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  brief rules of playing card game
Playing cards in initial game positions settle down on squares with inappropriate colour, that is to have playing cards on a game board it is necessary to take into account colour of squares of those half of game board on which proportional groups belonging to players settle down.
Distance of moving of playing cards for one course is one square on a vertical, horizontals or diagonals, that is the amplitude of movement of all playing cards is similar to movement of chess king.
Playing cards beat each other imposing that is if you have imposed the playing card atop of a playing card of the opponent you beat a playing card of the opponent which is removed from a game board, and your playing card takes its place.
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  Playing card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Playing cards are often used as props in magic tricks, as well as occult practices such as cartomancy, and a number of card games involve (or can be used to support) gambling.
An early mention of a distinct series of playing cards is the entry of Charles or Charbot Poupart, treasurer of the household of Charles VI of France, in his book of accounts for 1392 or 1393, which records payment for the painting of three sets or packs of cards, which were evidently already well known.
Until August 4, 1960, decks of playing cards printed and sold in the United Kingdom were liable for taxable duty and the Ace of Spades carried an indication of the name of the printer and the fact that taxation had been paid on the cards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Playing_card   (4145 words)

 The World of Playing Card Design
The basic purpose of playing cards hasn't changed much in the last 625 years, but the fundamental precepts and principles of design and print have been continuously developing and improving to the present day.
The reduction of Playing Card duty from one shilling to threepence in 1862 led to expansions in playing card sales, and no doubt new players were tempted to enter the market.
Playing card decoration reflects the fashion of the day, and is likely to be guided by prevailing tastes and styles.
www.wopc.co.uk /cards/design.html   (1292 words)

 Joker (playing card) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Joker is a special card found in most modern decks of playing cards, or a Mahjong tile in some Mahjong game sets.
Many card games omit the card from use entirely; others, such as a 25-card variant of Euchre, make it one of the most important in the game.
Often, the card is a wild card, allowed to represent a range of existing cards.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joker_(playing_card)   (541 words)

 creativepro.com - Heavy Metal Madness: It's All in the Cards
Card design reached its peak in the Fifties, when card playing was still popular and advertising hadn't completely taken over the industry.
Card playing is documented as early as the 10th century, though the Chinese version was more like paper dominoes, which were shuffled and dealt in various games.
At one point every card had to carry a tax stamp, but later the stamp was only applied to the ace of spades, leading to the term "duty ace." Playing cards were specifically mentioned in the British Stamp Act that so pissed off the colonists and led to the American Revolution.
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 Card Playing.
Many good Christian people tolerate cards, in the belief that only innocent results will follow, who would cheerfully banish them from their parlors if they felt that there was any impropriety in their encouraging the game, and who, if they are in error, are more than willing to have their danger pointed out to them.
The reason why, in many places, card playing is permitted by good people, not without, we may believe, some inward protest, is because of an erroneous idea of what their social position demands of them.
Card playing operates as a barrier to the growth of intelligence.
www.covenanter.org /Practical/TheLot/cardplaying.htm   (4992 words)

 dotpattern - playing card joker collection
More information is available on the Playing Card FAQ about the origin of the joker, plus an article exploring the symbolism of the images.
The joker card is registered as a trademark, an opportunity for the card publisher to add something unique to their deck of cards.
Card makers also produce another unique card in the deck, traditionally used for taxation purposes - view several examples of the ace of spades from a playing card collector in China.
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 Card Throwing: A course on how to throw playing cards
These cards later evolved to "business cards" which were wider, heavier, and stamped with a ticket pass for a discount if you came with a friend.
Place the card in the grip of your choice, and then with the fingers that pinch together (not the finger on the corner if you're using one of those grips) grip as firmly as you can without warping or damaging it.
These cards are like fibers of plastic laid side by side, and so when thrown, will split down the length of the card.
www.knifethrowing.info /throwing_cards.html   (2567 words)

