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Bicycle Behemoth Stained Glass Playing Cards

Bicycle Behemoth Stained Glass Playing Cards
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This artful deck of cards features colorful stained glass imagery inspired by a powerful mythological entity. Printed by the US Playing Card Company with an Air-Cushion finish and packed in a matching box with a custom stained glass seal.

Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards

Popcorn + Cola Playing Cards
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After serving up some tasty ketchup and french fries playing cards, designer Rich Li is back with another duo of delicacies to deal at your next poker game. Popcorn and cola-inspired graphics cover the card backs and box art, while the royal court is chowing down on these everyday junk foods. Kickstarter ends 12.12.21.

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Play Dead V2 Playing Cards

Play Dead V2 Playing Cards
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Designer Steven Harrison updated one of his classic Riffle Shuffle decks with a fresh color scheme and line work. Each court card is illustrated with a royal skeleton in shades of blue, teal, and gold. The number cards have a cool 3D look to their shapes, while the card backs feature a vortex of skulls and colorful swirls.

Day of the Dead Playing Cards

Day of the Dead Playing Cards
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Official Día de los Muertos celebrations took place in early November, but with this deck of cards, you can pay tribute to those who came before us any time. Artist Brad Fulton, Illustrator Jeff Trish, and Art of Play created these fantastic playing cards featuring a heaping helping of skulls and skeletons living their best afterlives.

The One Deck

The One Deck

This unique deck of square cards combines a bunch of different games into one. In addition to traditional card games, use The One Deck to play chess, checkers, dominoes, backgammon, dice, and more. When flipped over, they provide the black squares for a chessboard.

King’s Card Knife

King’s Card Knife
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Ironsmith Co.’s unique titanium wallet card features a hand-ground cutting edge on one of its corners. It’s been etched with a King of Spades skeleton design on front, and intricate scrollwork pattern on its back. They also make a Joker version.

Eastern Forest Playing Cards

Eastern Forest Playing Cards
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Art of Play teamed up with artist Ellen Litwiller and biologist David G. Haskell to create this unique deck of cards. Each card invites you into the forest with imagery of animals and plant life that thrive in the woods – each suit stirring one of our four senses. A portion of proceeds supports education and conservation.

James Bond 007 Playing Cards

James Bond 007 Playing Cards
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Theory11 presents a smooth and sophisticated deck of cards inspired by the world’s greatest secret agent. The cards and their embossed box feature a black and gold foil color scheme with intricate details such as Secret Service emblems, and court cards carrying iconic Bond weapons and gadgets.

LEGO Playing Card Gun

LEGO Playing Card Gun

While it’s not as powerful or accurate as Mark Rober’s motorized playing card thrower, Brick Experiment Channel’s version is still pretty sweet, and was built entirely using LEGO components, giving it double the geek cred. Now we want him to build a version that fires cash… or minifigs.

Tempo Playing Cards

Tempo Playing Cards
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Artist Michael “Komboh” Mateyko created these unique playing cards that celebrate jazz music. Each card features dynamic illustrations and hand-drawn numbering inspired by the improvisational style of jazz greats like Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday. Printed by the USPCC on custom thin card stock.

Creepy Creatures Playing Cards

Creepy Creatures Playing Cards
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Just in time for Halloween, artist Chet Phillips has released a spooktacular deck of cards, each illustrated with a playfully creepy creature. The monstrous deck includes four trick-or-treat inspired Wild cards, including a possessed candy corn, a batty Tootsie Roll, a bad caramel apple, and a cupcake straight out of The Thing.

Deck of Robots Playing Cards

Deck of Robots Playing Cards
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Stellar Factory’s imaginative deck of cards takes us inside a top-secret facility run by robots. The face cards are illustrated with robots performing tasks like testing games and printing playing cards, while the rest of the deck is embellished with binary code and circuit traces.

Pack of Dogs Playing Cards

Pack of Dogs Playing Cards
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Artiphany’s playful deck of cards is a great gift for dog lovers. Each card is decorated with fanciful illustrations of dogs doing what dogs do best – frolicking, making a mess, and being generally adorable. They also make a deck for cat people.

