Solitaire Cards: Real-Life Cards Inspired by Classic Windows Solitaire (Photos)

by: Joseph On  Tuesday, June 23, 2015

They say that art often imitates life and vice-versa, but does that account for a deck of playing cards designed to emulate the digital cards seen in the 90s Windows Solitaire game, that were themselves designed to emulate actual traditional playing cards? This is just one of the thoughtful questions provoked by the Solitaire Cards from Areaware.

Solitaire Cards, designed by Apple designer Susan Kare, might look more or less like regular playing cards at first glance. But a closer look will bring guaranteed waves of nostalgia to anyone who spent time in the 90s killing time in front of a PC. Even the box the cards come in reproduces the familiar Solitaire graphic icon for an immersive experience.

You can see a couple of photos of Areaware’s Solitaire Cards in the gallery below. The product isn’t in stock yet at Areaware’s online store here, but when it is you’ll be able to order a pack for $14.

Here’s the gallery: