Are you looking for playing card accessories? This article will provide you with some tips on selecting the perfect accessories for your game.
There is a wide variety of playing card accessories out there. You can find everything from decks of cards with photos on them to fun party decor. Cards have been a valuable part of the world culture for centuries, and have served as a historical almanac. Their design through the years can help us to comprehend politics, lifestyles and innovation. They are also useful teaching tools for children. Here are a few options for all ages and skill levels.
For the Collector
Cards are fun to collect. From offbeat themes (Beatles, fishing lures, pin-up girls, or superheroes for example) to tarot symbology, they keep us fascinated. You can find colorful decks in many stores. Often they will have funny photos or beautiful scenery on them. Custom playing cards can also be created online through some companies with a family photo or approved pet.
Collect decks of cards from the different places you have been a fun way to start a collection. Get kids excited about traveling by starting them on this tradition. Try to find a new set each time you go somewhere they have not been before.
Cards can be classified by size (mini, jumbo, poker), by era, by use, by manufacturer or by country of origin. If you are a collector, or know someone who is, it's important to keep all of these things in mind for a well rounded collection.
For the Home
Playing card decor can be great for a party or home casino night. Make it easy on yourself and buy a pre-assembled kit, complete with centerpiece, danglers and cutouts depicting the four suits. They can be found at almost any party store or create your own if you have the time. Also available are edible sugar cake decorations with a card theme. Use those on a birthday cake for that card lover in your life.
For more elegant home decor playing card boxes of all types and materials are available. A wooden or leather playing card case would make a great gift.
You can also buy card themed Christmas stockings, designer plates, watches with card faces, votive candles, wall plaques, and even coasters. For a few dollars, amateur magicians can buy a huge set of playing cards to spice up their magic show decor. Other trick cards can also be found at magic shops.
For the Game
Kids love to play games, but sometimes their small hands can not accommodate a large number of cards for a game like Canasta. Also, seniors may have arthritis issues. Why should they be excluded from the joy of cards? Now they do not have to be. Card holders are made especially for little or arthritic hands making it easier and more fun for everyone.
A playing card tray can accommodate your draw and discard piles, and keep them neat. Some valet models swivel as well, making the reach to the draw and discard piles easier for everyone. Automatic shufflers are widely available as well in the toy and game section of your local store. Some are battery powered and others you just shake to mix up the cards.
Wooden playing card holders sit on the table in front of you. Some are curved for easy viewing and for better card privacy. Made out of wood they are very durable and easy to clean. Wooden playing card racks are great for parties too, because, if you want to snack or drink while playing both of your hands are still free to do so.
These are just a few ideas to enhance your gaming experience and spice up your décor. Next time you're looking I hope you can find the perfect playing card accessories for your home and family.