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Gotta Collect 'Em All: Hype Decks and Popular Playing Card Series to Collect

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Gotta Collect 'Em All: Hype Decks and Popular Playing Card Series to Collect

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameNo matter what you collect, if you're a collector, the hobby of collecting can quickly become all-consuming ... and expensive. The longer you've been collecting, the more you realize that you need to limit what you collect to what you really like, regardless of what the rest of the world says or likes. But even just collecting what you like will quickly prove limitless. There's a vast amount of cards that have already been produced, and there's steady flow of new cards that are being released on an ongoing basis.This is why many collectors of playing cards tend to...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Hanson Chien Production Company (HCPC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Hanson Chien Production Company (HCPC)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThis article continues a series where we take a look at some lesser known playing card manufacturers. Big names like USPCC and Cartamundi tend to get the most press, simply because they produce the most decks of playing cards. But in the last number of years, consistently high quality playing cards have been coming out of factories in Taiwan, produced especially by companies like Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) and Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC). In this article we'll introduce you to a lesser-known playing card manufacturer that is also based in Taiwan, and produces playing cards...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC)

In the world of playing cards, there are some big names and recognizable entities like United States Playing Cards and their Bicycle brand of playing cards. Other leading figures in the industry include successful publishing companies like European-based Cartamundi. There are also several smaller Taiwan-based manufacturers that have been making an impact, such as Legends Playing Cards, Expert Playing Cards, and Hanson Chien Production Company.But even the big names had to start small, and once in a while something small makes some explosive sounds to catch our attention. Today let's take a look at Taiwan Playing Card Company (TWPCC), which...

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn previous articles we've taken a look at some well-known brands and well-known playing card manufacturers. We've also focused on a few well-known playing card designers and creators like Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards) and Randy Butterfield (Midnight Playing Cards). In this article I want to introduce you to a lesser known designer, although perhaps you'll have come across her spectacular work courtesy of her beautiful deck designs. So let's go ahead and meet Karin Yan, who is the designer behind Bona Fide Playing Cards. Who is Karin Yan? Karin Yan is the creator and designer behind playing...

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Brand Spotlight: Vanishing Inc.

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Brand Spotlight: Vanishing Inc.

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn previous articles we've taken a look at some big brands in the world of playing cards. Big-name producers like Ellusionist and Theory11 are well known for their high quality decks of luxury playing cards, many of which are geared towards magicians. Art of Play is another familiar brand, and their range of custom playing cards especially includes flashy decks well-suited to cardistry.Vanishing Inc. Magic may be a lesser known creator, but they've certainly put out some high quality material. In this article we'll introduce you to the Vanishing Inc brand, and tell you about the range of...

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