A novel outreach project is presented that makes use of playing cards – one of the most ubiquitous toys around the world – to communicate physics in a fun, engaging manner. A custom deck of cards has been designed to inspire an interest in physics while being widely appealing to the general public and useful for gameplay, magic and cardistry. In the course of bringing this project to completion, many different social media platforms and channels are explored and used to facilitate communication about the project and physics in general. The project has presented opportunities for unusual collaborations. The cards will soon be in production and have excellent potential for use in outreach events and educational settings.