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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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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Sherman Tsao? The playing card industry has exploded over the last decade, especially with constantly improving technology, and the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Software gives creative designers the ability to produce high quality custom decks on their own computers, to partner with printing companies that can produce these decks at a high quality and in large numbers, and to connect with consumers that will provide the financial backing and market to make it all worthwhile and possible.As a result of this, the playing card marketplace is thriving today like never before. Big-name...

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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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10 Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

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10 Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePeople new to playing cards are typically familiar only with what they've seen and experienced firsthand, namely the classic Bicycle deck with standard court cards. The average person simply isn't aware of the many beautiful custom decks of playing cards that are on the market today, and how popular these are.But as any collector will know, there is a wide range of fantastic and creative playing cards available today, and a vast array of different types of decks is being produced on a regular basis. Many of these display wonderful creativity in terms of their graphic design,...

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