"I bought a set of the Kem Cards wide index as a present for my brother as a house warming gift. As these cards are the cards used in the film Rounders, he wanted these ones.
He was over the moon with them. The day he got the cards we had a home game planned for that night and these bad boys were the only cards anyone wanted to use that night.
These cards are very well made, feel amazing, shuffle excellently and slide on the felt effortlessly. The cards also hold their shape very well. A few of the guys are a bit heavy handed in the shuffling department but the Kems held up very well compared to other plastic cards. Granted we only played one home game but you can actually feel the quality.
I myself have a couple packs of Kems but I preferred the jacquard design and got a set from another supplier (if drinkstuff had these cards I would have bought them here). And these are always used for my home games.
As always drinkstuff delivered top quality stuff at a very speedy pace, I received the cards 3 days after ordering.
Thanks drinkstuff I now have the best poker game at home because of the stuff I have bought from you, a black felt poker table, a set of 500 chips and now the best cards ever created (all right these were not for me but we do play with Kems) - I will need to submit an image next time I have a home game."
Davy - Glasgow, 9th January '12
Drinkstuff says: Many thanks for your review Davy. As a thank you we've added 5 points to your drinkstuff account, which is equivalent to £5 off your next order.
"This is a simple review, the easiest possible to write. Mainly because words cannot describe how amazing these cards are. At first I wasn't sure if I would notice the difference with these cards as they are quite expensive. The simple truth is the oldest truth. You get what you pay for! Absolutely perfect!!"
James Russell - Kings Lynn, Norfolk, 13th April '09
"These are a must have item for anyone who enjoys playing cards. The quality & durability makes for a long-term investment you won't regret. Thank you for a speedy dispatch so I could enjoy using them straight away."
Wayne Mullin - Bedford, 14th March '09
"Excellent service, next day delivery and cards are a joy to use. Only problem is I now have to take my cards to every poker night as they are so good."
E Boyd - Dundee, 11th March '09
"These are the best cards I've ever played with outside a casino. Glide over my table, takes an hour to get used the sliding of cards while shuffling but once mastered it's better. A must buy for any poker player."
Darren Giannelli - Bellshill, 11th February '09
"Quite simply the best on the market. Don't bother with plastic coated cards, invest in these and your poker tourneys will be better for it!"
John Gooda - Rosyth - Fife, 26th March '08
"the cards are perfect quality, however one of the two decks was missing 3 cards even though it was sealed and brand new! has this happened before?
Drinkstuff says: Colin, thank you for the feedback, it is not something we are aware of. We have emailed you about this to get it sorted for you."
Colin Hewitt - London, 11th February '08
"These cards are fantastic. I've used copag cards for a few years and been very happy with the quality, but these Kem cards are even better. They cost a bit more, but if you can afford them, they're worth it."
Ben Anderson - Bedfordshire, 10th January '08
"great cards and fantastic value. we bought them for a partially sighted friend and it certainly makes his life easier"
Debbie - wales, 1st January '08
"Excellent pack of cards - shuffle and handle really well. A pleasure to play poker with. Excellent service.
Angela Laidlaw - Cheshire, 30th December '07
"Quality...If you play Poker, or any other card game, these cards from Kem can't be beaten...a defo must own !!"
Mick - Hertfordshire, 12th December '07
"Great cards will improve any home poker game. once you buy these cards you won't want to play with any other."
Chris - Swanage, 28th August '07
"Good product, prompt delivery, helpful service"
Bill Harding - UK, 8th June '07
"the best cards ever! they are expensive but you get what you pay for!!
these are the ROLLS ROYCE of cards!!"
Phil Mac - Lancashire, 29th May '07
"The best playing cards I have played with ever!!"
Garry Hadlow - Hampshire, 12th March '07
"Bought these cards as the cards that came with my poker set only lasted a few poker nights.
They are a bit on the expensive side but as they will last a lifetime then you get your moneys worth!!
All the lads commented on them at the next poker night on how they were really great to shuffle and deal with, they glide a mile and stay flat after numerous shuffles.
