Russian Criminal Playing Cards
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With a dangerous history and unique design, these playing cards make for great conversation fodder - and a possible pre-game intimidation tactic. Each suit in this deck is a recreation of card decks made by occupants of Soviet prisons during the 1980s, where card-playing was prohibited. Great respect and reputation followed any inmate's ability to play and win, and one could stake anything on a card game: a finger, an arm, or a life. Debts after loss had to be paid immediately, and the penalty for default could be expulsion, a forcibly-applied tattoo, or even death. Perfect for drinking games, a high-stakes poker match or just a very badass game of solitaire, this deck will leave an impression.
- Deck of 52 cards in 4 suits and 2 Jokers
- 2.75 x 1 x 3.5 in.