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Title: The Peek Pack
Creator: Brian Gillis
Publisher: Greg Wilson Presents
MSRP: $ 45
Skill Level: all
Video Run time: 28 minutes

WHEN SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINERS WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED, THEY CALL BRIAN GILLIS. AND WHEN BRIAN NEEDS TO LOOK LIKE A SUPERSTAR, HE PULLS OUT THE PEEK PACK.

This multiple-selection mental miracle is perfect for close-up or stand-up to manipulate the minds of the audience without manipulating the cards!  Brian has used this reputation-maker on Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney, Muhammed Ali, Charlize Theron, Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger . . . and some of the bigger names.

Even though it's easy to do, Brian has also fooled magicians with The Peek Pack over the last 20 years in all three rooms of the Magic Castle!

"FIND OUT WHY THE PEEK PACK WENT DIRECTLY INTO MY CLOSE-UP AND STAND-UP SHOWS.

Picture this: Each and every card is peeked at - as the pack is riffled. Six spectators. Six selections. Six revelations.  During the show, I use a poker tell ruse of reading body language and facial expressions. After the show, this is the one that people tell me is completely believable. 

Comes with a custom-designed Bicycle deck and online instructions from Brian Gillis and Gregory Wilson.

​Video review: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-Y3yYdOk1s

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Magical Cardistry Bonanza / Video Review: Favorites by Roberto Giobbi
« on: February 20, 2018, 08:09:32 AM »
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ5_rQUZE2Y

Title: Favorites
Creator: Roberto Giobbi
Publisher: Vanishing Inc
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: intermediate
DVD Run time: 3 hours and 25 minutes

What happens when the foremost scholar on card magic is asked about his favorite magicians? You get Favorites, a collection of magic that assembles separate, serious studies on three of the greatest card magicians of all time:

Alex Elmsley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Elmsley

Frank Garcia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Garcia_(magician)

Dai Vernon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_Vernon

In each case, Mr. Giobbi provides background information on the person, and frames the influence of the tricks in a modern perspective. Then you'll see a performance of three pieces by Elmsley, Garcia, and Vernon, followed by step-by-step instruction on each piece.

Giobbi has selected three of his favorite tricks from each of his "favorites." Some are well-known, while others will likely be new to you.

You will learn:

From Vernon - Emotional Reaction, Four of a Kind, and Slow Motion Aces
From Elmsley - All Backs, Double Swap, and 1002nd Aces
From Garcia - A Lady Up My Sleeve, Ace Faroleros, and A Surprise Package

This DVD is unlike any other Vanishing Inc has released before. This is your opportunity to spend three hours in the company of Roberto Giobbi and learn some of the finest card magic conceivable.

It will surely be one of your Favorites!

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ5_rQUZE2Y

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Title: The Imagination Box
Creator: Olivier Pont
MSRP: $ 30
Skill Level: all
Video Run time: 34 min (also available in French)

​What could be better than being able to make things appear and disappear at any given time? Transform an object into another, change the value of a bill, restore a torn card or picture... or even better: TURN A SIMPLE DRAWING INTO REALITY!  With this gimmick, everything is possible, and YOUR IMAGINATION is the limit!  Don't look further because it's right here, in front of your eyes!

Whether you are standing or sitting, outside in the street, at a cocktail party, regardless of your particular magic style, everything will be possible for you.  Discover an endless flow of creative possibilities! Are your old tricks stale and boring? Freshen them up with the Imagination Box.  Find a card in a way that will blow your spectator's mind and make incredible appearances!

Repeat your tricks as much as you'd like with the help of the provided erasable sticker.  If you do card tricks, you will always want to carry your Imagination Box, so you can be ready to impress your audience at any time!

Incredibly visual and breathtaking! The Imagination Box will do everything for you and will spice up your magic tricks! Keep your Imagination Box with you everywhere.  No need to take your cards out of the box. They will remain inside it during your performance, so you can be ready to remove them and start a new card trick at any time!

This tool will really change the way you perform your tricks and will give you new ideas every day! Do not delay, watch the trailer! Your Imagination Box is waiting for you! If you dream of having a unique style, start thinking outside the box. With the Imagination Box, you will be on the right track!
No special skill required
Erasable sticker provided (whiteboard marker not provided)
Endless possibilities (switches, appearances, T&R card/picture, Drawing to Reality, etc....)
Extremely visual

Video review link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utPqcRp4aVE

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Title: Phantom Burn
Creator: Alan Rorrison
Publisher: Sans Minds
MSRP: $ 35
Skill Level: all
DVD Run time: 27 minutes

Fire has been used in rituals and performances for centuries. It is associated with having mystical properties, and with this new trick in your arsenal, you will be able to harness these magical properties to reveal secret messages!

