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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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Modern Era Transformation Playing Cards

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Modern Era Transformation Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Custom playing cards really took off with the arrival of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter in 2009. As a result, today we have a thriving marketplace that is flooded with a plethora of amazing designs. Less than a decade after the advent of Kickstarter, the market today is in many respects crowded and fiercely competitive. But the crowdfunding era has also produced more diverse designs, including transformation decks, which consist of unique playing cards where the pips have been creatively incorporated into a larger artistic image. There are some modern transformation decks that have been produced by...

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Caption Contest - Race to 1k Giveaway

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Caption Contest - Race to 1k Giveaway

As we quickly approach 1,000 followers on our social media accounts we would like to celebrate with another caption contest with a great gift for the winner, which will include the following 12 decks: The rules are very simple but must be followed to be considered. Enter your best caption for the picture on our Facebook or Instagram post and tag at least one friend to be considered.  You may enter once a day thru July 23. No purchase necessary. Winner will be chosen at our sole discretion on July 24 and will be announced in our newsletter that day....

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20th Century Transformation Playing Cards

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20th Century Transformation Playing Cards

Special Content by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Transformation decks consist of unique playing cards where the pips have been creatively incorporated into a larger artistic image. After first appearing throughout the 1800s, they faded into obscurity for most of the 1900s. But there was some resurgence of interest in transformation playing cards at the end of the 20th century, especially around the 1990s and early 2000s. This period saw the creation of several landmark transformation decks which are still highly regarded today. Evident in some of the transformation decks from this era is a greater flexibility used in the placement and style...

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Top 5 June Sellers & Unadvertised Special

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Top 5 June Sellers & Unadvertised Special

What a great month for new decks in June, lots of stellar releases. Here are the items that cracked the top 5. 5. 1 Dozen Clear Plastic Boxes for Regular Sized Playing Cards in Tuck Case - An economical way to store and transport your decks. 4. Marked Maiden Back Bicycle Playing Cards - Blue & Red - An easy to read marked deck that includes 2 instructional videos to start using it right away. 3. Carat X1 Card Case - The best way to store and display your most valuable decks. A hard item to keep in stock so we have a large...

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