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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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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.

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.

Who’s Who 1939

Who’s Who

Who’s Who or Food for Thought, a wartime card game, c.1939.

Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)

Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908)

Wilhelm Busch was a German caricaturist and humourist. Many card games made in Germany use his characters.

Wisdom of Wine

Wisdom of Wine

Wisdom of Wine playing cards by the English illustrator Simon Drew.

Wolfgang Dorn Werbe 1985

Wolfgang Dorn Werbe

Designs by Jürgen Pankarz for the 20th anniversary of the Wolfgang Dorn advertising agency, Cologne.

World Leaders Snap 1940

World Leaders Snap

World Leaders Snap published around WW2, c.1940.