Pilatch is a deck with interactive suits: Rock, Paper, and Scissors. It's also equipped with Up/Down cards, empowering players to switch things around.

Intuitive rules make Pilatch games easily learned, and mega fun. Check out these games with demonstrations: a kids' game, a casual game, and a betting game.



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All card art was specifically commissioned for Pilatch. The faces bring playing cards into the twenty-first century by portraying a variety of cultures. However the classic playing card style is maintained to make Pilatch feel immediately familiar.


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


Newest Stuff

Rags 'n Riches

An article about breaking old rules, and a promotion five years overdue

a silly bear who thinks he's the king of Scissors

Graphic Design Contest

Suit icons by the_adam

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.

Elevating Uno

scissors suit icon as presented by colorblindness test dots

Pilatch needed a game that could demonstrate its educational potential. It had to be simple, accessible, yet exciting, and trick the player into learning arithmetic. How delightfully evil!


Torment your opponents while hatching plans of your own. Runway is a versatile game offering 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!

Tournament Pilatch

Keeps players enthralled while sweeping your tournament to its conclusion.