Adam - Isle of Man, 22nd December '06
"I bought these a while ago for use in my home game after getting fed up with how quickly my other cards would break, and here I am a few months later and they're still in excellent condition. Was a bit skeptical about the price at the time, but it's definately worth it as I've not had to buy any more cards since then! I also had a problem with a few faulty cards, but drinkstuff were more than happy to replace them for me. Definately reccomended if you want long-lasting cards."
Mathew Collins - Bridgend, 1st December '06
"Although I have not purchased these from this site, I work in a casino which uses these cards in all poker tournaments. Kem Cards are the highest quality on the market, and as such, can be bent right over, and so long as you dont physically crease them (which in itself is difficult to do), they return back to their shape instantly. They are also washable - so if some cheating git decides to mark the cards, you can easily wash the marks off (not sure if they're dishwasher proof though!). Copag cards (also sold on this site) are of a similar quality, but are alot easier to crease as they are not plastic-cellulose acetate, so it is worth paying the extra for these cards if you play alot of card games."
Grant Elliot - Preston, Lancashire, 16th October '06
"I bought these KEM cards thinking, 'I can't believe how much i'm spending on two decks.' However, when they arrived, I was so pleased that I would buy another pack. However, I don't think i'll ever need to open the second deck, let alone buy another one!! Very professional. Better than my local casino."
Greg - London, 18th May '06
"Yep they're absolutely excellent. You wont want to play poker with anything else again. I got these cards out of the box and put them on the table and they floated about half a metre. Immediately I knew how good they would be. A dream to shuffle."
Greg - London, 10th May '06
"beautiful, simply beautiful, expensive but worth it!"
steve - Isle of Skye, 7th May '06
"As a former croupier I found these cards superior to the casino quality cards I am used to. The greater amount of flex and low friction of the cellulose acetate means they almost shuffle themselves. More importantly they retain these characteristics; traditional plastic coated playing cards degrade significantly over time.
The pack I bought from this site arrived quickly but had a few marred cards. After I emailed the details of these to 'drinkstuff' they were happy to send out replacements the same day! I'm very happy with both the product and the customer service I received. 10/10."
Stephen - Newcastle, 26th April '06
"KEM cards are fantastic, and well worth the money - we used to get through a pack of decent 'regular' cards every couple of weeks, in a home game with a bit too much booze spillage going on, but KEMs lasted a couple of years at least.
BUT... KEM will not replace damaged cards any more, since the original company went bust and was bought by the US Playing Card Co.
drinkstuff says: If Kem were not to replace a card we would honour this to our customers. "
Zog - London, 10th October '05
"Absolutely brilliant! I always used to buy the 'cheap' £1.90 packs commonly on sale. But these would only last for 2 or 3 poker sessions. We play twice a week. Every Week. I eventually forked out for a pack of Kem cards and have been using the same pack for nearly 2 years! 'You do the Math!'"
Mark - Surrey, UK, 21st March '05
"We want KEM Cards !!!"
We Want KEM Cards - UK, 17th October '04
"Expensive but worth it, tried to destroy a joker just to see how durable they are. Screwed it into a ball and it only had a slight crease, will last forever."
Phil - Bristol, 16th March '04
"Look no further these are the last cards you will ever buy. These are tailor made for long poker sessions when everyone is the worse for wear from drink. When the cards get beer spilt on them as they always do you just rinse them clean and they are as good as new and play can be continued. Buy these cards and you will not be disappointed."
Steve - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 13th March '04
"Simply brilliant! I had a few reservations about paying the high price but for the superb quality they are worth it. You can do anything with these cards (e.g. bend so the ends meet) and they'll still be in perfect condition. A great buy!"
Marc Baylis - Stafford, 18th January '04
"I bought a set of Kem cards from the US about 7 years ago. These cards are so good they still look brand new. Even after hundreds of drunken poker nights. This is the only pack of cards you will ever need!"
Damian Doherty - Loughborough, 5th July '03
"Have to be played with to be believed!"
Paul Smith - Durham, 3rd February '03