Cards in Art

We all know about the famous series of paintings depicting dogs playing poker, but what about other art containing cards and games? We went digging for some more card-depictions in classic art and elsewhere. Have you spotted any cards in famous art? Let us know what you’ve found in the comments!
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Rare, Beautiful Playing Cards You Won’t Have Seen Elsewhere

Rare, Beautiful Playing Cards You Won't Have Seen Elsewhere
In addition to the standard “bicycle” deck of playing cards, many contemporary and historical artists have designed incredible decks with amazing visuals - here’s just a few of them.
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Holiday 2017 Gift Picks for Card Players: Novelties

You've searched and you've searched, but you can't find a gift for that card player who has everything. Here are our picks for novelties and funnies to bring a smile to everyone's face.
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Oh No! Shopping! Gift Ideas for your entire list of card playing friends and family

Holiday Shopping for Card Players - Gifts for Card Players
You know the feeling all too well. It’s early evening, and the last of the winter daylight has long since faded away. Perhaps a light snow is falling...and your heart is sinking, too. You’ve forgotten to do your holiday shopping, and the big day is tomorrow!
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Trick Card Decks & Where to Find Them

Over the years, I’ve developed a deep-rooted fine love for card and coin tricks; those are two things I’m almost never without – when killing time waiting for a taxi to pass, while waiting for an important e-mail to come in or while in conversation on the phone for a radio interview, my hands are usually busy with a coin palm or a card flip. Here are some of the most popular trick decks and where you can find them; of course, please use them only for card tricks and not for rigging a card game…
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Talking Truth about Tables

Talking Truth about Card Tables
No bridge or card room is complete without a proper table. It’s more than a functional piece – it’s a functional centerpiece and sets the tone of the entire room around it. You’ve got to think about beauty, practicality, comfort and space all at the same time. Alex shares some of the coolest tables money can buy.
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10 Casino Facts You Didn’t Know

10 Casino Facts You Didn't Know - Gifts and supplies for Card Players
Even if you’re a seasoned veteran of the casino floor, we’re willing to bet on the fact that you might not have known about any of these cool, weird or otherwise unusual casino facts and statistics.
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Learn How to Shuffle a Deck, It Can Give You the Upper Hand

Learn How to Shuffle a Deck, It Can Give You the Upper Hand - Great Bridge Links
Style and skill go hand in when playing any card game. Looking like you know what you’re doing is part and parcel of every card game. So learning some new shuffling tips and tricks will give your opponents the idea that you’re a whizz at whatever you’re playing.
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Gambling of the Ancients

Gambling of the Ancients - Gifts for Card Players
While the first slot machine saw the casino floor for the first time in 1894, gambling is by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, we’d guess that gambling has been around about as far as mankind. We wend digging for some more information about the gambling of the ancients…
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4 Easy Crafts You Can Do With Cards

Crafts with Cards - Gifts for Card Players
Whether you’re a parent of a young child, a lifelong crafter and Pinterest fan, or even a staunchly craft-averse person, there’s almost definitely a card craft out there for you!
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Politicians’ Favourite Card Games

Politicians Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players
Politicians really do seem like the most serious of creatures - and in many cases, they have to be that way. However, sometimes they let us catch a glimpse of their not-so-stoic sides...which is always appreciated!
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Looking at Antique and Vintage Card Decks

Vintage Playing Cards - Gifts for Card Players
Guitarists call the phenomenon GAS, short for Gear Acquisition Syndrome: One can never have too many guitars – or in our case, card decks. When last did you buy ‘just one more’ for the collection? We took a look at some really cool vintage and antique card decks and where you can go to find them.
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Ode to Solitaire

Ode to Solitaire - Gifts for Card Players
Solitaire is a peculiar cultural institution. It’s a favourite game of kids at summer camp, procrastination-happy office workers, introverts, and people all around the world. But few people know the true story of how this loner’s game came to be.
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How to improve your focus at the card table

How to improve your focus at the bridge table

Believe it or not you don’t have to have a good memory to be a bridge expert

by Jude Goodwin
With shout outs to The Bridge Guys, and BridgeWinners.

When I first took up the game of bridge I spent hours trying to discover ways to improve my memory, tricks to help me remember the cards, the conventions, the odds involved in the game. But after a few years of this diligence,

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What to offer guests at your next card party

Great snacks for the card table - poker or bridge parties
Once upon a time a friend invited a group of us over for an evening of poker. We were all to bring snacks and money and drinks of choice. One woman thought it would be a great idea to bring a chocolate fountain.
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Dogs Playing Poker

Dogs Playing Poker

Dogs Playing Poker

By Alex J Coyne © Gifts for Card Players

Before their viral popularity, these paintings were featured on cigar boxes.

When was the last time you saw a painting of dogs playing poker? Now, when was the last time you really thought of a dog playing poker? It turns out the painting has a richer history than you would expect…

The Paintings

“Dogs Playing Poker”

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