Queen Bee Playing Cards Cartamundi
Queen Bee Playing Cards Cartamundi
Queen Bee Playing Cards
A June 2021 Pip Box Club Selection - For more information on joining Pip Box Club click here
The Queen Bee is the matriarch of the hive. Worshipped by the entire colony and fiercely protected.
After making hugely popular Killer Bee and Super Bee designs in the past, we knew there was only one more level that remained unexplored... The revered monarch herself - the Queen Bee.
Unlike our Killer and Super Bee decks, which feature a faint white halo around the deck's edge - Queen Bees have no border. The Queens spill over the edge in their glorious abundance.
The design is a classic of borderless decks, repeating into infinity with bees that fly in opposing directions.
There is but one break in this rule, the yellow bee that stands out in the top left and top right corner. It accents the design and creates a focal point for your eyes.
This little splash of yellow in a sea of black looks stunning in fans and spreads, allowing the minimal design to feel more 3-dimensional.
The white faces display custom pips that hold a sinister simplicity.
Each pip is arranged in a completely custom way, with a hidden hive represented in 1 pip of each number card.
This subtle hint is to compliment the Queen's geometric styling.
Each court card is custom, with connecting hexagons encasing an effeminate design, like honey trapped within a single cell of the honeycomb.
The lines are thin and sleek but the aura for each court card is instantly recognizable.
Each tuck is custom-made by a print house that specializes in intricate details. We've outsourced this job to ensure that Queen Bees carry a quality that can't be matched by anyone simply producing playing cards on mass.
The tuck-paper is matte yellow and thicker than standard deck cases.
All details on the sides and front are debossed to create texture.
The back of the tuck is foiled in black stripes featuring the life-giving Queen, taken from the Queen of clubs within the deck.
Ellusionist was one of the first major producers to start printing with Cartamundi in Belgium.
During that initial courtship, we asked for only one thing. A slimmer, durable stock to match their already superior printing techniques.
They worked hard to create E7 stock and it was launched with our Blue Cohorts playing cards 2 years ago. The deck credited by many, for switching their allegiance from USPCC to Cartamundi decks.
Queen Bees have this very same stock, the stock we believe is the best for magic, gambling, and card handling in general. Nothing feels better.
Please note: Cards are in cello wrap but box is not and may have light shelf wear.
I really like the color contrast, the mission for the bees, the very unique courts. Everything about this deck looks and feels great. Definitely pick this one up before you can’t!
Got these as part of pip box subscription. Really spectacular cards. I love the line/hexagon designs, and the courts have a very unique look to them. Card backs look great in a fan, but I'm really in love with the pips. I personally love it when a deck does a non-standard layout for the pips, as they did for every card in this deck. I also love the addition of a hexagon on just one pip of each card. Helps keep the deck looking fresh. Deck gets great compliments for magic, without being as distracting to spectators as some of my more themed decks are. Box is also very bold with the yellow and black stripes, and has a nice texture to it, that is different from your average box.
This deck is a dream to handle. I like how the hexagon of the bee hive is present in the court cards, and the aces and jokers are very nice. Looks great is a fan
What problem can't be solved by the liberal application of bees?
This deck is actually one of my favorites in a long time as far as back design and overall feel are concerned. The geometric queen bee back design produces some lovely fans and the faces are elegant with interesting takes on pip and court designs. The feel of the cardstock is smooth and works well right out of the box.
the pips and index's are tiny but still recognizable. the unique pip arrangement is fun and exciting. all hail the queen.