Unique and Interesting Playing Cards
Cool Playing Cards
Unusual and cool playing cards including Harry Potter, Obama, Angry Birds, princesses, Star Wars, superheroes, Bruce Lee and more. I know how often cards get used in my house and some of the favorite decks are ones that are novelty.
In addition, if you like magic, I also have a video to teach you a simple magic trick. Whether played alone or with others, cards are an inexpensive way to have hours and hours of fun. I love a calming game of solitaire or gathering up my kids for a variety of different games.
Cards image by nickstone333 at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Star Wars Double Deck
Star Wars has captured our hearts and imagination for decades and will continue to do so. Both of my sons are big fans and can't wait for the new trilogy to come out.
Marvel Superheroes Cards
Superheroes have never been bigger and my family are fans of many of the Marvel characters.
Have fun with four different superheroes in this Marvel collection. Each one features one superhero and the decks include Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Xmen. The cards are plastic coated to make them long lasting.
DC Comics and Batman Cards
Marvel isn't the only company that has card sets. My oldest son is a big Batman fan and DC comics doesn't disappoint.
Batman fans can enjoy four decks of cards in this series which includes Batman Heroes, Batman Villains, Batman DC and The Joker. Several of the cards here are recreations of the actual comic book covers.
Dancers Playing Cards
Dancing is such a beautiful form of art. When entertaining, I find it nice to have some upscale playing cards and find these to be quite beautiful.
The gorgeous images on these cards are courtesy of Edgar Degas and as you can see. his art is featured on both the front and the back of the cards. Isn't it elegant?
Celebrity Playing Cards
This deck contains 52 different images of one of America's most beloved Hollywood leading ladies. The deck is 100% licensed.
Bruce Lee certainly took the world by storm with his martial arts skill. The deck you see here has 52 pictures of your favorite martial arts hero.
Are you an Elvis fan or do you know one? This double set of cards comes with a total of 104 different images of the heartthrob that brought the world such songs as Love Me Tender and Heartbreak Hotel. Both decks come in a decorative tin.
Angry Birds Star Wars Cards
If you're on Facebook, then you are probably familiar with the series of Angry Birds games. My kids and I have had lots of fun playing online. The Star Wars version is very popular right now.
You get a set of four decks of cards in this bundle. Each deck contains the same images, but each cover of a tin is different. Also included is each tin is a bonus 3D collector's card.
Disney Princesses Cards
Our family loves Disney and my girls have enjoyed the Disney princesses. Heck, I do, too! It's just too hard for me to pick one favorite, although Cinderella will always hold a special place in my heart.
These cards feature your favorite princesses such as Snow White, Belle and Sleeping Beauty. This deck is particularly good for younger girls as the cards are oversized.
Things to do with Playing Cards
Besides playing numerous card games, there are many other things you can do with playing cards. You can build a house of cards. You can also get a hat or a basket and play a game to see who can flick the cards into the basket or hat.
When my kids were learning basic math, I found that games were a great way for them to learn. Cards are one way to do this. Remove all jacks, queens, kings and jokers. In this case, ace counts as one. Kids can draw 2 cards and have to add them together. You can do the same thing with subtraction. For older kids, they can draw two cards and multiply them together.
Cards can also be used for fortune telling or for a variety of magic tricks. I know I have delighted my kids over the years with magic. If you are interested in learning some magic tricks, check out the book below. Also, I have a video below you might enjoy.
Cards image by geirkirkeby at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.
Magic Card Tricks
If you like magic and enjoy card tricks, then you should check this out. There are over 600 tricks that will delight kids and adults alike. Amazon users rate it pretty high.
Simple Card Trick
This trick is very easy, but is sure to impress.
In less than 5 minutes, you can learn an easy card trick. Check it out!
Animal Playing Cards
Aren't these faces beautiful? What I really liked about this double deck is that a portion of the sales goes to PAWS, which is the People & Animal Welfare Society.
This cute deck features all different classes of dogs from around the world including working class and utility, along with some of the most popular breeds.
Experience an underwater adventure with these cards that depict life in the ocean. This is a particulalry fun way to introduce kids to these amazing creatures.
Not only are these cards fun to play with, they are also educational. Each plastic coated card comes with information on each dinosaur including its diet, size and time period.
Obama Playing Cards
Are you a fan of politics or know someone who is? If so, you can have the President by your side as you gather up people for an evening of cards.
Shakespeare Playing Cards
What makes this deck truly unique is that each card presents a quote from Shakespeare. These quotes cover every play he has ever written. This deck is quite inspirational.
Do you own any unusual decks of cards?
Lord of the Rings Playing Cards
We are Lord of the Rings fans in my household, so you can imagine how much fun we have with these cards.
These standard size, plastic coated cards are illustrated on one side, with standard looking card faces on the other. As an added bonus, this two deck set comes with 5 white dice.
Movie Playing Cards
My son has to be Harry Potter's #1 fan and he loves this deck of cards. It covers The Deathly Halllows Part 1 and each card has a different picture on it.
Between his own movies and The Avengers, Thor is quite popular right now. The images on these cards come from his latest movie.
All four of Indy's movies are included in this deck. I can hear the theme song playing in my head as I write this. These movies were all so much fun.
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