AWESOME SPACE PLAYING CARDS [HISTORY OF SPACE TRAVEL] EVERY SPACE GEEK SHOULD GET!

AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get!
These space playing cards celebrate crewed space missions from 1961 to the present. A great gift for space fans, science students, or anyone else who loves to gaze at the night sky!

The internet totally made me buy these incredible space playing cards!

On my travel blog, I have a very successful roundup of the best gifts for space lovers, and one of the bestselling items are these space themed playing cards. Of course I had to see for myself if they were actually any good. So I bought myself a set.

Here is a full review:

SPACE PLAYING CARDS

AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get!

The History of Space Travel Playing Cards

At first, I was a bit surprised the box the space playing cards came in was so small, because when I looked at the photo on Amazon, it seemed a lot bigger. But then I realized that of course a deck of playing cards just isn’t that big, so it made total sense this didn’t arrive in a large package.

The box is exactly the side of two side-by-side sets of playing cards and it’s definitely a keeper: on the front and left side you can find a space shuttle, on the sides various graphic space vehicles and on the back you can see the two astronaut suits that are printed on the decks, along with more information about what you can find inside the box.

The box is made from sturdy cardboard, which folds open rather than being a two-piece box with a base and a lid like you might expect. The inside of the box is ‘lined’ with blue grid paper, almost like the paper on which technical blue prints are drawn.

According to Amazon, the dimensions are 3.98 x 1.19 x 5.56 inches / 10.11 x  3.02 x 14.12 cm and weighs 10.6 ounces, which is about 300 grams.

The two decks inside the box are wrapped in plastic and there is a small booklet, designed to look like a space shuttle flight manual, inside as well, let’s have a closer look at those now!

AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
Two sets of space themed playing cards and a booklet with simple rules for card games

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Space Card Games Booklet

When opening the box, you’ll find a little paper booklet that folds open accordion-style. It features the rules for ten family-friendly card games, sprinkled with cosmic trivia.

The booklet is printed in English, and the games include the rules for Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Crazy 8s, Hearts, 31, Spoons, Chase the Ace, Slapjack, War and Go Fish.

There are some fun facts about space printed on the pages, along with fun little graphics made by the Pop Chart Lab, which definitely makes this a collectors items for space enthusiasts!

In case you are interested, the dimensions of the booklet are 4 x 1.2 x 5.6 inches / 10,16 x 3.05 x 14.22 cm.

AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
The Booklet Featuring Fun Space Trivia

Space Playing Cards: A Closer Look

The highlight of this set is of course the two decks of playing cards themselves. In the box, you will find a blue astronaut set and an orange space observation set.

The design is by the Pop Chart Lab. Pop Chart is a geek gift company founded by former book editor Patrick Mulligan and designer Ben Gibson. They are known for their meticulously researched, infographic wall art that celebrates pop culture, featuring anything from beer types and cocktail ingredients to sneaker designs and space travel of the last century.

Apart from the amazing graphics, the first thing I notice is the quality of the cards. These are really high-quality, flexible, and durable stock that you will find in professional paper playing card decks. They are printed by Clarkson Potter publishers.

Up close, you can see the texture of these geek playing cards, which I think is gorgeous! They really provide exceptional surface slip (I sound like a professional already, don’t I?), so you won’t have to worry about these falling out of your hands when playing… or handeling them with your space suit gloves on, probably.

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The blue set and the orange set
AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester
You can feel the texture on the cards!

Space-Themed Playing Cards

Both sets celebrate crewed space missions from 1961 to the present. From the inaugural space race of Vostok vs. Mercury to the famed Apollo program and of course the International Space Station, you will see them all beautifully represented in this set of interstellar playing cards.

The orange set features a variety of space vessels, satellites and other observation tools floating in between different planets. The joker set shows our beautiful planet Earth.

The blue set features different historical space suits from different missions. The joker set features an astronaut in a white space suit.

A true celebration of Earth’s history of intergalactic travel!

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The Orange Set

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The best that space nerd playing cards can get, in my opinion!
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The faces of the orange set

The Blue Set

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AWESOME Space Playing Cards [History of Travel] Every Space Geek Should Get! || The Space Tester

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The History of Space Travel Playing Cards

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

Design: Pop Chart Lab

Cards: 108

ISBN-10: 1524763608

ISBN-13: 978-1524763602

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Bonus Tip: If you like the style of these astronaut playing cards, then you probably also like Pop Chart Lab’s History of Space Puzzle. This 500-piece jigsaw puzzle includes a fold-out reference poster with the puzzle design on the front and a timeline of manned space travel on the back. You can find the puzzle on Amazon >>

Disclaimer – I have not been sponsored to write this review. I paid for this set of cards myself.


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