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Creature Comfort Playing Cards

Options: 1 Deck: Black Back

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Beautiful, sturdy, and utilitarian cards with the added thrill of more than 4,500 creatures. All your favorite card games just got a little more interesting.

Creature Comfort back design comes in two different colors: red and black.

Available as single decks, discounted pairs, or even more discounted packs of 12.

  • Unique pip designs for every card; no repeats.
  • Face cards feature unusual royalty with their favorite comfort foods.
  • Specially designed aces accommodate still more creatures.
  • Two whimsical joker designs.
  • Heavy, opaque, slippery, linen-finish cards with rounded corners.
  • Capybaras! The only playing cards we know of that celebrate Earth’s largest rodents.

Find more Creature Comfort items here.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 2.5" x 3.5" (6.5 cm x 9 cm)—standard poker-sized cards
  • Heavy, opaque, slippery, linen-finish cards with rounded corners.
  • Sturdy, reusable tuck box arrives protected with cellophane wrap.
  • Very easy to wrap for gift giving.
  • Designed by Don Moyer and initially launched as his 27th Kickstarter project in 2017.
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A. by United States Playing Card Company.
Shipping & Returns

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Where it's made

US Playing Card, the folks that make our Creature Comfort playing cards also makes Bicycle, Aviator, and Bee playing cards. Talk about being in good company. Located in Erlanger, Kentucky, US Playing Card Company has been making cards and card games since 1867. The cards they make for us are produced on heavy, linen-finish stock with rounded corners for easy handling.

Who we are

Calamityware is a small, eight-person, one-dog company headquartered in Pittsburgh. We love bringing the darkly whimsical view of our founder and chief monster-maker, Don Moyer, to life. Our products are high quality, meticulously manufactured items that make wonderful gifts for you and other weird-adjacent people in your life. Our goal is to make you smile.

Customer Reviews

Based on 80 reviews
Julian 3.
More than just cards, these are cards!

Having been invited to offer a short review of these playing cards, I submit the following. When the cards arrived, I quite naturally removed them from the carton and studied each one of them in depth using my 3 power magnifier. The detail and intricacy are incredible. The hours of labor that the makers msut have spent, inking each of these works of art one by one!! I was so impressed, so swept away by emotion, that I took the cards to a dinner party that night and began to show them to each guest, suggesting that they count the many amusing pips on each card. Some were reluctant and tried to back away, but I persisted! I began to count them out loud myself and was transported into a state of such ecstasy, finding myself shaking uncontrollably, salivating, flailing my arms like the demented symphony conductor in Poe's lost essay. then finally thrashing about on the floor where, for no apparent reason, i was screaming "Yog Sothoth" and repeatedly biting the ankles of the dinner guests.
When I was released from the psychiatric unit, they did give my cards back to me, but I am still affected by the restraining order from approaching any of my former associates.
But it was worth every minute! I highly suggest these for ones personal use and as a superb gift! Anyone would love to receive them!

Perfect quarantine gift!

Tired of playing Klondike online while your spouse screams at you to get off your phone because you're gobbling the bandwidth they need for a Very Important Zoom Meeting? Get retro with physical playing cards. Bonus: You can still see them in bright sunlight as you hide from your children and dogs on the balcony. These cards are not only great for, well, cards, but reward your careful scrutiny and remind us all that Things Could Be Worse. Send a deck or two to your nephews, aunties, and friends with children. Go on, you know you're itching to click "Add to Cart."


I love these cards. As a card magician, I'm always paying attention to the quality of cards. When I got these for Christmas and didn't see a recognizable brand (such as United States Playing Card Company) I was incredibly skeptical. Boy was I wrong. I love these and use them all the time. Thanks Don

Brian J.L.

Please make them with different colors on back. ...(4 colors min). It is easier to play multi player/multi deck games And sort...
Great products... 👍

Cheese Louise, do I hafta admit this?

I bought these cards as a gift, but once I saw them, I knew I'd be keeping them. I may not even play with them, they are so unique, so beautifully drawn, so full of wit and whimsey ... really, who could appreciate them more than I do? Do I really want somebody's greasy fingerprints defiling the artwork on each individual card? This is a very special deck - any single card is a stand alone work of art and I will enjoy them as such ... all guilt aside!!

Chrystina S.

I collect playing cards, so of course I got these. Truly unique. Usually collectable decks concentrate on the design on the back of cards and on the face cards (king, queen, etc.) but leave the pips (1-10) alone. In this deck you have have a different creature for each suit. As the package promises, they are "Fully Infested Playing Cards.".

solitary apocalypse

i just got my playing cards in the mail. my first game was a pyramid solitaire adventure in the early morning hours camping in the nicola valley here in BC as ash dropped from the sky, the lake and surrounding hills enveloped in thick smoke from our province's raging blazes. it was eerie and fun! these cards are great, but the different creature for every card might be a bit much - i'd stick with the same creature for each suit.

Nell T.

I come from a big family of card players and gave these as a gift to my brother. He loves them! And with every card being different it has brought a new challenge to our family card games because the card counter are so distracted by the illustrations.

Mike H.
Bites & Scratches

These monsters are just a bit TOO realistic...I end every hand with tiny tooth and claw marks on my digits!😒 Fortunately, the beasts cage nicely after play time.


Great gift is calamitous times!

I bought several packs to send as gifts to friends in these difficult times. It brought a laugh - the perfect pandemic gift.