The World of Playing Cards Logo

Humour on playing cards


Humour on playing cards can come in many forms, and may take the shape of witty, satirical and amusing images, cartoons or text that are printed on the cards. Humour is often used to add an element of fun and light-heartedness to a game, or to make a product more appealing.

Displaying 125 articles

Sort by: Publication Date Alphabetical Year of Production

Filter by Year of Production

101 Dalmatas 1995

101 Dalmatas

101 Dalmatas by Naipes Fournier, 1995,

And Marriage For All 2004

And Marriage For All

“And Marriage For All” playing cards promoting equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Army Health Promotion 2011

Army Health Promotion

Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice.

Artball playing cards 1972

Artball playing cards

Artball playing cards created by Don Celender, USA, 1972.

Astérix 1987


Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987.

Bag of Bones 2008

Bag of Bones

Bag of Bones playing cards, from a series of four decks designed by John Littleboy, 2008.

Baracca & Burattini 1990

Baracca & Burattini

Baracca & Burattini puppetry deck printed by Dal Negro, 1998.

Baraja Mística 1885

Baraja Mística

‘Baraja Mística’ satirical playing-cards featuring revelling clergy published by Litografía Fernández, Madrid.

Bau-Skat playing cards 2005

Bau-Skat playing cards

Comic illustrations of people working in the building trade.

Bayer 1963


Humorous pharmaceutical deck made by Antoine van Genechten for Bayer, c.1963.

Beano Playing Cards

Beano Playing Cards

Beano Playing Cards published by Wild & Wolf, 2009.

Beaujolais je t’aime …

Beaujolais je t’aime …

Pack promoting Beaujolais wine published by Editions du Nuton, France.

Bibaraja 1977


Amusing designs of boys as circus performers by Alberto Muñiz Sánchez.

Bicycle Emotions 2013

Bicycle Emotions

Bicycle Emotions playing cards with custom emotions on the courts to help you bluff at cards, 2013.

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! 1939

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!!

Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.

Black Peter 2017

Black Peter

Black Peter card game designed by Willy Mayrl for Piatnik.

Bofinger’s Reise-Skat 1993

Bofinger’s Reise-Skat

Advertising pack for a travel company with humorous illustrations of all sorts of travellers.

Bush Cards – The Second Term 2005

Bush Cards – The Second Term

Playing cards slanted to the right, issued to mark George W. Bush’s second term of office.

Bush cards: carefully stacked deck 2003

Bush cards: carefully stacked deck

“Bush cards: carefully stacked deck”, USA, 2003.

Bushy Cards 2005

Bushy Cards

“The Bushy Cards” playing card deck published by Political Parody LLC, USA, 2005.