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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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Brand Spotlight: Guru Playing Card Company

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Brand Spotlight: Guru Playing Card Company

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBig brands like Ellusionist and Theory11 are well known for their contribution to the world of custom playing cards. But what about some of the smaller players in the playing card industry? In this series of articles we're introducing you to some of the lesser known lights, which are nonetheless producing some shining stars in the world of custom decks.The man behind Guru Playing Card Company (GPCC) is Sunish Chabba, and also part of his team is his friend and top Indian illustrator Ishan Trivedi. Sunish has a career as an Agile & Digital transformation consultant with experience in...

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Designer Spotlight: Alex Chin

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Designer Spotlight: Alex Chin

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn previous articles we've taken a look at some well-known brands and well-known playing card manufacturers. But what about designers? One of the very best of the best is Alex Chin. In this article we'll get acquainted with some of the beautiful decks of playing cards that have been created by this award winning designer. Who is Alex Chin? Alex Chin's name is well known in playing card circles. Already back in 2011 he established Seasons Playing Cards, which is his global lifestyle brand dedicated to the art of card collecting. He has received a wide range of...

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