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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

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10 Top Articles on Playing Cards at PlayingCardDecks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame I've always enjoyed playing cards. I have loved card games ever since I was a kid. And already in my teens I had a fascination with card magic. So when I discovered the custom playing card industry several years ago, I was an instant convert.I also love writing about my passions. For me, writing is primarily a labour of love that I do in my spare time. I enjoy it because it gives me the chance to study and learn about new things, and to analyze and organize the material I've learned. I also like sharing...

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10 Top Information Videos About Playing Cards

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10 Top Information Videos About Playing Cards

 by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame So you like playing cards. So do I. But how much do you actually know about them? When I first started getting interested in playing cards, and started learning more about them, I was amazed by how much I didn't know. Fortunately, with the help of some good books, reliable articles, and helpful videos, I found myself learning more. I'm naturally curious, and that holds me in good stead when doing research, because I want to get to the bottom of things, and I want to learn all that there is to know about something. And...

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The Best Decks of 2021: A Gallery of Award Winners

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The Best Decks of 2021: A Gallery of Award Winners

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Almost every industry has some kind of awards.  Fortunately for us, the same applies to the world of custom playing cards.   Like all awards, there's always going to be a certain amount of subjectivity involved.  Who picked the nominees?  What were the criteria?  What kind of voting system was involved?  And the announcements of winners may even spark debate.  Were other candidates better?  What potential candidates were overlooked completely?But regardless of how you feel about awards, I'm convinced they're good to have.  They are one way of recognizing some of the best in the industry.  And...

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Interview with Playing Card Historian and Antique Collector Jason McKinstry (author of Paper Empires)

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Interview with Playing Card Historian and Antique Collector Jason McKinstry (author of Paper Empires)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Jason McKinstry? Any respectable field of interest doesn't just have aficionados and enthusiasts. It also has historians, who systematically and carefully study the past, and document their findings. In the world of playing cards, Jason McKinstry is one of those unique individuals. There is certainly no shortage of playing card enthusiasts - you only need to visit online playing card forums to see how many passionate collectors are out there, or check out the thriving membership list of the 52 Plus Joker playing card club. Plenty of people are interested in playing cards, and...

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The 52 Plus Joker Club and Virtual Conventions

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The 52 Plus Joker Club and Virtual Conventions

Your chance to view the main events from 52 Plus Joker's annual convention (Part 6) by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameI don't need to convince anyone that collectors of playing cards enjoy talking to other collectors. If two playing card enthusiasts find themselves in the same room, they will quickly find something to talk about. Collectors enjoy showing each other decks from their collection, discussing their favourite playing cards and designers, talking about the latest and greatest news in the world of playing cards, and even buying and selling from each other. The playing card community is a particularly vibrant one, and it's...

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