Brand Spotlight: Vanishing Inc.

In previous articles we’ve taken a look at some big brands in the world of playing cards. Big-name producers like Ellusionist and Theory11 are well known for their high quality decks of luxury playing cards, many of which are geared towards magicians. Art of Play is another familiar brand, and their range of custom playing […]

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Brand Spotlight: Guru Playing Card Company

Big brands like Ellusionist and Theory11 are well known for their contribution to the world of custom playing cards. But what about some of the smaller players in the playing card industry? In this series of articles we’re introducing you to some of the lesser known lights, which are nonetheless producing some shining stars in […]

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Interview with Card Thrower & Magician Rick Smith Jr

Who is Rick Smith Jr? When you’re an entertainer, you need to find something that makes you stand out from the rest of the pack. This is also true for performers in the magic industry. With magic man Rick Smith Jr, it’s easy to see that he has what it takes to stand out from […]

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How to Create Your Own Deck of Playing Cards

A Guide to Publishing Your Own Custom Deck by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame We live in a wonderful era of playing card luxury, because the market is flooded with a host of wonderful new designs on a regular basis. With the help of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, we can become patrons of the arts, and play […]

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards. These playing cards from the Jerry’s Nugget Casino are the stuff of legend. Produced in 1970, and banished to storage for 20 years, these playing cards eventually trickled out of the casino’s gift shop for as little as a buck or two each. But these forgotten relics […]

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The Legendary Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards

Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards Almost every hobby that involves collecting has a holy grail which every collector dreams of finding and owning in their personal collection. For some playing card collectors, the grail of collecting would be a sealed deck of original Jerry’s Nugget Playing Cards in pristine condition. If you’ve spent some time in […]

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The Three Most Played Solitaire Card Games in the World

Which Games Are They? Solitaire card games played with a traditional deck of playing cards have existed for decades, going back as far as the 19th century. But there’s no doubt that the arrival of the personal computer into office spaces and homes has had an enormous impact in introducing these classic games of patience […]

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What You Should Know About Solitaire Card Games

I love games. And I love playing cards. So it won’t come as a surprise that I also love playing traditional card games. These can be a great way to spend time with family and friends, in a relaxed and casual setting. Especially if you own a custom deck of playing cards, it be wonderful […]

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Designer Spotlight: Alex Chin

In previous articles we’ve taken a look at some well-known brands and well-known playing card manufacturers. But what about designers? One of the very best of the best is Alex Chin. In this article we’ll get acquainted with some of the beautiful decks of playing cards that have been created by this award winning designer. […]

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