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Apothecary Playing Cards

Apothecary Playing Cards are a series of four decks produced by Alexander Chin of Seasons Playing Cards. The first two decks are already produced: Primavera Ponderings & Inverno Insights (Spring & Winter). Currently up for funding on Kickstarter are the next two decks in the series: Seronda Sentiments & Verana Virtues (Fall & Summer).

Kickstarter Link:


What makes it special:

The standard Apothecary decks already look outstanding, with the Seronda Sentiments deck featuring silver accents on an ornate design with shades of soft purple, maroon, and yellow/orange.


The cards are jet-black on the front and back, with exquisite court cards that are immediately indicative of Alex's style, complete with stylishly shaped pips, ornate borders, and classic artwork.


The Verana Virtues deck on the other hand features more earthy brown/red and orange/yellow colours, with gold accents on the tuck box.


This deck has cards with white bordered backs and white faces.


But Alex's creativity and innovation in packaging really shines in the White Label editions of these decks. These limited editions have stunning gilded edges, in Lavender (Seronda deck) and Ruby (Verana deck).


But even more amazing is the [u]colour changing[/u] box design, which uses heat-sensitive technology that actually responds to your touch! Yes, really - this needs to be seen to be believed! The Seronda box changes in colour from Anthracite to Blush, and the Virtue box changes in colour from Apricot Orange to Yellow. See a visual demonstration of this here and here.


These decks best demonstrate what the Apothecary series is all about, namely adding a tactile dimension in addition to the obvious visual appeal, thus providing an experience that the digital age cannot mimic. The colour changing White Label editions are also finished off with a lovely white sleeve, hand engraved in metallic ink, and hand signed, numbered, dated, and handwrapped by Alex himself, for an extra touch of uniqueness and style.

You can get these amazing decks by pledging for the Kickstarter that is currently running, and ends on Monday 19 February:

For more pictures of this and other amazing decks from Seasons Playing Cards, see my pictorial review article here:

Alex Chin and his award-winning Seasons Playing Cards

Disclaimer: I have no relationship with the creator of this project, other than being a fan of high quality playing cards, and an admirer of Alex Chin's beautiful designs.

BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame - click here to see all my pictorial reviews: => Magic Reviews <==> Playing Card Reviews <==> Board Game Reviews <==
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