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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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Interview with Collector, Creator & Consultant Max (Max Playing Cards)

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Interview with Collector, Creator & Consultant Max (Max Playing Cards)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Max Playing Cards? The playing card community is a large one. Besides the consumers, like collectors, cardists, magicians, and card gamers, there are creators, artists, and retailers. And there are whole communities where people share their passion for playing cards, and talk about their favourite decks.But how do we find out information about the latest and greatest decks to hit the market? You can follow all the newest projects on Kickstarter, or visit forums frequented by other collectors. But there are also dedicated writers that produce a stream of articles with reliable and helpful...

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameCollecting playing cards can be an addictive hobby. If you're a pure collector, you will always be on the hunt for that new and interesting deck to add to your collection, and this can be an endless quest that never grows old. But even if you just enjoy having some classy decks for card games or for card magic, it's hard to resist some of the creative designs that are being produced today. Cardists will enjoy the variety of decks with different patterns and colours, and how this gives a whole new look to familiar flourishes. If...

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The Luxury and Innovation of Foil Playing Cards

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The Luxury and Innovation of Foil Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameFrom time to time I come across a comment that suggests that there hasn't been much innovation in playing cards in recent years. Have we reached the pinnacle of playing card production, and are playing cards the very best that they'll ever be?I think we can all agree that the process of manufacturing playing cards has improved significantly since the 19th century. We associate terms like air-cushion finish, linoid finish, and cambric finish with famous brands like Bicycle, Tally-Ho, and Bee, but most people realize that these antiquated terms refer to printing processes using cloth materials to...

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