THE BEST Playing Cards

Space Invaders Playing Cards

Space Invaders Playing Cards

Tremble in fear at three different kinds of ships on these cards, as they Increase speed, drop down, and reverse direction towards your card table. You may have to shoot through your own bases, but you’ll be okay. Have quarters to spare? They make Pac-Man cards too.

Insecta Playing Cards

Insecta Playing Cards

Illustrated by artist Immy Smith, these beautifully hand-drawn poker deck imagining a symbiotic relationship between insects and card players. There are bugs on each and every card. Available in two back and box variants, along with uncut sheets for framing.

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Implicit Playing Cards V2

Implicit Playing Cards V2

Nathan Darma’s cards offer up – as he calls it – “big deck energy,” and we agree. From the shimmery foiled backs to Gart’s colorful and abstract court card illustrations, they’re just as good for cardistry as they are for distracting your opponents from your poker tells.

Squeezers Playing Cards

Squeezers Playing Cards

These juicy looking cards come packed in a box that looks like a container of orange juice, with a fresh-squeezed design for their backs, jokers, Aces, and subtly customized court cards. Perfect for magic tricks, cardistry, or a game of poker on the kitchen table.

Illusion d’Optique Playing Cards

Illusion d’Optique Playing Cards

Each of the 54 cards in designer Gianni Sarcone’s deck features an original illustration that will mess with your mind. Each image combines the card’s value and suit with a trippy optical illusion. The set comes packed in a rainbow-sheen holographic tuck case.

Harmony Collection Playing Cards

Harmony Collection Playing Cards

A series of four unique decks designed by award winning artist Mauro Martins, featuring modern and lighthearted imagery of sea, land, air, and space. For each deck sold, seller Art of Play will plant a tree.

Creature Comfort Playing Cards

Creature Comfort Playing Cards

Each of Calamityware’s whimsical playing cards is decked out with imagery of creepy, crawly, and occasionally cute creatures. Each of the face cards features strange and wonderful monster chowing down on its favorite snack food, and their backs are loaded with critters.

Mono-X Playing Cards

Mono-X Playing Cards

Designer Luke Wadey’s playing cards are strictly black and white, and shaded with a linear halftone design that gives them a greyscale look. The pattern on their backs makes them especially cool for for cardistry flourishes.

Card Machine Gun vs. Card Thrower

Card Machine Gun vs. Card Thrower

Mark Rober built a gun that can fire playing cards at a rapid rate. He then challenged Rick Smith Jr., the world’s best card thrower, to determine which one can fire cards faster and more accurately. Who wins? Man or machine?

Anonym Playing Cards

Anonym Playing Cards

Card Rebels‘ custom deck gives us insight into what life is like on the other side for the royal court. Each face card and Joker in the unique deck features an image of the back of its subject instead of its front. Available in Royal Red or Imperial Blue designs.

Learning to Card Spring

Learning to Card Spring

Serial learner Mike Boyd received a challenge from trickster Chris Ramsay. It seems such a simple and non-essential move, but card springing, where you pop out playing cards from one hand to the other in a controlled spray, is actually a very difficult trick to pick up.

Kevlar Playing Cards

Kevlar Playing Cards

SlyKly’s very special playing cards are made by cutting them one at a time from a sheet Kevlar – the same tough material used in bulletproof vests. While an individual card won’t stop a bullet, a stack of 10 or 12 of them can perform that feat without a problem.

4-Blade Card Cutting

4-Blade Card Cutting

(PG-13: language) After wowing us with some epic card cutting action, the Hydraulic Press Channel doubled down and doubled the number of cutting blades on its Guillotine 5,000,000 – so now the playing cards go flying in all directions.

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Turbo Cardistry

Turbo Cardistry

Cardistry expert Noel Heath shows off his skills with some sick maneuvers using a sweet minimal deck from anyone. The way he deftly manipulates the cards, it’s as if he’s got fingertips which can spontaneously switch between sticky and smooth surfaces.

Antler Playing Cards

Antler Playing Cards

Dan & Dave’s nature inspired playing cards are adorned with a duo of noble bucks and woodsy flourishes on back, and their face cards are printed with warm sepiatone colors. Comes packed in a premium cardstock box with foil accents and embossing.

Virtuoso: RISE

Virtuoso: RISE

A stunning display of cardistry talent, brought to life by thevirts to show off their FW17 playing card deck. While it’s clear they used slow motion and time-bending techniques, no CGI or strings were used in the making of the clip.

SNL Playing Cards

SNL Playing Cards

Theory11 presents a unique deck of cards inspired by classic moments from Saturday Night Live. The deck features an art deco style closely associated with NBC’s Studio 8H and Rockefeller Center. We love that they included Brian Fellow’s Safari Planet.

Sumi Playing Cards

Sumi Playing Cards

Card Experiment teamed up with illustrator ToK to create a beautiful deck of playing cards inspired by traditional Japanese tattoo art. The precise and dramatic artwork incorporates stylistic elements of ukiyo-e, blending images of mythical creatures and nature.

Insane Card Throwing Tricks

Insane Card Throwing Tricks

Magician and card thrower Rick Smith Jr. teamed up with the guys from Dude Perfect to show off his incredible ability to use the edge of a playing card like the edge of a knife, and do it with an incredible degree of accuracy. That banana trick made us cover our crotches.

Gorilla Deck Playing Cards

Gorilla Deck Playing Cards

Albino Dragon’s badass deck of cards features court cards with awesome illustrations of gorillas by artist David Edgerly. The decks were printed in limited quantities, but you can still snag one if you move fast.

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3D Card Star

3D Card Star

A unique and puzzling desk sculpture you can build from a dozen pre-cut playing cards to form a 5.5″ tall starburst. Professor George W. Hart figured out the geometry to make it work. Learn more about his mathemagical card sculptures here.

BV Cargo Master Playing Cards

BV Cargo Master Playing Cards

Brain Vessel Cargo’s fantastically illustrated playing cards feature a series of intricate nautical images, including pirate ship captains, ships, and sea creatures. When placed side by side, the special set of four decks forms an epic battle scene at sea.

Odd Bods Playing Cards

Odd Bods Playing Cards

Illustrator Jonathan Burton’s weird and wonderful playing cards feature whimsical images of royalty with strange personal quirks and unusual body shapes. Our personal fave is the King with the duckie pool float and the balloon.

Explorers Playing Cards

Explorers Playing Cards

Card Experiment’s latest Bicycle deck features truly awesome fantasy illustrations based on a story about space exploration and our first contact with alien species. Be sure to grab both the Domination and Revelation variant decks.

Bicycle 8-Bit Playing Cards

Bicycle 8-Bit Playing Cards

We love the primitive pixel art on these playing cards, created in homage to 1980s video game systems and computers. The face cards are particularly awesome, but this is a case where even the numbered cards keep with the theme. Available in blue or red packs.

Dystopia Playing Cards

Dystopia Playing Cards

Joker and the Thief’s latest playing cards are inspired by the post-apocalyptic, fuel-obsessed future of Mad Max. Each face card and joker features intricate hand-illustrated designs, and the card backs portray a massive V8 engine as the false god of their dystopian universe.

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