Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck Cards

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On April 30 1997, Wizards of the coast, created a media kit of the Game Center Poker Deck cards for a very rare media/press release package that was distributed to about 40-50 media outlets. About 50 to 100 Game Center Poker Decks are supposed to exist, some of them were sold at WOTC Game Center. The decks consist of 52 standard playing cards plus 4 jokers for a total of 56 cards.

The Media Kit included a rare poker deck, a bunch of paperwork about the game, a sticker with the same logo as the poker deck and a 3.5 inch floppy still sealed in an envelope.

Wizards of the Coast also ran a chain of gaming retail stores, run under the names "The Game Keeper" and "Wizards of the Coast," including their flagship gaming center on the Ave in Seattle for several years. It included a gaming store, complete with life-size statues of characters from “Star Wars” and Magic; a video arcade populated by panhandling street kids who looked like extras from “Blade Runner”; a virtual reality gaming area with climb-in cockpit pods for networked giant robot battles; a Planet Hollywood-style restaurant, Dalmuti’s, decorated in a gaming theme; and in the massive basement, a sort of community center for gamers stocked with tables, chairs and the kind of plush curtains and heraldic banners suited to an Errol Flynn movie — or dinner with the kids at Medieval Times. In this subterranean paradise Wizards hosted a steady stream of card game tournaments and other events, including Microsoft’s 1998 Age of Empires computer game championships. The gaming center was closed by March of 2001.


Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck Cards Unique Test Print


Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck Cards Media Kit Front


Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck Cards Media Kit Back


Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck Cards Media Kit opened


Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck front and back

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001 Ace of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
002 Two of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
003 Three of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
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008 Eight of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
009 Nine of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
010 Ten of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
011 Jack of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
012 Queen of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
013 King of SpadesWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
014 Ace of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
015 Two of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
016 Three of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
017 Four of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
018 Five of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
019 Six of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
020 Seven of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
021 Eight of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
022 Nine of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
023 Ten of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
024 Jack of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
025 Queen of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
026 King of HeartsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
027 Ace of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
028 Two of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
029 Three of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
030 Four of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
031 Five of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
032 Six of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
033 Seven of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
034 Eight of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
035 Nine of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
036 Ten of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
037 Jack of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
038 Queen of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
039 King of DiamondsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
040 Ace of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
041 Two of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
042 Three of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
043 Four of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
044 Five of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
045 Six of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
046 Seven of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
047 Eight of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
048 Nine of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
049 Ten of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
050 Jack of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
051 Queen of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
052 King of ClubsWizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
053 Joker Version 1Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
054 Joker Version 2Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
055 Joker Version 1Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30
056 Joker Version 2Wizards of the Coast Game Center Poker Deck1997-04-30