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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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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.

The Odd Trick

The Odd Trick

The Odd Trick - a bit of Edwardian naughtiness.

The Perishers 1974

The Perishers

The Perishers, based on the TV cartoon series, published by Pepys in 1974.

The Simpsons™ 2003

The Simpsons™

The official ‘Simpsons’ playing cards produced by Winning Moves Games, 2003.

The Virtue of Princes 1938

The Virtue of Princes

The Virtue of Princes, 1938.

Three Stooges playing cards 1999

Three Stooges playing cards

54 different photos of the famous American vaudeville and comedy team.



‘Tottering-by-Gently’ playing cards with cartoons by Annie Tempest.

Transair 1990


Humorous designs promoting Transair, a German charter flight operator.

Trip or Trap 1970

Trip or Trap

Fighting drug abuse in the flower power era using humour and ridicule.

Ups & Downs 1885

Ups & Downs

Ups and Downs humorous card game published in UK by A. N. Myers, c.1885.

Victory 1940


“Victory” by Pepys Games, a splendid game with caricatures of British and German leaders, published in 1940.

W Deck 2004

W Deck

“W Deck” playing cards poking fun at President Bush, USA, 2004.

W.C. Fields Commemorative playing cards 1972

W.C. Fields Commemorative playing cards

W.C. Fields Commemorative playing cards, USA, 1972

Wall Street Most Wanted 2003

Wall Street Most Wanted

“Wall Street Most Wanted” playing cards, USA, 2003.

Werbung die Sticht 1982

Werbung die Sticht

“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.