My first foray into the world of card magic was with Marshall Brodien's TV magic cards, back in the early 1970's.
Well, the Svengali deck is the same thing, and I still use one. If you switch in this gimmicked deck after a few regular deck tricks, you will flabbergast the audience. And because it is a familiar Bicycle poker-size deck, you can switch it right back out again at the end.
The effects are limited only by your imagination, but here are a few ideas: an easy ambitious card routine, where the selected card constantly comes to the top of the deck; an ESP miracle where a spectator tells you when to stop dealing cards, and the very card they stop on is the selected card; the classic routine where the entire deck changes to the selected card...
You cannot have more fun with 52 cards than with a Svengali deck, especially if you are a beginner, but experienced magicians can also have a blast with this deck...if they are honest enough to admit they still use one!
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