One of the great joys of promotional products is that they don’t have to be sensible, business-related products. Toys, games, and novelties of all kinds are a great way to build awareness of your brand through fun rather than function.

Promotional Card Game Ideas

And among the oldest games we have is cards. Playing cards have been around for over 1,000 years, originating in China around the 9th century, and they’re still immensely popular today.

Playing Cards as Personalised Gifts

They can be a wonderfully appealing promotional item too – the customisation possibilities with a deck of cards is endless. But what are you going to play with them? Well, we’ve picked out our top 3 card games for you eager card sharks to enjoy.

Oh Hell!

This popular card game involves bidding on the number of tricks you expect to win in a round before play starts. You have to win exactly this many or you lose. There is a fixed number of hands and trumps are used. Bill Clinton and Steven Spielberg are rumoured to be fans of the game. If you want to join them, check out the full rules.


This is another trick-taking game with multiple variations loosely related to Bridge. It is played by 2 to 6 people, but most commonly by four people in two teams. It was invented in the USA in the 19th century and remained hugely popular until the 1920s. We’ve got the full rules for you too.


Also known as Pontoon and Twenty-One, this classic game sees players compete against a dealer to accumulate a hand that adds up to as close to 21 as possible. It can be played with more than one deck, and is thought to be the most widely played casino game in the world. We don’t condone gambling, but if you want to play, make sure you’ve got the rules down to a tee first.

Promotional Card Decks for Marketing

Fast Promotional Items is now offering bulk-branded promotional card decks for New Zealand organisations or events that want to promote their brand in a fun, unique way. We print your design on the acrylic case holding the cards to help boost your brand visibility. Contact our friendly team today for more information!