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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

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Diamond Award winner Stockholm17 and his Notorious Gambling Frogs

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLorenzo Gaggiotti, better known to most of us as Stockholm17, is a rock-star in the world of modern playing cards. As evidence, you only need to consider the most recent Diamond Awards hosted by 52 Plus Joker in early October. He took out the number one spot in two elite categories: 2022 Deck of the Year Award, and 2022 Artist of the Year Award.His highly praised "Eye of the Ocean Playing Cards" project is what earned him the coveted award for this year's Deck of the Year. And it was the accumulated designs he contributed to the...

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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame I've always enjoyed playing cards. I have loved card games ever since I was a kid. And already in my teens I had a fascination with card magic. So when I discovered the custom playing card industry several years ago, I was an instant convert.I also love writing about my passions. For me, writing is primarily a labour of love that I do in my spare time. I enjoy it because it gives me the chance to study and learn about new things, and to analyze and organize the material I've learned. I also like sharing...

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10 Top Information Videos About Playing Cards

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10 Top Information Videos About Playing Cards

 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame So you like playing cards. So do I. But how much do you actually know about them? When I first started getting interested in playing cards, and started learning more about them, I was amazed by how much I didn't know. Fortunately, with the help of some good books, reliable articles, and helpful videos, I found myself learning more. I'm naturally curious, and that holds me in good stead when doing research, because I want to get to the bottom of things, and I want to learn all that there is to know about something. And...

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Interview with Playing Card Historian and Antique Collector Jason McKinstry (author of Paper Empires)

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Interview with Playing Card Historian and Antique Collector Jason McKinstry (author of Paper Empires)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Jason McKinstry? Any respectable field of interest doesn't just have aficionados and enthusiasts. It also has historians, who systematically and carefully study the past, and document their findings. In the world of playing cards, Jason McKinstry is one of those unique individuals. There is certainly no shortage of playing card enthusiasts - you only need to visit online playing card forums to see how many passionate collectors are out there, or check out the thriving membership list of the 52 Plus Joker playing card club. Plenty of people are interested in playing cards, and...

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Elettra Deganello

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Elettra Deganello

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Elettra Deganello? Elettra Deganello is a respected freelance visual designer and illustrator who hails from Italy. She was only introduced to custom playing cards in 2017, but it didn't take her long to make an impression.Her first successful projects were for the Passione Playing Cards label: Pinocchio (2018) and Florentia (2020), and were both artistic designs. You may also have seen her work in the stunning Blue Jay Dentistry deck, which was the second installment of the popular Meadowlark Playing Cards series. Her first solo project was the Bold deck, which was intended to...

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