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Recommended Marked Decks Besides Factory Printed Bicycle Decks

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Recommended Marked Decks Besides Factory Printed Bicycle Decks

Marked Decks for Magicians, Part 5 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Introduction In previous articles I've been covering the best and most popular marked decks preferred by magicians for card magic. There's a lot of custom decks appearing on Kickstarter and the playing card market that are marked decks, but in most cases these are more about novelty than practicality, especially if they use coded systems. The ideal marked deck is a reader deck that is quick and easy to use, and looks like a normal Bicycle deck. These were the top candidates identified and recommended so far:Basic reader decks:● 2005...

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Powerful Marked Bicycle Decks That Use a Stack

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Powerful Marked Bicycle Decks That Use a Stack

Marked Decks for Magicians, Part 4 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Introduction Today we are not just living in a golden era of custom playing cards, with a massive range of new releases coming out all the time. We are also living in a golden era of marked decks. Compared with what was available to magicians just two decades ago, we have the luxury of multiple options that they could only dream about.It is interesting trawling through magic forums and reading old threads from around 20 years ago on this subject. Magicians often had to make their own marked decks, typically using...

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The Best Factory Printed Marked Bicycle Decks

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The Best Factory Printed Marked Bicycle Decks

Marked Decks for Magicians, Part 3 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Introduction For working magicians who are serious about card magic, a marked deck is not a novelty. Instead, it's a valuable tool that can be used to good advantage in creating powerful effects otherwise not possible with a regular deck of cards. But a marked deck that is suitable for card magic does have very specific requirements. In my previous article, What is the Ideal Marked Deck for Card Magic?, I outlined several key things to look for:● It should use an-easy-to-use reader system, and ideally have decent sized markings on the...

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Single-Deck Non-Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

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Single-Deck Non-Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWhen most people think of solitaire card games, they think of the classic game Klondike, which has become synonymous with solitaire itself. Klondike Solitaire is the quintessential example of a builder solitaire game, where you're trying to play all the cards from the deck from Ace through King on four foundations corresponding to suit, with the help of a tableau which is built with cards in descending order and in alternating colours.Some of the finest solitaire games in the world are builder games like this, and take this concept in various different directions. But what about non-builder games,...

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Single-Deck Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

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Single-Deck Builder Solitaire Games That You Should Try

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMost people are familiar with solitaire, and identify it with Klondike. Klondike is the classic game that everyone is familiar with from Microsoft Windows, where you're building cards down in value in alternating red and black colours, while simultaneously trying to play the entire deck from Ace through King by suit onto four foundations. It is the archetype of the classic builder solitaire game.Many two-deck builder games offer a longer and more thoughtful playing experience, but builder games like Klondike that use just a single deck are ideal time fillers. Perhaps you have explored some solitaire games outside...

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