Our reviews and reflections on creative playing card and Kickstarter projects from around the web
War of Omens is a card game combining deck-builder and collectable-card-game mechanics, featuring fast, strategic play and 3 different playable factions.
Anjali DSouza, an illustrator from Chennai, India has designed a pack of cards using Indian truck art and the Indian folk art as inspiration.
A Kickstarter campaign for a fine deck of playing cards inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe
Aleix Gordo Hostau from Barcelona, Spain has created the Come to Chew pack, inspired by bubble gum artwork and characters
Incredible men and their amazing stories playing cards made by Tomski&Polanski
These steampunk inspired cards are based around a pair of real steampunk goggles that you can purchase and wear to look just like your favorite court card.
Global Unrest uses a traditional playing card style mixed with a WWII military twist..
Three fine deck of playing cards inspired by the characters and stories of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Enter the Kingdoms of the New World with these fantasy themed playing cards by Nathanael Mortensen,
These beautiful playing cards designed by Erik Mana aren't just your ordinary set but they also hold a secret codes and riddle.
A set of cards to help bring awareness to old and infrequently used languages, created by E Brewstein. Each card in the pack also functions as a mini language lesson, great for playing games and also learning about Irish heritage.
A beautifully hand-painted pack inspired by wildlife and the wilderness created by the Uusi design studio.
Connie Lim has created a beautifully illustrated set of fashion inspired playing cards, a tangible telling of her story, intimately realized in the palm of your hand.
The Creative Clash card game, by the Infantree, is a fast-paced card game where you become the Principal of a creative agency and battle with your friends for the biggest Ego around.
A set of cards inspired by the hit TV show Breaking Bad, created by Jeff Nichol.
Custom playing cards based on the TV series Parks and Recreation.
Elevenses is a card game in which respectable 1920s socialites strive to serve the finest morning teas!
A non-standard pack created to play an original board game; inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood.
Scott Hill has been working on a tarot pack which can also be used to play card games, the pack has been designed to revive tarot and make it a fun and social interaction.
A modern twist on a classic Italian style of playing cards, this pack created by Raffaele Iaccarino is typical set of the southern regions of Italy mixed with his own style of artwork.
A small set of gangster and mafia inspired cards created by Jacob Reynolds.
For this pack a different designer collaborated for each individual card, resulting in a diverse and unique deck.
Ellen Schofield has created some amazing posters for the Minneapolis Bike Tour, each poster has been inspired by playing card designs and imagery.
Paul Janzen and Troy Sullivan also know as Hurlyburly Games have created a unique pack to showcase the multicultural flavour of the world through playing cards.
Oksana Pushnjak has created a set of cards depicting 16th century kings and queens of Europe.
This illustration project by Gurleen Kaur features images inspired by the band the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Each card had illustrations from their albums and the ace, jack, queen and king are each band members.
The Z Deck is a new non-standard pack of cards created by Robert Bolduc. Each card has a third aspect instead of the usual suit and colour; which introduces many new games possible with the pack.
The Tinker Deck is a pack inspired by Steampunk, a world where old machinery is infused with modern science.
This pack created by Michael Scott has been inspired by retro 8-bit pixel games from the 80s and 90s.
Francesco Faggiano has created a pack inspired by Neapolitan cards.
A deck of cards inspired by the American Civil War, featuring leaders, army generals, President Abraham Lincoln and other characters from this historical period.
A deck of playing cards inspired by the Wayang Shadow Puppets of the Island of Java.
The deck has been inspired by pirates and swashbuckling and the world of Steampunk, a science-fiction realm of steam-powered machinery, intricate cogs and gears.