Card Game News, Feb. 26, 2013

Card Game News, February 26, 2013 (image courtesy

Here is the latest news in the world of card games and playing cards, for the week of February 26th, 2013:

Archangels - Bicycle Playing Cards

The story behind the artwork for a new deck of playing cards: "The Theory11 team gave me free rein to devise a concept for the deck design. I anchored my approach around the idea of a battle between angels and demons over the power of night and day." [link]

Nevada Legalizes Online Gambling

"The measure makes Nevada the first state in the country to approve interstate online gaming. 'This bill is critical to our state's economy and ensures that we will continue to be the gold standard for gaming regulation.' AB114 authorizes Nevada to enter into compacts with other states to offer Internet poker. Partnering with other states gives Nevada an expanded customer market and provides other states with Nevada's expertise in gambling regulation." [link]

Euchre Is More Than A Card Game In Michigan

"If you grew up in Michigan, where euchre is played in deer camps and college dorms and lots of other places, you probably get that. Euchre, with its fast action, still attracts crowds to tournaments and card parties throughout Michigan and other parts of the upper Midwest and Ontario." [link]

Hearts - A Classic Card Game

A brief history and description of the game of Hearts: "Around 1850, Reverse gave way to a simple form of Hearts, which went on to become one of the most popular card games in the United States, surpassed only by Euchre and Poker. Hearts was a favorite game on Mississippi riverboats after the Civil War." [link]

Designers, Classic Playing-Card Maker Win Big on Kickstarter

"A new batch of designers are turning to a more venerable channel as an artistic outlet - the traditional deck of playing cards. And their use of 21st-century tools like Kickstarter are bringing a certain 19th-century company a new era of success." [link]

New Poker App Removes the Needs for Physical Cards

"Those who enjoy playing card games but often find themselves stuck with out a deck will be pleased to hear about a new app called Bold Poker which transforms mobile devices into playing cards. The app is designed to be enjoyed playing with other people in person, it serves as companion technology to Texas Hold'em and removes the need to a physical deck of cards." [link]

NBA Players Love the Card Game Bourré

"What started as a Louisiana trick card game has become the game for deep-pocketed athletes enduring cross-country travel and long nights in hotel rooms. Now, with a push from an ambitious 28-year-old from Malibu, Bobby Heyward, the game is poised to go mainstream with a new professional league, a la World Series of Poker." [link]

Recent Card Game Releases

  • HeroDex -- "Virtual Trading Card Game Beta Released" [Windows, Linux]
  • Perfection of Wisdom -- "Card Dueling Game" [Windows]
  • Shelter -- "A zombie card duelling game" [Windows Phone]

Recent Card Game Reviews

  • IOTA -- "IOTA is a card game in which players score points by adding cards to a grid."
  • Skull & Roses -- "A deadly little game with a question to ask you: Can you bluff?"
  • Wits & Wagers -- "Turns the genre of trivia on its head."

Notable Quote

"One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards."
 ~ Oscar Wilde

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