This is the art of the Janken Deck. The face cards represent real kings and queens from different parts of the world. Scroll down to see who's who!

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King: Xerxes of Persia

Queen: Queen Rani Durgavati of India

Jack: Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire

Joker: Storyteller Nasreddin Hodja


King: Mansa Musa I of Mali

Queen: Nefertiti of Egypt

Jack: Hannibal Barca of Carthage

Joker: African Trickster god Eshu


King: Aztec King Moctezuma II

Queen: Mayan Queen Tz’aakb’u Ahau (The Red Queen)

Jack: North America’s Chief Sitting Bull

Joker: Raven, Trickster Spirit of the Pacific NorthWest



King: King Kamehameha of Hawaii

Queen: Pōmare IV of Tahiti

Jack: King George Tupou I of Tonga

Joker: Pacific Trickster Demigod Maui


King: Qin Shihuang of China

Queen: Empress Myeongseong of Korea (Queen Min)

Jack: Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan

Joker: China’s Sun Wukong, the Monkey King

A mural I created to support the mobile app for Janken Solitaire


The Janken Deck including all art, face cards, suits, and pips is copyright 2017 by Jeffrey Daymont. Jeffrey Daymont retains all rights to the intellectual property of Janken Deck card games including but not limited to video games, mobile apps, cartoons, TV shows and movies.

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© 2017 by Jeffrey Daymont

All Images and Art Copyright 2017