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I'm the
No one can outrun me!

Playing Kid is a minor character in Shovel of Hope and King of Cards. He enjoys running around.


The Playing Kid is a young human with black hair and baggy blue clothes.


Hoop Kid[]

Playing Kid and Hoop Kid are good friends with similar hobbies[1] and are seen together many times. In Shovel of Hope, they are both seen playing in the same spot of the Village and at the ending they are playing with Tinker Knight's toy together.


Shovel of Hope[]

In Shovel of Hope, the Playing Kid can be found in the Village, running back and forth out back near the Hoop Kid and the Hedge Farmer. He tells to whoever wants to hear him how he is the fastest.

He reappears in the ending at the Clockwork Tower along with the Hoop Kid, waiting for Tinker Knight to finish building an automated toy replica of his tank with the help of the Shovel Smith and the Armorer. Once the toy built, he runs after it.

King of Cards[]

In King of Cards, the Playing Kid appears as a Joustus player. He is proud of his deck of Beeto and Fleeto cards.

Joustus Deck[]

RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png
Beeto Beeto Beeto Beeto
RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png
Beeto Beeto Beeto Beeto
RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png RedCardBeeto.png
Beeto Beeto Beeto Beeto
RedCardFleeto.png RedCardFleeto.png RedCardFleeto.png RedCardFleeto.png
Fleeto Fleeto Fleeto Fleeto


Shovel of Hope[]

"Playing Kid: I'm the
No one can outrun me!

King of Cards[]

When first talked to:

"Playing Kid: Am I fast? I'm already the best at Joustus. I want to be the best and I want to be the fastest!"
"King Knight: I have to challenge a child? Winning the Joustus Crown should be a piece of cake!"
"Playing Kid: Hey! Are we playing Joustus or what, mister?"

If accepting the duel:

"Playing Kid: I've got Beeto cards and Fleeto cards!"

When defeated for the first time:

"Playing Kid: Well, I guess I'm not the best at Joustus any more. Or the fastest, probably."
"King Knight: Young subject, heed my kingly wisdom.You don't actually need to be the fastest just tell people you are!"
"Playing Kid: But.. Wouldn't that be lying?"
"King Knight: I don't know! But if you never race anyone, then you can never be proven wrong!"
"Playing Kid: .....I....see.You're right.You're actually right, mister.
"Playing Kid: ..I'm ..I'm the
No one can outrun me!!


  • In one of his concept art, he was supposedly playing hopscotch. In another one, he plays hoop with the Hoop Kid, her carrying the hoop, him the stick.[2]



Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
King of Cards Characters
Main Characters: King KnightMomKing PridemoorTroupple KingKing BirderSpecter KnightThe Enchantress
Glidewing: DoeCooperBardCardiaGouacheHengineerLedge FarmerVicar of VigorGrandma Swamp
Glidewing Recruits: Hedge PupilDuelist DiTraitorusSkipBartonTroupple AcolytesTMK-500Mr. Hat
The Wandering Travellers: Phantom StrikerBazPlague Knight (Percy) • Treasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
House of Joustus: RookieHoop KidPlaying KidGoaticianJuice MaidCroakerRuffianBlack KnightKnightsGathererGrizzled Seers
Cavern of Joustus: VisitorArmorerShovel SmithMole MinionBlorb/BlazorbToaderMona
Crag of Joustus: Old LadyLeoCogslotterHover MeanieCroakerToaderSpinwulvesYopplerOolongPlague Minion
Tower of Joustus: MissyLiquid SamuraiWizzemRedHorace
Joustus houses/Glidewing: Chester
Wandering NPCs: Old LadiesCard PlayersBag FellowsVisitorsRookiesAdventurersGamblersLady KnightsPlague MinionsLunksWizzemsHoppiclesesCogslottersHover MeaniesTundreadsHoverhaftsRail RidersGhostsGoldarmorsGulper MagesBoneclangsLiquid Samurais
Chest Stage NPCs: Hedge FarmerFarrelsGrizzled SeerGastronomerSnow MaidenBag Fellow
Eerie Manor: The Big Creep
Void Crater: DollyHorzio
Fairy Glade: Madam Meeber
Mini-Bosses: Mole MinionTeethalon
Final Boss: The Grand Triumvirate
Background/Ending Only NPCs: The AlchemeistersWhippiclesesPeacock GentTicketerCultured FellowsPatronsMagicistShovel Knight