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Published January 09, 2016 Updated April 28, 2022

Game of Thrones

“Game of Thrones” playing cards are an official fan deck associated with the HBO adaptation of the books by George R.R. Martin.

2016 USA Home Box Office Game of Thrones Fantasy Literature Pop Culture Television Add to Collection

Game of Thrones is an original T.V. series based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. These playing cards are an official fan deck associated with the HBO adaptation of the books. Each ace, court and joker features a still of a different character from the houses Stark, Lannister, Targaryen and Baratheon, inside gold borders. The pip cards have sigil backgrounds associated with various factions in the story. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords, and honest men battle in the Game of Thrones. The back design features the Iron Throne (right).

Decks are available from: HBO Shop

Game of Thrones Playing Cards, 2016 © Home Box Office, Inc.
Game of Thrones Playing Cards, 2016 © Home Box Office, Inc. Game of Thrones Playing Cards, 2016 © Home Box Office, Inc.

Above: Game of Thrones Playing Cards, 2016. 52 cards + 2 jokers in box. © Home Box Office, Inc. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

Game of Thrones Playing Cards, 2016 © Home Box Office, Inc.

Above: the pip cards have sigil backgrounds associated with various factions in the story.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.

Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.

Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.

I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.


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