Brothers Were 'Too Poor' To Buy Card Games As Kids — DIY'ed These Brilliant Ones Instead

Now, THAT's a commitment.

Chocolate for breakfast, 15 pairs of light-up sneakers, and a pony — these were the things we all wanted as kids, but did not necessarily get. 

But then there were game cards. A whole new level of cool in every single playground back in the '90s. Each kid simply had to have them, even though, as you might recall, they did come cheap.

Now, the project carried out by Redditor one23abc and his older brother years back just showed as all how childhood dreams — no matter if you have the means for them or not — really need to be pursued. 

"When I was little, my brother and I loved card games like Pokemon and Yugi-oh, but we were too poor to buy them," he explained on Reddit. "So we made our own card game."

And honestly, this beats every single card game on the market that we've ever seen.


The Redditor, now a 22-year-old mechanical engineering student, started making the cards at the age of 10. It took them a few years to complete seven decks, totaling approximately 300 cards.

"My bro is 2.5 years older than me and you can tell which cards are his because they look a lot better than mine did," he explained on Reddit.

"Dyson Fafita. The design is based off the Troy McClure from the Simpsons and the name is from the vacuum cleaner brand, Dyson."

"Zorthax was the best card in the game. Very very hard to summon though since he is a fusion, requiring a lot of cards."

"We designed the cards together so nothing was too overpowered," one23abc explained to another Redditor when asked if he had any disagreements over the cards with his brother. "There was this one card in the fairy tail deck 'big bad wolf' that had the special card effect of unequipping and trashing an equip-item card. I got so mad when he used that on dysons description that I cried. Good times."

"As children you probably thought you had an inferior version, but this is priceless. What a memento of your youth and creativity," another Redditor pointed out.

We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

(H/T: Reddit)


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