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About Shuffled Ink's Playing Cards

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About Shuffled Ink's Playing Cards

Playing cards have been around since the late 1300's and were a luxury game that was mainly used by the wealthy. They were used as a way to gamble or as a way to keep busy during the day. As time went on, cheaper methods were created to make playing cards more accessible to all. With this, the playing card popularity grew! Now, we have professional playing cards that are used in poker tournaments and hosted events while also being a way for brands to spread awareness. With the popularity of playing cards and brands wanting a fun way to...

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How Playing Card Improvements Have Helped Card Magic

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How Playing Card Improvements Have Helped Card Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThe relationship between playing cards and card magicPlaying cards and card magic have always enjoyed a close relationship. The original spread of playing cards was largely due to the popularity of card games. And the rise of card games was closely accompanied by the two ugly step-sisters of gambling and cheating. But there was also a Cinderella to be found close nearby: card magic. Magicians employed similar techniques as card cheats, but instead of using them to swindle others, put these methods in the service of entertainment. As a result, the history of playing cards is closely...

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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

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Interview with Magician and Creator Kellar O'Neil about his Marvelous Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Kellar O'Neil? Arguably the single most prestigious award in the playing card community is 52 Plus Joker's Diamond Award. So what better way to introduce Kellar O'Neil than by noting that two of his decks have been nominated for the Diamond Award for Deck of the Year.In 2020 he created Charmers Playing Cards in collaboration with Lotrek, one of the very top playing card designers in the world, and that deck went on to be nominated for the Diamond Award. Then in the past year he created his Marvelous Hummingbird Feathers Playing Cards in...

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10 "Must See" Card Magic Videos from 10 Top Magicians

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10 "Must See" Card Magic Videos from 10 Top Magicians

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIt may come as a surprise to learn that collectors are not the biggest consumers of playing cards. In actual fact, the biggest market share of playing cards goes to magicians. That's because a deck of playing cards is an essential tool of the trade for most magicians. And sometimes they will go through a new deck each time they perform, which may be several times a day. Little wonder that magicians tend to buy their playing cards in bulk by the brick (a box of 12), and will usually order multiple bricks of their favourite worker...

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5 Great Tips for Hosting an Awesome Poker Night

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5 Great Tips for Hosting an Awesome Poker Night

by Brandi Marcene Card games are simply a great source of entertainment, and everyone familiar with these games loves to play them with friends and family. The rise in card games’ popularity is mainly because these are easy to learn and fun as well. It doesn't matter how old you are and where you're from; you can always enjoy a game of cards with your friends and family at home, a picnic spot, or even casinos. Besides, you don't necessarily need a great set up to play cards. However, if you're hosting a poker night, you definitely have to come with...

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