This card deck is suitable for any of the traditional uses – games, tricks, a solo round of patience – but each of the 54 cards (four complete suits and two jokers) also doubles as your own personal translator, with a commonly used phrase along with its French and Spanish equivalent. Designed for us by Tom Froese, these playing cards evoke an earlier, less stressful era of travel but uses phrases handy for the 21st century traveller:
Where can I charge my phone?
Do you have wifi?
Where’s the nearest ATM?
Do you mind if I take a photo?
And for those lucky enough to be fluent in English, French and Spanish – well, who doesn’t like a round of rummy?