Quintessence is a deck of custom playing cards that is perfect for children’s classes, games nights, and family gatherings because it promotes virtues and positive social principles as you play.
It can be used to play any game that uses a standard 52-card deck, (including Euchre, Hearts, 21 and more) as well as seven new games describe in the included fold-out game booklet. Note: If you are playing in a large group, you might want more than one deck for some of the games.
What makes it different from your standard deck is its unique faces and suits. Each teaches a different positive social principle or virtue while you play! Click on the picture and scroll to see all of the face designs (the Q is on the box).
Here’s how it works:
These custom playing cards are based on a standard 52-card deck. The four standard suits have been replaced by four symbols representing the tools we use in service to humanity – head, hand, heart and will. Each has its own color:
Heart = Heart
Diamond = Head
Club = Hand
Spade = Will
The ten numbered and three face cards have been replaced by principles or ideals that will make the world a better place. The numbers or letters at the corner of each card correspond to those on a regular deck. If you look carefully, you will find something – a word, leaf, star or design element on each card to link it to the number it represents.
Ace = 1 – Oneness of Humanity: “WeR1 Family”
2 = 2 – Equality: “Women & Men Like TWO Wings of one bird”
3 = 3 – Race Unity – “Unity” (Two doves and a heart)
4 = 4 – Elimination of Prejudice: “No room in my heart FOR prejudice”
5 = 5 – Universal Education : “Every Child is a Brilliant Star” (5 stars)
6 = 6 – Harmony of Religions (6 religions)
7 = 7 – Peace: “Spread the Promise of Peace” (7 leaves)
8 = 8 – Oneness of God: “The Same God Listens to Everyone’s Prayers” (8 symbols)
9 = 9 – “Unity in Diversity” (9 hearts)
10 = 10 – “World Citizen” (10 stars)
Jack = Joy
Queen = Quintessence
King = Kindness
Included FREE with each deck is a fold-out booklet that includes SEVEN fun card games, including three cooperative games. Some are creative adaptations of old favorites, while others are completely new and unique to this deck. See if you can guess which is which from these names:
The Valley of Search
Jump for Joy!
These are professional-quality cards printed on German black-core paper, boxed and shrink-wrapped. Buy one deck for your family, or buy in bulk for presents for your friends.
BTW: Quintessence is a noun that means “The highest or purest example of something,” which is why this is the quintessential card deck!