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kevan.org - The Skeleton Deck
"It's a regular poker deck, combined with the numbers 1-6 in eight coloured suits (red Stops, orange Bricks, yellow Suns, green Leaves, blue Drops, purple Shields, white Skulls and black Keys), six wildcards in six of those suits, and the numbers 1 through 52."
creations  cards  games  hacking 
march 2017 by kevan
Hanafuda - Wikipedia
"Each time gambling with a card deck of a particular design became too popular, the government banned those cards, which then prompted the creation of new ones. [...] Because hanafuda cards do not have numbers (the main purpose is to associate images) and the long length to complete a game, it has a partially limited use for gambling."
japan  cards  games  history  law 
november 2016 by kevan
Rules of Card Games: Cuttle
"The exact origin of this unusual two-player game is unknown. Dating from the 1970's at the latest, it is the earliest example I have found of a combat card game."
games  cards  history 
april 2016 by kevan
Dirty Hands - A cheating scandal in the world of professional bridge
"In eighty-two of eighty-five videotaped hands, Fantoni or Nunes led a card vertically when his remaining holding in the same suit contained an ace, a king, or a queen, and horizontally when it didn’t."
cards  games  cheating 
march 2016 by kevan
Shut Up & Sit Down | Review: Cards Against Humanity
"Our hobby isn’t new, yet it’s now growing in a way it never was before. It’s reaching more people in more places and, please God, I don’t want Cards Against Humanity to be its ambassador."
games  cards 
may 2015 by kevan
Quantum Fingers - Everything2.com
"The face value of each card remains indeterminate so long as gameplay is not affected by what it is: as soon as the state of the underlying "classical" game (i.e. the ordinary card game on which the "quantum" game is based) depends on whether a player has a particular card, that player chooses at that point whether or not it holds that card."
games  cards  secrets  via:minkette 
february 2015 by kevan
StarCityGames.com - Counterfeit Cards
"Based on the current Magic [the Gathering] economy, I cannot name a single thing in the entire world that is as easy to counterfeit as a Magic card that would provide a higher rate of return."
games  cards  illusions  crime  china 
january 2014 by kevan
Good Little Games
"Good Little Games is a showcase of free print-and-play microgames. All our games use a maximum of just 18 cards, plus perhaps a few common components, such as counters or regular six-sided dice."
games  cards 
july 2013 by kevan
Welcome to Night Vale deck - Dvorak - A Blank-Card Game
"The Glow Cloud is considered to be located at all Locations."
games  cards  creations 
june 2013 by kevan
Freeze-Dried Games Pack
"This is an ongoing project to collect rules for interesting card, dice, word and pen-and-paper games that can be explained in no more than 100 words."
games  cards  dice  paper  creations 
november 2012 by kevan
In 2011 Kickstarter raises $1.1 Million for Board and Card games | Purple Pawn
"This year 61 games, which includes board games, card games, RPG, and dice games have successfully been funded with another 17 currently attempting to successfully fund."
games  money  board  cards  via:waxy 
december 2011 by kevan
52 Card Cinema
"52 cards, each printed with a unique identifier, are replaced in the subject's view by the individual shots that make up a movie scene. The cards can be stacked, dealt, arranged in their original order or re-composed in different configurations, creating spreads of time."
films  cards  technology  barcodes  via:clarered 
april 2010 by kevan
Sexy Windsurfing
"[A] program that 'emulates' a player in Apples to Apples, using Google search results to determine which cards to play. The agent does a search for the card from its hand (the red card) plus the card under judgment (the green card), and uses those numbers to choose which card to play."
games  simulation  cards  via:leonard 
october 2009 by kevan
The Game Crafter - Your game REALIZED - Home
Cafepress print-on-demand for indie boardgames. "After uploading your game, our site will tell you exactly how much it costs to manufacture that game. You can buy copies at that price, but you can also set a price that visitors should pay."
board  cards  games  design  dice  todo  via:majorfun 
july 2009 by kevan
Guide to games | Life and style | guardian.co.uk
The Guardian/Observer's card and party games collection. "Once the first person has been found they follow the seeker round as they continue their search. If the found person spots someone hiding that the seeker doesn't see, they wave. The hidden person waves back, entitling the found person to run off and hide again."
