Bold, commanding and obsessively intricate. Inspired by an epic age of great Empires, when heroes and legends were born on the battlefields. Cards built to conquer, the Empire deck marks the dawn of our own playing card legacy and will become an iconic piece of yours.
Empire is a beautifully custom illustrated piece of playing card art, painstakingly designed over 12 months and 2 continents by Kings & Crooks artist and founder, Lee McKenzie. Unavailable since 2013, it's our first and rarest creation and has become one of the most highly sought after decks in the modern playing card world.
Dare to break the Empire seal and you'll find they handle as magnificently as they look. A limited run produced at the finest quality by the U.S. Playing Card Co., they're treasured by collectors the world over. More than just a rare piece of playing card history, Empire is an obsessively beautiful deck that embodies our very mission at Kings & Crooks. To inspire you to live bolder, and make your own mark.
Some cards have a story. Empires have a legend. It's time to build your own.
* Found on eBay and private dealings usually selling for $150+. In honor of the Kings & Crooks launch, we're releasing 100 limited, first edition Empire decks from our personal collection at $50 each. With a limit of 4 per person, when they're gone, that's it. Please note: you must complete your order and fully 'check out' to secure your Empire decks. Remaining Empires will only be made available as prizes through future promotions etc, not for sale.