 Custom Playing Card.
All our playing card products are backed by our warranty, which we consider critically important part of our obligation to the buyer.
Our playing card factory and the printing press systems have kept pace with the rapidly changing business environment to provide still better services through increased accuracy and zero defect quality and workmanship.
Our playing card varnish and aqueous coating formulas have been developed over the years to give that extra gloss and finish and the right slippage which is a must for easy shuffling and undisturbed game play.
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 Bicycle Playing Cards
Bicycle Playing Cards are one of the oldest - they've been around since 1885 - and most recognizable brands of playing cards sold in the United States.
It's from a two-deck set of Canasta playing cards, and the modern bicycle on an old-fashioned fan is a subtle way of coordinating the bicycle theme with a card game that has a South American heritage.
The playing card faces feature significant events, inventions and people from history, and the back design is taken from an early design.
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 Playing Card Collections
His abroad present was always playing card with airlines logo.
During level flight, at their not busy time, you can ask "Do you have playing cards on board ?" In a minute, cards will be in your hand.
There is a case that Goddes of misfortune plots no playing cards on your flight.
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 The Playing Card
Playing Cards came from obscure origins and spread throughout the entire world.
Decks of playing cards are used in card games, gambling, magic tricks, religion and even the paranormal in cartomancy, like the Tarot practices.
If you've ever wondered where Playing Cards got their suits, why a deck has 52 Playing Cards or when the joker card was added to the original pack, you've come to the right site.
www.the-playing-card.com   (101 words)

 International Playing-Card Society - Brief History of Playing-Cards
The 19th century also saw the development of a vast industry in cards which were meant to appeal to the public simply by being attractive-or topical-with courts drawn from literary, historical or contemporary figures.
The resulting cards were, of course, totally unusable for play when they had no corner-indices, and indeed the publishers of early packs recommended that the blank backs should be used as visiting cards (a very important item in high society).
It was on 22nd October 1628 that Charles I granted the charter to the Company of the Mistery of Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London, and from 1st December that year all future importation of playing cards was forbidden.
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 International Playing-Card Society - Brief History of Playing-Cards
The 19th century also saw the development of a vast industry in cards which were meant to appeal to the public simply by being attractive-or topical-with courts drawn from literary, historical or contemporary figures.
The resulting cards were, of course, totally unusable for play when they had no corner-indices, and indeed the publishers of early packs recommended that the blank backs should be used as visiting cards (a very important item in high society).
It was on 22nd October 1628 that Charles I granted the charter to the Company of the Mistery of Makers of Playing Cards of the City of London, and from 1st December that year all future importation of playing cards was forbidden.
www.i-p-c-s.org /history.html   (1916 words)

