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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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The Impact of Cardistry on the Playing Card Industry

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The Impact of Cardistry on the Playing Card Industry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Modern cardistry: what is it? Most readers will already know what cardistry is. But for the benefit of those somewhat unfamiliar with the concept, cardistry is often described as juggling with playing cards. It's the fastest growing art-form involving playing cards, and has experienced huge growth in the past decade. The term is derived by combining the words "card" and "artistry", which is what cardistry is all about. It involves flourishing playing cards in an aesthetically pleasing display, which can happen by spins, aerials, cuts, and a whole range of other skilful moves.The idea itself is not...

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10 More Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

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10 More Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn our previous article we introduced you to ten different types of decks of playing cards. That doesn't exhaust the types of decks, and so to follow up, here are another ten different types of decks you should know about! Souvenir decks A souvenir deck is a deck of playing cards created in order to serve as a souvenir for tourists or visitors. Typically such playing cards have scenes from different locations, and depict things like notable landmarks, buildings, wildlife, flora, or other unique elements about the place in question. In many cases the card backs will...

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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Getting Started in Cardistry Cardistry is the performance art of card flourishing, in which playing cards are manipulated to create visually pleasing displays. Cuts, pivots, spins, twirls, and other moves are just the beginning of this thriving art-form. Today's cardists are constantly pushing boundaries, and applying creativity and originality to produce moves that have never been seen before. But because this is a hobby and performance art that anyone who owns a deck of playing cards can easily get into, there's never been a better time to discover this emerging and exciting pastime.With the help of...

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameI work with a lot of youth, so I have many opportunities to share some of my passions with children and teenagers. As part of that, I've enjoyed volunteering and teaching kids some simple card tricks and card flourishes. Many of them have never had any exposure to these things, besides seeing some magic on television. For the majority of them it was even their first experience with a custom deck and with quality USPCC printed playing cards.What especially amazed me was the positive response I had from these kids to cardistry. Most of them had only...

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