I wanted to get a nice/cool deck or two of cards for poker night. KEM looks like the way to go.
It looks like I can buy brand new recently produced KEM cards, or I can buy vintage decks - even unopened ones. Since I'll actually be playing with them I'm wondering if I should just buy the newer ones in case the vintage ones have broken down chemically and are more apt to chip or whatever.
Anyone play with KEM? Know if they were new or vintage?
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from my previous experiences, the best cards to get are from the casino. most casinos sell their "used" cards for a buck with a hole in them. next time you go, buy five packs and you'll be set for months.
Snakes Gould wrote:from my previous experiences, the best cards to get are from the casino. most casinos sell their "used" cards for a buck with a hole in them. next time you go, buy five packs and you'll be set for months.
Can't go wrong with the cards at the casino. I occasionally pick up a pack or two; they work well for me.
KEM cards are very nice and hold up really well. I played with some brand new ones 3-4 years ago and if I were to go out and buy cards, that's what I'd pick up. They aren't cheap, but if you play a lot, they are worth it. If you don't play a lot, then I'd go with the casino cards or something cheaper.
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Just wanted to say.... that I recommend you get the vintage Kem cards. My husband and I have used ... and I do mean used.... our set for decades now. They are still fantastic. Made in 1981, there has been no degrading of the material. They are washable and wear extremely well. I noticed your question in a search for our cards, because we finally managed to lose one of them and I was looking to replace it with the same style. Good Luck!:)