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2019 in Review: Decks created by PlayingCardDecks.com

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2019 in Review: Decks created by PlayingCardDecks.com

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWe are living in a golden era of playing cards, and a large number of wonderful and creative decks continues to be produced on a regular basis. One of those producers is Will Roya from PlayingCardDecks. He started producing his own decks in mid-2017 by partnering with talented artists and graphic designers around the world, and with the help of crowd-funding.In this article we'll take a look back at all the new playing cards that Will has successfully produced and brought to the market under the PlayingCardDecks label throughout the past year. So let's take a tour...

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Modern Hanafuda Playing Cards Inspired by Ancient Japan

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Modern Hanafuda Playing Cards Inspired by Ancient Japan

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The panoramic art of Hanafuda I know very little about Japanese culture, but I can recognize something beautiful when I see it. And when I first saw the Hanafuda deck created by IndianWolf Studios, I knew at once that I was looking at something beautiful. They've produced two so far, a Hanami Fusion deck and a Sensu Fusion deck, both of which are available from PlayingCardDecks, along with a more traditional styled Hanami deck. The former are more contemporary poker style decks, while the latter is a Hanafuda deck with a more traditional look.So why did these decks capture my...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Make Playing Cards (MPC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Make Playing Cards (MPC)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThis article continues a series where we take a look at some lesser known playing card manufacturers. When it comes to producing playing cards, the vast majority of quality custom decks are produced by big name printing companies like the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) and Cartamundi. But there's a couple of reasons why it can be important to know something about the smaller players in the playing card industry.Firstly, perhaps you're a designer or creator, looking to produce your own custom playing cards for a crowd-funded project or otherwise. Or maybe you're a consumer, and...

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Playing Cards Made Of Different Materials

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Playing Cards Made Of Different Materials

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame You're probably familiar with a popular nursery rhyme that goes something like this:"What are little boys made of? Snips and snails, And puppy-dogs' tails, That's what little boys are made of.""What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, And everything nice, That's what little girls are made of."Maybe you know what little boys and little girls are actually made of. But do you know what playing cards are made of? Most readers likely own playing cards made out of paper, and chances are you even know something about the process involved in making them - especially if...

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Playing with a Full Deck – The Appeal of Custom Playing Cards

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Playing with a Full Deck – The Appeal of Custom Playing Cards
To some people, one set of playing cards is just like another. But if you're the type who really likes to unwind on a Friday night by laughing about your pocket pairs at the hold 'em table, or even if you’re a beginner to the wild and wonderful world of cards, you might want custom playing cards that fit your style and the style of your poker clique.

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