I have 4 ESP/Zenner reader decks and this is by far the easiest to read - and the fact that you get
a second deck of non-readers PLUS some DFrs is an added bonus. The deck doesn't really handle well
as the cards are not on excellent stock - but they will do the trick.
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As ESP decks go, this is about as good as they get. The card stock is good quality and they have a
kind of a weave texture to them. They don't handle like air-cushioned Bicycles, but it's close. The
design on the backs is mysterious looking, but still kind of classy. The marks are super easy to
read and, unlike the marks on the Vernet deck, hasn't been noticed by spectators at the time of this
review. You get five full sets of marked cards and give sets of unmarked cards, which is a great
bonus. You also get a set of double-faced cards and an instruction card with a suggestion on how to
use them. Overall a good deck.
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This is probably the best and easiest to read ESP deck out there. While I prefer the deck that
comes with "Beyond ESP 3" the markings on the anglo deck are very easy to read (you can see the
markings from a good bit of distance away).
The one (and only) trick that comes with this
deck "Circular Prediction" is actually very clever - don't be fooled by its simplicity.
best thing about this deck is that half the cards are marked and half aren't so you now know what to
do when you hand them out for all those grabby inspectors.
So why do I still prefer the
deck from Beyond ESP 3? Well, I like the marking system better especially when performing Jazz
But make no mistake, this deck is worth the money - very sturdy and nicely made.
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I like the back design and the markings. However, they don't handle very well for me. Kind of sticky
or something. I prefer the feel of the ESP Origins deck, although they cost more and only come with
one deck. This comes with two. My eyesight is really bad but I can pretty much read these on a table
next to the spectator. Anyone with normal to fair eyesight should have no problem.
First off, this has two full decks, one marked and one not, so that is good. It had the particular
force cards I was looking for which was the main reason I purchased them. But the cards don't handle
all that well. I like the ESP Origins deck much better but you can't by the type of force cards I
got with that set anymore. I did buy another set of the ESP Origins cards for regular work and I
will probably use these mostly for the force cards.
The markings are easy to read. And I
do like the design. Just wish the card stock themselves were a little more to my liking. Also the
symbols seem a little weak, could have benefited from bolder lines.
All in all, not bad for
the price but probably won't buy more.
This is the best deck of ESP cards for 10 bucks, hands down. The only decks that come close to this
one are Beyond ESP and ESP system, and they both cost twice as much. I will list pros and cons for
this deck vs the other two.
- Great card quality (and poker sized cards, which I
- The clearer marking system in the market
- Comes with a second, unmarked deck
- I prefer more 'experimental' back design (as the ones in Beyond ESP
and ESP system)
- I prefer a second marked deck in a different colour, as Beyond ESP does (but
having an unmarked deck is also an advantage, so not sure about this one)
TL;DR: If you
like the back design in this cards (which is a little bit more esoteric than the others in the
market), go for this deck. Top card and markings quality.
You actually get TWO complete decks, which is a great value for the price. One deck is marked, which
obviously permits additional effects. The cards look nice, and handle well (for an ESP deck). The
Angelo ESP Deck checks all the boxes.