Hi! This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.
This is the same great trick as
Invisible Deck, with the same versatility and plethora of uses, just made Jumbo-sized. This takes
the effect to a whole new level as now it can be used for stage illusions.
I give it 4
stars instead of the 5 I give it's normally sized counterpart because it is Jumbo-sized. The effect
is KILLER when normally sized, but the jumbo size of this effect makes the trick look more like a
trick than a miracle. I mean, jumbo cards are already unnatural looking, so to do an effect such as
this with them would be more unnatural and gimmicky looking. Still, a fantastic effect and great for
stage and/or parlor workers.
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I haven't used these in performance yet. The I-D trick is fantastic. I am not rating the trick
itself. I am writing about the actual cards. They will work fine for you, but a few things to note
before purchasing. They are NOT as thick as normal Bicycle Jumbo Cards. They are about 2/3 the
size, so the deck is considerably thinner than a regular jumbo deck.
The box is a little
tight for the cards to slide from smoothly. You will either have to manipulate the box or put them
in an old regular jumbo card box (which I did). Being they are thinner, they will slide right out
of a regular box.
They do require some additional care when handling. They don't fan the
same as a regular size deck. This just makes sense, but should be thought of ahead of time. Don't
plan to buy them and take them out that night. Work with them a bit.
LAST - my set did NOT
come with instructions. Make sure you know how the trick works before you purchase these. I know
how it works, so I'm fine, but this was surprising.
The cards will be fine, but given that
they are advertised at Jumbo Bicycles, I was expecting heavier stock with the same Bicycle finish as
other jumbos I have. These are neither. For that, I am a wee bit disappointed.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this product. The only reason I give it a 4 is because the
jumbo size needs more audience management. Without tipping, the large version makes the set of
cards that the spectator is seeing, more obvious.
The challenge is that you need to cover
with patter a bit more to keep spectator from noticing the cards. This is a problem for me because
I was using it for parlor size (no more than 20) crowds.
But mechanically works like
standard size with only slight handling adjustments.
The title is the only reason I gave it 4 stars or it would be 5.
"Jumbo" is not the biggest deck you can buy. But it is a little easier to carry around. And easier
If you want "The biggest Deck" I don't know what that would be called? There is a
dirty joke in there but....
This worked very well for me in a large crowd. I was a bit hesitant at first because I worried
people would assume it is a trick deck due to the irregular size and not care for it. All I can say
is that the theory dissolved. In practice, it gets powerful reactions.
If you own the smaller version of the invisible deck, then you'll know how great it is, and you'll
also know the great reactions you get from it. Unfortunately, that tiny little deck won't do justice
if working a stage show. This eliminates that problem for you. Just call out any spectator and have
them choose any card, and if front of a big crowd, you show them that the only card face down is
their selected card. The price is pretty good too, so if you are doing stage work, I really suggest
picking this up.
We all know and love the Invisible Deck, and this is the same again, but bigger and designed for
I use these when I have a large audiance, and it really allows them to see more