Playing Cards for Math & Astronomy
EduStack is a team from India passionate about gaming and education that has created two sets of custom playing cards about Maths and Astronomy: “Math Stack” and “Star Stack”. The team leader, Sumat Nanda, with a background in physics, wishes to bring positive change to education. The designers are Diana Stanciulescu and Jessica Benjamin Purmeswar, from Romania and South Africa respectively. Other team members are Avijeet Prasad and Avinash Surendran.
EduStack introduces astronomical constellations and mathematical constants in an engaging and intuitive manner, helping to demystify these concepts. The elegant and artistic illustrations of astronomical constellations and mathematical constants along with the useful information and interesting trivia make these cards an enjoyable way to become acquainted with important concepts in astronomy and mathematics. EduStack infuses learning into universally popular playing cards, creating an effective learning tool. The decks are manufactured to a high standard using quality black centred board.
Mathematical constants and equations represent more than just numbers and are inherent in the exquisite visual design of the playing cards.
“I always wanted to be a math genius. So when I was commissioned to design a deck of cards based on math constants I was so ready.”
Math Stack contains 54 cards (including 2 jokers), illustrating and explaining 36 important mathematical constants see more →
Stars in the night sky have long fascinated human beings, evoking a sense of awe and wonder. Being curious and pattern seeking, we built many images and stories around them that became part of our culture and folklore. We have learnt to carefully observe the motion of these stars in the night sky and express them in the language of mathematics, giving birth to the science of astronomy. Star Stack playing cards feature artistic illustrations of famous astronomers and astronomical constellations see more →
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
Named after the first National movement in India
Cards made by John Waddington Ltd. for the Madras Club, Chennai (formerly Madras), India, c.1930.
Celebrating the work of Andreas Vesalius in the quincentenary year of his birth.
Portuguese proverbs in combination with special courts and suit-signs published by Apenas Livros, Lisbon.
A colourful pack of round cards with Ganjifa designs by Asha Industries, Mumbai, India, 2002.
An interesting pack of playing cards with illustrated Indian aces made "Specially for the Bombay Market", c.1915.
Myriorama of Italian scenery, 1824.
Chad Valley Co. Ltd (incorporating Johnson Brothers (Harborne) Ltd, the long-established UK brand bought by Woolworths in 1988 and now sold at Argos.
‘History of fashion’ cultural quartet game designed by Erika Werner-Nestler, 1954.
The XIXth Century published by John Jaques & Son, c.1875.
Geschichte des Buchgewerbes illustrated by Ludwig Winkler, published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pößneck.
“So Fängt Es An” beautifully illustrated by M. Neugebauer, published by Helingsche Verlagsanstalt.
French for Fun instructive card game published by John Jaques & Son Ltd., c.1930s
Eurotrotter by La Ducale, c.1980s.
Counties of Britain by John Jaques & Son Ltd. c.1930.
“Countries of Empire” published by John Jaques & Son Ltd, c.1930s.
Anma US Armed Forces, 1942.
‘Significant Inventions in Everyday Life’ quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pössneck, 1979.
Musikinstrumente quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel, Pössneck, 1984.
Botany card game published by Houlston and Wright & Henry Greenwood, c.1860.
Neerlands Glorie Kwartetspel published by Hausemann & Hötte N.V, Amsterdam, 1945.
Rainbow card game and colour mixing guide printed by Goodall & Sons for Robert Johnson, c.1920.
Happy Guides by James Brown & Son (Glasgow) Ltd. around 1910/1915.
Wie Wird das Wetter, a Black Peter game about the weather created by Gunter Eckhardt, published by Rudolf Forkel,1952.
Educación Vial (Road Safety) card game published by H. Fournier, 1995.
Spear’s “Fancy Dress Ball” card game with children dressed in period costumes, 1930s.
Welsh Language Playing Cards designed by Richard Ruston-Burgess, made in Wales, 2020.
“Historische Verkehrswege” quartet game published by Verlag für Lehrmittel Pössneck, 1988.
Aesop’s Fables playing cards by I. Kirk, c.1759.
German History Quartet published by Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg, c.1930-35.
Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards with two different coloured backs, 2019.
Ravi Varma Press, Bombay, India, c.1910.
Musical Snap by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1900.
“Atouts de la Vie” wartime card game created by Madame Lucien Willemetz, c.1940.
Pantheon or Heathen Mythology cards for instruction of youth, c.1770.
Facsimile of Tarot de Marseille by Iohann Christoph Hes, Augsburg, c.1750.
Kalevala playing cards by Sunish Chabba and Ishan Trivedi inspired by ancient Finnish mythology.
Roman Empire playing cards designed by G. Wyatt for Green Board Game Co Ltd., 2011.
National Geographic: “Weird But True” kids fun fact playing cards, 2014.
The Royal Historical Game of Cards invented by Jane Roberts and published by Robert Hardwicke, c.1840.