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 patienceRead More

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 wonderfulRead More

Designer Spotlight: Randy Butterfield

In the world of playing cards, there are many well-known brands and publishers. But there’s also a number of well-known designers, many of whom have published their playing cards with multiple playing card manufacturers and under different labels. Arguably one of the most prolific is Randy Butterfield. So let’s find out more about Randy andRead More

Interview with Card Manipulator & Magician Jeff McBride

Who is Jeff McBride? Chances are you are reading this article because you already have some interest in playing cards. So maybe you’ve already heard of the name Jeff McBride. If you have, you’ll already be familiar with his credentials, so you’ll be itching to get straight the good stuff and read what he’s got toRead More

Interview with PlayingCardDecks Shipping Manager Beverly

Who is Beverly? In April 2020, PlayingCardDecks celebrated its third anniversary. That’s quite an achievement, and over the course of three full years of business, this online retailer that specializes in custom playing cards has grown enormously. They have an inventory of literally tens of thousands of decks of playing cards at any given moment.Read More

Novels About Playing Cards: Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll In a previous article we shared some of our favourite playing cards that depict novels. But how about novels that depict playing cards? Already for centuries playing cards have embedded themselves into our lives and culture, and crawled their way into language, paintings, and music. But what about literature? It’sRead More

Novels About Playing Cards: The Solitaire Mystery

The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder Playing cards have occupied an important role in our culture for hundreds of years. Their significance is in the first place connected to their primary use as as tool for playing card games, which is the primary factor that popularized them rapidly and led to their spread throughout Europe inRead More

Playing Cards About Novels

Many new collectors of playing cards ask: Where should I start? Old-timers will often give advice along these lines: “Don’t just buy every deck you can. Think carefully about what you like. Consider collecting decks that have a common theme or focus.” That’s good advice! With literally thousands of different decks on the market, andRead More

The Magician’s Oath

What is the Magician’s Oath? You don’t have to know much about magic to be aware that that there is a long tradition around maintaining secrecy, in order to preserve the secrets of magic. There is even an ancient “Magician’s Oath”, which is a kind of magician’s code that practitioners of magic are expected toRead More