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Kayaker
February 1st, 2011, 23:45
Off topic? Yeah sort of..

I was playing PySolFC, a GPL project of some 200 solitaire games, and I noticed they had a card set called Hex a Deck, pictured below. There are some 68 cards in the deck (4 jokers), and obviously for most games it only uses up to 0x0D (King).

http://sourceforge.net/projects/pysolfc/

2422

Then I got curious and wondered if there was a real hexadecimal pack of playing cards available somewhere. Would make an interesting novelty item for a game of poker with your programming buddies.

So, let's call this one of our semi-irregular searching challenges...can you find a set of regular playing cards in hex notation anywhere on the net?


I couldn't find any, but I did find an interesting idea in using hexadecimal as a way of remembering which cards have been dealt from the pack when playing a game. Maybe something to work on before hitting the casinos

Programmer's way of remembering playing cards
http://www.timwarriner.com/cardsa/index.html


FWIW, I only play FreeCell solitaire because I'm a weenie and it's almost impossible to lose at it...

BanMe
February 2nd, 2011, 10:43
http://www.libertyplayingcards.com/Default.aspx?tabid=422 for the custom order..

As for the custom embossed version..I might be able to make you one..if you can read braille..

Kayaker
February 2nd, 2011, 17:34
Custom made, hmm, that seems like bending the rules of a search challenge.. nothing existing?

Thanks for the braille offer, sounds like a marked deck though. How about one tagged with invisible ink on the back that can only be seen with special glasses

Woodmann
February 2nd, 2011, 21:07
Howdy,

I found this:
http://www.binaryplayingcards.com/
http://www.rubylane.com/item/404269-T00001879/Brown-Bigelow-x93Honeywell-Binaryx94-Playing
http://www.cartebinarie.it/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=28&Itemid=54&lang=it

I will keep looking.

Woodmann