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The Iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

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The Iconic ARRCO Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSome playing card brands are iconic and immediately recognizable, like Bicycle, Bee, Tally-Ho, and Hoyle. Today the United States Playing Card Company is easily the granddaddy publisher of them all, and many of its published brands represent other companies they have acquired. Ever since it formed in the 1800s, USPCC has slowly gained a position of dominance, taking over many other companies along the way. In many instance, it made sense for them to preserve the original brand names they inherited, given that these were often popular, recognizable, and established brands.But here's one brand that many younger...

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The Impact of Playing Cards on the English language

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The Impact of Playing Cards on the English language

Expressions and idioms derived from playing cards and card games by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameAs the English language has developed over time, many expressions have entered common usage, which give meanings to words quite different from the literal meanings of the individual words themselves. When this happens it is referred to as an idiom, which is a phrase that doesn't always follow the normal rules of meaning and grammar. Many idioms have their background in older phrases that have changed over time, or originate in specialized areas and have come to have a broader usage. So it's no surprise that a lot of...

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My Favorite & Best Selling Decks of 2018 – Looking Back & Ahead

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My Favorite & Best Selling Decks of 2018 – Looking Back & Ahead

By Will Roya 2018 was an amazing year for us at PCD. It was our first full year in business and I’m happy to say that our loyal customers and supporters have helped to establish us as a popular destination to obtain new decks. Not only has our focus been to supply and create new playing cards but also to be a part of the community by providing educational and interesting content as well as participating and supporting other creators’ projects. We shipped out over 10 tons of decks last year and saw a multitude of new releases. We only...

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The Perils of Selling a Magic Product on the Mass Market

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The Perils of Selling a Magic Product on the Mass Market

Hilarious Reviews about a "Defective" Deck!by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameHere at PlayingCardDecks we know that you love playing cards. And chances are, because you love playing cards, you also know a thing or two about about them. For example, you'll know that a USPCC printed deck typically includes two extra cards besides the Jokers, so you aren't going to be surprised or confused when you find a couple of extra cards inside the tuck box. Sometimes these are used for ad cards, and other times they are used as gaff cards. So when you open your deck and see a couple...

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Debunking Common Myths About Playing Cards

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Debunking Common Myths About Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Claim: Court cards are based on real peopleThe artwork of the court cards in a regular deck of playing cards is very firmly established in tradition, and deviation from this familiar look is considered to be a novelty, even today. But where does this traditional look originate? It is sometimes claimed that the figures of our modern playing court card characters are in fact based on historical personages. For example, you may sometimes hear the suggestion that the four kings in a deck of playing cards represent historical leaders Charlemagne, David, Caesar, and Alexander. Is there any truth...

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