In our third Deck Discovery followers voted for a dark tuck box (52%), detailed card backs (50%- very close vote with the detailed back winning by 2 votes!), custom pips (74%) and fully custom court cards (63%) through an Instagram Stories poll hosted by our friends @kardify. They then painstakingly scoured our extensive catalog of playing cards and found a deck that meets the criteria.
Congratulations to @_isaac.ryan for correctly picking Sons of Liberty Playing Cards from the poll. For another chance to win a deck from Art of Play, stay tuned for the next Deck Discovery. Visit Kardify on Instagram for more details.
In the early summer of 1765 a group of shopkeepers and artisans known as The Loyal Nine, started preparing to oppose the Stamp Act. The Loyal Nine continued to grow in size and became known as the Sons of Liberty.
The Sons of Liberty playing cards by Dan & Dave are inspired by rich history, the look and feel as well as the historical story behind the Sons of Liberty come together very nicely in this deck. The deck is designed by Jeff Trish and features some really nice touches and elements that make it worth a second look.
The tuck box is a matte black stock featuring bronze and black foiling. The beautiful script on the front fits the theme really well and just pops off the tuck with a subtle but eye-catching black foiling design creating a frame around the text. The text is also embossed and gives the tuck a nice look and feel when in your hands. The flap is covered in Foil stars and along the edge reads “Liberty or Death”. The card back design is featured on the back of the tuck, once again in bronze foil and the package is held closed with a worn looking seal featuring a sketched image of a skull.
The back design features elements referring to the secret society that was The Sons of Liberty. Two mirrored Free Mason symbols are the centerpiece of the design, dead center the letters “S” and “L” in script and intertwined in a two-way fashion.
Surrounding the initials are two Eagles clutching bayonets that complete the Free Mason symbol. The rest of the design has some key elements that refer to other well known “Secrets” all built in and around the Free Mason symbol. We’ll leave those for you to discover on your own. The rest of the back design has an etched look to it, subtle enough as to not look too busy or confusing, but balancing out the overall design and look.
The custom pips have just enough customization to stand out as original, but not so much that they feel out of place. The white space on the spot cards also have a bit of random “Etching” to keep the look of the deck nicely tied together.
Sons of Liberty also features a custom Ace of Spades designed around the image of the Liberty Tree, two custom Jokers, and completely custom courts. The Jokers are images of Stocks, one in black and one in the “Burnt” Red being used in the Red suites. The hand-illustrated court Cards depict various historical figures involved with the Sons of Liberty. The courts also feature very subtle background scenes done in a gold metallic ink that really completes not only the look but the theme of the deck.
Overall, the Sons of Liberty is a really nice offering with a well thought out theme and, a beautiful design presented in an eye-catching package. The very affordable price point is a no-brainer for playing card collector and history buffs.