Card Games : How to Build a House of CardsOn August 11, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Hi, I’m Charles. I’m here working at Games
of Berkeley, and today we’re going to look at building a house of cards. The most important
thing, or the most difficult thing about building a house of cards is getting the cards that
are that are going to be a little bit rough, or rather, a little bit, with a little bit
of friction on them. You can see I’m using magic cards here because they’re paper, and
they can be a little bit easier to work with. If you take a deck of cards, for example,
like these fresh out of the plastic, no friction. It’s just going to slide, so you want to get
something a little bit rougher. The basic thing that you want to do is set up pyramids,
and you need to get them to balance just right. Or, sometimes it helps if you bend the card
a little bit because then it gives it a little bit of a place to go. And it doesn’t always
work the first time. Now, one thing that you can do that will hold it together is you put
a card on top, and a lot of times just that weight on top of it is enough to keep it up.
You’re always doing kind of a balancing act here when you’re putting these together to
keep it, enough weight on it and enough balance on it so that it’s not going to fall. Once
you get that basic technique down then it’s just a matter of going across and up. You
want to give yourself enough of a of a of a of a base that you can build a pyramid up.
Once you get that basic idea down you can get really creative and start doing things
that are not pyramids. For example, you could do a castle. You could do, you know, probably
do a tower if you really tried.
A lot, the other thing that you can do if you start getting excited about this is you
can try stacking them the short way instead of the long way. And that’s what happens when
you don’t have a cross piece, there we go. The other important thing about building a
house of cards is to remember that it is called a house of cards for a reason. It’s going
to fall down, and if you start gettin’ too wrapped up in not having it fall down you’re
just not going to have any fun at all. The other thing that you can get for these sometimes
is is clips, little plastic clips, and what they will do is they will hold the cards together.
That’s really, really good if you want to have something that’s going to be really large.
For just a small, little, fun one like this I think it’s kind of cheating. And that’s
basically how you build a house of cards.