Spice up your weekly poker game with some of these cool Nintendo playing cards.
As mentioned previously, Nintendo occasionally releases different playing card sets based on popular franchises and characters. Right now the company offers eleven different sets. Currently, Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, and Pokémon series are all represented in their lineup.
Super Mario Bros.
The "Dot" Mario (NAP 01) set with cards based on Famicom versions of characters and items. Each set is priced at 1,050 yen each (about $10.50 USD).
The "Standard" Mario (NAP 02) set cards are hand drawn illustrations of characters and items from the series. Each set is priced at 1,050 yen (about $10.50 USD).
The "Neon" (NAP 03) set features artwork on the cards that are three-dimensional representations of characters and items from the series. Each set is price at 1,050 yen (about $10.50 USD).
The Legend of Zelda
Each suit in this Legend of Zelda set is represented by a different game and art style from the series
The deck contains artwork from The Legend of Zelda, Wind Waker, Ocarina of Time 3D, and Skyward Sword.
The Hoshi no Kirby (Kirby) sets are available in both blue and yellow. Each retail for 1,050 yen (about $10.50 USD).
Both a "black" and "white" set are available with a Pokémon Black and White 2 theme. The main difference here are the Black and White Kyurem on the backs of each set. Pokémon Trainers and N from Team Plasma are the Joker cards in both and Tepig, Oshawott, Snivy, and Victini are on the Aces. The set retails for 525 yen (about $5.25 USD).
These sets for Pokémon Black and White feature the legendary Pokémon for each respective game as Joker cards (Reshiram for Black and Zekrom for White). Snivy, Tepig, Oshawott, and Axew are on the Aces. Each set sells for 525 yen each (about $5.25 USD).
One set is available for Pokémon Platinum. The card backs and Jokers both feature Giratina's Origin Form while the Ace cards sport Chimchar, Piplup, Turtwig, and Pikachu. This set retails for 525 yen (about $5.25). All of the Pokémon playing cards have that feature Pokémon show statistics (type, property, height, weight).
Note: The exchange rate at the time of writing was roughly $1 USD = 100 yen.