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Brand Spotlight: Guru Playing Card Company

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Brand Spotlight: Guru Playing Card Company

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBig brands like Ellusionist and Theory11 are well known for their contribution to the world of custom playing cards. But what about some of the smaller players in the playing card industry? In this series of articles we're introducing you to some of the lesser known lights, which are nonetheless producing some shining stars in the world of custom decks.The man behind Guru Playing Card Company (GPCC) is Sunish Chabba, and also part of his team is his friend and top Indian illustrator Ishan Trivedi. Sunish has a career as an Agile & Digital transformation consultant with experience in...

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Rick Smith Jr? When you're an entertainer, you need to find something that makes you stand out from the rest of the pack. This is also true for performers in the magic industry. With magic man Rick Smith Jr, it's easy to see that he has what it takes to stand out from your run-of-the-mill magician. To begin with, Rick has three Guiness World Records.But it's not just that Rick Smith Jr is a world record holder that makes you sit up and take notice, but it's especially the kinds of records that he...

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How to Create Your Own Deck of Playing Cards

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How to Create Your Own Deck of Playing Cards

A Guide to Publishing Your Own Custom Deck by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameWe live in a wonderful era of playing card luxury, because the market is flooded with a host of wonderful new designs on a regular basis. With the help of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, we can become patrons of the arts, and play a small role in collaborating with designers by supporting them in making their projects become a reality. We are spoilt for choice as far as the available decks are concerned, and for playing card hobbyists the current marketplace is a buyer's dream come true.But what about...

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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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