The Polyantha Playing Cards were designed to resemble a classic casino deck for the card table. Completely black and white face cards with modified courts give the deck a modern twist that you haven't seen before.
Due to the well-hidden, yet easy-to-read Black Roses Marking System, it's possible with a short glimpse to see which card you hold in your hand. With that feature you are also able to perform mind reading effects real quick without any set-up. The borderless back design of the Polyantha Playing Cards creates an eye-catching pattern which especially comes into play during card spreads.
Two extra cards come with the Polyantha Playing Cards:
- A black casino cut card with the Black Roses Playing Cards logo on one side.
- One gaff card with the 2 of Diamonds on top and the 8 of Spades on the bottom of the face.
Printed by The US Playing Card Co. on crushed premium (Bee) paper stock with Air Cushion Finish and traditional cut.
I designed the Polyantha Playing Cards in 2015. It was the second deck I have ever designed after the Black Roses Playing Cards. After almost exactly 4 years the cards are finally available.
For me, the Polyantha Playing Cards implies freedom - the freedom to do what I love. Releasing a very uncommercial deck of cards, borderless with no colors at all. What a bold, risky move. But I like challenges. Therefore there is no better deck I could release first without a Kickstarter campaign.
I was always a bit afraid to release this deck of cards. But the Polyantha Playing Cards are the favorite cards of the person who is the reason why the Innocence Playing Cards exist. Probably the biggest reason for me to release this deck now.
Please don't submerge your Polyantha Playing Cards into water since they aren't waterproof.