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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Rick Smith Jr? When you're an entertainer, you need to find something that makes you stand out from the rest of the pack. This is also true for performers in the magic industry. With magic man Rick Smith Jr, it's easy to see that he has what it takes to stand out from your run-of-the-mill magician. To begin with, Rick has three Guiness World Records.But it's not just that Rick Smith Jr is a world record holder that makes you sit up and take notice, but it's especially the kinds of records that he...

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Interview with Card Manipulator & Magician Jeff McBride

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Interview with Card Manipulator & Magician Jeff McBride

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Jeff McBride? Chances are you are reading this article because you already have some interest in playing cards. So maybe you've already heard of the name Jeff McBride. If you have, you'll already be familiar with his credentials, so you'll be itching to get straight the good stuff and read what he's got to say, because you know it's going to be worth reading.But if you haven't heard of Jeff McBride before, let me tell you why this interview is a must-read:● Are you into card magic? Jeff has been doing card magic his whole life, and...

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Interview with PlayingCardDecks Shipping Manager Beverly

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Interview with PlayingCardDecks Shipping Manager Beverly

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Beverly? In April 2020, PlayingCardDecks celebrated its third anniversary. That's quite an achievement, and over the course of three full years of business, this online retailer that specializes in custom playing cards has grown enormously. They have an inventory of literally tens of thousands of decks of playing cards at any given moment. Each week up to one thousand orders are processed, which means that there are literally tons of decks arriving and departing on a regular basis.The business was started by Will Roya, a family man who lives in Las Vegas. After a...

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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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Interview with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

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Interview with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Murphy's Magic? Murphy's Magic was founded by Mark Murphy in 1998, and it is a wholesale magic company that he's been running for over 20 years. Being a wholesaler means you can't purchase directly from Murphy's Magic, because they only sell in bulk quantities to authorized retailers. But if you've bought something from a playing card retailer online, there's a very good chance that they got their stock from Murphy's Magic in the first place. Murphy's Magic produces and sells an enormous range of magic products and playing cards which they sell to dealers around...

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