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Spider Solitaire

Spider Solitaire is a free web site offering new versions of the classic solitaire card game

Spider Solitaire

Tesseract Mobile Solitaire Games

Tesseract Mobile’s new Solitaire card games for Android devices features dynamic playing cards that change style...

Tesseract Mobile Solitaire Games 2017

Divine Art Playing Cards - Relaunch

Divine Art Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba & Guru Playing Card Company, 2016.

Divine Art Playing Cards - Relaunch 2016

Whimsical Playing Cards

Whimsical Playing Cards by Turkish designer & illustrator Oksal Yesilok, 2016.

Whimsical Playing Cards 2016

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch

Medieval View of Gambling in the ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’ by Jheronimus Bosch

Hidden meanings in painting by Jheronimus Bosch 1500

Guru Ganjifa

Sunish Chabba is working on an initiative to revive traditional Ganjifa, the card game most popular 17th Century India.

Guru Ganjifa 2016

Dogs

‘Dogs’ playing cards showcases 52 canine portraits in four suits as authors, artists, musicians and film stars, illustrated by Chet Phillips, 2016

Dogs 2016

Four Point

“Four Point” playing cards, a labour of love designed and illustrated by Ben Vierck, 2014

Four Point 2014

Hesslers Enhanced

Matt Hessler’s “Enhanced” four-colour playing cards, 2015.

Hesslers Enhanced 2015

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".

Zombie Bride Cards and Game by Gerad Taylor 2015

Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection

The Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection 2015 includes plenty of favourites, and also includes the official rules for the games as well as tips and strategies, allowing you to easily try out and learn new games.

Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection

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.

Announcing Ken Lodge’s Blog

GoFishFriday

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

GoFishFriday 2015

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.

Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker

Mantecore Playing Cards

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

Mantecore Playing Cards 2015

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.

Dragons Playing Cards by Robert Burke 2016

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.

Firefly Playing Cards 2015

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 special cards. Monsters and equipment cards are fixed, but each play trough you can use 5 special ability cards that can be chosen by the player (mini deck building). Different ability cards can be unlocked by spending the collected gold.

Card Crawl, a mobile dungeon crawl card game

Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards

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

Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards 2015

Revelation playing cards

“Revelation” playing cards illustrated by Michael Messer

Revelation playing cards

40 Years of Jaws Playing Cards

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

40 Years of Jaws Playing Cards 2015

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.

Viridian Playing Cards by Kardify 2015

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.

Celtic Myth Playing Cards by Cultúrlán Enterprises 2015

Omnia Playing Cards

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

Omnia Playing Cards 2015

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.

Cultura Playing Card Deck by Mankin Chan 2015

Royal Pulp Playing Cards

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

Royal Pulp Playing Cards 2015

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.

AO MATU Playing Cards by Nastya KFKS 2015

Pathfinder Playing Cards

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

Pathfinder Playing Cards 2002

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.

The Retro Deck- Pocono Modern Playing Cards 2015

Poker Faces by Alex Elsen

Poker Faces playing cards were illustrated by Alex Elsen and published by Verlag Um Die Ecke, Germany, 2015

Poker Faces by Alex Elsen

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.

Earth Dragons and Other Rare Creatures 2015

Ordnance Recognition

Ordnance Recognition Playing Cards cards designed to help people at risk from unexploded bombs

Ordnance Recognition

Lingo Phrasebook Playing Cards by Diana Stanciulescu

Lingo is an interactive phrasebook providing you new way of learning new language through playing cards

Lingo Phrasebook Playing Cards by Diana Stanciulescu

Cult Movie Cards

Paul Willoughby has cleverly captured the quintessence from 54 classic cult movies into a pack of playing cards. How many can you identify?

Cult Movie Cards

The Lumberjacks

2nd edition of Lumberjacks designed by Vadim Smolenskiy and manufactured by U.S.P.C.C.

The Lumberjacks
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