These cards are AMAZING. For background...
I was at a Books-A-Million book store; they had
a HUGE selection of cards, so I had to check it out. One of the decks they had was Tragic Royalty;
ONE deck left. I HAD to pick it up.
From what I had heard, these playing cards were odd and
rather Tim Burton-esque. I didn't know how these looked OR felt, but I had heard they were... odd.
Well, eager to unbox them, I paid and left the store.
I immediately opened them after
leaving... The first things I noticed...
1) The stock felt EXACTLY like bicycles (which
wasn't odd; very expected).
2) The art was AWESOME; not just the court cards... The ace of
Spades is cool too, and the font is very... cartoony on all the cards.
3) Incredibly grey. There
is NO white on these cards at all. The bodies are very gray, which is awesome.
4) They glow
under blacklight. The box said this, so I tried it. They do, it looks AMAZING.
5) The backs are
the COOLEST I have seen. Grey and black bicycle backs, but the angels are bright red. AWESOME cards.
I love these. These are fantastic and I recommend them for Halloween performances, if you
perform under blacklight, if you LOVE Tim Burton, OR if you need them for a collection. Great deck.
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Hi. This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.
I'm a big fan of collecting
Bicycle cards, so for me this is a good purchase. They are fun, people talk about them, and they can
be very entertaining to use for a poker night, game night, etc.
I warn AGAINST using any
unnatural looking cards for performing magic. Many people think it makes them look unique, which it
does, but not in the good way they may think. It bring unnecessary skepticism and awkwardness from
your spectators who may think even normal looking cards can be faked.
I urge you to not
use designer cards for any serious magic performance.
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