Imagine a spectator selecting a card, losing it in the deck, and the magician doesn't even need to look through the deck to find it. Instead, the performer produces a receipt, eerily places a lighter underneath (far enough away so that the receipt does not catch fire), and the card's image mysteriously appears on the receipt. WOW!

From the mind that brought you Sharpie Through Bill and Praemovo, this is Star Artist Alan Rorrison's latest addition. Introducing Phantom Burn. A customizable illusion that allows you to reveal a message on a receipt using any lighter! This one is sure to impress your audience, and can be incorporated to fit into many routines for a more exciting reveal!

(Please exercise caution when performing this illusion.)

What's in the Box?

- 1 Phantom Burn Instructional DVD
- 1 Gimmick Package

Video review:  ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_OERnXTXug

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: COBRA from JP Games LTD
« on: February 14, 2018, 04:45:55 PM »
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0VHtqjiS8

COBRA is illustrated by the supremely talented Rick Davidson and takes inspiration from some of our favourite decks - such as DMC's Elites and the industry changing Monarchs deck from theory11. Housed in a gorgeous soft touch burgundy 330gsm tuck box complete with gold foil COBRA logo and detailing. Traditional faces and numbers coupled with gold metallic inks on the courts and backs make COBRA a premium deck made to be used. Included in the deck for the magicians is a blank face card and a double backer.

Printed using Cartamundi's B9 Cardistry stock which has a lovely soft feel and finish, yet is very durable. With each release this stock continues to improve. Some previous decks that are printed using the same are Cardistry Touch and Butterfly Playing Cards.

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A0VHtqjiS8

Get yours here: https://jpgamesltd.co.uk/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: BURGER deck by Flaminko
« on: February 13, 2018, 04:23:16 PM »
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l79HcBmAngc

The BURGERs were designed in Melbourne VIC, and are manufactured by Cartamundi. The Tuck box design sports a complete burger decal. Its bright colors and distinctive design make it a standout in any collection.  Each suit represents the vital ingredients of the classic burger (*disclaimer: it might be a cheeseburger).

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l79HcBmAngc

Find all of your favorite or hard to find cards here: https://rareplayingcards.com?rfsn=280990.3da4d

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: SHIFT by Dimensions Cards
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:41:02 PM »
Video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPTyF-whcKQ

Designed for cardistry by Dimensions. Shift playing cards feature a minimal CMYK color palette inspired by the Swedish artist, Oscar Reutersvärd. His work with pure geometric shapes to create physically impossible designs inspired other prominent artists to achieve some of their most famous works.

Limited Edition of 2,500. Printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company on crush stock.

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPTyF-whcKQ

Get yours: https://www.dimensionscards.com/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review Tasty Playing Cards By Pedro Uscanga
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:35:23 AM »
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGdTypz5Lr8

TASTY PLAYING CARDS - Perfect for Cardistry and Magic.
Are you ready to feel the sweetness in your hands?
A deck inspired by ice cream for magicians and cardists from around the world.

General features: 
Limited edition: 980 decks & 20 Uncuts 
52 playing Cards + 2 jokers
Poker size
Magic Finish.
Luxury paper stock.
Produced by Hanson Chien Production Co.

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGdTypz5Lr8

Give this campaign your support: https://tinyurl.com/tastycards

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Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5nuh0nFJ6k

These luxury playing cards bathe in the highlights of beautiful Apothecary style design. Reveling in the realm of true artisan craftsmanship, these cards embrace the engraving style illustrations that capture your curiosity with hatching details that encourage a second and third look.

Stunning golden hot stamp foiling wraps the decks with a line of elegance. Sculpted emboss of the blooming designs of the pack are raised to highlight the premium linen-textured stock. Paper is sourced from sustainable forests and printed with eco-friendly water based inks true for any great Apothecary.

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5nuh0nFJ6k

Get yours here: https://www.seasonsplayingcards.com

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review - Apothecary Insights Playing Cards - Seasons
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:41:35 PM »
video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPU38sREgko

These luxury playing cards bring back to light the old world of craftsmanship with intricate engraving style designs. Custom court cards embrace beautifully detailed illustrations that reveal the delicate and intricate hatchings of their designs that beg for closer looks.

Gorgeous silver hot stamp foiling wraps the decks with a line of elegance. Sculpted embossing raise the bark designs of the pack that highlight the exquisite linen-textured stock. The paper is sourced from sustainable forests and printed with eco-friendly water based inks true to any great Apothecary.

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPU38sREgko

Get yours here: https://www.seasonsplayingcards.com/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Origins Rouen 1567 by Rick Davidson
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:14:31 PM »
Video review:

Review external link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqqnLCTog0

The Shadows of History and Rouen 1567 decks are a sequel to the successful Origins Playing Cards series, and feature full color custom cards packaged in premium quality tucks.

