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Why Children Should Try Card Magic

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Why Children Should Try Card Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBesides their obvious use for card games, one of the things that playing cards are most commonly used for is for magic. In recent years I've enjoyed doing some volunteer work that included teaching kids how to perform some simple card tricks and card flourishes. It's been inspiring and rewarding to see their enthusiasm and the impact it's had on their lives.If you're an adult that already enjoys exploring and performing card magic, you won't need any convincing that doing card magic is a good thing, and you'll be well aware of some of its benefits for...

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Brand Spotlight: Ellusionist

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Brand Spotlight: Ellusionist

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBrand recognition. It's helpful for anyone who purchases playing cards to have some idea of some well-known brands and publishers. Because just like with clothes, certain brand names can be a guarantee of quality. That's also true for the world of playing cards. And when you see the name Ellusionist on the box, you know that you are getting a high quality deck of playing cards that will look sleek and perform well.Like Theory11, Ellusionist is a company that is all about playing cards and magic. But while Theory11 specializes in high class playing cards with a sophisticated and...

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Brand Spotlight: Theory11

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Brand Spotlight: Theory11

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn the world of playing cards, there are several different big players that help bring us our playing cards. There are playing card manufacturers that run the factories which produce the physical playing cards. But there are also companies that organize everything else, including the selection of material, organizing artists and graphic designers, and advertising and selling to the public.While some custom playing cards are produced by individual graphic designers and creators, there are also established publishers and brands that have been producing playing cards for an extended period of time. One of the big brands that...

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Q&A with Card Handling Expert Roberto Giobbi

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Q&A with Card Handling Expert Roberto Giobbi

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Roberto Giobbi? If you've spent any time doing serious study of card magic, you will almost certainly have come across the respected name of Roberto Giobbi. Born in Switzerland on 1st May 1959, Giobbi brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the world of magic. Among his accomplishments is the fact that twice he was named Vice World Champion in Card Magic at the World Championship of Magic.But Mr Giobbi is especially regarded highly as a result of his ground-breaking Card College series of books, which teaches the fundamentals of card magic. Most experts will...

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Golden Rules for Magic that Every Beginner Should Know

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Golden Rules for Magic that Every Beginner Should Know

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIt may surprise you to know what group of people purchases the largest number of decks of playing cards. It's not collectors, but magicians. But the good news is that you don't have to be a magician to perform card magic. Everyone who owns a deck of cards can give it a go.And when learning card magic, or any magic for that matter, it's important to realize that your goal should not just to be successful. Of course everyone wants to be a success. But when you're performing magic, you're part of an ancient art-form that has...

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