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Playing Card Enthusiast, Collector, or Addict - Which Are You?

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Playing Card Enthusiast, Collector, or Addict - Which Are You?

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameDo you consider yourself a casual playing card enthusiast, who merely dabbles in playing cards and occasionally buys something? Or are you more of a serious hobbyist and collector, with a level of involvement that rates somewhere between passion and fanaticism? Or have you perhaps moved beyond this stage already, and would you consider yourself an addict?Here's your guide for how to move from a complete playing card novice to a full blown playing card addict, in eight easy steps. This isn't intended to be taken too seriously, of course. It's more of a light hearted look...

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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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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Sherman Tsao? The playing card industry has exploded over the last decade, especially with constantly improving technology, and the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Software gives creative designers the ability to produce high quality custom decks on their own computers, to partner with printing companies that can produce these decks at a high quality and in large numbers, and to connect with consumers that will provide the financial backing and market to make it all worthwhile and possible.As a result of this, the playing card marketplace is thriving today like never before. Big-name...

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Telltale Signs That You Have Too Many Playing Cards

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Telltale Signs That You Have Too Many Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameDo you own too many decks of playing cards? "Surely that is impossible," I hear you say. "I can never have too many decks!"But that could just prove my case. Isn't denial one of the first signs that you have a problem? Saying "No, I don't have an alcohol problem" can be a hint that an addiction is already happening. Maybe you're just finding ways to justify yourself. "No, I don't have too many decks! NO, I AM NOT RAISING MY VOICE!"What should you be looking for to know if your collection is too large? Read this...

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