Usually, we save our columns about Black owned businesses for Friday. But for the debut of this new product, we wanted to let you know about it the minute it dropped.
Now that summer is here and cookout season is upon us, you know Black folks across the country will be polishing off their ribs, and sipping from red solo cups around a game of Spades. It literally is the Blackest game around. And anyone who’s ever been around Black folks playing it, knows that it is not a game. It’s a serious matter.
When you’re going to play a Black a$$ game, you should do so with cards that reflect Black folk. Enter Blvck Spades, playing cards that are designed to celebrate Black, Egyptian royalty.
You know how things can get tight with rules and debates about who’s cheating. Thankfully, Blvck Spades has taken care of that for you. The deck comes with its own set of rules. For instance the 2s are crossed out on the deck to show that you don’t need them if you don’t want to use them.
Meanwhile the two of diamonds and the 2 of spades are designed in gold, with the words high and low listed on the card to keep you correct. Their website says, ‘If you renege with this deck it’s on you! We’ve done our part.)”
But in case you’re confused, their website lists the rules of play for your cheating a$$ cousin. I can’t state how beautiful these cards are, take a look at them below.
You can even see how some of the illustrations came about.
To purchase your own deck of Blvck Spades, click here.