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Special Features for Your Best Ever Experience with Digital Solitaire

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Special Features for Your Best Ever Experience with Digital Solitaire

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePlaying card games on your personal computer, phone, or mobile device is never going to be the same as playing with a physical deck of playing cards. Few things can compare with the pleasure of riffling through a new deck of cards, shuffling and dealing fresh card-stock, and admiring the artwork of a custom deck. The interaction with other people is another essential element that usually makes card games fun, whether it's the personal challenge of pitting your brain-power against others, or just the social banter around the table.But when it comes to playing solitaire card games,...

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

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Where to Buy Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameCollecting playing cards can be an addictive hobby. If you're a pure collector, you will always be on the hunt for that new and interesting deck to add to your collection, and this can be an endless quest that never grows old. But even if you just enjoy having some classy decks for card games or for card magic, it's hard to resist some of the creative designs that are being produced today. Cardists will enjoy the variety of decks with different patterns and colours, and how this gives a whole new look to familiar flourishes. If...

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The Luxury and Innovation of Foil Playing Cards

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The Luxury and Innovation of Foil Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameFrom time to time I come across a comment that suggests that there hasn't been much innovation in playing cards in recent years. Have we reached the pinnacle of playing card production, and are playing cards the very best that they'll ever be?I think we can all agree that the process of manufacturing playing cards has improved significantly since the 19th century. We associate terms like air-cushion finish, linoid finish, and cambric finish with famous brands like Bicycle, Tally-Ho, and Bee, but most people realize that these antiquated terms refer to printing processes using cloth materials to...

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Gotta Collect 'Em All: Hype Decks and Popular Playing Card Series to Collect

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Gotta Collect 'Em All: Hype Decks and Popular Playing Card Series to Collect

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameNo matter what you collect, if you're a collector, the hobby of collecting can quickly become all-consuming ... and expensive. The longer you've been collecting, the more you realize that you need to limit what you collect to what you really like, regardless of what the rest of the world says or likes. But even just collecting what you like will quickly prove limitless. There's a vast amount of cards that have already been produced, and there's steady flow of new cards that are being released on an ongoing basis.This is why many collectors of playing cards tend to...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Hanson Chien Production Company (HCPC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Hanson Chien Production Company (HCPC)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThis article continues a series where we take a look at some lesser known playing card manufacturers. Big names like USPCC and Cartamundi tend to get the most press, simply because they produce the most decks of playing cards. But in the last number of years, consistently high quality playing cards have been coming out of factories in Taiwan, produced especially by companies like Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC) and Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC). In this article we'll introduce you to a lesser-known playing card manufacturer that is also based in Taiwan, and produces playing cards...

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