Pilatch is a deck of cards with three suits: Rock, Paper, and Scissors.

Intuitive rules make Pilatch games easily learned, and mega fun.



Click a card to zoom in.


42 Ranked Cards

Fourteen ranks in each of three suits:
Paper, Rock, Scissors

9 Binary Cards

◀ Flip directions, go from high to low, or switch your wager between face-up and face-down cards.

3 Wild Cards

Jokers that can be suit-aligned

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Praise for Pilatch

“After playing Pilatch, other card games seem one-dimensional.” Sarah L, Bridgewater NJ
“A very natural and clever approach to a deck of cards” Jason T, fruitlesspursuits.com
“The best update to playing cards in hundreds of years” Andrey G, Fort Lee NJ
“Your card design is stunning! The idea, the execution...” Reddit user NorthernRealmJackal
black-backed Pilatch deck package

Grand Total

  1. 42 Ranked Cards
  2.  3 Jokers
  3.  9 Binary Cards
  4. 54 Game Cards Total



Graphic Design Contest

At some point I realized that I had a serious game on my hands, and I started thinking about artwork. I talked to a draftsperson I know well. My mom.

original rock, paper, and scissors suit icons

Elevating Uno

I wanted a game that could demonstrate the educational potential of a Pilatch deck. It had to do so in a simple yet exciting way, and trick the player into learning arithmetic. How delightfully evil!

scissors suit icon as presented by colorblindness test dots

Runaway Game Development

While camping along the Delaware river, Johnny-A asked about Runway's multiplayer potential. I had never played it outside a duel before.

"Sure, it might work," I thought.

It was just past nightfall. Over rustling water and forested mountainside on the far shore, the supermoon awoke.


Torment your opponents while hatching plans of your own. Runway offers deep strategy, and has been compared to Gin Rummy, 500 Rummy, Shanghai, and even Magic: the Gathering.


Easy to learn. Short games. Have fun taking your opponents' cards. Suits matter most in this game, but rank can be a deciding factor too. It also helps to be good at Roshambo!