July 2022 MBR The Gaming Shelf

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Aug 3, 2022, 2:00:02 PMAug 3
The Gaming Shelf

Heckadeck Playing Cards
Chronicle Books
680 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
9781297212913, $19.95, Card Deck

Synopsis: The standard deck of 52 playing cards is a staple of game night, but with Heckadeck (a 160-card deck that not only includes the classic cards, but adds all-new ranks, suits, face cards, and other creative elements that open a whole range of exciting new play possibilities), game night just got significantly more entertaining.

Heckadeck from Chronicle Books includes hearts through diamonds and Aces through Kings, but also acorns, clouds, arrows, and planets -- plus zeroes and elevens, Beasts, Hunters, Travelers, an all-suited Watcher, and other delightfully illustrated additions.

An accompanying 36 page booklet offers twists on such classic card games as Crazier Eights, Hearts [and Clouds], Go Fish with Dynamite, plus rules for new games including Epic Match and Beast Hunters, as well as guidance for inventing your own games, and even tips on predicting the future with this unique and family-friendly and fun extended card deck.

Critique: Heckadeck cards are 3.75 x 3.75 x 2.63 inches, serving games of 2-8 players -- making it a very highly recommended source of endless fun for all ages and a prized addition to personal and family gaming collections,


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