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Why I love Cribbage, and Why You Should Try This Classic Game

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Why I love Cribbage, and Why You Should Try This Classic Game

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThere's a whole lot of ways to enjoy a beautiful deck of custom cards, whether it is for card flourishing, card magic, or just as a collector. But one of my personal favourite ways to enjoy a nice custom deck is to use it for playing card games. There's a whole world of wonderful games you can play with a traditional deck, and if you're looking for ideas, head to my article that covers over 40 great card games. But of all the card games I've ever played (and that's a lot!), of my all-time favourites is Cribbage....

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

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Interview with Sherman Tsao (Carat Case Creations)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Sherman Tsao? The playing card industry has exploded over the last decade, especially with constantly improving technology, and the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Software gives creative designers the ability to produce high quality custom decks on their own computers, to partner with printing companies that can produce these decks at a high quality and in large numbers, and to connect with consumers that will provide the financial backing and market to make it all worthwhile and possible.As a result of this, the playing card marketplace is thriving today like never before. Big-name...

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Telltale Signs That You Have Too Many Playing Cards

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Telltale Signs That You Have Too Many Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameDo you own too many decks of playing cards? "Surely that is impossible," I hear you say. "I can never have too many decks!"But that could just prove my case. Isn't denial one of the first signs that you have a problem? Saying "No, I don't have an alcohol problem" can be a hint that an addiction is already happening. Maybe you're just finding ways to justify yourself. "No, I don't have too many decks! NO, I AM NOT RAISING MY VOICE!"What should you be looking for to know if your collection is too large? Read this...

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10 Builder Solitaire Card Games With Unusual Layouts

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10 Builder Solitaire Card Games With Unusual Layouts

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameI love solitaire card games. There's some terrific games that have stood the test of time, but it is true that many of them are variations of the same theme. For example, Klondike and Spider are two of the most popular solitaire card games of all time, along with FreeCell. But there's a whole genre of popular building games that are closely related to these, and you'll often see names of games like Baker's Dozen, Beleaguered Castle, Canfield, Forty Thieves, La Belle Lucie, and Yukon pop up on sites about solitaire card games.Personally I enjoy exploring things...

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10 More Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

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10 More Types of Playing Cards You Should Know About

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn our previous article we introduced you to ten different types of decks of playing cards. That doesn't exhaust the types of decks, and so to follow up, here are another ten different types of decks you should know about! Souvenir decks A souvenir deck is a deck of playing cards created in order to serve as a souvenir for tourists or visitors. Typically such playing cards have scenes from different locations, and depict things like notable landmarks, buildings, wildlife, flora, or other unique elements about the place in question. In many cases the card backs will...

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