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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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How to Get Started in Cardistry

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How to Get Started in Cardistry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Cardistry? Cardistry can best be described as "the performance art of card flourishing", and it's what happens when you manipulate a deck of playing cards to create a visually pleasing display by cuts, pivots, spins, twirls, and other moves. If you're new to cardistry, check out this great freestyle cardistry demonstration by Andrei Jikh;  and this amazing Fontaine Fam video; While there is a long history of card flourishes having a close connection with card magic, over the last decade cardistry has really developed into its own independent art-form, and is now riding a...

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Breaking in a New Deck: Why and How?

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Breaking in a New Deck: Why and How?

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Ah, the sweet smell of a brand new deck. There it is, a fresh arrival in the mail, now waiting on your kitchen table. It is taunting you in its shiny cellophane, begging to be opened. Inside, as you know, is the joy of discovery, the smell of newness, the feel of brand new playing cards, and the promise of future experiences. You can hardly wait!But do you need to break in your new deck first? If you want the handling to be smooth, are there any special steps you need to take to get your...

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The end-of-year holiday period is just around the corner. And for many of us, holidays means gift-giving and gift-getting. As they say, it is better to give than to receive. But we all know that receiving gifts is great too, especially if it involves playing cards! In fact, playing cards make great gifts, especially some of the custom decks that are on the market today. After all, there's a time in everyone's life where a deck gets pulled out for a game of cards, so some high quality playing cards are almost certain to be enjoyed...

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