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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLately I've been spending a lot of time around young teenagers and kids learning magic for the very first time. I'm already getting them connected with good resources that teach them how to perform tricks. But what advice and guidance should I be giving them more generally?To begin with, it is important that budding magicians are familiar with some of the ethics of magic. Sometimes referred to as "the magician's code", it's a well-known rule that as a magician you should never reveal your secrets. Why? Because by giving away the method of a trick, you're taking...

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4 Ways To Shuffle Playing Cards with Videos

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4 Ways To Shuffle Playing Cards with Videos

  We have all shared that insecure feeling that comes when the dealer position rotates to you during a card game amongst friends. The people in the circle haphazardly push their cards your way and turn to each other to discuss their various levels of luck in the preceding round. While most of the cards are faced down, a few Kings stare at you, demanding to see your shuffling skills. You do your best to mold the angular blob back into a stacked rectangle by pushing in on all sides. Eventually you get what resembles a deck, turning over any...

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Fun 2 Player Card Games

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Fun 2 Player Card Games

Trying to find something fun for just two people can be a bit daunting. If you are well acquainted with your partner then you might find yourself at ease, but breaking the ice with a new potential friend can be a whole different story. Many activities that can occupy two people, like watching a movie, don’t leave a lot of room for socializing. But it isn’t in peoples’ nature to simply sit across from each other and talk, socially awkward creatures that we are. A deck of playing cards can be a great method to break the ice since it...

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Favorite Solitaire Card Games: Pyramid & Golf

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Favorite Solitaire Card Games: Pyramid & Golf

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePlaying solitaire with a traditional deck of playing cards is a pastime that goes back a couple of hundred years. But the birth of the personal computer injected new life into these classic games, and the digital revolution has helped bring solitaire card games to a whole new audience. Chiefly responsible for this development is software giant Microsoft, who began including versions of solitaire along with their Windows operating system in the early 1990s, much to the relief of bored office-workers around the world.But not all solitaire card games are created equal. To begin with, this is a very...

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The Best iPad and iPhone Apps for Playing Solitaire

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The Best iPad and iPhone Apps for Playing Solitaire

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn a previous article I covered some of the benefits of playing a digital versions of solitaire. But of the many apps that are out there for playing digital solitaire, which ones are the best, particularly if you have an iPad or iPhone? That's what I'll be focusing on in this article. But don't stop reading if you only have an Android device, because the majority of these apps also have a corresponding app for Android. So if there's an app here that sounds appealing to you, you only have to click the link provided to the developer's page,...

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