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If you are interested in short filler card or board games, or portable boardgames to bring along on travel trips, then the Rainbow Deck is for you! It is basically a 100-games-in-1 cardgame system.

The Rainbow Deck (RD) is a cardgame system that has a total of 162 cards. There are 12 suits with each suit having 13 ranks, and 6 Joker cards. The suits are represented by both colour and number. The ranks are from 0 to 9, J to K. The cards also numbered from 0 to 119, and have letters from A to Z.

The RD can be adapted to play a variety of modern designer games, like what a deck of Poker cards does for traditional cardgames. The difference is that the RD has 8 more suits, numbers from 0 to 119 as well as alphabet letters, thus it is most suitable for playing abstract games that require numbers, colours or letters. It can also be used by game designers as components in their own prototype games. Players can also combine the RD with other boardgames with components having colours, numbers or letters to form new games!

The RD can be complemented by 6 colours x 27 chips, 6 coloured dice and 6 coloured pawns/meeples. This allows playing of cardgames that require chips, dice or pawns. The chips can be marked using permanent markers with the corresponding values on one side. Also, the cardbacks have a 2x2 checkerboard pattern and they can be used to form boards which, together with the chips and pawns, can be used to play a variety of abstract games.

Decks that the RD can be mapped into
* Sequence of numbers of 0 to 119
* Letters with values similar to Letter Head
* 12 suits (colour/number) x 1-13 values
* 6 suits (icon) x 1-23 values (2x10+3)
* 6 suits (icon) x 2 copies of 1-13 values
* 12 suits (colour/number) x 2 copies of 1-6 dice values
* 6 suits (icon) x 4 copies of 1-6 dice values
* 6 suits (icon) x 26 letter cards
* n * 26 letter cards + rare letter cards
* 1 copy x value 1,..., 12 copies x value 12(Q), 13 copies x value 13(K+joker)
* Double-Nine domino set x 2 copies

---- Rainbow Deck - Reinventing the playing cards! ----

"Interesting idea. Could spawn ideas for several new card games." -monteselu

"An excellent accessory. While the deck's hybrid design often makes it not quite the perfect tool for the job, it's a good tool for so *many* jobs that it's got a permanent place in my traveling game box. I especially like the Rainbow Deck Deluxe, which greatly expands the number of available games." -timstellmach

"What intrigues me about the Rainbow Deck is that it's the first project of its kind that I've seen the boardgaming community show much enthusiasm for. Thus, there is some hope that people may use it and it will stick around long enough to become some kind of standard." -rwhe

"The amount of thought that has gone into the design of this deck is amazing." -ryanker

"I just ordered mine, this is an awesome idea...It's like a Swiss Army Knife of card game systems." -chad78

"I love this deck, such a novel idea!" -Rutibex

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November 26th, 2017
Love this deck. It gets my creative juices flowing just interacting with them. My only issue is that they aren't Bicycle "Dura Flex" plastic cards, so they don't withstand the shuffling that they encourage. I imagine sleeves could mit [...]
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