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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards. These playing cards from the Jerry's Nugget Casino are the stuff of legend. Produced in 1970, and banished to storage for 20 years, these playing cards eventually trickled out of the casino's gift shop for as little as a buck or two each. But these forgotten relics weren't going to stay hidden forever, and their star began to rise when their praises were sung by high profile magicians like Lee Asher. Their popularity was further fuelled when they were regularly featured in cardistry videos by the famous Buck...

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The Legendary Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards

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The Legendary Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards Almost every hobby that involves collecting has a holy grail which every collector dreams of finding and owning in their personal collection. For some playing card collectors, the grail of collecting would be a sealed deck of original Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards in pristine condition. If you've spent some time in the world of playing cards, you'll almost certainly have heard of this famous deck, because name-dropping the famous "Jerry's Nuggets" often happens in discussion forums about cards. Owning an original deck of these is often mentioned as a badge of honour...

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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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Brand Spotlight: Art of Play

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Brand Spotlight: Art of Play

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThere are many recognizable big brands in the fashion industry, food industry, and automotive industry. A brand name will tell you what style of product you can expect, and will also indicate something about its quality.The same is true in the world of playing cards. Companies like Ellusionist and Theory 11 produce a range of custom decks, and when you see the name of these familiar brands on a box of playing cards, you'll have a fair idea of what to expect inside. Alongside these popular brands of decks is Art of Play. So let's tell you a...

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Playing Cards About Novels

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Playing Cards About Novels

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMany new collectors of playing cards ask: Where should I start? Old-timers will often give advice along these lines: "Don't just buy every deck you can. Think carefully about what you like. Consider collecting decks that have a common theme or focus." That's good advice!With literally thousands of different decks on the market, and more arriving all the time, the good news is that there's a huge range of subjects of interests to choose from. So you might decide to collect decks that are about animals. Or playing cards that depict countries and cultures. Or you might...

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