games  cards 
november 2008 by kevan
playing card death in SE Asia - a photoset on Flickr
"There are cards everywhere in SE Asia, I have never witnessed anyone throwing them away but they litter the streets, so I thought I'd try and get a full deck."
photos  cards  via:holly 
january 2008 by kevan
Battles of Prince of Persia (Nintendo DS)
A decent grid-based wargame with CCG elements; the cards aren't very well written, and deck-building doesn't fit the random-objective campaign game too well, but it makes a good strategy boardgame, and presumably improves a lot against a human opponent.
gamelog  4stars  board  cards  war  magic  via:raven 
march 2007 by kevan
Infinite Dvorak card game - Cards and Rules - The Dvorak Game Wiki
"The Infinite Dvorak Deck is an ever-expanding card game, which anyone can add cards to. There's no coherent theme, and cards can be original, inspired by anything, copied from other Dvorak decks, or even dragged in verbatim from other card games."
creations  games  cards  meta  nomic 
march 2007 by kevan
The Odd Couple (1967)
How we have the same fundamental relationship with everyone, even ourselves.
filmlog  3stars  depression  love  cards 
february 2007 by kevan
Dvorak - The Nomic Card Game System
"Dvorak is a card game where all of the cards start out blank." Finally getting around to doing something with the seven-year-old site, and giving it room to grow - it's now a wiki, instead of a hacked and stunted one-man nightmare of perl scripts.
creations  games  cards  nomic  wikis 
february 2007 by kevan
New Eleusis
An unfriendly but promising web-opponent version of the inductive-logic card game.
games  cards  web 
january 2007 by kevan
Grand Illusions - Toy Shop - Polyorama
"The Polyorama originally dates from the mid 18th century, and consists of a series of illustrated cards which combine to form an 'endless landscape' - you can place the cards in any order, and the pictures will still fit together to create a landscape."
art  cards  toys  random  via:waxy 
october 2006 by kevan
Welcome to Retro-Gram.Com Purveyors of Internet Telegrams
"Authentic vintage telegrams sent from your computer and delivered across the globe via first class post. Delight your correspondents by sending a Retro-Gram today!"
cards  history  nostalgia 
april 2006 by kevan
BYOND Games!
Software for across-Internet play of various user-written grid-based board and card type games (including Mafia and Eleusis), plus a few unplayably juddery arcade-game hacks.
games  board  cards  download 
april 2006 by kevan
Wikipedia: Redemption (card game)
"One unique aspect that sets Redemption apart from other Collectible Card Games is that each deck contains both good and evil characters, but the good characters (the Heroes of the Bible) always win the game."
games  cards  religion 
march 2006 by kevan
The Planeswalker's Matrix
A Netrunner card set for use in Apprentice.
games  cards  todo 
march 2006 by kevan
The Board Game Club
A decent-looking UK boardgame mail-order site - minimum order of fifty pounds, but very low prices.
games  board  cards  shops  todo 
february 2006 by kevan
Playables.com - Deck Builder
Magic-card proxy generator, with the more useful effect of being able to paste in Apprentice sealed-decks and skim the cards visually.
mtg  cards  games 
january 2006 by kevan
GeekList: Best Multiplayer Online Board/Card Games
Links to multiplayer online versions of fifty or so games, overlapping a bit with Brettspielwelt.
games  board  cards  web 
december 2005 by kevan
VASSAL Engine Web Site
"VASSAL is a game engine for building and playing online adaptations of board games and card games." In real-time, or by email. Can apparently play Dvorak, with blank cards.
games  cards  board  download  software  todo 
november 2005 by kevan
BrettspielWelt - Brettspiele Online Portal
Excellent - a free-to-use game engine that lets you play a wide range of German board games (including Carcassonne and Settlers) across the Internet. With an added metagame of stumbling through the all-German interface.
games  germany  download  software  catan  board  cards 
october 2005 by kevan
GameGame
Weblog for a pleased-with-itself card game about game design; building a game from arbitrary ludemetic fragments, and playing lesson-teaching design-process actions on it. Seems quite arbitrary, skimming it.
games  design  cards  meta  education  business 
october 2005 by kevan
Knock Knock
Bits of paper and cardboard from the people who make the tickbox greetings cards. Some good stuff. "Leave notes for your loved ones telling them exactly what they must do to ensure your happiness on a daily basis."
cards  paper  humour 
october 2005 by kevan
Playing Cards FAQ: Why do the people on Anglo-American cards look the way they do?
