Today we review the brand new Karnival Delirium Cards – and in honour of the autumn we’ve gone a bit arty on our first few pics… (click on any images for larger ones)
There’s a lot to like about these new beauties. Here are a few of the details for those who like that kind of thing.
The faces and backs have all been completely redesigned. The back sports a swirling geometric pattern which is very pleasing on the eye. It’s a full edge design (no border) and that makes fans and spreads – and especially spins – look particularly cool.
The faces also have gentle swirls and the larger pips add a sort of weighty feel to the deck.
There are far fewer skulls in evidence than we have come to expect on a Karnival deck. Only a few discreet ones on the Jokers and the Ace of Spades.
An extra blank faced card is included – which is always useful. Interestingly this doesn’t have any of the swirl on the face – so it really does look very blank in comparison. Also, like the Elite Deck there is a random stranger card from a red-backed Bicycle deck – this time the 4 of spades.
Handling is everything you’d expect from the air flow finish, and since they’re on a limited print run (6000) they’re fairly likely to become collectable. Sam Hayles/BBM have done it again – and this is almost certainly in our top three Karnival decks of all time.