Svengali Deck - Bicycle Poker
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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