Rounders Playing Cards by Madison - Black
I tested over 50 different stocks and finishes to find and create my perfect deck of playing cards.
With both conscious and subconscious influences from the casino industry as well as my own visceral world I believe that I found something in the Rounders that represents who I am and what I stand for.
I have always thought that everything beautiful is either intricate or simple, and I am drawn to the latter, especially in design.
I have stayed true to that idea through every stage of the design and production of the Madison Rounders.
I wanted to create a deck of cards that somehow reflected my style and ideals through simplicity. The Madison Rounders are beautifully minimal in design, they are bold and strong with only three colors used throughout. They host an Ace of Spades fit for any casino.
With help from Jeff Lianza, Peter Mckinnon, the Ellusionist team and my closest friends, I am proud to present the Madison Rounders.
I love the feel of this deck, and I love how easily it fans. Double lifts and passes are a breeze with this deck — they are very slippery at first, so when passing the cards might fall out of your hand. It’s a good idea to break them quickly first. One issue I had with the deck is that some of the cards had been misaligned and were printed off center. Other than that, this is definitely a deck that I will continue to buy more of. Maybe I’ll buy a brick or two!
Best deck I've ever dealt with. Period.
I love this deck and use it as my go to practice deck. However, while it is buttery smooth when I use it practicing, I used it once for a family poker night, and the deck wasn't handled with too much care leaving it fairly clumpy now. I do however love the deck, and would definitely buy more. I also use this deck with the Gamblers, and the effects get the best reactions when thrown into a pause in a casual poker game, perfect for a quick demonstration during a toilet or drinks break.