Six Generations Playing Cards Will Miss Images of Muslim Family

06 Mar, 2006, 00:00 ET from Six Generations Publishing

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishing industry started
 judging their artworks, implementing self-censorship to protect the life of
 employees and prevent violence around the Muslim world.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050922/SFTH002 )
     "We cancelled our plans to create new edition of card games with the
 images of Muslim family," said Ted Soloview, the designer and publisher of new
 playing cards "Six Generations." "Our current edition has 72 pictures of
 Europeans and their American descendents, and we have never heard complaints.
 White Christians became absolutely tolerant to their cartoonized images."
     Six Generations playing cards were invented and published by Soloview in
 2004. Instead of standard French pack with monarch-led suits, new 72-card deck
 has a "democratized" family structure featuring six generations of one family
 from different countries and centuries. "It's not the boring numbers anymore
 or a fight between four suits; it's the matchmaking and creation of a family,"
 Soloview explained.
     Players can laugh and have fun from matchmaking Caucasian characters from
 21 countries, like Ukraine and Spain, Italy and Scandinavia, Ireland and
 Germany -- each of them having most popular first name, and dressed
 accordingly the time and country they were from, from early 19th century to
 our days.
     Soloview said he was working on other editions showing all world ethnic
 groups. "These cards, besides their gaming features, became an encyclopedia of
 European costumes. But we realized that some drawings of male Muslims look
 exactly like Prophet Mohammed, so we can put all players and ourselves in
 jeopardy if publish them. Also, according the structure of our playing cards
 with equal amount of men and women, each character can have only one partner,
 which contradicts with Muslim traditions having several wives."
     The popularity of Six Generations playing cards was streamlined last year
 in US and Europe after Soloview contracted world-wide game distributor Key 20
 from Brunswick, Ohio. In Great Britain, the Family History Monthly magazine
 chose them as a prize for August 2006 monthly contest. With the price $8.97
 per deck, Six Generations available through on-line stores, like
 www.key20.com, www.Amazon.com, www.Bordersstores.com,
 www.thecompleatstrategist.com.
     The pack of Six Generations cards works for many card games, such as
 Poker, 21, Pontoon, Rummy, Happy families, with slight adaptations to the
 rules. "Anyone can create new card games, or adopt the old ones with this
 pack," Soloview thinks. The cards are perfect for those interested in family
 trees and genealogy, especially if they play the solitaire-type Six
 Generations card game, which Ted Soloview, Russian-born immigrant from
 Anchorage, Alaska, originally invented after researching his own international
 ancestors.
     The most challengeable opportunity for Soloview is to convince the casino
 owners that Six Generations playing cards are playable at all standard casino
 table games. At 2006 GAMA Trade Show, the game industry's biggest trade event,
 which takes place March 13-16 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,
 Nevada, Six Generations playing cards will be presented by Key 20 and Alliance
 games distributors.
 
     Six Generations Publishing
     Ted Soloview
     907-563-9999 Fax 907-522-9433
     soloview@gci.net
 
 

SOURCE Six Generations Publishing
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The publishing industry started
 judging their artworks, implementing self-censorship to protect the life of
 employees and prevent violence around the Muslim world.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050922/SFTH002 )
     "We cancelled our plans to create new edition of card games with the
 images of Muslim family," said Ted Soloview, the designer and publisher of new
 playing cards "Six Generations." "Our current edition has 72 pictures of
 Europeans and their American descendents, and we have never heard complaints.
 White Christians became absolutely tolerant to their cartoonized images."
     Six Generations playing cards were invented and published by Soloview in
 2004. Instead of standard French pack with monarch-led suits, new 72-card deck
 has a "democratized" family structure featuring six generations of one family
 from different countries and centuries. "It's not the boring numbers anymore
 or a fight between four suits; it's the matchmaking and creation of a family,"
 Soloview explained.
     Players can laugh and have fun from matchmaking Caucasian characters from
 21 countries, like Ukraine and Spain, Italy and Scandinavia, Ireland and
 Germany -- each of them having most popular first name, and dressed
 accordingly the time and country they were from, from early 19th century to
 our days.
     Soloview said he was working on other editions showing all world ethnic
 groups. "These cards, besides their gaming features, became an encyclopedia of
 European costumes. But we realized that some drawings of male Muslims look
 exactly like Prophet Mohammed, so we can put all players and ourselves in
 jeopardy if publish them. Also, according the structure of our playing cards
 with equal amount of men and women, each character can have only one partner,
 which contradicts with Muslim traditions having several wives."
     The popularity of Six Generations playing cards was streamlined last year
 in US and Europe after Soloview contracted world-wide game distributor Key 20
 from Brunswick, Ohio. In Great Britain, the Family History Monthly magazine
 chose them as a prize for August 2006 monthly contest. With the price $8.97
 per deck, Six Generations available through on-line stores, like
 www.key20.com, www.Amazon.com, www.Bordersstores.com,
 www.thecompleatstrategist.com.
     The pack of Six Generations cards works for many card games, such as
 Poker, 21, Pontoon, Rummy, Happy families, with slight adaptations to the
 rules. "Anyone can create new card games, or adopt the old ones with this
 pack," Soloview thinks. The cards are perfect for those interested in family
 trees and genealogy, especially if they play the solitaire-type Six
 Generations card game, which Ted Soloview, Russian-born immigrant from
 Anchorage, Alaska, originally invented after researching his own international
 ancestors.
     The most challengeable opportunity for Soloview is to convince the casino
 owners that Six Generations playing cards are playable at all standard casino
 table games. At 2006 GAMA Trade Show, the game industry's biggest trade event,
 which takes place March 13-16 at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,
 Nevada, Six Generations playing cards will be presented by Key 20 and Alliance
 games distributors.
 
     Six Generations Publishing
     Ted Soloview
     907-563-9999 Fax 907-522-9433
     soloview@gci.net
 
 SOURCE  Six Generations Publishing