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Svengali Deck (Bicycle) (Blue) You will be able to perform amazing feats of card magic with this normal looking Bicycle deck.
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A card is selected and returned to the pack which is then shuffled. The magician then feels the backs of the cards one at a time and is able to find the selected card by sensing which card is warmer from the spectators touch! The selected card is then shuffled into the pack again only to jump to the top of the deck. The cards are then cut once placing the selected card in the middle of the pack - but say the magic words and the selected card is on top again!
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It's a SVENGALI deck, people! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
Svengali decks are ALWAYS fun; they are one of those "classic" gimmicks that have stood the test of time. As I have said before, things become classics for a reason; crappy tricks don't end up as classics.
The svengali deck is a classic gimmicked deck. These are cheap, easy to use and they do all the work for you. That is a great concept within itself. There are SO many things you can do with a svengali, and there are a TON of resources to learn different tricks.
The only problems a svengali used to have is that they weren't of a good stock. Other svengali decks LOOKED fishy; they didn't look like things people recognized or decks people could relate too. Now that these decks are manufactured by Bicycle (and cheap too!) these are a GREAT buy and really help you do things that couldn't be accomplished as fairly with a normal deck.
Fantastic for beginners OR experts. Pick one up if you don't have one already.
Don't Show all the cards the same! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 18th, 2008
This is a great trick deck and one of my favorites. But, i must advise not to show all the cards the same (unless you plan to do aa deck switch) as the audience will realize that it is a trick deck. Overall though it's a wonderfull little deck.
Good Trick Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2005
Well to start off I know many good card tricks and tricks in general and I get a mixed amount of reactions depending on the person and my performance. This trick has most definitely got more of a reaction from people than any of my other tricks. People cannot explain how you did it and are in Awwwwww after seeing it done. The best part is you can do many other Tricks with this deck to lead up to the ultimate climax. If u are into card tricks and want the craziest reaction from spectators than buy this trick NOW.
Svengali Magic Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 11th, 2016
The first time I used this deck I got amazing reactions! The Svengali is nothing but straight magic... I love it!
Buy this deck & you'll see how much it's really worth!
MY FIRST! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
This was my first effect ever purchased and I love it because I wouldn't be into magic without it! It's great for the beginner for many reasons, its simple, has an amazing effect, many possibilities and most of all is fun to perform. Any beginner will have their spectators in WOW when doing this and only takes a little practice!
Awsome!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 28th, 2006
This deck is one of my favorites, the reason it got 4 stars is because you cannot do it twice to the same person, and it isnt examinable. All though it is a really good trick, and it's a great price for the reactions you get.
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Was my first trick, and first dissapointment in Magic. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 14th, 2016
Quoting another review,"1. Can not be repeated twice for the same person" - Spot on.
My Dad bought me this gimmick deck as my first magic trick when I was young. A magician at the small magic store was demonstrating the trick and I was fooled and amazed.
I did some practicing and finally performed a very simple routine with the cards for my sister. She was amazed, but I got my first disappointment from the trick that I had not thought of. She asked me to do it again. It then hit me that due to the nature of the "gimmick" of the deck. A second performance would not be possible.
This huge limitation, ruined the trick for me. Not only could it really only be performed only once per family member or friend but no one that you may have just performed it for could be around while you attempted it with someone new.
Sure, you could buy multiple decks and hope to receive a different gimmick card which each, but that makes this trick expensive and frankly not worth it IMO.
This turned me off of magic when I was young because this deck involved my father driving me to the magic store in Portland which was about an hour trip into town. No internet at this time (late 70's)! The trick I chose that day (Svengali deck) got about two weeks of hard showing to family and friends until the "gimmick" was known to everyone in my performing circles. I put the deck in one of my desk drawers and never visited the deck or the thought of wanting to purchase another trick again, until later in my teens.
I sure wish that demonstrating shop magician had been showing a Brainwave Deck, or even better, an Invisible Deck. These gimmick decks would have brought me many more chances of performances because these gimmick decks don't have such a limiting gimmick/routine.
It is a classic, but If I had to chose a gimmick deck which will provide more bang for the buck... Go Invisible Deck or Brainwave.
Incredible fun Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 8th, 2016
I use svengali deck from days gone by when I pitched & sold thousands,now in festivals I use the deck for a multi phase fun audience routine with large crowds watching and get great reactions, I use more than 1 deck at these events. You appear to ave the skill of a card sharp but having fun along the way. I use it to force cards in corporate events occasionally and it works incredible.
My thoughts on an oldie but goodie Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 23rd, 2016
This is one of the first tricks I had obtained from a pitchman at the County Fair, I was fascinated with what the deck could do. It's as good today as it was then .
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 24th, 2016
Svengali decks are awesome! There is just so much you can do with them.
These ones in particular are quite nice and wors well. The design is the same color as a regular red bicycle deck.
The edges were a little bit rough but I was able to smooth them out with a little play.
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