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How Playing Cards Are Made

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How Playing Cards Are Made

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The big giant of the playing card industry today is unquestionably The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), synonymous with the famous Bicycle® brand of playing cards. Despite the thriving industry of custom decks, the Bicycle deck is still the signature deck that you can expect to find in the hand of most magicians. But Bicycle decks only represent part of the many playing cards that USPCC produces. In fact, if you own a deck of custom playing cards, there is a good chance that it was made by USPCC. There are some competing publishers, to...

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Modern Era Transformation Playing Cards

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Modern Era Transformation Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Custom playing cards really took off with the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter in 2009. As a result, today we have a thriving marketplace that is flooded with a plethora of amazing designs. Less than a decade after the advent of Kickstarter, the market today is in many respects crowded and fiercely competitive. But the crowdfunding era has also produced more diverse designs, including transformation decks, which consist of unique playing cards where the pips have been creatively incorporated into a larger artistic image. There are some modern transformation decks that have been produced by...

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The Creative Genius of Transformation Playing Cards

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The Creative Genius of Transformation Playing Cards

Special Content by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Concept Transformation decks have been a popular novelty for almost as long as playing cards have existed. You don't know what a transformation deck is? It is a unique deck of playing cards where the pips have been incorporated into a larger artistic image. Typically these pips use their traditional location on the card and their traditional red/black colours. Decks where the pips aren't in the expected position/colours are sometimes referred to as semi-transformation decks. To illustrate: the pips on a Five of Hearts might have facial features added to them, and so be transformed...

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Take a Look at Our Playing Card Deck Shelves with Inside the Casino!

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Take a Look at Our Playing Card Deck Shelves with Inside the Casino!

  John Nielsen from Inside the Casino recently visited PlayingcardDecks.com with his family.  We were happy to talk with him and let him browse our card deck stacks.  Watch the video above to take a peek at our endless shelves of playing card decks as well as listen in while we discussed the following: Popularity of Bicycle Playing Card Decks Our most popular card deck at the moment Will’s favorite card decks currently on sale We also took a look at not only some of our newest decks on sale, but at our 3 current prototype decks.  And don't forget...

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Introducing Some Talented Playing Card Designers and Their Work

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Introducing Some Talented Playing Card Designers and Their Work

Special Content by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Everyone needs to own at least one good deck of cards. After all, there will be a moment in everyone's life where friends or family request to play a card game, right? And if you are going to own a deck of cards, you might as well get something pretty! There are some amazing decks out there that are perfectly functional to play with, while being stunning to look at the same time. They give you something to admire during moments of down-time when playing a card game, and for many people this aesthetic...

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