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1864 Poker Deck
1864 Poker Deck

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT 1864 POKER DECK

This is a real sturdy and attractive deck for professional readings. The card stock is nice and thick; these are not fragile cards. Fortunately, for they are very handsome! Historical decks have a special place in my world, and I recommend this deck highly for its appeal both visually, historically, and its versatility.

What I find especially appealing visually are the gold foil outlines on all the cards; each pip and court card has a striking amount of bling. Card corners are not rounded. Notice that the cards do not bear indices in the corners: there is no '6' on the six of clubs, no 'A' on the Ace, etc. While for certain styles of gaming that may prove inconvenient, I find that it does not encumber most types of games that I play, and for divination it poses no problem whatsoever. Additionally, the court cards feature full-bodied people rather than the standard mirror-image, two-headed figures in modern playing cards.

Since I use the same cards for gaming as divination, I find these cards to be off my shelf repeatedly for either a game or a reading.

—John Alan Cartomancy


I just received the cards, and I am very impressed with the quality of the reproduction of the artwork, as well as the stock and finish. It mimics the card stock that was used in the historical deck as well as the artwork.

Also, the information card is very informative, and adds to the card's overall appeal. This deck is just all around a great replica deck.

—Steve M., Amazon customer

$6.00
Flashwordz®
Flashwordz®

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING ABOUT FLASHWORDZ®:

Editors' recommended specialty toy.

-- TD Monthly Magazine


Innovative game play and ingenious components. Players choose, shift, steal, and move letters around -- and that's what an amusing, brain-testing word game is all about. A game to be played over and over again, as it's always so different.

-- Gloria Rosenthal, President, World of Words

$19.95
Flip Six™
Flip Six™

2011 Winner Creative Child Preferred Choice Award

What customers are saying about Flip Six Card Game

Our whole family, kids, parents, grandparents, are all totally addicted to Flip Six game! I had no idea how much fun it was going to be.....even for adults. It is the one game we all choose to play....no debate!
—Nancy J. , Amazon customer


Awesome card game for all ages--I have 11 grandchildren--I kept 6 of them entertained for hours with this game. they want to play it all the time. Love it because it is quick and several age groups can play.

—Sandy Grabowski, Amazon customer


This game involves just enough strategy to keep it interesting and not just a game of fate, yet is simple enough that the youngest is not at a huge disadvantage. Our kids, 6 and 8 both enjoyed it and each got a chance to win a round which keeps it fun for them.

All players are dealt 6 cards which are put face-down in two rows. One card from each row may be turned over but the rest of your hand is a mystery. On their turn, each player takes a card from the draw pile or the discard pile. They then must decide if they switch it for one of their face up cards or a face down card. The object being to get rid of your high-number cards so that, at the end of the round, they have the lowest possible score. But remember, many of the cards are face down so you don't know if you're making a good trade or not. A round ends when all players cards are face up. The game is designed to be played in 10 rounds, the lowest score at the end of 10 rounds wins. Many times we didn't make it to 10 rounds, but enjoyed the game none-the-less. At any time, a player may call for the end of a round early if they think they have the lowest score. If they do, great, if they don't...their score gets DOUBLED so be careful! And drawing a matching card to one in your hand is a special draw because it allows you to permanently discard cards from your hand, decreasing the number of cards in your hand and giving you an advantage at scoring time.

All in all, a fun game that helps increase counting skills and introduces negative numbers too. The instructions could have been clearer but were finally deciphered enough to enjoy the game fully. Highly recommended and a great travel game too.

—Rudy, Amazon customer


This is a card game for all ages. Great for number recognition and value recognition for younger kids. Kids like to play and parents enjoy, too!

—FatBrainToys

$8.00
Halloween Playing Cards
Halloween Playing Cards

 

What customers are saying about Halloween Playing Cards
 
“If you love the fun-filled and slightly freaky American holiday of Halloween with it's orange and black cornucopia of characters and symbols you will adore this deck as I do.”
—Terrie, Amazon customer

I collect all things Halloween/fall, so when I saw these I had to get them. They're very cute, the card stock seems pretty good, all the cards were there and I think it's a good item for any Halloween enthusiast to have! They'd also be great for Halloween party games. 
—Autumn, Amazon customer
$6.00
HeartSwitch Card Game
HeartSwitch Card Game

Check out Dice Tower's Tom Vasel's review of HeartSwitch!



