NoGame playing cards come without instructions or rules for games. Instead, they exist with these elements built into them. As such, one is forced to discover their natural order first and only then use this knowledge to create games.

 

The aim is that one experiences the difference between these two processes: the discovery of the facts of the cards (like facts of nature) and the creation of games (the facts of culture). By experiencing this firsthand, one will see that the two are quite different—one immutable and the other in a state of constant change.

 

For it is in the facts of culture where we find art, and here, the real piece of art is not a deck of cards and its facts of nature, but the facts of culture which are created with it.

 

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These playing cards were created during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown of 2020.

NoGame no. I - C-19 Edition (P.yg, Y.gp and G.py)

CMYK Digital Print, 320 gsm playing card material

W 76 x H 51 x D 10 cm (Display Case)

Editions:

P.yg (Pink) 50 + 3 A/P

Y.gp (Yellow) 50  + 3 A/P

G.py (Green) 50 + 3 A/P

2020

NoGame Supporters 2021

As an attempt to put these cards out into the world a Kickstarter campaign was launched in December of 2020, the campaign was successfully funded in January of 2021 and each of the 150 decks + 2 artist proofs were sent to bakers all around the world. Below are a list of supporters. Thank you to you all listed and unlisted for your support!

Founding Collectors

Andy Highton

Opus One

Founding Member

Kit Lawson

Strawberry Games

Brandon Walowitz

RICHARD WACK

LunarMagus

Leon Hughes

Jahd

Nick Jewell

Tom Braccini

4 The Future Ltd

Thomas Arblaster

Madelancholy

Christina V.

Madeline Coven

Ben Pross

Leonardo Morelli

Kevin F.

Zack Stoltzfus

Jack Kay

Joe Thom

Lawrence Lamontagne

Jack Hendy

Josh Hittie

Reuben Oatley

ideentom

Hans Guévin

Gareth

Sebastian Bos

Steven I

Robbie Tingey

Charlie Wheeler

Blaine

Adam Rosenthal

Adam and Chelsea Simpson

Oskari Wäänänen

Laura Gonzalez-Salmeron

Darryl Manning

Jacob Long

BubbleStar SpaceBlaster

Gareth B. Johnson (Starlit Games LLC)

Joe Reynolds

Cole Jones

Dee Code

David Batson

Quality Beast

Martin E Stein & Scott A Saxon

Founding Member

Kristen Burns-Agria

Bryan Stout