Each year for the Circleville Pumpkin Show we try to create some type of game, puzzle, dice game or something. This year we went a little more traditional and created the 2011 Circleville Pumpkin Show Souvenir Deck. Normally we create the fancy decks with card faces that were unique in some way. The problem then is we kept having folks wanting us to create a "normal" souvenir deck of cards that they could use for everyday purposes. So that's what we did. We created the 2011 Pumpkin Show deck with a unique card back design showing a view of the Pickaway County Courthouse behind a view of a Ferris wheel. Most of the card faces are "normal", but we just could not resist on the jokers, so we put a unique photo of the 2 famous pumpkin "towers" on 2 of them. One of the jokers is the "Pumpkin Water Tower" that you can see as you approach Circleville. The other joker features a view of the "pumpkin tower" that is built on the streets during the Pumpkin Show.
Playing Card Features
In the US the standard names for the size of decks would be "Bridge" or "Poker". Both of these decks can be used for most card games. The only real difference would be that the "Bridge" size decks are 1/4" narrower than "Poker". Otherwise they can be used for pretty much anything. Please read the description of this item for more information.
- Poker Size (2-1/2 x 3-1/2)
This has to do with the actual size of a deck of cards, not really whether or not tradional games can be played with it or not. While here in the US we call most decks either "Poker" or "Bridge" size, most of the rest of the world would call them either "Wide" or "Narrow", respectivily.
Many times the "narrow" decks were intended for ladies or children because it was easier for them to handle. While the "narrow" are considered the standards size in most of the world, here in the US the "wide" are considered the standard size.
Please check actual description of the product to see if normal card games can be played with this particular product.
- Wide Format (2-1/2 x 3-1/2)