Ken Schrufer
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Many board games come with those small decks of cards. I always find it a real pain to shuffle them up good. You can't shuffle them using both hands, riffling them all together like you would a standard size deck.

So what are your best methods to shuffle these and not bend them all up?
 
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Steve E.
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For the cards in Manoeuvre I plop them in the box top and then shake. Seems to work pretty well.
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Zack Boatman
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carefully
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Alex Treacher
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zboat wrote:
carefully

Agreed. All facetiousness aside, I deal with it by simply shuffling like normal, but with greater care...
 
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Mike Miller
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I stack-shuffle them. Grab the stack of cards and deal them out into a random number of stacks, then keep changing what order you deal into the stacks and keep decreasing the number of stacks that get a card until you get to one, then increase until you are dealing a card to every stack. It's easier than it sounds.

That box lid shuffling sounds much easier, but then you may end up with some cards that need to be flipped back over.
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Michael Barlow
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Yup. Stack shuffling works well. Or if the deck is small enough, I leave it all spread out like the kid's game, Memory.
 
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Steve Duff
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I stack shuffle everything, regardless of card size.
 
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Ralph T
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Hand shuffle.
 
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Matt Winckler
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I usually use stack shuffling, but sometimes I use the Hindu shuffle. (I'm not very good at that yet, though, so odds are high that either the cards won't get randomized much at all or else they'll get very well randomized via the floor.)
 
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Bartow Riggs
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Box lid shuffle or swirl shuffle if you have plenty of table space.
 
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All my game cards are put in sleeves, even small cards. I can easily weave-shuffle them. Several weaves already make a deck totally random.
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