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The Art of Shuffling: An Introduction to Styles & Techniques

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The Art of Shuffling: An Introduction to Styles & Techniques

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIf you're going to spend any time with a deck of playing cards, some things are an absolute must. And one of them is this: knowing how to do a decent shuffle. After all, it's a little embarrassing if you have a massive collection of 100+ beautiful custom decks, and your shuffling skills are uglier than the back end of a city bus. Like me, you probably love playing cards, so the very least you can do is look somewhat professional in the way that you handle them. And that begins with shuffling.And how often doesn't it...

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Q & A with Magician and Collector Lee Asher (President of the 52 Plus Joker American Playing Card Collectors Club)

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Q & A with Magician and Collector Lee Asher (President of the 52 Plus Joker American Playing Card Collectors Club)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Lee Asher? I first came across the work of Lee Asher many years ago. At that time I was exploring my long-time interest in card magic, and Lee had made some good contributions in that area. One of his signature tricks that he is well-known for is an ace routine called the Asher Twist. If you enjoy card magic, you'll appreciate the cleverness involved and the impossibility it apparently creates. Lee is skilled magician, and his name will be familiar to many from his work as a magic consultant. But Lee Asher's credentials extend much further than...

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The Perils of Selling a Magic Product on the Mass Market

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The Perils of Selling a Magic Product on the Mass Market

Hilarious Reviews about a "Defective" Deck!by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameHere at PlayingCardDecks we know that you love playing cards. And chances are, because you love playing cards, you also know a thing or two about about them. For example, you'll know that a USPCC printed deck typically includes two extra cards besides the Jokers, so you aren't going to be surprised or confused when you find a couple of extra cards inside the tuck box. Sometimes these are used for ad cards, and other times they are used as gaff cards. So when you open your deck and see a couple...

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The end-of-year holiday period is just around the corner. And for many of us, holidays means gift-giving and gift-getting. As they say, it is better to give than to receive. But we all know that receiving gifts is great too, especially if it involves playing cards! In fact, playing cards make great gifts, especially some of the custom decks that are on the market today. After all, there's a time in everyone's life where a deck gets pulled out for a game of cards, so some high quality playing cards are almost certain to be enjoyed...

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13 Alternative Uses for Playing Cards

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13 Alternative Uses for Playing Cards

Special Content by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame There are all kinds of reasons why people collect playing cards, and it can even be a hobby in itself. And why not? People collect all kinds of things, so why not playing cards! Especially given the wonderful and creative designs of the high quality custom decks that are being produced in recent years, they do make the perfect collector's item. But maybe you've got a growing collection of custom playing cards, and you're wondering what else you can do with all those playing cards. Or perhaps you've worn out a deck, and it no...

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