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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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Interview with Collector, Consultant, and Card Gaffer Don Boyer (The Deck Tailor)

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Interview with Collector, Consultant, and Card Gaffer Don Boyer (The Deck Tailor)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Don Boyer? I first came across Don Boyer a few years ago. It was in the early stages of my own hobby in collecting playing cards. I'd found a number of playing card communities and forums online, one of which was PlayingCardForum.com. When I asked what made this forum unique from others, I was told by several people: "Well, the advantage of PlayingCardForum is that it has Don Boyer".After joining there, it didn't take me long to figure out what they meant. Don Boyer is one of the most active members of the community there, and...

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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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