This is a funky deck of cards that don’t distinguish colors between the Clubs/Spades and Hearts/Diamonds. All the cards are the same colors; consisting of gray, a pinkish hue and a blueish hue. There are four extra cards, in addition to the 52 you expect. One is a card that pays tribute to the designer,… Continue Reading Subtle Playing Cards by Project Subtle and Cartamundi
What a cool designed deck of cards. Boasting peach, black, beige and white colors these cards stand out among many. The tuck case design is a beige and white 3D maze with the word “DIVISION” printed across the top. Interestingly, his design is not to be found on the card backs or anywhere else! Designed… Continue Reading Division Playing Cards by Danny Weiser and Murphy’s Magic
These Halloween/Horror genre cards feature the deadly black widow spider on the back of each card and of course of the death card, the Ace of Spades. The ad copy sets the mood for these cards as follows: “Its venom is reported to be 15 times stronger than a rattlesnake’s. In humans, Black Widow bites… Continue Reading Black Widow Playing Cards by Justin Froyd
The Deceptive Arts Playing Cards are a limited deck of playing cards with custom artwork and a great feel courtesy of Cartamundi. Created by magician, Josh Brett, here is what he has to say about his own cards from Brett’s website: “Deceptive Arts Launch Edition. Printed on Cartamundi’s True Linen B9 finish (Copag310 Stock) Custom… Continue Reading Deceptive Arts Playing Cards by Josh Brett and Cartamundi
This one hour and six minute DVD is a hyper focused DVD that drills down on the history, developments and varying methods behind the classic Card on Ceiling trick, performed mostly in bars by magic bartenders. As we all know, Jamy Ian Swiss is not only an excellent teacher, but he cares about the origin and… Continue Reading Card on Ceiling by Jamy Ian Swiss and Vanishing Inc.
The Classic Pass Z by Zee and SansMinds is an alternative handling to the classic pass. For $20 bucks you get a 16 minute DVD and a link to some artist notes on the move. Overall, I like this and I think it is worth checking out. Is this different from the classic pass? Yes,… Continue Reading Classic Pass Z by Zee and SansMinds
SIBYL is Bilek’s follow-up project to his book Proteus. It is a single DVD that last three hours and forty one minutes. In this very powerful project Bilek teaches how to connect to an individual’s inner soul. It is propless mentalism (excluding the paper) that has the potential to touch your spectator deeply. Quite frankly,… Continue Reading SIBYL by Phedon Bilek
Instantly turn a golf pencil into a Sharpie? Yup, that’s right! That’s the trick. One, two, three and you are on to the next bit. The trick is very easy to learn and it is very easy to perform. There are angles that you need to be aware of and the best placement for your… Continue Reading Maxwell’s Signature Opener by the other Brothers
This is a superb set of instructional DVD’s designed to teach you fundamentals of card magic in five specified areas. Each topic has a DVD dedicated to the class. The first is CONTROLS. Then SWITCHES, then FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS. The fourth DVD is all about PALMS and the final DVD is dedicated to FORCES.… Continue Reading Card Magic Masterclass by Roberto Giobbi and Vanishing Inc.
This is exactly the type of quickie that I love. It is mentally challenging and fools the eyes. I think that is exactly what Nicholas Einhorn set out to accomplish. Inspired originally by Daryl, many years ago, the story line is simple, snappy and goes as such: I went out to breakfast with two friends.… Continue Reading The Vault Series by Murphy’s Magic: The Mysterious Puzzle of The Missing Dollar Bill by Nicholas Einhorn