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A New Factory and a New Benchmark from LPCC and EPCC

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A New Factory and a New Benchmark from LPCC and EPCC

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameTimes are changing, and that's also true for the playing card industry. The vast majority of custom playing cards in North America are sill produced by USPCC, and they remain the default choice for a lot of creators. But in recent years we've seen a lot of playing card designers switch to other printers like Cartamundi for production of their playing cards. But before Cartamundi arrived on the scene, some smaller players were already using a factory in Taiwan to provide creators with a viable alternative to USPCC. Leading the charge in producing high quality playing cards...

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameCollecting playing cards can be an addictive hobby. If you're a pure collector, you will always be on the hunt for that new and interesting deck to add to your collection, and this can be an endless quest that never grows old. But even if you just enjoy having some classy decks for card games or for card magic, it's hard to resist some of the creative designs that are being produced today. Cardists will enjoy the variety of decks with different patterns and colours, and how this gives a whole new look to familiar flourishes. If...

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How to Create Your Own Deck of Playing Cards

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How to Create Your Own Deck of Playing Cards

A Guide to Publishing Your Own Custom Deck by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWe live in a wonderful era of playing card luxury, because the market is flooded with a host of wonderful new designs on a regular basis. With the help of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, we can become patrons of the arts, and play a small role in collaborating with designers by supporting them in making their projects become a reality. We are spoilt for choice as far as the available decks are concerned, and for playing card hobbyists the current marketplace is a buyer's dream come true.But what about...

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7 More Top Marked Decks

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7 More Top Marked Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Coded System Marked Decks Marked decks are a very special tool, because they contain a variety of secrets that helps magicians perform amazing tricks that would never otherwise be possible. You do not need to learn any complex moves that take a long time to master, because you can use the markings on the card backs to identify cards, and this enables you to accomplish apparent miracles with relative ease.The markings on marked decks typically come in two main forms: reader systems and coded systems. Reader systems are very straight forward to use, because somewhere hidden on the...

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The Legend of the Dead Man's Hand

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The Legend of the Dead Man's Hand

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePlaying cards have been part of our culture for hundreds of years, so we can expect some great stories surrounding them. One of the most famous stories of all is the legendary tale of the Dead Man's Hand. Gamblers are a rather superstitious lot, and we've all heard people talk about lucky dice and lucky cards. Many hands of playing cards have even acquired their own names, and perhaps none as famous as the Dead Man's Hand: a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights.So what is the story behind this apparently unlucky hand,...

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