In the tab Information we give you tips about the app and show you some tools and utilities for creating your own playing cards.


A stack of playing cards is called cardstack or deck. You will find all your decks in tab Deck where you can inspect or edit them.


When creating a new deck you can start with a basic template from tab Templates or you can create new templates for later use.


When you select tab Play! you will see all of your decks with at least 4 cards and propertiy fields of the following types: Text/Rating/Numeric/Yes-No-Value

Add deck from new template

First we create a new template and add new fields to the template. Then we select the template to create a new deck.

Card Properties


Centered text, customizable per card. Works well for the name of a card.

Quartett title

Centered text, customizable per card and automatic text "A1" - "Z4". The text adafollows the cards sequence.


Take a photo or select from the photo library and enter a text emoji. Individually customizable per card.

Image variable height

The image field adjusts in height to the available space if less than the possible 9 property fields are created. Several pictures are possible, the available space is evenly distributed.


Centered text, customizable per card.

Text with label

Left-aligned label of the card property of the deck.
Right centered text, customizable per card.

Multiline text

Centered multiline text, customizable per card.

Text with variable height

Customize the height in field units.


Centered text for displaying multiple emoji characters.
The masked value from 0 to 5 can be set individually per card.

Rating with label

Left-aligned label of the card property of the deck.
The masked value from 0 to 5 can be set individually per card.

Numeric value with unit label

Left-aligned numerical value, customizable per card.
Right centered text, cutomized for the deck property. It is suitable for e.g. to specify a unit such as meters or km/h.

Numeric value with label

Left-aligned label of the card property of the deck.
Right centered numeric value, customizable per card.


Customizable emoji characters to represent the yes-no value of the card property. Individual selection of the yes or no value per card.

Yes-No-Value with label

Left-aligned label of the card property of the deck.
Right representation of the yes-no value is selectable per card.

Add cards to a deck

We open the newly created deck and add new individual cards.

Game Rules

Title and image type

These fields have no possible moves.


The following moves are possible:
The card text (e.g., color RED) is EQUAL or UNEQUAL to the opponent's card.


The following moves are possible:
The card rating is LOWER or GREATER than that of the opponent's card.

Numeric value

The following moves are possible:
The card value is LOWER or GREATER tha that of the opponent's card.


The following moves are possible:
The card's Yes-value is the EQUAL or UNEQUAL to the opponent's card.


The following moves are possible:
The card's No-value is the EQUAL or UNEQUAL to the opponent's card.

Do It Yourself

It's still best to play with real cards. After you have developed your own game you can print it on suitable cardboard and process it further. Here are some tools to help you.

The cardboard should be about 300g/m² and be printable on both sides. If your printer does not support this thick cardboard, two sheets of 150g / m² paper can be glued together after printing from the front and back.

There is extra playing card board, this is about 310g/m² and very stable. In addition, it is opaque by a black intermediate layer. Unfortunately, playing card is often only suitable for offset printing and does not work in common inkjet printers.

Produktfoto Quelle: Amazon

Corner Rounder

Example: Sun-Star Round Pro

This corner rounder has three different punches for corner radii: S = 3mm, M = 5mm, L = 8mm.

Playing cards often have a corner radius of 5mm, but the smaller 3mm radius also fits the card design of the Deques app.

Produktfoto Quelle: Amazon

Paper Cutting Machine

Example: Dahle 502 Guillotine 320 mm, DIN A4 and Letter A 

A good cutting machine makes it easier to cut out the printed cards along the cutting marks.

Since the ruler is slightly spaced from the cut edge, it is helpful to glue a cling film underneath and cut it with a cut. So you get the exact cut of the knife which makes it easy to put on the cut marks.

It is advisable to place two fixed edges on the machine from solid cardboard and double-sided adhesive tape. With intervals of 59 mm for cutting the card width and 91 mm for the card length.

Produktfoto Quelle: Amazon

Cutting Mat

Example: ECOBRA - 5-ply in 45x30cm - Green / Black

If you would rather cut out the cards with a craft knife, we recommend to use a cut-resistant base, so that the base stays healthy and the knife does not get dull quickly.

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Cutting Ruler

Example: Wedo ruler made of aluminum 30 cm with steel edge

For cutting with a cutter along a ruler, you absolutely need a metal so that the blade does not damage the ruler. Rulers made of aluminum are well suited for this purpose. Even better are steel rulers or those with a steel insert. Additional features include a handle or recessed grips and a non-slip rubber insert so that the ruler can not slip on the paper.

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Example: Wedo Cutter with spare blades and protective cap

A sharp cutting knife is great for cutting the cards along with a metal ruler on a suitable cutting mat. Since sounding dull over time or even breaking, it is advisable to have replacement blades at hand. In addition, cutting knives with protective cap offer to prevent injuries. For this, an old bottle cork is fine.

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