"DECKS WITH AN ANGLE"
All the decks sofar didn't really have angles, that one can measure. The following decks do.
course the triangle is a simple shape to begin with and easy to
deck, printed by the Imprimerie Castelain a small printer in Tourcoing, north of France,
A cross-shaped deck with the international pattern and a standard joker was made in China and published in the U.S.A. in 2004.
A star-shaped deck from China,
2005. The suitcolours have been
replaced by a fire-cracker, a santa's head, a red star and a blue star.
At the end, our conclusion remains the same: all these odd shaped decks are fun to collect, but it's no fun trying to play a game with them.
And it may be fun for designers to try and come up with new and innovative designs and shapes, but what is "new", when you see the following cards.........
France, ca. 1450 <<550 years>> Canada, ca. 2000
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