Queen Bee Limited Edition Gold Foil Luxury Playing Cards, by Ellusionist, Kickstarter 2020, Cartamundi. Limited edition of 1000, unnumbered, borderless, Cardistry, Card Magic, Yellow. Out of Print. Brand new, unsealed from manufacturer.

235.38 $


✴️ – Price is high because this deck is now Out of Print, please check availability before payment!
– Playing Cards are printed in batches of 1000, 5000, etc. It is a limited resource. – For example, for a design with 1000 decks,
300 buyers may collect and open for Cardistry,
300 buyers collect & keep them sealed,
400 are kept by retailers as stocks.
– When limited edition collectible cards go Out of Print, that’s when the price jumps significantly.
– We now enter the Wild Wild West cowboy territory. The price is set by the resale companies, not by me.
– Each deck that’s sold means it becomes rarer & rarer to find a deck that is still brand new, sealed with cellophane, unopened and undented.
– I do not deal with cheap decks from individual sellers on eBay as I go through too much volume to do QC myself.
– The resale companies guarantee authenticity, provenance & quality control as they only purchase from retailers who have gone out of business.
– Decks are protected as they send cartons of 50 to 100 each time. The price reflects this superhuman effort & increased global shipping, GST & custom fees.
– There is no need to collect rare decks at all. Please search for regular decks which I get directly from wholesaler under “Murphy’s Magic”.
– You are also very welcome to use my research to find other alternatives. Enjoy the wonderfully bizarre world of card collecting! 🙂

– Launched Nov 2020
– Check out the YouTube review by magicorthodoxy

– and the official trailer

– Available editions:
1. Queen Bee Limited Edition Gold Foil Luxury Playing Cards, limited edition of 1000, unnumbered. Every deck says “1 of 1000” on the tuck box, and it came unsealed from Ellusionist. This is not a defect, you can google to see Reddit posts of people who received their Kickstarter decks unsealed.
2. Queen Bee Standard Luxury Playing Cards, unnumbered
* When you place them side by side, it’s very obvious that (1) is Gold while (2) is Yellow. Please see last photo
3. Queen Bee Refills, without tuck box

The Queen Bee is the matriarch of the hive. Worshipped by the entire colony and fiercely protected.

After making hugely popular Killer Bee and Super Bee designs in the past, we knew there was only one more level that remained unexplored… The revered monarch herself – the Queen Bee.

Unlike our Killer and Super Bee decks, which feature a faint white halo around the deck’s edge – Queen Bees have no border. The Queens spill over the edge in their glorious abundance.

Tessellated, precise and deadly – The design is a classic of borderless decks, repeating into infinity with bees that fly in opposing directions.

There is but one break in this rule, the yellow bee that stands out in the top left and top right corner. It accents the design and creates a focal point for your eyes.

This little splash of yellow in a sea of black looks stunning in fans and spreads, allowing the minimal design to feel more 3-dimensional.

The white faces display custom pips that hold a sinister simplicity.

Each pip is arranged in a completely custom way, with a hidden hive represented in 1 pip of each number card.

This subtle hint is to compliment the Queen’s geometric styling.

Each court card is custom, with connecting hexagons encasing an effeminate design, like honey trapped within a single cell of the honeycomb.

The lines are thin and sleek but the aura for each court card is instantly recognizable.

Each tuck is custom-made by a print house that specializes in intricate details. We’ve outsourced this job to ensure that Queen Bees carry a quality that can’t be matched by anyone simply producing playing cards on mass.

The tuck-paper is matte yellow and thicker than standard deck cases.

All details on the sides and front are debossed to create texture.

The back of the tuck is foiled in black stripes featuring the life-giving Queen, taken from the Queen of clubs within the deck.

Ellusionist was one of the first major producers to start printing with Cartamundi in Belgium.

During that initial courtship, we asked for only one thing. A slimmer, durable stock to match their already superior printing techniques.

They worked hard to create E7 stock and it was launched with our Blue Cohorts playing cards 2 years ago. The deck credited by many, for switching their allegiance from USPCC to Cartamundi decks.

Queen Bees will have this very same stock, the stock we believe is the best for magic, gambling and card handling in general. Nothing feels better.

Last year (2019) saw the highest loss of Bee colonies ever recorded.

Over 40% – gone.

To think that this doesn’t affect you is wrong. Honey bees alone pollinate $15 billion of the food we eat in the United States each year. They are vital to our survival.

Aggressive farming techniques and a reliance on devastating pesticides have been decimating the bee population all over the world, causing CCD (colony collapse disorder). Whole hives are annihilated almost instantly.

Our passion for bees has led us to create this Queen Bee project. We hope that this deck of cards can bring widespread awareness to these majestic insects.

More than 10 million hives have been wiped out in the last 5 years alone.

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Weight 0.2 kg


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