Design changes and random mutations of playing cards, over the centuries. "Jack of Spades has gained a moustache (probably as a result of misinterpreting a line on his cheek)... And his spear has turned into an undecipherable object."
cards  design  games  art  via:holly 
august 2005 by kevan
Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801)
"It was my wish to have subjoined [...] the method of playing the game, but the author is so exceedingly obscure in his phraseology, and negligent in his explanations, that I found it impossible to follow him with the least degree of satisfaction."
games  sport  history  board  cards  dice  books  via:boynton 
july 2005 by kevan
Netrunner: A Post-Mortem
Speculation over its demise. "The presence of factions [...] broadens the appeal of a game. An individual who has no initial interest in the game itself may still identify with one of its factions and be drawn to purchase and investigate it as a result."
games  cards  design  psychology  business 
july 2005 by kevan
The Game-it-Yourself Canonical List of Free Print-and-Play Games
"It is my goal that every single game that is freely available on the internet will be listed here."
board  games  paper  cards  via:rwhe 
july 2005 by kevan
The Best Card Trick (PDF)
Brilliant information-theory card trick. "By permuting the three remaining cards my assistant can send me one of only 3! = 6 messages, and again we are one bit short."
cards  magic  via:idiolect  filetype:pdf  media:document 
july 2005 by kevan
: : Speak Up > Got Game? : :
Nicely-illustrated history of board and card games, from the Royal Game of Ur through to Pictionary. "It was believed that a successful player was under the protection of major gods, because of the nature of luck in the game."
games  cards  board  history  via:holly 
june 2005 by kevan
Top Trump Squads - DispatchWiki
Invented a while ago and beaten into shape over the weekend - a game to play with Top Trumps decks that isn't completely dull and mechanistic. A vague Yahtzee hybrid, forcing random characters into simple representations of scenes from their films.
cards  games  creations 
june 2005 by kevan
Top Trumps - Dinosaurs, Horror, Spacecraft
Scans from three 1980s sets. Astonishing both how badly-drawn and how casually, beheadingly gory the Horror decks were, for a kids' game.
cards  games  children  monsters  space  dinosaurs 
june 2005 by kevan
TRN: Camera sees behind objects
Simple, but astonishingly effective - illuminating a hidden surface one ray of light at a time, and measuring the properties of it when it's reflected as far as a camera, to establish the colour of the initial surface, pixel by pixel.
technology  light  mirrors  cards  cheating  via:wmmna 
june 2005 by kevan
Guggenheim Collection - Cornell - Fortune Telling Parrot
Saw this in Venice and wasn't allowed to touch it. "The crank on the right exterior of the construction turns a broken music box, hidden in the lower-right corner of the sculpture."
art  birds  music  future  cards 
may 2005 by kevan
1000 Blank White Cards: The RPG
Interestingly freeform RPG, using the Blank White Card Game ethos. "The GM may play more cards as needed from their hand when they introduce new events or situations. For every card the GM plays, one player may respond by playing one of their own cards."
roleplaying  random  cards  via:brendan 
may 2005 by kevan
Welcome to Play Buddy.com
An utterly ruthless bunch of card-counting, Scrabble-board-scanning client-side robots to help you win unfairly at Yahoo games. Includes a Quantum-Leap-style pool-aiming laser overlay, ludicrously.
games  cheating  cards  scrabble  software 
april 2005 by kevan
The Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards
"The Company was incorporated to regulate the trade [...] in London, which had suffered from the importation of foreign cards and cheap and inferior cards manufactured in the country. Customs officers were ordered to seize foreign or poor quality cards."
