Magic Trick with Trick Decks

Svengali Deck

The Svengali Deck is an amazingly engineered piece of magic that allows for some truly mind blowing effects. Many of the tricks performed with the Svengali Deck are self-working and require little practice, making this a great deck for beginners. Don’t be mistaken though, there is plenty of room to grow with the Svengali, which is why professional magicians have been using it since 1909.

Svengali Deck Effect:

The magician begins by riffling through the deck, showing what appears to be a normal deck of cards. The spectator selects a card and returns it to the deck, which is then shuffled by the magician. The spectator is asked to cut the deck anywhere they please, magically they have cut to their selected card. The magician then shows that all the cards in the deck have changed into the spectators selected card! (Watch everyone’s jaw DROP)

svengali deckSvengali Deck Secret:

The secret to the Svengali Deck is that its cards alternate between regular length cards and shortened cards, with the shortened cards all having the same suit and number value. This allows the deck to be riffled front to back to show only the normal cards, and riffled from back to front to show all the shortened cards.

The Svengali Deck can be riffle shuffled and cut without losing it’s integrity, making it a very believable trick deck. The card forcing/controlling power of the Svengali Deck can be applied to classic card magic, making tricks such as the Ambitious Card routine incredibly easy to perform.

This trick deck is recommended for those looking to quickly perform professional level magic without having to learn slight of hand or technical magic skills. The Svengali is excellent for self-working tricks and the easy forcing of cards. Advanced magicians can incorporate this deck into their existing card magic routines for a highly visual finally.

Alternate Names: TV Magic Cards