Desperado Card Deck Download

With people enjoying What a Cowboy we have been asked if we can sell you a downloadable version of the Desperado Deck. Well, we could but we never find a “print you own” set really competes with the beautiful poker deck of the hard copy deck, so we are making it available for free.

To use, cut out the cards in two columns and print on heavy duty paper. Foil the left and right hand faces together to form a playing card and either laminate of place in a card sleeve and Bob’s your uncle. Or possibly Aunty.


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