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Adam Wintle

Member since March 15, 1997

Adam has been involved in developing the site as well as reviewing new decks and conducting research. He is particularly interested in innovation, Kickstarter and East Asian cards. He is a member of the IPCS and webmaster of the EPCS.

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2021 The Grand Chinatown Edition by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.

The Grand Chinatown Edition by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.

1920s gangster-themed playing cards, "The Grand", were produced by Kevin Yu under the Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Company brand name, after raising CAD$104,453 from 884 backers on Kickstarter in 2021.

2014 Encarded First Edition by Paul Carpenter

Encarded First Edition by Paul Carpenter

The Encarded First Edition is a limited edition of 2,500 designed by Paul Carpenter and manufactured by the Expert Playing Card Company.

2019 National Playing Cards by Theory11

National Playing Cards by Theory11

Playing cards inspired by mysterious symbolism of secret societies as well as a tribute to the National Playing Card Co.

2021 Fractal Seed - Cyberpunk Playing Cards by Ivan Fortunov

Fractal Seed - Cyberpunk Playing Cards by Ivan Fortunov

Cyberpunk playing cards inspired by advanced science and technology in an urban dystopian future. Designed by Ivan Fortunov, 2021.

2020 Sirocco by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.

Sirocco by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co.

Sirocco, nautical themed playing cards by Riffle Shuffle Playing Card Co. and designed by Nathan Oser, 2020.

2012 Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11

Monarchs Playing Cards by Theory11

Monarchs luxury playing cards by Theory11, featured in the film Now You See Me.

2015 Nomad Luxury Playing Cards

Nomad Luxury Playing Cards

Luxury playing cards produced by Theory11 in collaboration with The Nomad Hotel in New York City.

2021 Avengers Playing Cards by Theory11

Avengers Playing Cards by Theory11

Marvel’s Avengers: The Infinity Saga Premium Playing Cards produced by Theory11 and designed by Mattson Creative, 2021.

2014 A. Dougherty’s Triplicate Recreation

A. Dougherty’s Triplicate Recreation

A recreated of the original 1876, No. 18, Triplicate deck by A. Dougherty by Michael Scott in 2014.

2019 Triangle Playing Cards

Triangle Playing Cards

Triangle Playing Cards by Michael Scott.

Newsletter: Costume & Fashion as Revealed in Playing Cards

In this newsletter we’re looking at how fashion and costume is represented through playing card art since the 14th century through to today.

PLAYING CARDS: A Secret History

PLAYING CARDS: A Secret History

History of Playing Cards explained in 5 Minutes

Video by Art of Impossible. In this video you will get a short overview of the most important historical facts about playing cards and their history.

2002 The Playing Card Oracles

The Playing Card Oracles

The Picture Book of Ana Cortez is an original work of art designed to facilitate Divination.

2015 Zombie Bride Cards and Game by Gerad Taylor

Zombie Bride Cards and Game by Gerad Taylor

Are you a fan of the undead? Vampires and zombies that have risen from the grave? Then this is a deck for you; the creatures featured on this pack are part-zombie and part-vampire. As Gerad Taylor, the creator of this deck, likes to call them "Zompires".

Announcing Ken Lodge’s Blog

We're excited to announce that Ken Lodge, one of the foremost experts on the standard English pattern, is relocating his blog to the World of Playing Cards. From now onwards you will be able to enjoy Ken's insights and opinions here from Ken's new blog page.

2015 GoFishFriday

GoFishFriday

GoFishFriday is a unique deck of playing cards designed and created in an offbeat and quirky horror-punk style by Catch Phrase Dan

Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker

Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker. Chatting about the history of playing cards, uses of cards and collecting.

2015 Mantecore Playing Cards

Mantecore Playing Cards

Mantecore playing cards, named as a tribute to magicians Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger, 2015.

2016 Dragons Playing Cards by Robert Burke

Dragons Playing Cards by Robert Burke

A gorgeous deck of cards featuring the dragon art of Kerem Beyit and printed by the United States Playing Card Company.

2015 Firefly Playing Cards

Firefly Playing Cards

The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.

Card Crawl, a mobile dungeon crawl card game

Card Crawl is a Dungeon Crawler build around a modified deck of standard cards. The basic idea of the game is to clear the Dungeon (a fixed deck of 54 cards) without dying and as much gold as possible. The gameplay evolves around managing your limited inventory and health, by using equipment and spe...

2015 Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards

Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards

Two collectable sets of cards featuring Cats and Dogs as Royalty through the ages.

Revelation playing cards

“Revelation” playing cards illustrated by Michael Messer

2015 40 Years of Jaws Playing Cards

40 Years of Jaws Playing Cards

This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.

2015 Viridian Playing Cards by Kardify

Viridian Playing Cards by Kardify

Viridian playing cards are a modern twist inspired by the classics. Influenced by vintage design and refined by modern aesthetics.

