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Small Details You May Have Missed in Some of Your Favorite Playing Cards

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Small Details You May Have Missed in Some of Your Favorite Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Hunting for Easter Eggs I love Easter eggs. But I'm not talking about the chocolate eggs that the Easter Bunny might bring my way each year - although I do have a soft spot for chocolate (just don't tell my dentist). But the term "Easter eggs" also refers to hidden objects and secret features. It's most commonly a reference to messages or images cleverly hidden in video games and films.Fortunately for playing card enthusiasts like us, this concept has also been applied to the world of playing cards. In fact, some of your favourite playing cards...

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World Record Card Houses: Literally taking your playing cards to the next level

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World Record Card Houses: Literally taking your playing cards to the next level

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Card stacking Most people know what is meant by the phrase "stacking the deck". It refers to a technique where you cheat in a card game, by arranging the cards in a particular order. The expression has even entered the English language, and can be used figuratively. Misleading your hearers by cherry-picking evidence and arguments to present only one side of a story is also known as "card stacking", and is frequently used in advertising and politics.But today we're concerned with stacking cards in a more literal sense. Because card stacking can also refer to the literal stacking...

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10 Less Common but Popular Two-Deck Solitaire Card Games

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10 Less Common but Popular Two-Deck Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWhen most people think of "solitaire", the game that they have in mind is Klondike. It's easily the most played solitaire card game in the world, largely due to its inclusion as part of the Microsoft Windows operating system in the 1990s, to the point where it is practically synonymous with the word Solitaire. It is easy to learn and can be played in just 5-10 minutes, so it's not hard to see that it has won over millions of players around the world, and continues to be enjoyed globally.But it would be a mistake to think that...

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What's Good About Solitaire Card Games

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What's Good About Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame 20 Reasons Why You Should Play Solitaire The word "solitaire" is closely connected with the word "solo", which means "for or done by one person alone; unaccompanied." According to Merriam Webster's dictionary, the word "solitaire" means "any of various card games played by one person, the object of which is to use up all one's cards by forming particular arrangements and sequences." In short, we're talking about card games that you play alone.Solitaire card games can be enjoyed with a physical deck of traditional playing cards, or on the screen of your personal computer or favourite...

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Non-Standard Playing Cards: A New Standard for Cardistry

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Non-Standard Playing Cards: A New Standard for Cardistry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The Evolution Towards Non-Standard Playing Cards Over the last decade, the art of cardistry has exploded in popularity. And along with it, has come not merely an increased demand for playing cards that handle well, but a new demand for playing cards with artwork and designs that are optimized specifically for card flourishing. Cardistry decks are all about combining good handling with visual creativity and aesthetics, and the popularity of cardistry is such that the market can support a growing number of playing cards created just for cardists. There are some truly wonderful playing cards on...

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