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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.

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Politicards 2008 2008

Politicards 2008

Politicards ’08 with caricatures cast as characters from classic movies, USA.

Politicards 2016 & Politikids 2016 2016

Politicards 2016 & Politikids 2016

Politicards™ 2016 & Politikids 2016: twin decks of satirical playing cards produced by Peter Green for the 2016 presidential election.

Pranks & Mimics for the Party

Pranks & Mimics for the Party

Pranks & Mimics for the Party, 1950s.

Preposterous playing cards

Preposterous playing cards

Preposterous playing cards by Simon Drew published by British Heritage Ltd, Herts.

Punch & Judy 1956

Punch & Judy

Punch and Judy card game published by Pepys, 1956.

Republican Chickenhawks of America 2003

Republican Chickenhawks of America

“Republican Chickenhawks of America” playing cards by Jerry A. Vasilatos, USA, 2003.

Royal Pavilion at Brighton

Royal Pavilion at Brighton

The Royal Pavilion, also known as the Brighton Pavilion, is an Asian-style palace built for King George IV when he was Prince of Wales.

Russian Dumpling Club

Russian Dumpling Club

Russkii Pel'mennyi Klub (Russian Dumpling Club) playing cards designed by Evgenia Alexandrovna Belyakova.

Schott's sporting gaming & idling miscellany 2004

Schott's sporting gaming & idling miscellany

Schott's sporting gaming & idling miscellany, United Kingdom, 2004.

Schwäbisch Hall 1975

Schwäbisch Hall

Schwäbisch Hall building society publicity deck designed by Alex Kardas, c.1975.

Schwarzer Peter mit Hundebildern 1960

Schwarzer Peter mit Hundebildern

Humorous dog-themed Black Peter game illustrated by Willy Mayrl, c.1960.

Scouting playing cards 2003

Scouting playing cards

Cartoon-style illustrations promoting a Belgian organisation for scouts and guides.

Soldaty Udachi 2001

Soldaty Udachi

“Soldaty Udachi” (Soldiers of Fortune) Army and Police humour playing cards, Russia, 2001.

Spot the Difference 1998

Spot the Difference

Spot the Difference playing cards published in "Razvlekatel’naia Gazetka" newspaper, 1998-1999.

Stationskwartetspel 1975


Railway Stations quartet game illustrated by Wim Dolk and published by Servex BV, Utrecht, 1975.

Storks Snap 2016

Storks Snap

Snap game based on characters from the film “Storks” c.2016.

Tarot de l’An 2000 1981

Tarot de l’An 2000

“Tarot de l’An 2000” designed by Pino Zac, 1981, satirising 20th century life.

The Bush House of Cards 2004

The Bush House of Cards

“The Bush House of Cards” with artwork by John G. Doherty, 2004.

The Cartoonists' Pack 1980

The Cartoonists' Pack

Semi-transformation pack created by four famous British cartoonists.

The Invention of Bridge

The Invention of Bridge

“The Invention of Bridge” - a humorous story by Larry Lefkowitz.