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Maths Magic!

Have you ever wondered how magicians always seem to know which card you picked?  Watch this witty, entertaining and informative video to see the maths behind the magic!  You’ll never look at a deck of cards the same way again… Read more

52 Factorial

Luxury Personalised Playing Cards Card Couture52 Factorial by Scott Czepiel

Just how many combinations of playing cards are there?  Scott Czepiel tells us a story to help us imagine the number!

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Join us for Bridge with Shaw Taylor

A must for enthusiasts or absolute beginners, this three hour video, based on the highly successful television series from 1983, Join Us For Bridge, takes player and partner from dealing and the opening bid through the intricacies of the game. Presenter Shaw Taylor Read more

Swap Cards and the Melbourne Playing Card Collectors

 The Beginnings of the MPCC

By Hilary Oates of the Melbourne Playing Card Collectors, Australia (MPCC)

Before we look at the beginnings of the MPCC we need to first look at the Beginnings of Card Collecting and Swap Cards.

Hilda Hulsbergen our immediate past President for 25+years and now Public Officer of the MPCC remembers how Card collecting had been Read more

Dirty Hands

A Cheating Scandal In The World of Professional Bridge

By David Owen for The New Yorker, March 7th 2016 issue | Illustration by Javier Jaén


In 2010, Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz—Israeli bridge players in their early twenties—were members of the team that won the World Junior Teams Championship. The following year, their Read more

5 Great Products to Help You Play Card Games

Why Should You Keep Playing Bridge?

An estimated 220 million people play bridge worldwide, and for many of us it’s the core of our social lives.  So, what do you do if life takes a turn for the worse and you have trouble playing?  I mean scenarios such as you fall and break your arm, or your memory Read more

Focus On: Playing Card Qualities

I’m sure we’ve all played with poor quality cards. You know the sort – they dog ear at the corners, won’t shuffle properly and feel flimsy. If you’re lucky enough to have played with a top quality pack however, you’ll know it’s a wonderful experience feeling the cards flow through your fingers like silk. Have you ever wondered Read more

A Handy Guide to Using Our Website: Part 1

A Handy Guide to Using Our Website: Part 1

Today we’ve put together a comprehensive guide of hints and tips on how to find your way to our webshop and then how to browse our products.  We’ll be looking at fast ways of getting the information you’re looking for including: Read more

Top 10 Uses for Non-Slip Matting

Non-Slip Matting

Do you use non-slip matting around the home? I know, I know, it sounds so utilitarian and uninteresting. But take my word for it, once you start using it, you’ll find it has a multitude of uses and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without! Read more

Pancake Day, Tea Stops Play

Serving Pancakes at Your Bridge Afternoon

It’s Shrove Tuesday today and I was thinking that it would be pretty cool to serve pancakes instead of cakes or sandwiches as afternoon tea to bridge pals. However, not many of us nowadays have time for fussy preparation (and washing up) and the Read more