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The First Ever Million Dollar Playing Card Project on Kickstarter

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The First Ever Million Dollar Playing Card Project on Kickstarter

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The million dollar playing card project So it's finally happened. A playing card project on Kickstarter has hit over a million dollars. Congratulations to Vivid Kingdoms Playing Cards, created by artist Peter Robinson, better known by his artist moniker Ten Hundred.And it has done this easily. The project reached the original funding of $10,000 in just three minutes flat. Sixty minutes later, it was topping $100,000. Within the first 24 hours, the project had already hit $850,000. And early on day two, it had crossed a magical milestone, the million dollar mark.At the time I'm writing this article,...

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 2: The Top 40 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 2: The Top 40 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn a previous article (Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1) we toured through the top 20 most funded decks of playing cards on the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Measuring by the total number of funds raised, the project that was the most successful was The Name of the Wind Art Deck by Elodin Enterprises. In 2017 this raised a massive $630,300 with the help of 10,090 backers. Coincidentally, the deck in the number two spot was based on the same book, and also generated over half a million dollars. That was The Name of the Wind by Albino Dragon, which in 2013 raised $589,660...

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1: The Top 20 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

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Kickstarter Rockstars, Part 1: The Top 20 Most Funded Decks of Playing Cards of All Time

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePopularity doesn't necessarily equate to quality. But certainly when something is extremely popular, it is a reliable indication that something about it has a real appeal. Over two articles, we'll take a look at the 40 most funded decks of playing cards of all time on Kickstarter. This is effectively a "greatest hits" compilation, and is a showcase of the custom decks that have been the most successful on this crowdfunding platform over the last decade.When Kickstarter first emerged as a viable platform for crowdfunding around 2009, few could have anticipated its remarkable success. According to Kickstarter's official...

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The Famous J.G. Cotta Transformation Decks

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The Famous J.G. Cotta Transformation Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Historical Importance There's an incredible variety of custom playing cards in today's market. But of all the playing cards that I've seen over the years, there is one type of deck that remains a personal favourite: the transformation deck. The concept of these playing cards is simple to understand: the pips on the cards are cleverly incorporated into a larger picture. So an imaginative artist might transform the Heart pips into faces, the Diamond pips into hats, or the Club pips into paw prints.Some wonderful transformation decks have been produced in recent years, but the concept is hardly new....

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Giovanni Meroni (Thirdway Industries)

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Interview with Playing Card Designer Giovanni Meroni (Thirdway Industries)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Giovanni Meroni? When I first stumbled across some of Giovanni Meroni's playing card designs online, I was just blown away. The classy and elegant appearance of the decks he has created made an immediate impression on me. I was also very impressed by the way he has drawn on mythology, literature, and art in the creation of his playing cards. So who is Giovanni Meroni? He's a freelance designer and art director in Italy, who has created the product brand Thirdway Industries. To underline his credentials as a designer, he's done work for big-name clients like...

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