“Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.”

Charles and Ray Eames designed the Giant House of Cards in continuation of the original House of Card’s deck beloved since the 1950s. It is the largest in size of all the House of Card series, allowing you to build your structures to the sky (or ceiling). Each card depicts a different object, all of which Charles and Ray refer to as “the good stuff” chosen to celebrate “familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.”


A deck of twenty cards, each seven by eleven inches, made of 8-ply cardboard.

Pictured here is a vintage set, formerly the property of John Burton Tigrett, who was the first manufacturer of this toy.

J. F. Chen Collection

New, authentic Giant Eames House of Cards are produced by the Eames Office and available here.