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Award-winning Decks of the Year: A Collection of Greatest Playing Card Hits

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Award-winning Decks of the Year: A Collection of Greatest Playing Card Hits

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameAwards are always controversial. Whenever they are handed out, they generate public debate about whether the right decision was made, and whether the winners really were the best.But if you want to get a snapshot view of some of the best output, looking at a list of award winners is an excellent way to get an overview of the cream of the crop. One of my other hobbies is board games, and annual awards like the Spiel des Jahres award and the Golden Geek award are genuinely helpful tools that point out some of the very best...

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Interview on Magic with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

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Interview on Magic with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Steve Brooks? In a previous article we already introduced you to Steve Brooks, the man of many hats. In that interview he shared a wealth of information from his experience as a dedicated playing card collector. But Steve is also a magician, and he has been performing magic since his childhood. Furthermore, he's the owner and manager of the well-known forum for magicians, The Magic Cafe. With the tag line "Magicians Helping Magicians", this online forum is open 24 hours a day for magicians to drop in and exchange thoughts, ideas, and even secrets about...

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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who are Tom and Judy Dawson? Once in a while, while traversing the wilds of the internet, you unexpectedly come across an outstanding resource. That's exactly what happened to me when I came across a fantastic video featuring playing card collectors Tom and Judy Dawson, where they talk about playing cards as part of a 40 minute interview.Before I show you the video, you need to know a thing or two about Tom and Judy, who hail from Toronto, Canada. They are not your every-day playing card collectors. Tom was a former President of 52 Plus Joker,...

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards. These playing cards from the Jerry's Nugget Casino are the stuff of legend. Produced in 1970, and banished to storage for 20 years, these playing cards eventually trickled out of the casino's gift shop for as little as a buck or two each. But these forgotten relics weren't going to stay hidden forever, and their star began to rise when their praises were sung by high profile magicians like Lee Asher. Their popularity was further fuelled when they were regularly featured in cardistry videos by the famous Buck...

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The Legendary Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards

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The Legendary Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards Almost every hobby that involves collecting has a holy grail which every collector dreams of finding and owning in their personal collection. For some playing card collectors, the grail of collecting would be a sealed deck of original Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards in pristine condition. If you've spent some time in the world of playing cards, you'll almost certainly have heard of this famous deck, because name-dropping the famous "Jerry's Nuggets" often happens in discussion forums about cards. Owning an original deck of these is often mentioned as a badge of honour...

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