The English Playing Card Society Competition Page
This competition is still open but all free packs are gone so there are no more prizes.
Do you know any good playing card related cartoons or jokes? Please note that politically incorrect jokes are not suitable. Submit your entries to email@example.com as an attachment. The entry doesn't have to be original but you must indicate the original source, i.e. book, magazine, newspaper. The funniest entries will be displayed on this page.
Aman had some friends over to play cards and his mother came also. He was unmarried but had a live-in house keeper. When the evening was over his mother said to him "I'm not saying you are, but I think your housekeeper is doing more than keeping house for you". He said "No Mother nothing like that is going on". The next day the man's housekeeper told him that some of the cards were missing & could not be found. A few days passed & he told his mother about the missing cards. His mother said, "well my son, if your housekeeper was sleeping in her own bed she would know where the missing cards are." [Submitted by Nancy Pope of Indiana, USA]
An out of towner came into Reno and looked for a nice card game. At one casino he found a table at which there were five players. One of them was a beagle. The man said, "Sure is something, a dog playing cards." Another player said, "He's not so good. When he's got a good hand, he wags his tail!" [Submitted by Kirk Kozol of Unionville, USA]
A game is going hot and heavy, in which each of the players is a man of the cloth. At about midnight a policeman bursts into the room. "All right, break it up!" One clergyman says, "Break what up?" "Come on. I know you've been playing cards. The policeman looks the priest straight in the eye. "Have you been playing poker, Padre?" The priest says, "Of course not." "How about you, Reverend Cagle?" The Lutheran minister shakes his head. "Me, play cards?" Rabbi Stein also denies playing, as do two of the other men. The policeman asks the Baptist minister, the last man left, "How about you Reverend? Have you been playing cards?" The Baptist minister says, "With whom?" [Submitted by Joachim Schlicht]
Dr Dr I feel like a pack of cards. I'll deal with you later! [Submitted by Emma Reardon, Somerset, UK]
A woman once said that a Man is like a deck of playing cards. You need a heart to love him, a diamond to marry him, a club to beat his head in, and a spade with which to bury him ! [Courtesy of www.nicefunnyjokes.com].
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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
Spot the Difference playing cards published in "Razvlekatel’naia Gazetka" newspaper, 1998-1999.
Cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.
Pack promoting Beaujolais wine published by Editions du Nuton, France.
Comic Fortune-Telling Cards published by Reynolds & Sons, c.1850.
Comic Question & Answer cards by Josh. Reynolds & Sons, circa 1850.
Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
Baracca & Burattini puppetry deck printed by Dal Negro, 1998.
Crikey! Classic British Comics playing cards published by Bird Playing Cards, 2013.
Forfeits party card game by Merit Games, J & L Randall Ltd, c.1950.
Pranks & Mimics for the Party, 1950s.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Delightful comical deck designed by Loriot, the German cartoonist and comedian, 1973.
Railway Stations quartet game illustrated by Wim Dolk and published by Servex BV, Utrecht, 1975.
Hungarian Drinking Skat, c.2004.
One Penny Card Games, 1920s.
One Penny Card Games, 1900-1910, mostly anonymous 'Snap' games and made in Germany.
Ups and Downs humorous card game published in UK by A. N. Myers, c.1885.
Inspector card game published by W F Jackson & Sons, 1940s.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Who’s Who or Food for Thought, a wartime card game, c.1939.
101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,
Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.
Klutz Card Deck with comic courts.
Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.
Pack of 52 hand-drawn Jokers.
Neues Frag- und Antwortspiel (new question and answer game) from Germany.
‘Cat Chaos Celebrity Edition’ card game by Ginger Fox Ltd., 2017.
Chicken Playing Cards designed by Susan Krupp, 2017.
Happy Families by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Punch and Judy card game published by Pepys, 1956.
World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.
Hand-drawn semi-erotic, satirical playing cards by Lautaro Fiszman ‘El Tripero’, 2002.
Jeu Grotesque was first published in France c.1800.
Coricidin Demilets pharmaceutical playing cards, 1967.
Illustrated playing cards featuring comical engravings and rhymes about saints, c.1740.
Snap game based on characters from the film “Storks” c.2016.
Schwäbisch Hall building society publicity deck designed by Alex Kardas, c.1975.
Humorous pharmaceutical deck made by Antoine van Genechten for Bayer, c.1963.