Arcana Tarot Playing Cards

Front of deck

The Arcana Tarot deck mixes traditional playing cards with the Tarot. This deck is a standard poker sized deck featuring the standard 52 cards. Each of the royal court cards and the four aces are beautifully drawn custom artworks, created in an engraved style. Instead of the usual joker cards, this deck contains four extra cards showcasing the four major arcana cards (The Fool, The Lovers, Death, and The Tower). Number cards contain standard pips, along with corresponding tarot symbols of cups, swords, wands, and pentacles. Printed by USPCC, these cards feature a natural pearled tuck, with embossing and blue foil on the interior. This deck is an official backer deck, and comes with a backer card numbered 2227 of 4200, and signed by the artist, Chris Ovdiyenko.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack holding a jack-o-lantern

Front of deck and card back design

This is a standard poker size 52 card deck with two jokers. The face cards and aces, as well as the jokers are characters from the movie. The jack and queen cards of all four suits are Jack and Sally, and the king cards are the Mayor. Each one is slightly different pose/facial expression. The ace of spades is Jack, and the ace of diamonds, hearts, and clubs are Lock, Shock, and Barrel respectively. The jokers are Scary Teddy. They are unsealed, but still in the original plastic case. These were only available at Disneyland New Orleans Square during the holiday makeover of the Haunted Mansion in 2003. 

This is a 43 card match pairs card game. There are 21 matching pairs of cards and one “Old Hag” card. Deck includes instruction card. The side of the box declares “Let’s Scare Up Some Spooky Fun!” The game is created by Bethany Lowe Designs.

Old Hag Card Game

Front of deck

Spooky fun for all ages! by Bethany Lowe Designs

Back of deck

Sample cards

Rules, Old Hag, and sample playing card

Friday the 13th playing cards

Friday the 13th front of deck showing card back design

These Friday the 13th playing cards are an official New Line Cinema release. Printed in 2006, the back design is the same as seen on the front of the pack, and the inside cards feature 52 full color images from the franchise. There is another Friday the 13th deck of playing cards that is easier to find. This particular deck isn’t sold in too many places anymore. 

Bicycle Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark

Front of deck showing the limited edition details

The Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark Playing Cards features the artwork of Shane Tyree.  The cards are officially licensed by Chaosium Games, publisher of the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, and are based on the stories of H. P. Lovecraft.

These cards were released in two editions, standard and limited. This deck is one of the limited edition decks, signed by the artist with a holofoil numbered seal.  Only 1,000 of these were produced, printed December, 2015. Additionally, the tuck box for the Limited Edition deck features raised faces, tentacles, and lettering.  The cards feature custom artwork and pips.