2015 Celtic Myth Playing Cards by Cultúrlán Enterprises

Celtic Myth Playing Cards by Cultúrlán Enterprises

Celtic Myth playing cards are the third and final set of cards in a series based around the themes of Celtic mythology and society.

2015 Omnia Playing Cards

Omnia Playing Cards

Inspired by ancient symbology and traditional playing cards, Omnia is the third pack designed by Giovanni Meroni, 2015.

2015 Cultura Playing Card Deck by Mankin Chan

Cultura Playing Card Deck by Mankin Chan

A full custom deck of playing cards, inspired by the different cultures of the world; including China, Italy, USA and the Netherlands.

2015 Royal Pulp Playing Cards

Royal Pulp Playing Cards

Two beautifully crafted custom playing cards decks. Featuring brightly colored illustrations and gorgeous typography.

2015 AO MATU Playing Cards by Nastya KFKS

AO MATU Playing Cards by Nastya KFKS

A custom deck with magnificent characters, illustrations and tropical design. Inspired by the nature of the Polynesian islands. Wild and truly unique.

2002 Pathfinder Playing Cards

Pathfinder Playing Cards

The Pathfinder deck of cards has been inspired by Odin, the Norse god of wisdom, war and death.

The Retro Deck- Pocono Modern Playing Cards

The Retro De​ck, illustrated by Kraig Kalashian, was originally inspired by vintage matchbox art from the 50s, the simplicity of timeless mid-century modern design.

2015 Earth Dragons and Other Rare Creatures

Earth Dragons and Other Rare Creatures

Jessica Feinberg, mostly known for her unique mythic paintings of nature, dragons, is a creator the Earth D​ragons and Other Rare Creatures playing cards.

2015 Lumberjacks 2nd Edition

Lumberjacks 2nd Edition

A preview of Vadim Smolenskiy second edition Lumberjacks deck.

2014 Glitch Playing Cards by Soleil Zumbrunn

Glitch Playing Cards by Soleil Zumbrunn

Glitch art is the aesthetic of digital or analog errors.

2015 Spirit Playing Cards

Spirit Playing Cards

Standard court cards show the king, queen and jack looking sideways and diagonal; these elegant Spirit playing cards show the court characters front-facing.

2015 Social Network Playing Cards

Social Network Playing Cards

Gwénolé Jaffrédou has designed a selection of social networking playing cards; featuring websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

2015 Jetsetter Playing Cards by Paul Ruccio

Jetsetter Playing Cards by Paul Ruccio

Jetsetter playing cards, inspired by aviation, air travel and jet-setting.

2014 4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro

4 Elementos designed by Marcos Neila Muro

“4 Elementos” playing cards designed by Marcos Neila Muro promoting ecology and environmental sustainability.

2014 MEMENTO, A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck

MEMENTO, A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck

Memento, a unique Playing Card Deck designed by Valerio Aversa and Antonios Fiala, inspired by the history of playing card design.

2014 Kingdoms of a New World

Kingdoms of a New World

“Kingdoms of a New World” playing cards designed by Nathanael Mortensen, 2014.

2014 Sentinels Playing Cards by Jeffrey Bucholtz

Sentinels Playing Cards by Jeffrey Bucholtz

A pack illustrated by Jeffrey Bucholtz inspired by ancient Egypt’s religious and philosophical system of Hermeticism.

2014 1960s Retro Styled Playing Cards by Joe Snow

1960s Retro Styled Playing Cards by Joe Snow

Joe Snow was commissioned to create a pack of cards for Ridley's House of Novelties brand. The pack has been illustrated in a 1960s colourful style.

Linocut Printed Tarot Cards by Cécile Jaillard

Linocut is a printing technique similar to woodblock printing where a design is cut into linoleum (a wood mixture) using a sharp knife or chisel; the lino sheet is then inked and pressed into a sheet to produce the image. Cécile Jaillard from Strasbourg, France has used this method to create her own...

2014 Different Playing Cards by Teach By Magic

Different Playing Cards by Teach By Magic

Instead of the usual ace of spades, or a seven of diamonds, this pack has a "spade of aces" and a "diamond of sevens"; meaning that the spade is made up of aces using a typographic and illustrative style.

Magic Tricks

​The World of Playing Cards is looking to expand its content by adding a new card trick database. Covering basic tricks to help bring a wider awareness to card tricks. If you're a magician and would be interested in contributing please contact us.

2014 Requiem Playing Cards

Requiem Playing Cards

This pack has been inspired by the Requiem Mass, a Mass celebrated for the souls of one or more deceased persons. The dark style of illustrations features occult symbols and imagery such as horns, hearts, thorns and skulls and the typography reflects ancient latin scripts.

Use Rubber At Night by Shantanu Suman

Shantanu Suman has created a pack to help educate people in India about safe sex and especially targeted at India's truck drivers. The artwork is bright and bold, inspired by the popular truck art.

Robocards by Artua

This art project by Artua consists of four cards which were inspired by robots and the stories of Isaac Asimov and the Three Laws of Robotics.