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Heckadeck

Playing Cards
Travis Nichols
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This unique, hand-illustrated expanded deck playing cards is a real gamechanger, featuring eight suits, new faces such as Beasts and Travelers, and much more. Play all the games you love or give them a twist, play all-new games (instructions in...
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This unique, hand-illustrated expanded deck playing cards is a real gamechanger, featuring eight suits, new faces such as Beasts and Travelers, and much more. Play all the games you love or give them a twist, play all-new games (instructions included), or invent your own. 

The standard deck of 52 playing cards is a staple of game night—but what if it could be so much more!?

Introducing the Heckadeck, a 160-card deck that not only includes the classic cards, but adds all-new ranks, suits, face cards, and other creative elements that open a whole range of exciting new play possibilities.

The deck includes hearts through diamonds and Aces through Kings, but also acorns, clouds, arrows, and planets—heck yeah!—plus zeroes and elevens, Beasts, Hunters, Travelers, an all-suited Watcher, and other delightfully illustrated additions.

The accompanying booklet offers twists on classic games (Crazier Eights, Hearts [and Clouds], Go Fish with Dynamite), plus rules for new games (Epic Match, Beast Hunters), guidance for inventing your own games, and even tips on predicting the future with this unique and family-friendly heckafun card deck. 

HECKA WHAT?: A deck unlike any other, the Heckadeck brings a whole experience to card games beloved and brand new.

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS: This deck allows players to enjoy fun favorites (Go Fish, Spoons, War, etc.), including games that must be played with two decks (Bridge, Whist), but it also encourages playing games only possible with the Heckadeck. Rules for a dozen games—heckafun twists on classics and brand new games—are included in the illustrated instructions. Or you can start inventing your own!

FUN ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ALL AGES: Travis’ colorfully playful style marries the familiar aesthetic of classic playing cards with brand new fun designs, suitable for kids and adults alike.

WHAT’S IN THE DECK?

EIGHT SUITS: hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs (standard) plus knives, acorns, planets, and clouds (new!)

EACH SUIT HAS: 16 cards, Aces through Kings (standard) plus Zeroes, Elevens, and Beasts (new).

ADDITIONAL CARDS (all new): 4 two-suited Travelers, 4 two-suited Hunters, 1 all-suited Watcher, 8 un-suited Arrows, 8 un-suited color Talismans, 1 all-color Omnihedron, 4 un-suited Jokers, 1 un-suited Crone, and 1 un-suited Darkness card

PLUS: In addition to the 160 playing cards, there is a blank-faced card for whatever addition you want, and 1 card that MUST BE DESTROYED. Don’t ask why, just destroy it, quick!

Games can generally be played with 2-8 players, ranging from ages 6 and up.

Average gameplay runs from 15-30 minutes.

Perfect for: card game enthusiasts of all ages, families, and anyone looking for the tools and inspiration to create new games of their own

Format: Games
Pages: 162
Size: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 5/8
Publication Date: 05/24/2022
ISBN: 9781797212913

Travis Nichols is an author and illustrator of books and comics for kids and post-kids. He has been published by Chronicle Books, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Viz, and has written and illustrated comics for SpongeBob SquarePants, Uglydoll, and Hello Kitty. He lives and creates in the Brooklyn.