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Publisher Spotlight: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

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Publisher Spotlight: U.S. Games Systems, Inc.

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWhy should we care about brands and publishers in the world of playing cards? Because they play a huge role in the playing card industry. They are the drivers of the market by connecting creators with consumers, and they help turn projects into reality, and get playing cards into our hands. They decide what playing cards are worth making, organize the printing and distribution, and make decisions that will ultimately determine the quality, look, and feel of the product that eventually gets to us as a buyer. Without publishers, most playing cards wouldn't exist, even though in...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Noir Arts (NPCC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Noir Arts (NPCC)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameUsually a lot of the focus in the playing card industry is on big name playing card manufacturers like United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), Belgian manufacturer Cartamundi, and to lesser extent Taiwan-based manufacturers like Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) and Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC). While these manufacturers hold a dominant position in the market, there are some lesser known manufacturers that also make important contributions from time to time. You might not immediately recognize their names, but it is worth knowing something about them, so that you have some idea of what to expect from...

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