The Three Musketeers Playing Cards

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards

Tribute to the literary classic The Three Musketeers, written by Alexandre Dumas and published in 1844.

Custom deck of playing cards (poker size) designed by Karin Yan and funded on Kickstarter between April and May 2017.

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About

The Three Musketeers relates the adventures of the young musketeer aspirant d’Artagnan and his three musketeer friends Athos, Aramis and Porthos. Together they get involved in dangerous intrigues and affairs of state and court.

This story of courage, honor, ambition, and treason takes place in the 17th century France and England. Meaningful details were incorporated in the deck design to make sure that it portrays a true image of both the story and the characters.

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Tuck
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Tuck

For the tuck, back, court cards and jokers great attention was paid to all the details and descriptions mentioned in the book, taking into account the historical and geographical setting and references in order to create appropriate designs.

As for the aces and backgrounds of the court cards, all are charged with symbolic details of the main characters’ traits.

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Ace of Spades + Court cards
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Ace of Spades + Court cards

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Ace of Hearts + Court cards
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Ace of Hearts + Court cards

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Ace of Clubs + Court cards
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Ace of Clubs + Court cards

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Ace of Diamonds + Court cards
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Ace of Diamonds + Court cards

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Jokers + Card Back
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Jokers + Card Back

The Three Musketeers Playing Cards - Numbers
The Three Musketeers Playing Cards – Numbers

The pips and number cards are inspired by the playing cards of the 17th century and have a minimal design, making them perfect for playing.

Depicted Characters

  • D’Artagnan as King of Spades
  • Constance Bonacieux as Queen of Spades
  • Count de Rochefort, a.k.a. The man from Meung as Jack of Spades
  • Athos, a.k.a. Count de la Fère as King of Hearts
  • Milady de Winter as Queen of Hearts
  • Cardinal Richelieu as Jack of Hearts
  • Aramis as King of Clubs
  • Queen Anne of Austria as Queen of Clubs
  • Duke of Buckingham as Jack of Clubs
  • Porthos as King of Diamonds
  • The Lover as Queen of Diamonds
  • The executioner of Lille as Jack of Diamonds
  • Planchet & Grimaud as Joker
  • Bazin & Mousqueton as Joker