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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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The 2018 Deck of the Year Interview with Artist Alain Benoit

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The 2018 Deck of the Year Interview with Artist Alain Benoit

BY LEE ASHER | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF CARD CULTURE First Published in Card Culture Magazine Issue #47 December 2018 CARD CULTURE SPEAKS WITH THIS YEAR’S DECK OF THE YEAR WINNER ABOUT HIS FRENCH CARTOMANCY INFLUENCES, DESIGNING & KICKSTARTING HIS CARTOMANCER PACK AND MUCH MORE. Cards from the Cartomancer deck. CARD CULTURE: How did you start your foray into creating cards? BENOIT: As a graphic designer, a deck of cards has always been a fundamental example of what pure design is: symbols, letters, numbers, illustrations and a vast history from around the world -- all in the palm of your hand. So...

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Q&A with Playing Card Designer Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards)

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Q&A with Playing Card Designer Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards)

Who is Jody Eklund? Jody Eklund is the man behind Black Ink Playing Cards, a creator of more than half a dozen successful playing card projects on Kickstarter, and a popular designer with a strong following of fans. The market for custom playing cards often feels saturated, so to be successful you have to have something that sets you apart. But Jody Eklund has that special "something", because what makes his decks of playing cards unique are two things, and the combination of these two elements has created a real demand for Jody's decks and contributed to the ongoing success of...

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Market Saturation: Are There Too Many Decks of Custom Playing Cards?

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Market Saturation: Are There Too Many Decks of Custom Playing Cards?

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame A Flooded Market? It's no secret that there are a lot of decks of custom playing cards on the market right now. We are living in an unprecedented time, with an embarrassment of riches as far as playing cards is concerned. The choice is massive, and when you're buying a quality deck of playing cards, there are far more options to choose from than traditional staples like Bicycle, Bee, or Tally Ho. Today you can purchase from a wide range of hundreds, if not thousands, of different decks of high quality playing cards. As proof of...

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