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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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Portfolio52 and the National Playing Card Collection Day

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Portfolio52 and the National Playing Card Collection Day

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Portfolio52 Maybe you own a decent collection of playing cards. But have you heard of Portfolio52? If you haven't, then you really, really need to learn about it!Portfolio52 is the world's largest online playing card database. And it's completely free! This online web database enables collectors to manage their personal card collection. It's run by Alex Chin from Seasons Playing Cards, and if you've ever seen any of the decks he's created, you'll know that he's a man of passion, detail, and produces the highest quality. Portfolio52 is his pet project, which he has spearheaded for quite...

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5th Kingdom Deck Review: Hand-Drawn Art Playing Cards

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5th Kingdom Deck Review: Hand-Drawn Art Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame On Kickstarter thru October 21, 2019:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pl ... t-by-uspcc Semi-transformation playing cards inspired by world cultures and creatures Cost: ~US$10 per deckCurrent funding level: just launchedKickstarter ends: Monday October 21, 2019I managed to get my hands on one of the 500 prototypes of this stunning deck that was produced earlier in 2019, and was very excited by the lovely artwork. Now this extraordinary deck is getting a high quality edition with a larger printing by USPCC with the help of Kickstarter crowdfunding.The artwork of this stunning deck is by Russian artist Maria Fedoseeva, who began a career in illustration and...

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Q & A with Playing Card Designer Giovanni Meroni (Thirdway Industries)

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Q & A with Playing Card Designer Giovanni Meroni (Thirdway Industries)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Giovanni Meroni? When I first stumbled across some of Giovanni Meroni's playing card designs online, I was just blown away. The classy and elegant appearance of the decks he has created made an immediate impression on me. I was also very impressed by the way he has drawn on mythology, literature, and art in the creation of his playing cards. So who is Giovanni Meroni? He's a freelance designer and art director in Italy, who has created the product brand Thirdway Industries. To underline his credentials as a designer, he's done work for big-name clients like...

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Q & A with World of Playing Cards Curator Simon Wintle

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Q & A with World of Playing Cards Curator Simon Wintle

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is the World of Playing Cards? If you're anything like me, you'll not only enjoy using playing cards, but also reading about them, and learning more about their history and background. There's a lot of sources online with information about the history of playing cards, but one of the very best that you'll find is the World of Playing Cards. Self-described as "a living encyclopaedia of the history and visual art of playing cards", the World of Playing Cards has as its mission "to make a contribution to the public awareness and appreciation of this fascinating...

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