Fried chicken playing cards ... that smell like fried chicken?

January 21, 2023 - 12:31pm

If you’ve ever grown bored of the smell of your standard playing cards then maybe its time you tried playing cards that smell like … fried chicken? There was a recent Kickstarter run from Hong Kong, by a company called MPC, where they created 1,000 playing card decks depicting fried chicken and sporting a matching smell.

“Adding a smell factor into playing cards seemed almost natural to us as a lot of playing card enthusiasts or normal people alike, simply like to smell a deck of cards as soon as they open a new deck of cards. While a deck of freshly cut cards smells magical, why not take it to the next level?” -MPC

There were a number of technical hurdles the company had to overcome to add the scent to these cards and it took them well over a year to accomplish this feat using micro technology, fried chicken fragrant essence oil, and trapping this scent in tiny microcapsules.

I would highly recommend you don’t play with these cards if you’re hungry as they’re not edible and it would be a shame if you were tempted to try them. While the Kickstarter campaign has ended there’s still an opportunity to place late pledges if you’re interested on the campaign website.

Antoine Fortuin

Bitten by a common house spider, Antoine emerged with the uncanny ability to buy more games than he had time to play. While living in the hills of Tennessee, USA, he tries to balance software development, family, and his multiple, competing hobbies. He hopes to someday discover a pocket dimension in which to store his games