Cards, Cards, Cards
Review of Hole by Mickael Chatelain
"Hole" offers an effect where one playing card passes through a sticker. It looks great and the gimmick is a precision, quality one. But I have my reservations about this one.
Bicycle 809 Mandolin Playing Cards
Here are images of the Bicycle 809 Mandolin playing cards that are used for gaffed magic cards.
Specialty Playing Cards
Themed and special edition playing cards offer the potential for new angles on tricks. Here's a collection of those that I have looked at here at Magic.About.com.
If you want to cause a card to magically rise from the deck, here are resources.
Guide to Packet Card Tricks
Here's a guide to some of the many packet card tricks on the market. Are they worth the money? Read our reviews and find out.
Poker Themed Tricks
Here are magic tricks and products that are related to the game of Poker.
Bar Magic Resources
Bar magic is just as the name implies. It's close-up magic that's performed patrons at a bar. Here are resources for bar magic.
Beginner’s Magic Demo: Svengali Deck
A Svengali deck is a trick card deck that allows you to easily perform some seemingly amazing feats and it’s a great trick for beginners of almost any age. We take you on a virtual demo of what the deck can do.
On Learning Card Magic
Forum member, and noted magician and writer Brad Henderson generously contributed this comprehensive and informative post about the major texts for learning card magic. If your goal is to become a proficient card worker, Henderson discusses and compares Card College, Royal Road to Card Magic and lots more.
The Nine- or 21-Card Trick
This well known sequence allows a person to discover a spectator’s card simply by dealing cards. Simply follow the instructions. If you like, you may adapt this sequence to work with a pack of 21-cards.
Easy Magic Trick: Incredible Spelling
A spectator shuffles a deck of cards and memorizes the card at the bottom of the deck. So you can't see the selected card, the deck is slipped back into its box. After a bit of mumbo-jumbo, psycho-babble, you’re able to tell the spectator the exact card that he is thinking of. The secret to this one is simple and diabolical.
"SuperSlim Hip Pocket Mullica"
Compared to a standard "Mullica Wallet," the "SuperSlim Hip Pocket Mullica" is smaller and looks more like a wallet that most men may carry and use. I highly recommend it for "card to wallet."
Case to Playing Cards and Cards to Case - Freedom Deck and Mash Pack
Magicians have long enjoyed bringing out a deck of playing cards and after applying a short shuffle, immediately showing that the cards are actually still in their box. And a logical variation would be to bring out a box of cards and suddenly show that the box has vanished and cards are all that remain in your hands. Two new magic products:...
Review: Bicycle Red Gaff Deck
Ellusionist.com's "Bicycle Red Gaff Deck" offers an intriguing and comprehensive collection of gaffed playing cards that you can use with a normal red Bicycle deck. Some are well known standards and the deck goes far beyond with amazing and visual variations that will spark your imagination and dress-up your card effects.
Review: Bicycle Masters Edition
For card handlers, a fresh new deck that is worked in just right is one of life’s pleasures. And if you’re lucky enough to own Ellusionist’s Bicycle Masters Edition, a high-end Bicycle deck that’s printed by the United States Playing Card Company, you’re working with the best quality deck that’s probably out there. And its stunning, redesigned Ace of Spades adds icing to the cake.
The Best of the Easy Card Tricks
With just a deck of cards, you can practically put on a show. Among the many card tricks that we have explained in our library of easy tricks, here are our favorites.