The Playing Kid

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.


Shovel of HopeEdit

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 CardsEdit

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


"Playing Kid: I'm the FASTEST! 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.[1]




  1. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, p.59
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