What customers are saying about HeartSwitch Card Game

We’ve all pretty much grown up with computers and we’ve played the games that come with the computer: Minesweeper, Solitaire and Hearts.  I played a lot of Hearts on the computer.  I learned a lot from playing Hearts as well, but the two main things I learned was that I suck at Hearts and I suck at card games in general. Well much too my chagrin, I absentmindedly requested to review a card game called HeartSwitch from U.S. Games Systems Inc.  We all probably know U.S. Games Systems since they are one of the largest producers of playing cards in the world.  The company, though, has over the past couple of years moved further and further into the hobby card game market and is actually doing well with such recent games as Hooyah: Navy Seals card game.

By now you’ve probably figured out from my opening paragraph that HeartSwitch is Hearts, but with a twist.   Just in case you’ve never played Hearts, the object of the game is to rid yourself of as many or all of the point cards in your hand by the end of the hand, or trick.  The point cards are the hearts, which are worth one point each, and the queen of spades, which is worth thirteen points.  The person with the lowest total points at the end of the game wins. HeartSwitch builds on this by adding in eight new cards that changes the dynamic of the game some.

The eight cards are the Wicked Spade Witch, the Kind Club Witch, the Evil Heart Witch , the Good Diamond Witch and four cards called the Magicians.  The Spade Witch counts as an additional 5 points.  The Club Witch cancels either or both of the Spade Witch and Spade Queen taken by a player.  The Heart Witch doubles the point value of each Heart taken, but has no point value itself.  The Diamond Witch can deduct up to 5 points taken in that current hand, but does nothing if no points are taken in that same hand.  As for the Magicians, it took a few hands for me to figure them out.  They’re basically “wild” cards.  You can play them anytime, but they have no point value, don’t belong to any suit and cannot win a hand unless all players play Magicians.  If that’s the case then the person who led with the first Magician wins that hand.

I did enjoy playing the game even though I still suck at it and since there is actually some strategy to playing Hearts, my strategy was not to come in last.  The new cards can even the playing field some if you are playing with people who do play Hearts on a regular basis.  Granted this didn’t help me one bit.  The game has nicely produced cards, as one might expect, and a book of score sheets which is a nice touch as well. HeartSwitch is a descent filler for a game night, but I don’t see hardcore gamers playing this on a regular basis just due to it’s “light-ish” feel and lack of theme.  This game does excel when played with non-gaming friends and/or relatives though.  My only real problem, actually it’s a pet peeve of mine, with the game is that it needs at least three players to play.  I’d really like to give this game two ratings;  one rating for playing with other gamers and one rating for playing with non-gamers.  So I’ll just take the average of the two.

—Barry Lewis, Gamer's Codex


I love to play card games with my hubby ... and he loves it too. We both have a bit of a competitive edge, which makes winning good fun for weeks ... as bragging rights do not soon dissipate. Excited to give this new game a spin, last weekend we did just that. The HeartSwitch Card Game was designed by Joe Andrews, the author of The Complete Win at Hearts and Ken Fisher, the creator of the popular Wizard® Card Game. The games was inspired by the classic game Hearts. A game of strategy, HeartSwitch Card Game, is a game that can bring out inner character and depth ... as well as being a lot of fun. The game is for 3-6 players, ages 10 and up which makes it a great family game, which is how we played it. This is a new favorite in the household. As my oldest put it, "Mom, this is super fun" and I must agree.

—An Angel's Kiss Blogspot


We get together with another family every weekend for a family game night. Getting bored of the same old games, and same style games, but being lovers of hearts, wizard, spades, etc, this game was a refreshing switch. It is easy to understand (especially if you already know how to play hearts and wizard), very fun to play, and the twists make it challenging as well. Highly recommended. 

—Dean Roth, Amazon customer
$8.00
HeartSwitch Wizard Combo Pack
HeartSwitch Wizard Combo Pack

Check out Dice Tower's Tom Vasel's review of HeartSwitch!

$12.95
Old Time Christmas Angels Deluxe Double Bridge Deck
Old Time Christmas Angels Deluxe Double Bridge Deck

What customers are saying about Old Time Christmas Angels

The imagery is wonderful and the style of these cards is very nice. I bought them just for the art. They are perfect as a gift for anyone who likes the Victorian era or angels.

—Michael P., Amazon customer


This is a beautiful set of cards. If you love angels and are a collector this is for you.

—C.P., Amazon customer

$14.00