Every deck of Eastern Forest playing cards is its own miniature ecosystem. What links the lives of the creatures in your hand? What connections – seen and unseen – do you have to these sylvan beings? Feel, look, listen, and smell: seek out the forest.
Turn on your senses and explore the forest! Every suit has been designed to represent a different sense.
♥'s are invitations to touch and feel through your skin: textures of plants, heat of animal bodies, and springiness of wood.
♦'s awaken eyes to flash of firefly, gleam of wildflower, and patterns on leaves.
♣'s open ears to the forest’s many howls, songs, footfalls, and tree rustles.
♠'s call us to taste and smell yummy fruit and bitter leaf.
The text on the cards was designed by David G. Haskell and all illustrations are by Ellen Litwiller. Also, Art of Play is donating a portion of all proceeds to the support of education and forest conservation.
The deck consists of 56 cards:
- 52 playing cards
- Two non-identical jokers
- Two ad cards