Joe Doucet’s “Minim” Minimalist Playing Cards

Designed by Joe Doucet, the “Minim” set of playing cards is about as minimalist as a deck can be and still be playable. These slick cards feature simple geometric shapes as reductive representations of each suit (clubs = three black-or-white circles, hearts = downward red triangle, etc), while their backs are marked merely with a single diagonal line rather than any ornamental graphics.

The deck comes in black (pictured below) or white (pictured above). Each set is $10 + shipping at Areaware.


If for any reason someone in the future reads this and the Areaware site is out of stock, the Minim set is also available on Amazon for $12. (Only in white though, as of 09/27/2015.)