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Publisher Spotlight: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

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Publisher Spotlight: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWhy should we care about brands and publishers in the world of playing cards? Because they play a huge role in the playing card industry. They are the drivers of the market by connecting creators with consumers, and they help turn projects into reality, and get playing cards into our hands. They decide what playing cards are worth making, organize the printing and distribution, and make decisions that will ultimately determine the quality, look, and feel of the product that eventually gets to us as a buyer. Without publishers, most playing cards wouldn't exist, even though in...

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Q & A with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

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Q & A with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Murphy's Magic? Murphy's Magic was founded by Mark Murphy in 1998, and it is a wholesale magic company that he's been running for over 20 years. Being a wholesaler means you can't purchase directly from Murphy's Magic, because they only sell in bulk quantities to authorized retailers. But if you've bought something from a playing card retailer online, there's a very good chance that they got their stock from Murphy's Magic in the first place. Murphy's Magic produces and sells an enormous range of magic products and playing cards which they sell to dealers around...

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Brand Spotlight: Ellusionist

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Brand Spotlight: Ellusionist

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBrand recognition. It's helpful for anyone who purchases playing cards to have some idea of some well-known brands and publishers. Because just like with clothes, certain brand names can be a guarantee of quality. That's also true for the world of playing cards. And when you see the name Ellusionist on the box, you know that you are getting a high quality deck of playing cards that will look sleek and perform well.Like Theory11, Ellusionist is a company that is all about playing cards and magic. But while Theory11 specializes in high class playing cards with a sophisticated and...

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Brand Spotlight: Theory11

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Brand Spotlight: Theory11

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn the world of playing cards, there are several different big players that help bring us our playing cards. There are playing card manufacturers that run the factories which produce the physical playing cards. But there are also companies that organize everything else, including the selection of material, organizing artists and graphic designers, and advertising and selling to the public.While some custom playing cards are produced by individual graphic designers and creators, there are also established publishers and brands that have been producing playing cards for an extended period of time. One of the big brands that...

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The National Playing Card Collection Day Decks

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The National Playing Card Collection Day Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame October 17 - National Playing Card Collection Day This week Thursday is a special day for anyone who enjoys playing cards. That's because it's October 17th, which is officially recognized as National Playing Card Collection Day (NPCCD). You can visit the official NPCCD website, where you'll discover that this day was created to celebrate the growing hobby of collecting playing cards, and raise awareness about it. If ever you needed an excuse to share pictures of your personal collection of playing cards, to talk about your passion with fellow collectors, or even to buy a new deck...

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