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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Getting Started in Cardistry Cardistry is the performance art of card flourishing, in which playing cards are manipulated to create visually pleasing displays. Cuts, pivots, spins, twirls, and other moves are just the beginning of this thriving art-form. Today's cardists are constantly pushing boundaries, and applying creativity and originality to produce moves that have never been seen before. But because this is a hobby and performance art that anyone who owns a deck of playing cards can easily get into, there's never been a better time to discover this emerging and exciting pastime.With the help of...

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameI work with a lot of youth, so I have many opportunities to share some of my passions with children and teenagers. As part of that, I've enjoyed volunteering and teaching kids some simple card tricks and card flourishes. Many of them have never had any exposure to these things, besides seeing some magic on television. For the majority of them it was even their first experience with a custom deck and with quality USPCC printed playing cards.What especially amazed me was the positive response I had from these kids to cardistry. Most of them had only...

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Terms you should know about Playing Cards and Card Games

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Terms you should know about Playing Cards and Card Games

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameMost specialized hobbies and interests have their own terminology, and the world of playing cards and card games is no different. Most readers likely have some experience with playing cards and with card games, and so you are probably already familiar with quite a few common terms and words that are used. But are you sure that you're using the right words? It's easy to learn new words from other people, but that doesn't guarantee you're thinking of the right meaning.What is the difference, for example, between a court card, a picture card, and a face card?...

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Q & A with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

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Q & A with Playing Card Wholesaler Murphy's Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What is Murphy's Magic? Murphy's Magic was founded by Mark Murphy in 1998, and it is a wholesale magic company that he's been running for over 20 years. Being a wholesaler means you can't purchase directly from Murphy's Magic, because they only sell in bulk quantities to authorized retailers. But if you've bought something from a playing card retailer online, there's a very good chance that they got their stock from Murphy's Magic in the first place. Murphy's Magic produces and sells an enormous range of magic products and playing cards which they sell to dealers around...

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Popular Self-Working Card Tricks for Complete Beginners

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Popular Self-Working Card Tricks for Complete Beginners

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIf you have a deck of playing cards, and are completely new to card magic, the first tricks you should learn are self-working tricks. No trick works completely automatically, of course, but this is a term that refer to tricks that don't rely on sleight of hand. That makes them super easy to learn and perform, so you'll be having fun showing these to your family and friends in no time!Many magic teachers recommend starting with self-workers, because then you can focus entirely on your presentation, which is essential to make card magic entertaining. We'll kickstart your...

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