The Rouen 1567 deck is the Shadows companion, a carefully crafted recreation of the original historic deck, with full body one way court cards that inspired the playing cards we know and love today.  It is printed by the United States Playing Card Company.

Review external link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqqnLCTog0

Get yours here: http://originscards.com/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Origins Shadows of History by Rick Davidson
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:38:02 PM »
Video review

review external link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKJsliGJim8

The Shadows of History and Rouen 1567 decks are a sequel to the successful Origins Playing Cards series, and feature full color custom cards packaged in premium quality tucks.

The Shadows deck is a modern deck inspired by historic originals. It is printed by the United States Playing Card Company.  Rare art sheets which form the inspiration for these decks were sourced over months from respected archives including the British Museum, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Archives Department of Seine-Maritime, and Fitzwilliam Museum of Cambridge.

review external link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKJsliGJim8

Get yours here: http://originscards.com/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Neo Limited Playing Cards by Montenzi Design
« on: February 07, 2018, 10:29:18 PM »
External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9HKmtuZHs

Funded on Kickstarter (327 backers)
Printed by WJPC. Made in PRC
Less than 200 decks left after Kickstarter
Premium quality tuck box with Cold Foil
Inner box printing
New “White Diamond” stock
New improved coating
Linen finish
Borderless back design, cardistry style
Asymmetrical court cards
Four Jokers

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD9HKmtuZHs

Get yours here: http://montenzi.nz

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Neo Playing Cards by Montenzi Design
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:38:27 PM »
video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOjv638MLyI

Funded on Kickstarter (327 backers)
Printed by USPCC. Made in the USA
906 decks printed
Premium Crushed Bee stock
Air-Cushion finish
Traditional cut
Back design with white borders
Cardistry style back
Asymmetrical court cards
Standard USPCC tuck box
56 poker sized (2.48” x 3.46” or 63mm x 88mm) cards.
Two Jokers
One Double Backer and One Gaff card

video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOjv638MLyI

Buy yours here: http://montenzi.nz/

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Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ps5sp-tVPU

The world of GAIA.

In the Moonlight Edition, nighttime has set upon GAIA, casting a comforting moonlight glow across the landscape. A revised tuck featuring a dazzling night time sky with embossed elements. The card backs for the Moonlight Edition have been specially re-colored and cast in shades of blue in this limited version. The Aces have been updated with some subtle and fitting changes and 2 new Jokers make an appearance in this special edition of the GAIA deck.

"Moonlight" card backs
Completely revised, nighttime theme of the standard deck
54 poker sized cards (52 cards + 2 jokers)
Embossed, 360° fully panoramic tuck box
Printed by the United States Playing Card Company
Premium, embossed card finish for smooth handling
100% custom, hand drawn artwork on every card illustrated by Ben Sinclair

Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ps5sp-tVPU

Find all of your favorite or hard to find cards here: https://rareplayingcards.com?rfsn=280990.3da4d

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: GAIA by Forge Arts & Ben Sinclair
« on: February 06, 2018, 03:13:45 PM »
Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ-lGFhnKRA

The world of GAIA.

UK illustrator Ben Sinclair celebrates these interconnections with his magnificent and colorful GAIA Playing Cards, packed with exquisite animal sketches and “biome-themed” suits. Slip through the thick growth of the rainforest, sleep beneath the stars of the savanna, or shiver in the tundra as you watch a snow leopard…

This is your world.

54 poker sized cards (52 cards + 2 jokers)
Embossed, 360° fully panoramic tuck box
Printed by the United States Playing Card Company
Premium, embossed card finish for smooth handling
100% custom, hand drawn artwork on every card illustrated by Ben Sinclair

Video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ-lGFhnKRA

Find all of your favorite or hard to find cards here: https://rareplayingcards.com?rfsn=280990.3da4d

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Lunatica Solstice by Thirdway Industries
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:29:58 PM »
Deck Review: Lunatica Solstice from Thirdway Industries

External link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ly4IeA3USI

The end, disproportion and death. Solstice is the symbol of the waning Moon.

Lunatica's backs are perfectly symmetric, with a solid neon background. Custom poker size playing cards. Crazy, colorful and fully custom, with neon inks, designed with a sharp and modern style and Lunatica cards uses a lot of different Pantone Neon Inks, both on faces and on backs.

Learn more about Giovanni Meroni's designs here: http://www.thirdway.it/

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: Lunatica Equinox by Thirdway Industries
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:35:02 PM »
Deck Review: Lunatica Equinox from Thirdway Industries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYYnNxoOyVI

The beginning, balance and life. Equinox is the symbol of the crescent Moon.

