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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWho is Kellar O'Neil?Arguably the single most prestigious award in the playing card community is 52 Plus Joker's Diamond Award. So what better way to introduce Kellar O'Neil than by noting that two of his decks have been nominated for the Diamond Award for Deck of the Year.In 2020 he created Charmers Playing Cards in collaboration with Lotrek, one of the very top playing card designers in the world, and that deck went on to be nominated for the Diamond Award. Then in the past year he created his Marvelous Hummingbird Feathers Playing Cards in collaboration with...

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10 "Must See" Card Magic Videos from 10 Top Magicians

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10 "Must See" Card Magic Videos from 10 Top Magicians

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIt may come as a surprise to learn that collectors are not the biggest consumers of playing cards. In actual fact, the biggest market share of playing cards goes to magicians. That's because a deck of playing cards is an essential tool of the trade for most magicians. And sometimes they will go through a new deck each time they perform, which may be several times a day. Little wonder that magicians tend to buy their playing cards in bulk by the brick (a box of 12), and will usually order multiple bricks of their favourite worker...

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5 Great Tips for Hosting an Awesome Poker Night

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5 Great Tips for Hosting an Awesome Poker Night

by Brandi Marcene Card games are simply a great source of entertainment, and everyone familiar with these games loves to play them with friends and family. The rise in card games’ popularity is mainly because these are easy to learn and fun as well. It doesn't matter how old you are and where you're from; you can always enjoy a game of cards with your friends and family at home, a picnic spot, or even casinos. Besides, you don't necessarily need a great set up to play cards. However, if you're hosting a poker night, you definitely have to come with...

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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLorenzo Gaggiotti, better known to most of us as Stockholm17, is a rock-star in the world of modern playing cards. As evidence, you only need to consider the most recent Diamond Awards hosted by 52 Plus Joker in early October. He took out the number one spot in two elite categories: 2022 Deck of the Year Award, and 2022 Artist of the Year Award.His highly praised "Eye of the Ocean Playing Cards" project is what earned him the coveted award for this year's Deck of the Year. And it was the accumulated designs he contributed to the...

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Solitaire Games You've Never Heard of Before Which You Should Try

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Solitaire Games You've Never Heard of Before Which You Should Try

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameAlmost everyone is familiar with solitaire. Klondike is the most played game of them all, but other solitaire games like Spider, FreeCell, Golf, and Pyramid are also very well known. Besides these there are many other popular solitaire games that you'll find on solitaire apps and websites, and in books about solitaire card games.But what about solitaire games that are quite obscure? Of course there are plenty of solitaire games out there whose obscurity is a direct result of the fact that they just aren't any good. It's no surprise in those cases that nobody wants to...

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