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Heckadeck Playing Cards


This unique, hand-illustrated expanded deck playing cards is a real gamechanger, featuring eight suits, new faces such as Beasts and Travelers, and much more!

Play all the games you love or give them a twist, play all-new games (instructions included), or invent your own. The standard deck of 52 playing cards is a staple of game night—but what if it could be so much more!?

Introducing the Heckadeck, a 160-card deck that not only includes the classic cards, but adds all-new ranks, suits, face cards, and other creative elements that open a whole range of exciting new play possibilities.

The deck includes hearts through diamonds and Aces through Kings, but also acorns, clouds, arrows, and planets—heck yeah!—plus zeroes and elevens, Beasts, Hunters, Travelers, an all-suited Watcher, and other delightfully illustrated additions.

This deck allows players to enjoy fun favorites (Go Fish, Spoons, War, etc.), including games that must be played with two decks (Bridge, Whist), but it also encourages playing games only possible with the Heckadeck. Rules for a dozen games—heckafun twists on classics and brand new games—are included in the illustrated instructions. Or you can start inventing your own!

Games can generally be played with 2-8 players, ranging from ages 6 and up.

Average gameplay runs from 15-30 minutes.