort of pinball machine design. I do like the extra card that's included (which could be used as a third joker) which says "Pinball", with the tail of the letter "P" being elongated and shaped like the spring and launch handle of a pinball machine, and a pinball sitting on top of the letter "P". Aside from the few cool features of this deck, it missed the mark in my opinion. I wish more would have been done to incite a retro 80's arcade feel.