We feel like letting you know about all the new Bicycle cards in the UK has fallen a bit by the wayside with all the magic reviews we’ve been writing recently. So we’re going to commit to publishing a brief update around the middle of each month to make up for this. Here’s the first one!
The Karnival 1984 deck is the only completely new design – the others are variations on older decks. Find out more here.
If you want a really different and bold design, why not take a look at the Bicycle Ultimate Universe deck. I’m struggling to describe these – to me they look a bit like a techno take on Aztec culture! But draw your own conclusions. They are certainly bright (unless you go for the greyscale version) and bold. I can’t really imagine using them for magic – but a must for collectors.
On the rather more understated end of the spectrum is the Bicycle Midnight Moonshine deck. A classy looking deck printed on high quality card which takes you back to a different era.
And finally (there are so many more releases but we can only mention a few of them) here is a gorgeous deck if, like me, you are a little bit of a Royalist at heart – or you just like your history.
The Tally Ho British Monarchy deck is just as it sounds – a deck based on and influenced by the history of the British Monarchy. I love the elegant and detailed back design, and the concept – where every court card is depicts a monarch from British history. It comes on premium card stock and is reasonably priced. Well worth a look methinks!
Let us know if you’ve come across any noteworthy decks we should know about.