Get Trippy on Poker Night With These Glitch Playing Cards

Boy do I love fancy playing cards. Not only do they make playing cards more fun. They also make you want to play cards more often—which is generally healthy, so long as you don't struggle with a gambling edition. My favorite card game is spades, and boy would that be fun with a trippy deck of GLITCH cards. » 2/16/15 7:30pm 2/16/15 7:30pm

Card decks with 52 aces of spades were used for psych warfare in Vietnam

During the Vietnam War, American soldiers started hearing rumors that the Vietnamese were very superstitious about the ace of spades. So Cincinnati's U.S. Playing Card Co. responded by printing decks of nothing but ace of spades—and sending them for free to GIs in Vietnam for the purposes of "psychological warfare." » 12/29/14 2:43pm 12/29/14 2:43pm

Real life Gambit blows things up by throwing playing cards

Growing up, I never wanted Cyclops' optic blast or Wolverine's adamantium claws or Magneto's power over magnetic fields, I wanted to throw cards like Gambit. I don't know if that makes me an unimaginative little kid who only dreamt about realistic powers but I do know I spent many summer days throwing cards at… » 2/26/14 11:14pm 2/26/14 11:14pm

Here's an Amazing Card Trick Bet You Will Always Win

The beauty of math and numbers and formulas and equations and so forth is that they can work without you ever understanding how the hell they work. What seems like complete randomness is actually just a math problem! Like this slick trick with a deck of cards. Take twenty or so cards and flip over five cards face… » 10/28/13 9:00pm 10/28/13 9:00pm

Here's a Simple Card Trick You Can Learn in a Minute

Our friends at BoingBoing put together a video to show you a simple and fun card trick that anyone can learn in no time: Using a deck of playing cards, make three piles of three cards each. Flip a pile over to note the bottom card and then combine all three piles into one, making sure that the pile you flipped over… » 1/21/13 9:00pm 1/21/13 9:00pm

Guy Builds Olympic Village Replica with 140,000 Playing Cards

This Olympics Village model made by an expert card-stacker makes the Lego Olympics » 8/18/08 10:00am 8/18/08 10:00am look just naff in comparison. I mean, that model's just a lot of plastic parts snapped together: This guy had to avoid shaky hands, sneezing and stepping incautiously for a whole while he put the card model together, detailing even…

World Record House of Cards Stands Up to Leafblower

Bryan Berg, cardstacker extraordinaire, tries to take down his world-record setting card tower with a leafblower. But it's made up of so many damn cards he barely puts a dent in it before the blower flames out. So he resorts to the most destructive tools around: his hands, crushing himself in a sweet avalanche of… » 11/23/07 3:30pm 11/23/07 3:30pm