Trees of the World Playing Cards (Nat. World)
Learn about nature while playing your favorite card games! Each playing card has a picture of a different animal or element. Generally, lower card values correspond to smaller (or weaker) animals, while the higher value cards correspond to the bigger/stronger animals. For example, in the Birds set, the 2 of Hearts is a Chickadee, while the King of Hearts is a Bald Eagle. They've even had some fun with the jokers, which are radioactive elements in Rocks & Minerals, and skunks in Mammals. Each set comes in its own cardboard box.
These unique decks include the standard 54 playing cards with the basic suits and two jokers each. The distinctive thing about these packs is that, while the suits are still shown in the corners, the middle of each card displays a full-color illustration of an animal or plant that fits into the featured category of deck. The name of the animal or plant is written in bold beneath the illustration. Pictures are never repeated, so while using each deck, players will learn the names and descriptions of 54 different animals or plants that can be found around the world. The backs of the cards are also themed (though obviously the same for the entire deck) with beautiful, colorful illustrations of the themed topic. Examples of the cards from a few of the decks include the Desert Tarantula and the Bumblebee in the Insects deck and the French Trotter and Rocky Mountain Pony in the Horses deck. These are great decks for all your card-playing needs. ~ Rachel