Splendor: a Splendid Way to Spend an Evening

Spendor Strategy Game - Gifts for Card Players
Since buying this game last year, the phrase “I would play splendoooooor” is heard almost every time we are deciding what to do next. If you have a group of game-loving friends or family members who are frequently looking for something interesting to do together, it might be worthwhile to pick up a copy of Splendour the next time you visit your local game shop.
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The Era of New Age Board Games Has Dawned

New Era of Board Games - Gifts for Card Players
Board games are back in vogue and they seem to be more popular than ever before. The interest in tabletop games is on the rise, especially among millennials whose newfound love for socializing has made them embrace games that can be played with a group of friends.
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Five Interesting Family Board Games That Are App-Driven

App Driven Board Games - Gifts for Card Players
There's a new breed of board games which combine the charm and simplicity of old school games and the immersive gaming experience of the digital world. These are app-driven board games. Let's check some of these out!
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Mad Magazine: The Board Game

Mad Magazine the Board Game
In it's heyday The Mad franchise produced magazines, TV shows, trading card games - there was even a movie. Alex walks down memory lane with the Mad board game.
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Board Games for Dark Nights

Clue Pieces - Gifts for Card Players
Here are some suggestions for spooky board games that work great for Halloween, or for those dark nights when things are going bump!
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My Obsession With Winning Spider Solitaire

Spider Solitaire Gifts for Card Players
I've played Klondike my entire life, with all variations of play. But it never grabbed me like Spider Solitaire has. It feels more intellectual, more challenging. It forces me into a different way of thinking about the cards.
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Monopoly: Mzansi Edition

Monopoly Mzansi Edition - Gifts for Card Players
If you want to see what type of person someone is deep down, just subject them to a game of Monopoly – and remember that it’s not always about winning, it’s about how they go about winning. Are they a strategist who forms alliances to get from one point to another, or is their only goal to wipe everyone else off of the board by the time the game ends?
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Illuminati: The Game of Conspiracy

Illuminati Card Game Review - Gifts for Card Players
Steve Jackson’s Illuminati can be considered one of the strangest, best and most original card and board games to ever hit the market. It was first introduced in the year 1982 according to the official website for Steve Jackson Games, and it’s been the subject of plenty of hype, paranoia and controversy – which was kind of the point.
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Machi Koro: The Perfect Game to Kick-off a regular Family Games Night

Machi Koro Game Review
Sitting down for your first family games night can be intimidating, but there’s no better way to kick off a games night tradition than by working together to learn the rules to this quick, straightforward, and inclusive card game. To avoid game-store confusion and mid-game stress, we’re going to be running a series of blog posts reviewing and talking about card and board games. And we’ve got a really fun game to get things going.
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Bits & Bobs: Replacement Parts for Board Games

Board Game Pieces Replacement Parts - Gifts for Card Players
Board game bits get lost all the time, and we have a feeling that they might end up in the same place as lost socks. Sometimes you buy a pre-owned board game with some pieces missing, other times they just get lost over several hundred games and places. Great Bridge Links and Alex took a closer look at where and how to source replacement parts for board games.
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Beyond Pokemon: 7 Trading Card Games You May Not Have Heard Of

Beyond Pokemon: 7 Trading Card Games You May Not Have Heard Of
Trading cards have been around for about 125 years. That’s a long time; and, as you might expect, some pretty crazy games have come out in that time! Some have been institutions in and of themselves (ever heard of Pokémon?), but others are a little more, shall we say...niche.
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The Best Classic Card Games for Kids of Every Age

Card games for kids - Gifts for Card Players

The Best Classic Card Games for Kids of Every Age

by Katie Coopersmith © 2017 Gifts for Card players

If you’re a card player, whether amateur, expert, or somewhere in between, chances are good that you’re hoping the next generation takes up the deck-shuffling mantle and falls in love with cards themselves. And there’s good news for you: if you play your cards right (pun definitely not intended) and wisely choose the games you teach to kids at every age,

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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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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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A Return to the Classics: What’s Behind the Card and Board Game Resurgence?

Board games are popular again
Sites like Kickstarter have proven hugely popular for raising money, with the board game niche being one of the most active on the website.
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Card Regulations 101

Playing Card Heart Family
So, just what is a regulation style playing card deck? Have you ever played a game with a deck of Spanish playing cards? Quick! What are the card hand values in poker? Check out some of our facts about standard playing card regulations and various card games for the answers.
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eKasi Casino

eKasi Cassino - Gifts for Card Players
Cassino is a basic card-fishing game with several variations and mostly the same rules. The origin of Cassino is usually noted as being Italian, evolving from the fishing game of Scopa. Early mentions of the game go as far back as the 18th century. Read more here.
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3 Great Trading Card Games for All Ages

Trading Card Games
Love playing cards? Then you should love some of these trading card game picks. Unlike regular playing cards, the charm of a trading card deck is that the player can create their own deck using cards they have collected.
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