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The Cartamundi Brand: USPCC's Competition and Now Their New Owner

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The Cartamundi Brand: USPCC's Competition and Now Their New Owner

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Big playing card publishers In the past week, an unexpected bombshell hit the playing card industry, with a press release dated 4 June 2019 announcing that publisher Cartamundi has just signed an agreement to purchase the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) from its parent company, Newell Brands. But who is Cartamundi, and what does this mean?For a long time, the playing card industry in North America has been dominated by the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). With a long history that goes back to the 1800s, and a solid reputation as the producer of the famous...

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The Bicycle Brand: Is it Really Worth the Money to Get a Bicycle Deck?

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The Bicycle Brand: Is it Really Worth the Money to Get a Bicycle Deck?

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame A common question from many people new to the world of custom playing cards is about the Bicycle® brand of playing cards. It is a very recognizable and familiar brand. But they tend to cost a little more than a cheap deck at the corner shop or department store. Is it really worth spending the extra money to get something with the Bicycle brand, and are they really better? And what about a custom deck of playing cards - is the name Bicycle on the cover any indication or guarantee of quality? A Short History of...

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What To Look For In a Quality Deck of Playing Cards

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What To Look For In a Quality Deck of Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame With the wide range of custom playing cards on the market nowadays, the incredible selection can be intimidating and even overwhelming for buyers. Where do you start? What kind of deck should you buy? Is there really any difference between one and the other? The short answer is that yes, there can be big differences in quality between one deck and the other. To some extent, your choice of playing cards is always going to be subjective, because what one person likes, another might not. There is definitely a matter of personal taste that is involved,...

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How Playing Cards Are Made

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How Playing Cards Are Made

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame The big giant of the playing card industry today is unquestionably The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), synonymous with the famous Bicycle® brand of playing cards. Despite the thriving industry of custom decks, the Bicycle deck is still the signature deck that you can expect to find in the hand of most magicians. But Bicycle decks only represent part of the many playing cards that USPCC produces. In fact, if you own a deck of custom playing cards, there is a good chance that it was made by USPCC. There are some competing publishers, to...

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Take a Look at Our Playing Card Deck Shelves with Inside the Casino!

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Take a Look at Our Playing Card Deck Shelves with Inside the Casino!

  John Nielsen from Inside the Casino recently visited PlayingcardDecks.com with his family.  We were happy to talk with him and let him browse our card deck stacks.  Watch the video above to take a peek at our endless shelves of playing card decks as well as listen in while we discussed the following: Popularity of Bicycle Playing Card Decks Our most popular card deck at the moment Will’s favorite card decks currently on sale We also took a look at not only some of our newest decks on sale, but at our 3 current prototype decks.  And don't forget...

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