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OG Federal 52 Playing Cards

OG Federal 52 Playing Cards
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Kings Wild Project created a reproduction of the very first deck they ever designed, with a small upgrade – larger, easier-to-read index numbers and letters. The OG Federal 52 deck features faces and backs with intricately engraved designs inspired by U.S. currency. It comes in a handsome tuck box with green foil accents.

Ketchup + Fries Playing Cards

Ketchup + Fries Playing Cards
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Riffle Shuffle’s tasty decks celebrate our love of two junk food staples. Designed by Rich Li, the Ketchup deck is embellished with tomatoes throughout, while the Fry deck is all about potatoes, and comes packaged in a tuck box that looks like a pack of fast food fries. Each deck is limited to 2500 pieces.

DKNG Rainbow Wheels Playing Cards

DKNG Rainbow Wheels Playing Cards
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These vibrant playing cards from DKNG Studios celebrate people of all genders and sexualities. Each card features a multi-color face and rainbow back illustration and comes packaged in a holographic foil-stamped tuck box. Sold individually or in a colorful 6-pack. $1 from each deck sold goes to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.

Godzilla Playing Cards

Godzilla Playing Cards
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These unofficial but still awesome playing cards feature vintage images from classic Kaiju and creature features like Destroy All Monsters, Mothra, and Godzilla vs. The Thing. Since Godzilla really is Head Monster in Charge, we think every card he appears on should be a King.

Last Call Cats Playing Cards

Last Call Cats Playing Cards
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Known for their whimsical images of drunk cats, artists Arna Miller and Ravi Zupa created this hilarious deck of cards illustrated with their pub-crawling, booze-swigging kitties. The images are also available on matchboxes and stamps.

Kings Wild x The Wizard of Oz Playing Cards

Kings Wild x The Wizard of Oz Playing Cards

Kings Wild Project’s deck celebrates the classic story of The Wizard of Oz. Done up in an Emerald City green and gold color scheme, it features original illustrations by Jackson Robinson, inspired by L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece that dates back to 1900. Drops 6.24.2021.

Triangle Playing Cards

Triangle Playing Cards
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Who says playing cards need to be rectangular? Home Run Games sure doesn’t. Their unique 3-sided cards feature unusual arrangements of symbols and court images, adapted to fit into the triangular constraints. They’re printed on casino-grade linen paper and come in red, blue, or a special limited-edition.

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General Admission Playing Cards

General Admission Playing Cards
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Inspired by the look of vintage ticket stubs, designer Jackson Robinson’s playing cards for Kings Wild Project definitely stand out from the crowd. Each card is splashed with a patchwork of colors and halftone patterns, while the court cards feature full-body images of the royal crew.

Smokey Bear Playing Cards

Smokey Bear Playing Cards
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A collaboration between Art of Play and the USDA Forest Service, this unique deck of cards reminds us “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” The court cards feature images of a dozen woodland creatures, illustrated by Sam Larson, along with fire-prevention tips scattered throughout the deck. Packed in a letterpress tuck box.

UGears Playing Card Deck Holder

UGears Playing Card Deck Holder

Do you collect decks of playing cards? This DIY kit from UGears lets you build a storage unit for up to a dozen decks. The ornate wooden deck holder opens up from a rectangle into an angled configuration for easy access to all 12 decks. It’s also great for storing tabletop game cards.

Legendary Poker Dealer

Legendary Poker Dealer

Animator Omozoc has entertained us with his delectable stop-motion meals. But in this clip, he uses the technique and 1667 individual still images to show some artful but physically impossible ways to deal cards. We’re a little surprised that he didn’t literally cut any cards.

Super Mario Game Stage Cards

Super Mario Game Stage Cards
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Nintendo started out making playing cards, so it makes sense that they might occasionally dip their toe back in those waters. This official deck features images inspired by the game levels in various Super Mario games. Apparently, they’re a little thin compared to regular playing cards, so they’re best as a collector’s item.

Avengers Infinity Saga Playing Cards

Avengers Infinity Saga Playing Cards
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Theory11 is back with another great Disney collab, this time taking on Marvel’s Avengers. The deck has court cards based on The Avengers themselves, while the card backs are adorned with their symbols, along with powerful objects like the Infinity Gauntlet and the Tesseract. Of course, Thanos is the Joker.

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