Kardify usually has the inside scoop on what’s what in the playing card world. Last week, site founder Ivan Choe took stock of all the deck releases of the past year and assembled his picks for the top 12 decks of 2017. If you feel the need to treat yourself to a little new year’s present, look no further than these eye-catching creations.
My personal favorite is the Golden Oath deck by Lotrek. It is a lush, foil-laden beauty that took away the Deck of the Year prize from the 52 Cards Plus Joker convention in October. But if you aren’t as dazzled by the shiny things, the painstaking illustrations of the Winterberry deck or the intricate Drifters deck might be more your style. And for the cardistry fans, Cardistry Touch Origin is Kardify’s top choice. The deck also picked up deck of the year honors at Cardistry-Con 2017 in Los Angeles (and it features prominently in this gorgeous video of the event by Kuma Films).