Lunatica's backs are perfectly symmetric, with a solid neon background. Custom poker size playing cards. Crazy, colorful and fully custom, with neon inks, designed with a sharp and modern style and Lunatica cards uses a lot of different Pantone Neon Inks, both on faces and on backs.

Learn more about Giovanni Meroni's designs here: http://www.thirdway.it/

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video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XclGUETFAAA

Real Ace Cutting is a new system--an outlook--on how to find four Aces from a shuffled deck. Ben realized that if you were to actually cut four Aces from a deck, it wouldn't look like a routine, "pat" with productions that seemed cozy and pre-planned. Ben takes you through how to take any shuffled deck and locate the four Aces. He will share with you controls, dodges, and subtleties on how to maintain control over four Aces, and produce them in ways that seem completely fresh and organic.

When you master the contents of this revolutionary new collection, you'll never produce four Aces in the same way. Even when your audience views you doing this multiple times, it will always look different and feel quite different. But every time, it will feel real.

Card lovers rejoice! Ben Earl's definitive treatise on legitimately cutting to the Aces is finally here.

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Deck Reviews! / Kickstarter: Monster Playing Cards by Will Roya
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:59:19 AM »
Video review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joGRl0AjZFY

A new spooky deck of your favorite classic monsters in a fun cartoon style. Limited edition suitable for all uses, games, tricks, etc!

Inspired by the classic monsters from stories and myths in a fun style that will appeal to all ages. Each set of courts represents a different type of monster.

100% custom and will be a limited edition one time print. An affordable collectible deck suitable for all your playing card needs. Games, magic tricks, cardisty and more.  Planned to arrive in plenty of time for Halloween and makes a great gift or used for spooky card tricks or games. 

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/playingcarddecks/monster-bicycle-playing-cards-poker-size-deck-cust?ref=discovery&ref=discovery&term=playing%20cards

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Title: Timeless Project
Creator: Russ Stevens
Publisher:
MSRP: $ 45
Skill Level:
DVD Run time: 50:20

Welcome to The Timeless Project featuring five amazing routines utilizing the hidden secrets of the RSVP deck of cards of the same name. Join your hosts Gary Jones and Russ Stevens as they show you five brand new routines that are unique to this very special deck of cards. All are easy to do and pack a killer punch!

The instructional DVD is in full HD (1920x1080p), runs for 50 minutes and is worldwide playback. Please note that due the manufacturing of the special deck included, this is a very limited run and that the DVD is a DVDR.

video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDM8bIhUhIk​

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The Conversation Parlor / Deck Giveaway #76 - Superfly Playing Cards
« on: January 24, 2018, 08:32:52 AM »


contest link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rt_S1wRD1o

What is this? A contest - giving away a deck of SUPERFLY from GEMINI DECKS

Contest Rules in video & in item description

GOOD LUCK

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Deck Reviews! / Deck Review - Winterberry Playing Cards - Got Magic
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:11:12 PM »
video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEf6qEhytEk

Winterberry is a fully custom deck of cards inspired by the Nordic winters. Winterberry is hand illustrated from the ground up making it truly a unique piece of art.

Illustrated by Estonian graphic designer, Toomas Pintson.

Printed by The United States Playing Card Co. on a crushed-Bee® stock.

The tuck case is crafted by Clove St. Press on a deep-black soft-touch paper with silver foiling. Sealed by a tax-stamp style seal.

This deck is a limited edition with only 2,500 decks printed.

Get yours here: https://www.gotmagic.com

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Deck Reviews! / Deck Review - Views Playing Cards - Got Magic
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:39:12 PM »
video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNo72KefncY

VIEWS Playing Cards are a luxury, illusion-themed deck of cards created for cardists and magicians alike.

Manufactured by The United States Playing Card Company. Traditionally-cut and printed on crushed Bee® stock, a dream feel for any card handler.

No expense was spared to create this unique deck of cards. The box is crafted out of a synthetic soft-touch paper for a unique luxury feel. It is surrounded by the mind-bending illusion hot-stamped in white and mint foil. “VIEWS PLAYING CARDS” is embossed and hot-stamped with gold and white foil.

 The cards are designed from scratch and 100% custom. The back design features the motion-like bending VIEWS dots with a mint undertone to create the illusion. The face cards have custom pips, and the courts have Pantone metallic inks.

Designed by Yves Krähenbühl

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Deck Reviews! / Video Review: MALIBU playingcards from GEMINI
« on: January 19, 2018, 01:37:46 PM »
Video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvDDCXDvtaU

Printed by The United States Playing Card Co.

Premium crushed stock. Limited edition of 3000 decks.

Designed by Toomas Pintson

Get yours here: https://www.geminidecks.com/

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