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Playing Card Manufacturer: Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC)

In the world of playing cards, there are some big names and recognizable entities like United States Playing Cards and their Bicycle brand of playing cards. Other leading figures in the industry include successful publishing companies like European-based Cartamundi. There are also several smaller Taiwan-based manufacturers that have been making an impact, such as Legends Playing Cards, Expert Playing Cards, and Hanson Chien Production Company.But even the big names had to start small, and once in a while something small makes some explosive sounds to catch our attention. Today let's take a look at Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC), which...

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Fun 2 Player Card Games

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Fun 2 Player Card Games

Trying to find something fun for just two people can be a bit daunting. If you are well acquainted with your partner then you might find yourself at ease, but breaking the ice with a new potential friend can be a whole different story. Many activities that can occupy two people, like watching a movie, don’t leave a lot of room for socializing. But it isn’t in peoples’ nature to simply sit across from each other and talk, socially awkward creatures that we are. A deck of playing cards can be a great method to break the ice since it...

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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who are Tom and Judy Dawson? Once in a while, while traversing the wilds of the internet, you unexpectedly come across an outstanding resource. That's exactly what happened to me when I came across a fantastic video featuring playing card collectors Tom and Judy Dawson, where they talk about playing cards as part of a 40 minute interview.Before I show you the video, you need to know a thing or two about Tom and Judy, who hail from Toronto, Canada. They are not your every-day playing card collectors. Tom was a former President of 52 Plus Joker,...

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn previous articles we've taken a look at some well-known brands and well-known playing card manufacturers. We've also focused on a few well-known playing card designers and creators like Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards) and Randy Butterfield (Midnight Playing Cards). In this article I want to introduce you to a lesser known designer, although perhaps you'll have come across her spectacular work courtesy of her beautiful deck designs. So let's go ahead and meet Karin Yan, who is the designer behind Bona Fide Playing Cards. Who is Karin Yan? Karin Yan is the creator and designer behind playing...

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How Well Do You Know Your Playing Cards?

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How Well Do You Know Your Playing Cards?

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The Amazing Colour Changing Card Trick To start off, I need you to do a quick exercise. Don't worry, it's not difficult, and I promise you're going to love this. I want you to watch this short video clip called the "Colour Changing Card Trick" which starts with a blue-backed deck of playing cards. Some of my readers have experience with card magic, but even if you catch the moves or know how this works, I think you'll enjoy this a lot: So did you catch the moves? Or were you completely fooled, and did the...

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