[Update] The British Monarchy Playing Cards are now LIVE on Kickstarter!
Coming soon... an elegantly crafted deck by LUX Playing Cards, the British Monarchy Playing Cards. This deck is created by Bryan Sloan, the man who brought you the gorgeous Aves playing cards. Some images of the British Monarchy playing cards have been teased on their Instagram account over the past month. But what is not known, is that the deck will be Tally-Ho branded!
When asked what motivated him to create the Tally-Ho British Monarchy deck, Bryan said,
My wife and I traveled from Texas to visit my brother who is completing a PhD at St. Andrews in Scotland. So in addition to Scotland, we visited England and Ireland, and were blown away with the history of everywhere we travelled. Seeing so many historical sites is quite moving. When you go to The Tower of London to see where Anne Boleyn was beheaded, and so many other prisoners were kept, you feel like you are experiencing history. When you touch the walls at Edinburgh Castle, you know that other royalty of ages past have done the same. I wanted to bring that same emotion to these playing cards, and I knew the only way to do that was through a Tally-Ho deck, and the art had to accurately reflect this.
The art are original and historically accurate, based upon famous British Monarchy from centuries past. Staying to tradition with the elegant Tally-Ho brand, the card back is extravagantly detailed. The back illustrates the Crown, and alludes to the War of the Roses in England. The portraits themselves of the royalty cards are intricate, while keeping the cards playable.
The tuck case features some of the most well-known features that people are already familiar with on a Tally-Ho tuck while integrating the new black and gold colors as well as the card back design. The tuck case will also feature the special raised, textured finish that was used on Aves playing cards, giving it a luxurious feel.
On the Tally-Ho theme, Bryan explained,
We wanted to ensure that this Tally-Ho British Monarchy deck is original, yet stays true to Tally-Ho themes of the past, namely the fan backs and circle backs. The Crown as the central feature on the back of this British Monarchy deck corresponds to the central figures found on both Tally-Ho fan backs and circle backs. The roses here also allude to the flowers found there as well. In addition, we added a crossing feature on the ends of the British Monarchy cards, most notably found on the circle backs. With rich flourishes to the British Monarchy card back, everything pays tribute to previous Tally-Ho decks.
The Tally-Ho British Monarch deck launches March 18, 2015, at 9am central time on Kickstarter.
Kardify would like to thank Bryan Sloan and LUX Playing Cards for the opportunity to share these exclusive images. To keep up to date on the British Monarchy deck, follow the LUX Playing Cards on their Facebook page.