The Honeybee Deck was the first-ever custom deck created by Penguin Magic in 2015. Designed by Randy Butterfield, the original Yellow deck sold out in a mere two days! A few months later we debuted the Black edition deck, which also sold out quickly. Now we are happy to announce Honeybee V2 via this Kickstarter campaign. If you read no further, here is what you need to know: The V2 design is very similar to the original Honeybees, but the card backs are now BORDERED instead of borderless. We are making the V2 Honeybees available in both Yellow and Black during this campaign so that you can choose one, the other, or both. Each of the V2 standard decks has a custom honeycomb back design. Instead of a diamond Bee pattern, the deck features a beautiful honeycomb complete with 2 realistic honeybees walking on the back. You can almost taste the honey as you gaze at the backs!
The card backs will be created with black ink and gold foil. Being able to stamp foil directly onto the backs of playing cards is a recent innovation at USPCC, using their "MetalLuxe" process. This material shines and reflects in a gorgeous way, much more than metallic inks!
For years, the only option to give a deck a metallic look was ink, which absorbs into the paper and only gives a subtle effect. By applying pure foil directly to the cards, the MetalLuxe process creates level and shine that is unparalleled. We could not be more excited about using this process on this very special Honeybee deck!
Cards as special as this definitely need a box to match; and this tuck box will be far from ordinary. It will be crafted from high-grade black paper (not black ink printed over white paper), with TWO types of foil. It will truly be a sight to behold and will be an instant stand-out in your collection.
It's time to give your moves and routines a boost of extra sweetness with Honeybee Playing Cards - the first-ever deck from Penguin Magic.
Designed by Randy Butterfield, the Honeybees are our nod to a traditional Bee-style deck. Instead of a diamond pattern, the deck features a borderless honeycomb pattern complete with 2 realistic honeybees walking on the back. You can almost taste the honey as you gaze at the golden yellow backs!
The faces are traditional Bee-style faces with an all-new Beehive Ace of Spades and Beekeeper Jokers, plus a deeper high-roller red on the Hearts and Diamonds plus a new color-scheme and background pattern on all of the court cards.
These cards handle like a DREAM. They are printed on US Playing Card's embossed Bee stock with their Grade-A "Magic" finish for ultimate fanning, spreading, durability, and longevity. They have also been traditionally cut (the blade goes through the face side) which makes table faro shuffles and other gambling moves significantly easier to accomplish.
We have even included 2 special double-backer cards that you can use for creative magic routines or as cut cards during your weekly poker game!