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Seeing These Card Tricks Up Close Almost Makes You Believe In Magic

Video: Magician Patrick Kun isn’t breaking the wheel when it comes to these magic tricks, but the way he packages them — short, sweet and right in front of the camera with little to no explanation — makes watching magic so much more fun. There’s no long build up, there’s no need to weave a senseless story, there’s no psychological ploy. It’s just slick visual trickery, right in front of you.


This Website Can Teach You To Count Cards Like A Maths Genius

It turns out you don’t need to be a savant like Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, or an MIT mathematics prodigy in order to count cards. There’s a relatively simple approach that can give you a slight advantage over the dealer when playing Blackjack, and this site can help you master it.


The Most Satisfying Site On The Internet Lets You Win Solitaire Without Ever Playing

Besides killing a few hours at work, what keeps most people playing Windows Solitaire is the incredibly satisfying finale where all the cards fall and bounce across the bottom of the window when you win. But thanks to developer Ricardo Cabello, you no longer have to win — or even play — to enjoy it.


A Deck Of Cards Featuring Kings, Queens, And Other Characters From Game Of Thrones

Etsy shop JokerandtheThief has turned the characters from the medieval soap opera Game of Thrones into a perfect hand-drawn deck of cards featuring characters from the second book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, Clash of Kings — while they’re all still alive.


These Card Tricks Basically Destroy The Concept Of Gravity

Video: The young wizard of cardistry, Zach Mueller, is back at it again showing off his gravity defying, finger destroying, physics bending card tricks and they’re always a joy to see because though everyone is familiar with a deck of cards, most of us have not seen a deck of cards move through space and time quite like this. Think your little bridge shuffle is impressive? Ha!


Web Trumps Pits Site Against Site in a Card Game That Doesn't Need Internet Access

Based on a popular card game called Top Trumps created back in 1968, Web Trumps pits popular websites against each other in a card game that lets you see how your favourite site stacks up to the competition.


These Cards Look Like They're Floating On Their Own And Destroying Gravity

Video: Zach Mueller has mastered the art of cardistry and in doing so probably destroyed the laws of gravity. The Fontaine cards he’s using seem to have a mind of their own with special rules that don’t apply to other objects on this planet. It’s not so much that his hands are controlling the card but the card is controlling his hands. Cool trick!


Everyone's A Winner With These Windows 3.0 Cards By Susan Kare

Practically everyone who used a computer in the 90s passed the hours playing Solitaire on Windows 3.0 at one point or another. Now, you can enjoy the game in real life with this deck of cards modelled after Susan Kare’s timeless, pixelated design. Even the box brings back memories.


A Jaws-Themed Deck Of Cards Is Surprisingly More Beautiful Than Gory

You’d probably expect a deck of Jaws-themed playing cards to be chocked full of gory imagery and only available in the back pages of Fangoria magazine. But the artwork on this deck is downright beautiful, to the point where you’ll almost want to frame an image of a swimmer being attacked by a great white shark — almost.


The CPU Card Game That Out-Nerded Magic: The Gathering Now Has A Sequel

If casting spells and magic elixirs just aren’t your thing, the original CPU Wars was a unique non-fantasy take on the trump style card game. Players dealt damage to their opponents based on the tech specs of real-life computer CPUs, and now there’s a sequel to the game featuring processors you’d only find in powerful servers.


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