Here is a cute deck from Newt's Games & Playing Cards and Playing Card Artist, Peter Wood called "Cats Pips and Paws" which features Hidden Images on the card face of each card with cute cats. We have created Cats Pips and Paws with "hidden images" to add a fun dimension to card playing. The way it works is we have hidden all of the suits (also called pips) on each card. So basically, if you have the 5 of diamonds, then the 5 diamonds are actually "hidden" within the image around or on the cat. Are you good enough to find them all? Likewise, if you have the 4 of Spades, there are 4 spades "hidden" within the image or actually on the cat.
ABOUT THIS TYPE OF ART:
This type of art isn't really new as it has been around since the late 1800s. We just love this type of art so much that we continue to create more decks with it. In the "old days" this type of art was called "semi-transformational" but we call it "hidden images". "Semi-transformation" just means that the suit signs or "pips" are hidden in the picture...which is exactly what these decks do. They are 'transformed' in a subtle and fun way just like they did in the late 1800s.
Are you good enough to find all of the hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades?
ABOUT THE DECK:
This fun deck of playing cards features cats as the play, rest, explore and just act like cats do. The cards are poker sized (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") and can be used for all your standard card games. This is just a normal deck of playing cards with custom faces and "hidden images" to add to the fun.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Peter Wood is a wonderful independent artist living in the United Kingdom. He has a flame for creating unique decks of playing cards and has done so for several years. To date he has created 3 decks specifically for Newt's that have been printed and 1 more that will go to print soon. Peter has also created decks for US Games, Inc., Piatnik and other card makers/publishers around the world.
If you love cats, you will LOVE this deck of unique playing cards! If you love "hidden images" then you will love this deck!
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)