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Published January 28, 2016 Updated November 24, 2023

Hesslers Enhanced

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015.

2015 USA United States Playing Card Co. Bicycle Matt Hessler Innovation No Revoke Add to Collection

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards feature standard black indices but with four differently coloured suit symbols: green clubs, red hearts, blue spades and yellow diamonds. In addition, the court cards are a full-colour variation of the standard Bicycle faces. This superb balance between tradition and innovation not only makes the suits more easily recognizable during play but also creates a more vibrant and enjoyable pack to play with. Decks are manufactured using highest quality casino grade (bee) paper by the United States Playing Card Company and are wonderfully smooth to handle.

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015 Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015

Above: Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015. The cards have standard black indices but four differently coloured suit symbols: green clubs, red hearts, blue spades and yellow diamonds. Decks also include 2 jokers - the “Black Maria” and the “Omnibus Knave” - plus rules for playing the game of Hearts and one extra bonus card containing some of Matt Hessler’s favourite aphorisms, such as I choose a calm, relaxed and peaceful mind.

Copies of Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards can be purchased on Amazon

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015

A New Edition - Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards

A new four color “no revoke” deck with two different colored backs is available in more classic style  see more

Hesslers second edition, 2019

Above: Hesslers Rider Back Playing Cards, 2019  see more

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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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