Posted by Mary on 10/30/2013
Like most card games, poker is surrounded by myths about play styles, luck and your competitors. Recognizing these myths for what they are is a great start to finding success as a poker player. When you think about myths and base your games around them, it is more difficult to focus on actually playing.
If you are going to gamble in a casino, you have to understand one thing before you walk through the doors. Literally every game you play against the house, from Baccarat to Blackjack, from Craps to Keno, is designed to give the house an odds advantage. That advantage varies from game to game, so if you want a reasonable chance at winning and not losing, you should choose a game where the house advantage is as small as possible. The most popular of these close-odds games is Blackjack, where the house holds less than a one percent advantage over a player who understands the game and how to play the percentages.
Skip-Bo is a classically entertaining card game, suitable for 2-6 players. Although it is rather simple to play, a sense of clever strategic ability is required.
Playing cards have a long and storied history, with their earliest appearance taking the form of the "leaf game" of ancient China's Wei clan around the 9th century. Playing cards are considered to have been developed around the same time as the printing of paper sheets came around, proliferating across the rest of Asia around the 11th century.
Posted by Carlos on 7/29/2013
Poker is arguably the most complex game ever invented by mankind. To truly master the game, you need highly refined math skills, a basic knowledge of behavioral psychology and nerves of titanium steel.
There are certain staples that any casino worth the title boasts. Poker, blackjack, slot machines and a roulette wheel are some of the more common sights, and a gambling hall that lacked even one of these might be considered something of a two-bit organization. While it's pretty rare to see a Faro game in any sort of facility today, there was a time that this card game was king in casinos from France to the Wild West. Nowadays though, it's rare to find someone that's even heard of it.
Card tricks are fun and whimsical ways to impress friends. Shuffling is a complex skill that uses a high level of hand-eye coordination combined with serious concentration. The best shufflers have the ability to transcend from a card shuffler to a true magician.
Posted by Melissa on 6/4/2013
Poker is one of the most popular gambling card games. It is a game that is easy to learn and playable in informal settings, on-line, and at local casinos and card-rooms, as well as in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. There are variations on the game, with different rules and strategies. It is not always who has the best hand but who has the best poker face.
The Spanish Deck is called Baraja in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. It has four suits but generally has only 40 cards instead of the traditional 52 found in the Anglo-American French decks of cards.
Posted by Bryan on 2/28/2013
Whether you're looking for top quality decks printed on rich card stocks with an excellent "hand feel", or durable plastic decks, you've come to the right place. We offer all of these and more for individual purchase and for wholesale buyers.
Posted by Joe on 2/22/2013
Used by the biggest names in the casino industry in famous gambling spots like Monte Carlo, Fournier playing cards are easily recognized by their intense colors, unusual designs and the sheer quality that goes into their manufacture.
Posted by Joe on 2/7/2013
There's a reason the world's finest casinos choose plastic playing cards: plastic playing cards are better.
Posted by Mel on 1/31/2013
Tarot cards were first seen in Europe in the 15th century, but possibly had a large Egyptian influence. These cards were made to represent philosophical, social, astrological and heraldic ideas as well as heroes of the time.
Fournier cards, produced in Spain, have a reputation as the world's finest playing cards. The Fournier company has gone to great pains to make sure their cards are top of the line in design, materials and even longevity.
Posted by Bryan on 1/20/2013
An impromptu game of Bridge is a fun way to pass the time if you find yourself with nothing to do. You just grab some friends, pull out your Fournier Bridge cards, and start playing. Pick your partner and let the bidding begin. If one of your friends happens to be new to the game, it is not a problem.
The Tarot has been used for centuries to predict the outcome of people's lives. The Tarot consists of a deck of cards which includes cards divided into four suits as well as cards designed to represent specific events.
Posted by Bryan on 1/5/2013
The card game Bridge has been around since the 1800’s, and it is a player favorite because of its many variables. There are usually four players, paired into two’s, needed to play bridge, and the game is usually played with a high quality deck of Fournier bridge cards.
Posted by Bryan on 1/3/2013
Poker is a combination of card game, strategy and luck. Poker is played individually and the victor is determined by the combination of cards and ranks. Depending on what poker game is being played, a certain number of Fournier poker cards are dealt, some are shared or "community cards" and the cards dealt to players remain face down and hidden from the rest of the table.
Posted by Meli on 12/28/2012
Unlike other games of chance poker pits your skills against those of other players, allowing savvy players to gain the advantage. For more informal home games, having a full range of items and a superior environment in which to play can be an important concern.
Posted by Guest Blogger on 12/21/2012
So, we were playing card on our usually Friday night and every week a different person brings the cards, drinks and food.
Posted by Bree on 12/20/2012
Bridge is one of the most popular card games in the world and it's played by everyone from James Bond to Bill Gates to Warren Buffett.
The tarot is a deck of 78 playing cards that has been used since the 18th century by mystics and people involved in the occult for divination. Tarot was actually invented in the 15th century in Europe. It was called trionfi. The deck and the games associated with it were later known as tarock or tarocchi.
For poker fans, one of the great things about the game is that you can adjust the rules and play a large number of variations of the game. This means all you need is a pack of Fournier poker cards and some imagination to host your own home poker night.
Here is a great card-related riddle you can play with your friends and family. If you or the person(s) you are telling it too are card aficionados, then all the better.
The only thing more intriguing than the Tarot itself are the cards designed for this ancient fortune telling ritual. The Fournier tarot cards are available in many interesting styles which reflect images ranging from alchemy gothic to dark anime.