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The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."


Designers Turned Playing Cards into a Legit Sci-Fi Universe

Spades are aliens and clubs are space marines in Lunar Saloon's cyberpunk interpretation of the classic card deck.


These Playing Cards Are Full of Mind-Bending Glitchs

Your glitched Royal Flushes will look like a real sleight of hand.


55 Bulgarian Artists Create an Illustrated Deck of Cards

With an ongoing Kickstarter campaign, the illustrators behind Infinite Collision hope to play their cards right.


The Garbage Pail Kids Are Still Horrifying Parents 30 Years After Emerging from Trash Cans

We talked to Mark Newgarden, co-creator of the trading cards, about why they're so popular and why the team never published that drawing of a pickled baby in a jar.