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The Air Deck -  The ultimate travel playing cards

Our mission is to create the ultimate playing cards for travelers.
Our mission is to create the ultimate playing cards for travelers.

By travelers for travelers: 

The idea for this project was conceived by fellow globetrotters Ursus Negenborn and Rune Kippervik while traveling South East Asia. We love playing cards, but we couldn’t really find anything that was quite suited for our minimalist way of traveling. When you travel as much as we do, you don’t want to carry anything extra around. Every item makes a difference. We’re big fans of improvement, and decided to create the ultimate playing cards for travelers. The making of the Air Deck has taken us through several countries, and we’ve met many wonderful people along the way. Now we have the prototype ready and we’re proud of the result. Meet our new travel companion, the Air Deck. The world's first truly travel optimized playing cards!

The Air Deck team
The Air Deck team

Key Features:

  • 52 Playing Cards + 2 jokers
  • Waterproof and washable
  • Premium printing with a protective matte varnish
  • Made from extra durable premium .3mm thickness eco PVC
  • Slightly textured back, smooth front 
  • Sturdy deluxe matte tuck box embossed and with spot UV printing
  • Playing card size : 3.43 x 1.26 inches (87 x 32mm)

Perks:

  • Free world-wide shipping
  • Free PDF “Card games from around the world”
  • Option to buy the Air Deck in white color

And the new color is RED!

Thank you everyone for the great response to the additional color vote! RED won by a fairly big margin, and we're excited to present the newest Air Deck family member. Towards the bottom of the page you'll also find a graphics showing the full red deck. We've already added it to the pledges section. We hope you like it :)

Here's a mock-up of how the Air Deck will look in red color.
Here's a mock-up of how the Air Deck will look in red color.
With the Air Deck with you can play everywhere anytime. It fits easily on small surfaces, such as a plane tray table.
With the Air Deck with you can play everywhere anytime. It fits easily on small surfaces, such as a plane tray table.

 

Regular paper playing cards tear, stain, bend and break easily, but we've designed the Air Deck to be extremely durable.
Regular paper playing cards tear, stain, bend and break easily, but we've designed the Air Deck to be extremely durable.

While we wanted a compact and light deck, we didn't want to compromise on quality. We went to several of the world’s manufacturers of premium casino cards and asked for the best materials they could provide. In the process of creating the ultimate travel deck, we tried out over 50 different high end plastic materials. The materials were taken through  scratch, bending and handling tests to identify the best candidate. Finally we ended up with a premium 0.012 inches (0.3mm) ‘casino quality’ PVC that has all the properties we want.

The cards has a premium feel to them.
The cards has a premium feel to them.

 

The Air Deck is designed to be brought anywhere. It takes up very little space and easily fits into your pocket.
The Air Deck is designed to be brought anywhere. It takes up very little space and easily fits into your pocket.

The Air Deck is incredibly resistant to tearing and bending, and it’s totally waterproof. You can play with these in the pool, in the boat, in the tub, in the rain, at the beach, pretty much wherever you can think of.

The cards are 100% waterproof, so you can even use them in the pool or the bathtub.
The cards are 100% waterproof, so you can even use them in the pool or the bathtub.

 

The cards are washable. Liquids and dust rinses off easily.
The cards are washable. Liquids and dust rinses off easily.

 

The Air Deck is a surefire convesation starter.
The Air Deck is a surefire convesation starter.

Handling

In the process of selecting the material we sought advice from several playing card professionals, to help us find the optimal material and design. The end result a deck that shuffles and handles like you expect professional cards to do. The cards are slightly textured on the back, while the front is plain. This provides excellent handling and a good grip.

The Air Deck shuffles easily
The Air Deck shuffles easily

 

Our goal was to make the Air Deck both visually interesting and simple to read.
Our goal was to make the Air Deck both visually interesting and simple to read.

Design

We’ve worked hard to create a fitting minimalist design for the Air Deck. For us, it was key that the cards are uncluttered, symmetrical and easy to read. We also wanted to create something fun and ‘out-of-the- ordinary’. The Air Deck’s unique design will no doubt act as a conversation starter on your travels. The deck consists of 52 playing cards + 2 jokers and measures 87mm X 32mm. Despite the smaller footprint we’ve retained all the features of standard decks. The length ensures that it handles much like a full size deck, and the narrower width makes the deck fit nicely in the palm of your hands.

Jack, queen, king and ace of hearts.
Jack, queen, king and ace of hearts.

 

The Air Deck comes with a solid tuck box. It's laminated for extra protection and features spot UV printing.
The Air Deck comes with a solid tuck box. It's laminated for extra protection and features spot UV printing.

 For this campaign we’re offering the cards in two different colors; black and white.

The Air Deck in black color
The Air Deck in black color

 

The Air Deck in white color.
The Air Deck in white color.

We hope that you are as excited about the travel deck as we are. Support our project, and give yourself, or someone you care about, the perfect playing cards for traveling.

Add a nice view to your game.
Add a nice view to your game.

 

The Air Deck is incredibly strong and flexible.
The Air Deck is incredibly strong and flexible.

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