The best ones I have found so far... Copag also makes a two-index variant, and you can get them via eBay and their global shipping program. Not cheap for us euros, but doable, particularly if you order multiple setups:I would actually want to test 4-color cards live but they seem to be a rarity in Europe (or then I just don't know how to use Google). Not really a fan of Copag's 4 jumbo index cards which seem to be the only option in every European online store I can find. At first thought they would seem to be so much better, especially in bus poker games, to spot flushes easier. Online 4 colors work perfectly.
The best ones I have found so far... Copag also makes a two-index variant, and you can get them via eBay and their global shipping program. Not cheap for us euros, but doable, particularly if you order multiple setups:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/253545215977 (jumbo index)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/253679579824 (regular index)
They smell a little bit like burnt plastic, but the texture and flex are good enough for easy proper shuffling and handling. Artwork I've seen better, but at least the pip colors all were carefully chosen - still pretty easy to distinguish under not-so-stellar lighting.
I'm guessing you are under 45 years old.I don’t care for them at all. It seems like it was invented because players were too lazy to pay attention to their cards. Quick peekers, take an extra second to see and memorize what suits you actually have!
Nope! I’m just as old! I guess it’s good for older people with bad eyesight. I wear glasses, but with a 2-second peek I know the numbers and suits of my cards. It may be easier for the elderly to just remember a single color instead of a number and a suit,too.I'm guessing you are under 45 years old.
Once those cards get fuzzy, that spade/club start to look identical. Sure, you can take a few seconds, or put on your readers to tell the difference, but that would almost certainly be a tell that your cards are both black.
That would be more favorable instead of changing the suit color. Obviously the design of the face cards would have to have a harmonious color scheme with the new background colors. I’ve seen some eye-jarring color combos that would even make a blind person dizzy, and nobody wants a headache in a long stretch at the table!That is why I advocate for a 4 color deck that uses red and black, but puts a 4-color background behind the index.
Their plastic cards definitely are complete garbage, I can confirm this.Not sure how it would be accepted, but I'd be willing to have 100 decks made, if I knew of a decent card maker. In my experience, MakePlayingCards.com is not decent.
I once tried to replicate one of the standard 4-color deck from PokerStars online, where the cards are colored edge to edge, on physical cards. No bueno. The color quickly scratches off around the edges and the cards then look terrible. But with a white border which would prevent it, that particular design would look terrible in the first place.If i found a deck that the entire background was the color like uno cards, maybe I could get some people to like them. On that note however, the ones that I have found so far fall short, as the broadway cards do not continue the theme and look different than the numbered cards.
My group has been using the Desijn 4-color decks for a good while now. We all love them. The 4 colors with the jumbo index almost eliminates misreading. I don't understand how people say they can't see a JUMBO size index from more than arms reach. There is also plenty of contrast with the blue/diamonds and green/clubs. Put your damn glasses on, grandpa.
That being said, Desijn makes the best cards in any variation. We will not use anything else.
Thanks for the suggestion. Due to the high overall cost of shipping plus import taxes applied from the U.S. to Europe, i was forced to make a choice between specific Desjgn and Faded Spade setups to order. I went for 2 Regular Index Desjgn sets, and i was very pleased with them. I will give the 4 colour cersion a try in the future.You should try a Desjgn setup!