Artifice Mini Decks
(Just choose the "Bundle of all 5 Mini Decks" from the dropdown menu above)
SPECIAL NOTE: As of August 2014, we have redesigned and reprinted the Mini Collection to make them even better than the originals. The printers were able to color-match both the pips and court cards of the regular Artifice decks, so the Minis are now a true reflection of their larger counterparts.
We have also worked with our paper supplier to improve the stock, bringing back that snap and feel that you love from Ellusionist Playing Cards. Due to their size, they still don't feel exactly the same - but we're confident we have pushed the production specifications to as close as it's possible to get.
The Artifice Mini Decks have incredible potential for card magic.
* Better finish than other Mini's
* Start creating tricks NOW
* Carry it in your pocket everywhere
* Do all your normal tricks with it too
It's time for something new. Bigger isn't always better. In this case, it's SMALLER. The same high impact visuals that you love from the Artifice deck are still there, now in miniature.
With a crisp feel and stunning looks, these are identical in every way to the normal sized Artifice Decks, except in size! The uses for these cards are as limitless as your imagination, take your Mini Decks and go wild.
No detail was spared in the production of these decks. These look, and even feel just like our standard Artifice Decks - a feat that took 6 different trial-and-error production runs to achieve.
The teaching download features two of our favorite effects with the Mini Deck - a 'Card Stab', where a chosen card is plucked from midair between two red aces, and Brad Christian's 'HeadShrinker' - where a chosen card shrinks to half its size with the wave of the hand.
Add the Artifice Mini Set to your collection today.
I purchased the red artifice mini cards, and they handle well and everything, but I was disappointed because while they were supposed to be red they turned out as a much paler red, more like an orange, so didn't look near as nice as I thought they would. Bit of a pity because they don't look the same colour as the red artifice as the normal size, which I also got an uncut sheet of.
I appreciate the full disclosure that Brad posted with the description of these minis. But I remain less satisfied with these than I've come to expect from Ellusionist cards. The paper stock is inferior and arguably not much improved over so-called standard minis. The printing is sharp sure, but the colors are not true to the full size Artifice decks, appearing subdued and muddy. Same with the case. Worse, I use these in a routine that shrinks both the deck and the case at different phases. This is less convincing when the design of the card case is so distinctly different (the minis have no white border on the case to match the Artifice full size). I had to split a card and laminate it to the case to fix this flaw. Finally, several comments mention how well these minis fan. I've got a very good fan generally, but have significant trouble with these due to the lack of texture. Fanning powder seems to make it worse.
Really good handling, thought not as good as regular cards. I bought all five, and I think my favorite is the Tundra, so If you can't pick one, pick the tundra!
I reviewed these mini decks before the upgrades and was not pleased. Now.....I love them! They feel more like, move like, and look like their bigger counterparts. Like Brad says above, they are not perfect, but darn close. They are fun to play with, get great reactions, and look beautiful. I hope the black club gets mini gold and black arcane decks. (Hint Hint E)
I actually got these for my 10 year old, who is into magic; she gets stymied, however, by regular size cards, since, of course, her hand size prevents her from making many standard moves or being able to hide or palm a card. With the mini decks, she can learn all of the motions and moves since they are just her size. When she grows into full size cards for sleight of hand, she will not have to start from scratch. Big hit with her!
It almost feels like a regular Artifice deck ... yes, I've said almost, it's pretty close but still not enough. Fair to say, the impression that you leave on the spectators when using this tiny deck on a performance it's so outstanding that it doesn't mind at all this small inconvenience.
This deck seems to leave a lasting impression with the spectators. however they are very hard to handle and don't feel like a real card so I felt let down. they are still a good quality card, but don't feel like a regular sized card.
I purchased the red artifice mini deck and it is great!
They fan very well and you are also capable of performing other tricks aswell.
Overall a great buy!
Well done ellusionist.
These cards have to be fun to play with and mess around with you can fan and ribbon spread them and over all i like them although i was a little disappointed about the pips being black but other than that these cards are fun to play with.
I love em, yeah I was hoping the pips wouldn't all be black, and the back design printing was a lil meh as far as alignment which is given. I was all hyped still am because they're cool, but you guys should print the hearts and diamonds red, it'd look more presentable. Yeah the cards feel different, but again another given being as they're small.