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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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10 Top "How To" Videos For Getting More Out Of Your Playing Cards

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10 Top "How To" Videos For Getting More Out Of Your Playing Cards

  by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame PlayingCardDecks is celebrating its 5th anniversary. So to help celebrate, I'm writing some Top 10 lists, and I thought it would be fun to come up with some great ways that you can use your playing cards in a less conventional fashion than what we normally do. After all, most of my readers do own a lot of decks of playing cards. Most of us are good at collecting them, and maybe we even use them occasionally for things like playing card games, card flourishing, or card magic.But how about we learn some other activities...

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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame I've always enjoyed playing cards. I have loved card games ever since I was a kid. And already in my teens I had a fascination with card magic. So when I discovered the custom playing card industry several years ago, I was an instant convert.I also love writing about my passions. For me, writing is primarily a labour of love that I do in my spare time. I enjoy it because it gives me the chance to study and learn about new things, and to analyze and organize the material I've learned. I also like sharing...

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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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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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