cards  history  london 
april 2005 by kevan
A Scrivener's Lament: Penny Dreadfuls and Vinegar Valentines
Anti-Valentines. "Penny Dreadfuls were usually sent anonymously to people one didn't like. Adding insult to injury, during the 19th century, the person receiving the mail was obligated to pay the postage."
love  cards  poetry 
march 2005 by kevan
Addison - Permanent Collection
Includes a picture of Tom Fruin's "Discard" framed found-playing-card collection.
cards  litter  lunacy  art 
february 2005 by kevan
Interview with Tom Fruin
Mention of an eight-year attempt to build a deck of found cards. "The 7 of spades was folded and in the center of a sidewalk on a deserted street... I knew it was the final card before I touched it."
cards  litter  lunacy  interviews 
february 2005 by kevan
Deck O' Junk
A collaboratively assembled deck of found playing cards. "It's got a bee on the card, even though the company has nothing to do with Bee Playing Cards?"
cards  litter  lunacy  bees 
february 2005 by kevan
The Last Page - Crazy? No, Just One Card Shy of a Full Deck
"It was the beginning of my year-long hunt for one full deck of found playing cards. I created the rules. I had to find the cards on the sidewalks or streets of the city of New York, any borough. I could take no more than three cards at a time."
cards  litter  lunacy 
february 2005 by kevan
Magic the Gathering : Unhinged Card List
Stupid Magic cards; a sequel to Unglued, with some good stuff. "At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control permanents with names that include all twenty-six letters of the English alphabet, you win the game."
cards  games  humour  lunacy  mtg 
november 2004 by kevan
mafiascum.net
Rules and resources for the simple identity-concealing "Mafia" card-game, currently being played in bulletin-board forums on the site.
cards  crime  games  police  psychology  secrets  society 
november 2004 by kevan
Cardstacker.com
Building improbably rigid lattice structures from playing cards.
cards  construction 
november 2004 by kevan
The Art of Playing Cards
A collaborative-art deck of cards which seems entertainingly, ambiguously difficult to play any actual games with. They look ideal for a completely insane game of Mao.
art  cards  games  random 
october 2004 by kevan
www.Mtg-News.com - Champions of Kamigawa Spoiler
The latest Magic expansion, with a nice pseudo-oriental styling, and lots of intriguing new mechanics. Challenges via Apprentice are welcome, once I'm up to speed.
cards  games  mtg  todo 
september 2004 by kevan
MSNBC - Are poker 'bots' raking online pots?
"If you've got a bot that can play 25 casinos, two tables apiece, even if you're playing a (mid-level) $10/$20 game … that's $1,000 an hour."
cards  cheating  games  money  robots 
september 2004 by kevan
ChessHeads
A collectible card game that uses a chess set, Knightmare Chess style.
board  cards  chess  games 
september 2004 by kevan
ReadyMade: MacGyver Challenge - Altoids Tins
Making mini speakers out of mint-tins and miniature playing cards.
cards  sound  technology 
july 2004 by kevan
CollectAndPlay : Deck Builder
I keep losing this. Paste in a MtG deck list and get a page of card images; good for visualising Apprentice decks.
cards  games  mtg 
july 2004 by kevan
PalmGear.com – PStore
"A score-keeping program for Palm OS hand-held devices, for use when you are playing non-Palm games, such as board games and card games."
board  cards  download  games  software 
june 2004 by kevan
Welcome to CardsMadeEasy
Cheapish business-card printing, for possible future reference.
cards  todo 
may 2004 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Politics | Long lashes thwart ID scan trial
"Long eyelashes and watery eyes could thwart iris scanning technology used for the government's ID card trial."
cards  eyes  surveillance 
may 2004 by kevan
Five-Card Nancy Solitaire
Single-player web version of the "arrange random comic-strip panels into a surreal or terrifying sequence" game.
cards  comics  games  random 
may 2004 by kevan
The Bob Lancaster Gallery of Unusual Playing Cards
Highlights from decks with varyingly terrifying artwork on their face cards, and beyond.
art  cards  games 
may 2004 by kevan
Wikipedia - Fundamental Theorem of Poker
"Every time you play a hand differently from the way you would have played it if you could see all your opponents' cards, they gain."
cards  games  science 
april 2004 by kevan

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