Chips Ain’t Cheap: Themed Poker Sets For Your Man Cave
You might’ve seen our last post regarding the best poker gear for your man cave. In our previous article, we’ve created a list of the best of the best poker tables and chip sets for your den, providing not only the finest but the best poker paraphernalia on the market. From the swankiest and the most ergonomic poker tables to poker sets that celebrate the hidden gentlemen in all of us, every person who loves poker must definitely get his own set—whether it’s just to have a good time or take it to a professional level.
While some poker enthusiasts are more interested in having professional looking poker sets such as those found in the PartyPoker sponsored World Poker Tour or the German Poker Tour, others would love to add a touch of elegance and buy themselves themed poker sets for their man caves. After all, where’s the fun in a simple table or deck of cards? In case you want to accentuate your room with steampunk or gothic, then here are some additional poker accessories you might want to check out.
Combining the mechanical sensibilities of 19th century inventors like the German Karl Benz and undying appeal of Victorian aesthetics, steampunk has gone beyond its status as a niche for eccentric people—it has permeated the pop culture consciousness without even people knowing it. For those who want to blow off some steam (no pun intended) using steampunk poker sets, then you’re in luck because steampunk enthusiast Rankenstein crafted his own steampunk poker set. Complete with an elegantly adorned box, chips shaped like cogs, and cards with Victorian designs, Rankenstein’s set became an instant favorite among fellow gearheads during its debut at the 2011 San Diego Comic Con. You can even have a steampunk poker table customized for you—just make sure you’re prepared to pay the price.
Albrecht Durer Poker Set
What’s a gentleman with class and exquisite taste of the arts? If you want to flaunt your esteemed aesthetic sensibilities, then buying yourself packs of Albrecht Durer poker cards. Dubbed as “the German Leonardo (da Vinci)” by artists and scholars, Durer is one of the most influential artists of the Renaissance alongside the famous Italian artist. You can get playing cards with images of his famous works such as his sketches, The Praying Hands, The Sum of Man, and Rhinoceros. Don’t forget to read about Durer’s works so you can with the battle not just with card skills but with knowledge, as well.