USC Students building a giant house of cards, er ... house of giant cards.
As a final project for a class offered by University of Southern California School of Cinema - Television, students created a "massively multiplayer" game. They decided to take the term literally, and played with massively-sized playing cards instead!
Giant-sized playing cards offered a mix of the exotic and familiar. Everyone recognizes the two of clubs, or the Ace of diamonds; but to see them four feet by three feet, walking across campus? Students debated whether to make up new games, new cards, new rules. While they had some fun exploring different possibilities, students decided that the simplicity of a deck of 52 cards would be inviting, while the giant scale should be suitably mindblowing and thoroughly challenging.
The cards are designed to be so large that no one person could expect to carry more than one or two. For a full game of poker, you'd need three or four other people to help you manage a hand, and keep it hidden!
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