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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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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.