Playing Cards

The amazing little stack of pasteboard pictures has fascinated humans since its invention during the Tang Dynasty in the 9th century. On this page you’ll find some very nice decks, links to card shops, and some articles we’ve written over the years. Enjoy!

Note: If you’re looking for card boxes, travel sets, card holders, card tables, trump indicators, table or bridge cloths and other card related items, visit CARD & BRIDGE ACCESSORIES elsewhere on our site.

ACBL OFFICIAL PLAYING CARDS

Official Source of ACBL Playing cards and much more can be found at Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies

Card Sets - Gifts for Card Players

Starry Night Box Set - Gifts for Card Players

Gift Boxes and more!


BRIDGE SETS & CARDS

RICHMOND BRIDGE

Beautiful cards from Richmond Bridge

Beautiful boxed sets
So many beautiful boxed gift sets – click on the image for more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Decoupage large print Bridge set - Gifts for Card Players

Albemarle Hall Bridge Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Le Jardin de Mysore Bridge Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Le Jardin de Mysore Bridge Cards

Picasso Card Set - Gifts for Card Players

Mozart Card Set - Gifts for Mystics

Luxury Gilt-edged Playing Cards

Gilt-edged playing cards from Richmond Bridge

SIMON LUCAS BRIDGE SUPPLIES

Beautiful card sets from Simon Lucas

Simon Lucas Card Sets - Gifts for Card Players

Simon Lucas Card Sets - Gifts for Card Players

 

BRIDGE IN THE BOX

Bridge in the Box offers some lovely cards

Playing Card Sets from Bridge in the Box

Playing Card Sets from Bridge in the Box

Fuchsia Sleeved Card Box - Gifts for Card Players


Art Cards on Etsy

Halloween Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Etsy is great for vintage collectables, art cards and more!

Chimney Sweep Cards, circa 1950

Chimney Sweep Playing cards - Gifts for Card Players

Simon Drew’s Preposterous Playing Cards & Peculiar Playing Cards

Peculiar Playing Cards

 

UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL CARDS

Roasters Coffee Shop Playing Cards

Featured Deck: Roasters Coffee Shop

We love this new deck just posted on Penguin Magic (click to view enlargement). Limited to 2,500 decks, Roasters Coffee Shop is a small batch deck that’s 100% customized. Available singly or in 6-packs with custom half brick boxes, Roasters are printed by the United States Playing Card Company (free shippi  Visit Penguin Magic to view and purchase →

Ellusionist Killer Bees Playing Card Deck

Killer Bees Playing Cards Deck by Ellusionist is specifically designed with card players, magicians and card enthusiasts in mind. Like all superhero stories, Killer Bees were created by scientists to help re-populate their diminishing Bee population. We wanted to capture the darker bodies of these cold-face killers in our deck. Creating a harsh black back with toxic-waste yellow honeycomb design on the back. The black faces display custom pips and hold a sinister simplicity. A portion of each Killer Bee Deck sold is given to the IUCN organization to help support the honey bee population. Printed on quality Cardamundi B9 stock with a true linen finish. Purchase on Amazon here →

The Ellusionist

Home of the World’s Finest Magic Tricks, Tutorials and Playing Cards. This is one of our favourite sites and well worth a visit.

Click here to visit their site →

The Ellusionist Playing Cards

THEORY11 PLAYING CARDS

These are beautiful decks of cards – Theory 11 launched in 2007 with a team of 11 artists united with one purpose: Advance, Inispire, Create Wonder.  Since that moment, theory11 has propelled forward to become the largest community of magic creators, with over 1,500 registered artists and hundreds of thousands of members around the world. Visit their beautiful website here →

Here is a set of Mandalorian cards from Theory11 – such beautiful artwork! Be sure to visit the website to see more

Mandalorian Playing Cards - Theory11

Mandalorian Playing Cards - Theory11

MORE UNIQUE CARDS

Black cards for the collector

Solar Matrix Black Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Prism Night Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Black Ghost Bicycle Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Pop culture cards

Jurassic Park Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Star Wars Playing Cards - Gifts of Card Players

Princess Bride Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Joker Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Game of Thrones Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players

Bicycle Retro Tin Gift Set

CUSTOM PLAYING CARDS

Many of you have asked if we know of a good service. Here’s one we found recently that looks perfect!  Shuffled Ink Custom Playing Cards – and there’s a fun playing cards blog too!

These beautiful cards from Richmond Bridge are just what you’re looking for!

Richmond Bridge Personalized Playing Cards

More custom cards!

Custom Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players


Something fun

Did you know you can tell a fortune with a regular deck of playing cards?


THE SHOPS

Many shops feature beautiful decorative cards and gift sets including:

Baron Barclay (USA)

Richmond Bridge (UK)

Simon Lucas (UK)

Newt’s Games and Cards

London Bridge Centre Historical and vintage cards

Canadian Bridge Supplies Playing Cards and Bridge Sets including beautiful Theory11 Playing Cards

Playing Cards Only : Features playing cards and card games that are designed to be informative and entertaining for all ages.

Theory 11

Ellusionist