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Buzz Aldrin's Race Into Space is the space compact game with standard deck of cards.
Pile shuffle. Deal six, seven or eight (you'll figure out a preference, I always do 7) in front of you in a circle. Move round clockwise putting the top card from your deck onto each pile one at a time and repeat until all the cards are dealt. Gather them up in such a way that piles next to each other in the circle don't go back into the deck next to each ...
I use corner riffle on everything from the tiny item cards from Fantasy Flight games (Elder Sign, Relic) to larger tarot-sized cards. It even works great if you have sleeves on your cards, since it avoids crunching the open end of the sleeve into another card. Video here.
I almost always use Overhand shuffling when dealing with board game cards. Video shows it on poker cards but it can be applied to smaller formats as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZByHu_NUJs
For the smaller stacks, any not-riffle shuffle like overhand shuffling works well. But I find that many of the Arkham Horror decks get too big to shuffle easily with any normal method. For the big decks, you can shuffle a little bit by hand (overhand shuffle or whatever you're familiar with), then spread them around in the box lid, shake them around, then ...
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