Unfortunately, the deck came without a seal so I don't know if it's a mistake. I do know that some of the "prime" playing cards actually do have a seal, but I do wanna point it out for future buyers. Also, for traditional playing cards collectors or players, the suits may be confusing. However, they do make sense as they almost represent some of the objects in the literal definition. Obviously, the Clubs suit is the biggest culprit. However, the general quality of the deck in terms of texture and painting is wonderful, feels good to hold which is very important for anybody.
However, a lot can be said for the fantastic artwork from Laura Verdin. I love Shovel Knight as a game including all of the DLC campaigns and using the playable characters as Aces of their respective suits is brilliant. Shovel Knight being the Ace of Spades is so on the nose and it is funny. It makes sense for the other ones (Specter for Hearts, Plague for Clubs with the magic pots and King for Diamonds). I'm glad to see all of the major characters being represented from the Order of No Quarter to the Wandering Travelers having a dedicated card including the studio having its own special card.
Wonderful job from Laura Verdin and thanks to the USPCC for the quality of the deck. Thanks to fangamer for the shipping and Yacht Club Games for the incredible game!
It's really great. The quality of the cards is good so that people who don't care about Shovel Knight can still enjoy them. These cards look really nice and are very pretty. If you are a fan of Shovel Knight (and I assume you are because how could you not be a fan of Shovel Knight?) then these cards are sure to make you smile with their clever little references to the game. Shipping was nice and quick, too.
Literally one of the best video game merchandise products I have ever had the good fortune to come across. The artwork is beautiful (both the face and back of the cards), the cards’ feel is great, and even the Yacht Club Games card is well made lol. My only little gripe is that Mona is the Queen of magic pots and Plague is the Ace of the same. Would’ve liked him to be King of her suit, but making the characters with campaigns the Aces was a clever idea. Other than my highly opinionated little tidbit, the cards are great and if you’re into Shovel Knight I think you should go ahead and buy them. Looking forward to King Knight’s campaign this year!
I am already in love with the designs! Shovel Knight is a game full of creativity and heart, and it's clear that you put the same level of effort and free expression into this deck. From the designs of the suits (Love the literal spades XD ) to the clever placement of the characters on the royals. Absolutely amazing!
The artwork on these cards is so gorgeous I've had to put down the actual Shovel Knight game in favor of endless games of SOLITAIRE. These are gonna be a hoot when company is over! Card quality is top-notch and they feel/sound so satisfying when hitting the table triumphantly! If you're a fan of the blue burrower (or perhaps any of the other characters in the game's colorful cast), and still don't have a decent deck of cards of your own, get these. ASAP. So worth it.
The Enchantress doesn't play fair—when it comes to games of chance, you'll want to bring your own deck.
This official set of Shovel Knight playing cards were designed by Fangamer's own Laura Verdin and produced by the US Playing Card Company, the same company responsible for Bicycle card decks. For 2020 we've launched them in a brand-new navy colorway!