Liber Ludorum (special ed.) Playing Cards

A deck of playing cards with designs based on the art style of the medieval insular gospel books ...

Liber Ludorum ... the book of games. A set of playing cards by Ian Cumpstey, drawn and decorated with the styles and patterns of the great medieval illuminated masterpieces, most famously exemplified by the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells. The aces are patterned as miniature carpet pages. The court cards are drawn in the style of the evangelist portraits with illuminated borders, but play on ideas associated with gameplay. All drawn in pen and ink and coloured with watercolour.

Special edition

Liber Ludorum playing cards features:

  • 52 poker-sized (2.5" x 3.5") playing cards
  • 4 bonus cards
  • Custom artwork: 16 fully illustrated court cards and aces
  • Custom watercolour pip cards
  • Two-way back design
  • 320 gsm card stock (Superlux) with linen finish
  • Cards printed by Cartamundi in Belgium

Special edition of these cards with a new designed tuck box, with gold foil stamped onto coloured card. There are two tuck box colour variants: a claret red and a slate grey.

Special edition boxes

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Prices for one pack including P&P (other countries please get in touch):

UK: £16.60
USA / Canada / Japan: £27.50
Australia / NZ: £28.40

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Order two packs together, one red, one grey, prices including P&P:

UK: £30.60
USA / Canada / Japan: £41.50
Australia / NZ: £42.40

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Playing cards are sent from the UK.

If you want to ask about other combined postage options, please don't order using this form, but contact me by email FIRST: email

All international orders of playing cards will be sent by tracked airmail. UK orders will be sent 2nd class.

Read more about the background and creation of the Liber Ludorum cards here.