The machines were blazing. A cloud of steam filled the air. And then - as if by magic - one product emerged from the assembly line: Hudson Playing Cards.
Forged on the bank of the Hudson River in New York, Hudson™ Playing Cards were inspired by a historic factory dating back to 1856. It was the pinnacle of playing card quality.
With unrivaled quality, snap, feel, and finish, Hudson Playing Cards were the gold standard for poker players and family games alike. Thousands of decks once crossed this mythical assembly line - and then, as quickly as it emerged, it vanished in 1871 with the rise of the New York Consolidated Card Company.
A legend lost to history - until today. theory11 proudly reimagines Hudson Playing Cards, with an all-new deck designed and manufactured in the USA with relentless attention to detail.
The design is breathtaking, intricate, detailed, and timeless - with a custom Ace of Spades, Joker, back design, and tuck case packaging. Illustrated by Dan Gretta. Made in America on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests.
Finely crafted, premium playing cards for the inquisitive mind. Premium playing cards, designed in London by Joe White. Made in America.
The world's most sophisticated playing cards, shielded in gold and green foil: High Victorian™ playing cards were inspired by the intricate, breathtaking style of the Victorian era. Every element was designed from scratch with painstaking, relentless attention to detail.
Illustrated in the United Kingdom: Every single playing card within the High Victorian™ deck was designed from scratch - even the aces, jokers, and court cards exude the grand excess of ornamentation quintessential to the Victorian era. In a word: breathtaking.
A three dimensional back design that seemingly adds more detail with each and every look. The back design is as detailed as it is unique. Over 18 months in the making - and it shows
Illustrated by hand in South Africa, Artisans are in a league of their own. A breathtaking mix of elegance, style, and sophistication.
Designed by Simon Frouws, these premium, luxury playing cards feature elegant gold foil hot stamped onto ultra-lux black paper derived from sustainable forests.
A breathtaking union of style, elegance, and sophistication.
Featured in Departures Magazine, Artisans have received rave reviews around the world. David Copperfield called them "the best playing cards ever produced."
Artisan™ Playing Cards are produced at The United States Playing Card Company using FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. The result is a durable finish that respects the environment. Sealed with a red tax-stamp, vintage sticker seal marked with the exact month and year of print.
Citizens™ are the most intricate, breathtaking playing cards we’ve ever produced. Made in America, every aspect was handcrafted with relentless, unrivaled attention to detail.
For the first time, we combined gold foil, hot stamping, and bronze foil to create a box design that’s eye-catching, elegant, and sophisticated.
Even the inside of the box has a breathtaking, intricate guilloche pattern. The Joker and back design bear the Latin phrase “Audentes Fortuna Iuvat.” Fortune favors the brave. The Ace of Spades features an iconic Citizen “C” emblem.
The Citizens™ Playing Cards are Made in the USA using FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests. Available individually or in a premium wood box set.
They look like they belong in a palace. Gold foil surrounds the elegant, navy blue box design. The gold metallic foil is striking, with a vintage, timeless aesthetic. They're absolutely breathtaking - and they feel as good as they look.
Illustrated by Curtis Jinkins, Monarchs are elegant, breathtaking, and regal. TheCoolist.com called them "The finest in print today." It's no wonder that Monarchs have become one of the most cherished luxury playing cards of our time.
Look familiar? Monarchs were also featured throughout the blockbuster heist movie "Now You See Me" alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. They also made a reappearance in the sequel!
Monarchs will be the nicest deck you own and the crown jewel of your collection. Playing cards fit for a king.
The Monarch® Playing Cards are Made in the USA on FSC-certified paper derived from sustainable forests.