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The Deco Decktet

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The Decktet is an alternate deck of cards, most noted for its multi-suited cards. It's a bit like a standard playing card deck would be if there were a five that had both Clubs and Diamonds on it.

The standard Decktet has fantasy-world illustrations, but this is an alternate form of an already alternate thing. It has exactly the same structure of suits, ranks, and marks as a standard Decktet, but none of the pictures.

Maybe you want it because you don't like depictions of things. Maybe you want it because you like abstract shapes. Maybe you need a deck of cards that goes with your 20th-century modern architecture.

What people are saying the Decktet

The Decktet was deemed best card game in Games Magazine's 2013 Traditional Games 100: "The result is a plethora of innovative games that might lead keen card players to abandon the traditional 52-card deck."

Nate Straight writes: "Decktet... exists in a[n] other-worldly place, one that mixes Richard Scarry with Disney's Robin Hood with Tarot with Narnia with a million other weird and wonderful things." This exists in an other-wordly place, yes, but without any of that stuff!

Cyrus Kirby, Father Geek, calls it "an invaluable tool and an endless source of enjoyment."

What's for sale

This is the complete 45-card Deco Decktet, plus two reference cards.

Rules for dozens of games can be found at The Decktet Wiki and in The Decktet Book (available elsewhere).

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This title was added to our catalog on June 24, 2016.
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