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40+ Great Card Games For All Occasions

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40+ Great Card Games For All Occasions

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame So you have a beautiful deck of custom playing cards. Now what? You can certainly put it quietly and safely on your display shelf, occasionally looking at it out of the corner of your eye to remind you that it is really yours, give an admiring glance at the exquisite tuck case, and get a fuzzy feeling inside knowing that it contains some wonderful cards within. You can even take out the cards from time to time, to feel their embossed and papery touch in your hand, and remind them that they are loved. And maybe...

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Restorations of Famous American Card Decks

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Restorations of Famous American Card Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Most of the history that shaped playing cards as we know them today occurred in Europe between the end of the 14th century and the 15th century. The 52 card deck as we know it in four suits of 13 cards each was largely established by the end of the 16th century, with the French suits becoming the standard throughout Europe and England. England did exert its influence on playing cards by contributing the English terms used to refer to the four suits, and the specialized attention given to the Ace of Spades due to its...

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

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2018 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The end-of-year holiday period is just around the corner. And for many of us, holidays means gift-giving and gift-getting. As they say, it is better to give than to receive. But we all know that receiving gifts is great too, especially if it involves playing cards! In fact, playing cards make great gifts, especially some of the custom decks that are on the market today. After all, there's a time in everyone's life where a deck gets pulled out for a game of cards, so some high quality playing cards are almost certain to be enjoyed...

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Top 5 Playing Cards by Sales October 2018

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Top 5 Playing Cards by Sales October 2018

No decks from September remain on the top 5. We do have one deck that has appeared on the top 5 before though. 2 new releases made the list this month, but one has already sold out. 5. Blackbeard Bicycle Playing Cards - A new deck from BOCOPO that features famous pirates as skeletons. An interesting color scheme and custom numbered seals. 4. Marked Maiden Back Bicycle Playing Cards - These decks have appeared on the list before and could possibly be one of our best selling decks of 2018. One of the easiest to read, best handling marked decks on the market. 3....

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The History of Playing Cards: The Evolution of the Modern Deck

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The History of Playing Cards: The Evolution of the Modern Deck

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Because we are all familiar with the modern deck of playing cards, a standard deck of Bicycle rider back playing cards seems very "normal" and "traditional" to most of us. But to people of the past, a deck like this is anything but normal! The reality is that playing cards have undergone a radical transformation since their first beginnings several centuries ago. Our modern playing cards evolved into a deck of 52 cards with four suits in red and black and with two Jokers by making a journey that took hundreds of years and involved travelling...

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