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Basically, I'm looking for replacement cards for Diamonds, as my wife finds the game card design hideous and doesn't want to play it.

So, I need 15 cards (ideally numbered 1-15) in four "suits" (suits, shapes, or colors).

Can anyone think of a cheap card game that would have cards I can use?

Rook almost does it, but a Rook deck has 4 suits numbered 1-14.
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Rage has what you need and more. 6 suits numbered from 0-15.
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Rage has 6 suits of 1-15.

Or get two identical desks of playing cards and mark two cards from each suit and add them to the other deck (though it'd be difficult to make that look nice).

Beaten to it :-)
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or Sticheln
 
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the game works just fine with a standard 52 card deck. They only added cards to justify charging you proper money for it.
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Starlost151 wrote:
my wife finds the game card design hideous and doesn't want to play it.

It can't be that bad can it? Checks...



Oh! I agree with your wife!
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Clubs from North Star Games has all 4 main suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs) numbered 1-15. Since the game is called Clubs, the club cards are colored differently from the others, but it will work fine to use them for Diamonds.
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Starlost151 wrote:
my wife finds the game card design hideous and doesn't want to play it.

It can't be that bad can it? Checks...



Oh! I agree with your wife!
Holy hell, I presumed I'd seen them before! yuck!
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I dunno, I like the cards.
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DoomTurtle wrote:
Clubs from North Star Games has all 4 main suits (hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs) numbered 1-15. Since the game is called Clubs, the club cards are colored differently from the others, but it will work fine to use them for Diamonds.


Really? Huh. I could get 2 games out of the same deck! Thanks!
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I never heard of this game (Rage). I will look around for it.
 
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You should try your hand at making a custom deck. There are a lot of games you can play with that style of cards. If you did 1-15 in six suits, you could play Battle Line after removing the 11-15s.

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How about Wizard?

The suits have only numbers from 1-13, a wizard (highest card, marked Z) and a jester (lowest card, marked N), but the images are quite nice. Oh, and the game might be difficult to find in the US.
 
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How about Wizard?

The suits have only numbers from 1-13, a wizard (highest card, marked Z) and a jester (lowest card, marked N), but the images are quite nice. Oh, and the game might be difficult to find in the US.


wizard is $4 on amazon in the us.
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Starlost151 wrote:
I never heard of this game (Rage). I will look around for it.

Rage is perhaps the best "toolbox deck" available -- there are even geeklists featuring games that can be played with a Rage deck:

Games playable with Rage deck (not the CCG) - please add!

Every gamer who likes card games needs to have a Rage deck around, and it's not an unusual thrift find -- just be glad that the huge eBay Rage Rush of recent years has abated and you don't have to pay through the nose to get a copy!

PS edit: I used Rage decks to make personal copies of both Schotten Totten and Balloon Cup.


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I am not sure how available it is these days, but David & Goliath has suits going from 1-18

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Late to the party here but for others that are interested you could also look at a solution like this one at The Game Crafter.

60 cards 2-12 plus Jack, Queen, King, Ace in the 4 traditional playing card suits.
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Vantastic wrote:
Late to the party here but for others that are interested you could also look at a solution like this one at The Game Crafter.

60 cards 2-12 plus Jack, Queen, King, Ace in the 4 traditional playing card suits.


At BGG, subscriptions last forever, so I saw your post! Thanks for the tip, it looks interesting.

I did acquire a Rage deck, but also picked up Clubs. Both Clubs and Diamond fit in the same box so I can keep them together and can use either deck for either game.
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