Game Night: The Most Beautiful Playing Cards

Game Night: The Most Beautiful Playing Cards

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Taryn Williford
Nov 30, 2016
(Image credit: Misc. Goods Co.)

If you're the type who loves to be coordinated from head to toe, you might start to wish that every little detail of your home reflected your personal style—right down to the playing cards. And why shouldn't it? Treating yourself to a beautiful deck of cards is a cheap thrill you can enjoy for years to come (they also make great gifts and stocking stuffers!), whether as a playable set or just something pretty to set out on the coffee table.

Colorful

This deck's rainbow-colored royal flush is the prettiest way to win.


Inspired by the 4-color printing system, the suits in this deck have been replaced by—yup, you guessed it—cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.


These vibrant, retro-style cards were made for leisurely Sunday afternoon games.


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Minimalist

If it's possible for a set of cards to have a Poker face—this is it.


For those who like to bluff, play it cool with a set of completely transparent cards.


A simple graphic design makes this deck one you'll want to keep around for decades.


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Whimsical

Decorated with allegorical illustration by Russian illustrator Yuri Nozdrin, this deck raises the stakes of a simple game of Go Fish.


Adorned with hand-painted gouache designs, these cards deserve to be left out on a dresser or coffee table when not in use.


Packaged inside a red embossed, gold-foiled case, this deck is special enough to gift, but affordable enough to serve as a stocking stuffer (also available in black or turquoise.)


Playing a game of Gin Rummy using Debbie Millman playing cards, while listening to her podcast Design Matters is a new life goal.


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