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2020 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

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2020 Ultimate Playing Card Holiday Gift Guide

My favorite decks from the past year by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGamePlaying cards make the ideal gift, particularly the many beautiful custom decks available nowadays. Almost everyone can use a deck of cards at some point, so they have an instant and universal appeal, especially if a deck has some customized artwork and is packaged in an appealing tuck box. The average person's experience with playing cards is often limited to a cheap deck that handles poorly, so they're likely to be very impressed with the high quality of the decks seen here. Not only do these look great, but they will...

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Interview on Magic with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

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Interview on Magic with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Steve Brooks? In a previous article we already introduced you to Steve Brooks, the man of many hats. In that interview he shared a wealth of information from his experience as a dedicated playing card collector. But Steve is also a magician, and he has been performing magic since his childhood. Furthermore, he's the owner and manager of the well-known forum for magicians, The Magic Cafe. With the tag line "Magicians Helping Magicians", this online forum is open 24 hours a day for magicians to drop in and exchange thoughts, ideas, and even secrets about...

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Popular Builder Solitaire Card Games

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Popular Builder Solitaire Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSolitaire is the much beloved choice for killing time in the office or at the home computer. The three most popular solitaire card games are Klondike, Spider, and FreeCell, and these enjoy dizzying heights of popularity as a result of being included as part of Microsoft Windows in the 1990s (for more on this, see my article: The three most played solitaire card games in the world). What these three games have in common is that they all fit the "builder" genre. That means that they follow the basic formula of many solitaire games, where the overall objective is to arrange cards...

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The Best Digital Resources For Playing Solitaire

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The Best Digital Resources For Playing Solitaire

Digital Resources That You Should Know About by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThe classic game of solitaire with playing cards has been keeping people amused for a couple of hundred years. The advent of computers has only helped make this genre of card games more accessible, easy, and fun to play. And as a previous article explains, there are real advantages in playing a digital version of solitaire. But what are some of the options for playing digitally? And of the different software that is available, which is the best? Factors to Consider To help figure out which digital resources are best, let's...

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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

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10 Important Tips for New Magicians: Do's and Don'ts

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameLately I've been spending a lot of time around young teenagers and kids learning magic for the very first time. I'm already getting them connected with good resources that teach them how to perform tricks. But what advice and guidance should I be giving them more generally?To begin with, it is important that budding magicians are familiar with some of the ethics of magic. Sometimes referred to as "the magician's code", it's a well-known rule that as a magician you should never reveal your secrets. Why? Because by giving away the method of a trick, you're taking...

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