 Ace of Spades or Secret Weapon Death Playing Cards at Newt's Playing Cards
In some cases actual playing cards were left along trails in Communist-controlled territory (American troops wrote to playing card manufacturers requesting numerous aces of spades to supplement the campaign).
The playing card company then received so many requests for cards (even from mothers who wanted to send them to their sons) they started packaging them in special marked boxes containing 52 aces.
The cards of Desert Storm were not death cards in the true sense of the term, but were rather motivational calling cards used by the troops to show pride in unit.
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 Personalized Playing Cards and Custom Playing Cards made by Print Masters India.
Established more than 30 years ago and acknowledged today as the undisputed leader of superior card games and "custom playing cards", we are here, on line...to offer you our best possible quality and services at a reasonable price.
All playing cards are manufactured on German 305 gsm duplex centered multi-layered card stock.
This grade of card stock is custom manufactured as per our quality requirements of fiber content, the exact whiteness and the proper card stock thickness.
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 playing cards, playing card company, personalized playing cards, custom playing card, picture playing card, playing card
It holds two decks of cards that have been placed on two plastic trays and the plastic trays have been placed upon an insert.
The card game decks were individually cello wrapped and the game unit was shrink wrapped from outside.
We had placed 4 stacks of 55 cards each inside the tuck box and on top of this is the instruction booklet.
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 snopes.com: Playing Card Superstitions
Picking up or playing one's cards with the left hand: The left hand has long been associated with evil ("sinister" was born of a Latin word that had two meanings: "on the left side" and "unfavorable/harmful"), so handling one's cards with this ill-favored appendage presages a bad outcome.
Dropping a card during play, especially a fl one: Possibly there is something to this superstition: Someone who mishandles his cards likely doesn't have all of his mind on the game and thus is more likely to make errors in play or miss opportunities to make the most of advantageous combinations of cards.
Playing against a cross-eyed opponent: At one time it was believed the cross-eyed could see sideways and thus help themselves whenever they wanted to a good look at the contents of your hand.
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 Playing Cards: History and Trends of Card Games
Our mission is to help promote the interest for playing cards and card games around the world and to be available as a reference site for researchers seeking information on the subject.
The exact origin of card games and playing cards is subject to a great deal of speculation and misinformation.
However, playing cards are most certainly not an invention of one person, but rather the result of a gradual development of different games being played in may different regions of the world, throughout centuries.
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 Personalized playing cards - Low Prices, Great Service.
We have received numerous testimonials from clients who are so happy with the sales figures after using custom playing cards as the advertising medium.
Custom printed card backs and fronts and also tuck boxes, instructions sheets or booklets, Cutting/Collating and gathering can be done according to your requirements.
Card shapes as per requirements...........you name it and we will do it for you.
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 Playing Cards Display
If getting to Chicago in 1893 seems a tall order, then consider the Hawaiian Heritage Playing Cards, which bids you to revisit the modern history of royal Hawaii, from first contact with James Cook in 1778 through to the end of the monarchy in 1898.
In continental Europe, playing cards are just as popular, and every city, it seems, has decks displaying it in all its glory.
A celebration cum documentary on cannabis culture across the world, Laurence Cherniak's Hemp Culture Playing Cards are a joyful and irreverent slice of the social, agricultural, political and psychological world of cannabis.
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 Cartomancy, Fortune Telling Cards, Tarot Cards, Playing Cards for Divination
Although divination with cards seems to have originated with regular decks of playing cards, Tarot cards are now the most popular cards used for fortune telling, and they are also widely used as aids to meditation, mystical development, ritual workings, and spell-craft.
The most famous card reader of all time was Mademoiselle Lenormand, who devised a system of identifying playing cards with certain of life's situations, and who read cards for Napoleon Bonoparte and his wife the Empress Josephine.
The upside of using non-pictorial cards -- from the reader's point of view -- is that the reader appears both mysterious and erudite; there is an aura of "fate" or "destiny" present as the reader describes the attributes of the cards.
www.luckymojo.com /cartomancy.html   (4260 words)

 Playing Card Ephemera
Soon after we began, we found that our interest in the printer's art extended beyond playing cards, to the use of playing-card imagery in other forms of advertising, post cards, and such items.
This organization focuses on the collecting of playing cards and the history of the American deck.
An organization that focuses on the history of playing cards and the games they were played with.
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 The United States Playing Card Company
Consumers have depended on the United States Playing Card Company (USPC) for all their playing card needs for more than 100 years.
Playing cards have been and remain the world's greatest entertainment value; pick up a pack today from your local retailer and play a card game with your friends and family!
If a manufacturing defect is found in a deck of our Bicycle®;, Bee®, Aviator®, Hoyle®, Maverick®, Tally-Ho®, Squeezers®, or Congress® playing cards that makes it unusable for normal game play, and it is returned before it has been extensively used, we will be glad to replace it.
www.usplayingcard.com /uspcconsumer.html   (364 words)

 The International Playing-Card Society - Introduction
Playing cards are common, everyday objects which we take for granted.
The composition of the pack often changes with the game which is being played; a Swiss players sitting down to play jass expects to find 36 cards in their pack, German skat players use 32 cards, while the dealer of French Tarot has to cope with 78 large cards in their hand.
Playing cards is still a popular pastime; look at the postings to the newsgroup rec.games.playing-cards.
i-p-c-s.org   (862 words)

 Playing Card Manufacturers & Suppliers
Playing cards: 280gsm blue core paper, size: 57 x 87mm...
Playing card of paper and plastic material, OEM is welcome!...
Advertising playing card, a freebie in promotion, is popular among the consumers scattering in different lines.
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 Digg - The Playing Card Workout
The only benefit, whether it be large or small, to this system is that it adds a measure of randomness to your workout; randomness isn't good in so far as getting fit is concerned, unless you relate it to the fact that you're less likely to get bored and thus give up.
Vltava, on 10/10/2007, -4/+2I'd like to apologize on behalf of the many Americans that agree with me for allowing such a mindless leader to risk the lives of soldiers such as yourself for a retarded and unnecessary war.
We did 5 cards at a time for 3 decks when I was in corporals course.
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