With Kris Waldherr’s Doomed Queens Royal Playing Cards, you not only get an actual playing card deck, but also some fascinating historical tidbits on female royalty (save the Kings).
Clubs, hearts, diamonds, spades…they’re all here, as are the Ace-10 cards and Jack, Queen and King. But what’s different with this deck of playing cards is each features a name and image of a deceased royal, as well as the date they passed on, mode of death and a brief bio.
Several two-sided graphics key cards are also tucked inside the Doomed Queens Royal Playing Cards, so if you want to know what that crowned skull symbol means (beheaded), or caduceus (died of illness) or spider (suicide)—all you need to do is look on the handy key card.
From Jane Grey to Josephine, Thessalonike to Eva Peron, the next time you play poker, you can also get an education—IF you use the Doomed Queens Royal Playing Cards by Kris Waldherr. (And forget common playing card packs: this set comes in a handsome flip-top box! Can you say “birthday gift” or “Christmas present”?)