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Published February 17, 2018 Updated June 22, 2022

Star Kings

Star Kings playing cards inspired by space opera, 2017.

2017 Ukraine SPCC SVI Group Fantasy Sci-Fi Add to Collection

Star Kings custom playing cards, inspired by space opera, were conceived by Serhii Sheludchenko, author of the science fiction novel “The Chronicles of Star Frontiers”. The cards were published in 2017 by SVI Group, a team of creative artists, writers, engineers and travelers with an interest in playing cards. The design includes internally decorated suit symbols and gold decorations. Decks come with either white or black backgrounds.

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Above: Star Kings playing cards inspired by space opera, made in Europe, 2017. 52 cards + 2 jokers + extra card in sturdy gold foiled and embossed tuck box. Cards printed on 310gsm German cardboard Casino Classic (August Koehler AG). Decks come with either white or black backgrounds with matching light or dark backs and boxes, limited edition of 1200 decks for each version.

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By Simon Wintle

Member since February 01, 1996

Founder 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.


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