<![CDATA[Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/playing-cards Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Tally-Ho Viper - Fan Back]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/tally-ho-black-viper-deck-playing-cards.html

We've taken the standard Tally-Ho deck and improved the look, design and feel.

With the help of the USPCC, Ellusionist has produced one of the best looking and best feeling decks of cards available. Quality control experts at USPCC sat down and went over the production process of the Tally-Ho Viper in order to find out how to improve on the quality of the final product.

The results of that meeting produced the finest cards available to consumers. Thick stock resulting in a crisp clean snap to each card. Our Air Cushion finish with a smooth-as-silk feel, allow these cards to fan and be manipulated freely and easily.

And finally a beautiful new look. It's time to go metallic.

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<![CDATA[Bicycle Black Tiger Playing Cards- Red]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-black-tiger-decks.html

The first run of these special edition Tiger decks completely sold out within 96 hours. Now is your chance to get your claws on the second run with even more special edition features, including black-light sensitivity and the highest quality card made by the US Playing Card Company.

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<![CDATA[SWE Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/swe-deck.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Sleepers Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/sleepers-playing-cards.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Bicycle Shadow Masters]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-shadow-masters-playing-cards.html
“If Sin City had a deck... be the Shadow Masters.”
- DJKuttDecks, Ellusionist Forums


The finish is time tested classic glide and durability of the USPC air-cushion finish. Black ink gives way to the dusky, faded approach on the artwork.

Fans perfect.  Springs perfect. Edges are phenomenal.”
- Aznman, Portland


One Joker holds the sands of time, but this changes to a three of diamonds reveal in the other Joker’s hands. One “extra card” is double backed as a gift from Ellusionist to our cardworker friends.

“Getting them wet now… from drool.   :)”
- Darian (CardArtist from Ellusionist Forums)


The Ace of Spades is guarded, stately and confined to shadow. Your talent is best kept quiet and used wisely.

“... to be holding something this sexy…”
- Luckyboy, Clearfield, UT.


Pick up a deck, or twelve at a discount, today.

Amen. They.  Are.  Worth.  The.  Hype.”
- Zodiac192, Ellusionist Forums

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<![CDATA[Madison Rounders Playing Cards : White]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/madison-white-rounders-playing-cards-deck.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Shadow Masters Rising Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/shadow-rising-decks.html

You could even set the cards on a table and cover them with a wine glass... the chosen card will still rise straight out of the pack. You can have three people pick cards and make all three chosen cards rise out of the pack one after the other. The possibilities are endless.

This deck is the highest quality on the market - be careful, there are cheaper versions that simply do not operate well... we've tested all of them thoroughly and chose this one for smoothness and beautiful ease of operation. With this stunning effect, you'll be armed with one of the most mind-blowing effects in magic.

NOTE: All rising decks sold at ellusionist.com behave exactly the same as the Tiger Rising Deck.

$16.50
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<![CDATA[Prohibition 6 Deck Boxed Set Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/prohibition-6-deck-boxed-set-playing-cards.html
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Six American favorites. Not the watered-down swill you get from the juice joints down the street. This is the best Prohibition has to offer. Premium and Original.


Enjoy in Moderation.



Absinthe, the Green Fairy of spirits, has long been associated with the bohemian lifestyle, with famous drinkers including Picasso, Van Gogh, Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and Toulouse-Lautrec.

These cards embody the allure of the emerald drink, the hallucinogenic haze, sugar crystals in the night - even the Ace of Spades is modelled after the filigree of the absinthe spoon. Heavily embossed, even the box appears to have had a few drinks. Be Enchanted by the Green Fairy. Discover Absinthe.

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Disparos - Spanish for 'shots', is how tequila should be consumed. Taking inspiration from the vaqueros and gunslingers of the Mexican old west, the tequila deck is a piece of history.

The block printing design and false-edge border gives these cards a rustic feel, the kind you'd expect to find regularly used in the local cantina. With embossed sugar skulls, duelling pistols and custom everything, these are shots of Tequila you won't regret in the morning. Discover Disparos.

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Rebellion Rum - a Pirate's first mate, comes straight from the stronghold of Tortuga. Tropical hibiscus flowers adorn the back of the cards while the faces maintain the nautical theme.

The inside of the tuck is printed with a maritime map, while the Ace of Spades takes the form of a Parrot and its raised wings. Like all the Prohibition decks, Rebellion Rum is printed on the finest stock USPCC has available, with no expense spared in the production of these cards. Discover Rebellion.

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Moonshine - the spirit of the Appalachians, kept thousands of speakeasy's in business during the '20s, and no Prohibition set would be complete without this sweet, illegal corn liquor.

The court cards feature some of history's most famous moonshiners, the box has some of the cleanest embossed printing we've ever seen and it's all rounded out by a fully custom seal.Discover Moonshine

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WhiteWolf - Premium Vodka that lends itself to design as stark and crisp as the Russian Tundra. Lead designer Mike Clarke took a very different angle with this deck, giving it a modern, minimalist twist.

Half-shaded pips, single-line drawing courts and a speckled paper overprint give a truly luxury feel to an otherwise austere composition. Although the brand WhiteWolf was created just for these cards, we truly believe that its magic should be bottled. Best enjoyed below zero. Discover WhiteWolf.

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52Proof - Whiskey is as American as apple pie. The giant oak tree on the front of the tuck box and seal is a symbol of the aging process for fine bourbon, as it's matured in charred oak barrels.

From the Ace of Spades right around to the back design, this oak motif continues throughout the cards, whereas the Gold Foil stamping on the outside of the tuck and luxurious red satin-finished interior makes 52Proof one of the most gorgeous boxes we've ever produced. Discover 52Proof

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Only 3000 of these Limited Edition Prohibition Box Sets have been created, with just 5,000 of each First Edition deck printed.

As a Special Offer when you add the Prohibition Set to your cart, you'll be given the opportunity to purchase 6 Extra First Edition Decks that you can safely open and enjoy, allowing you to retain the collector's value of the boxed set.

$125
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<![CDATA[Red Bicycle Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-playing-cards-poker-size-red.html

For card magic this is by far one of the best choices you can make. Unless you want to take a walk on the wild side and try Ellusionists own Black Tiger Deck, Bicycle Ghost Deck, Masters Edition Deck, Tally-Ho Viper Deck or our Vintage 1800 Deck.

$3.49
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<![CDATA[Blue Bicycle Deck ]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-playing-cards-poker-size-blue.html

For card magic this is by far one of the best choices you can make. Unless you want to take a walk on the wild side and try Ellusionists own Black Tiger Deck, Bicycle Ghost Deck, Masters Edition Deck, Tally-Ho Viper Deck or our Vintage 1800 Deck.

$3.49
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<![CDATA[Madison Rounders Playing Cards: Brown]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/madison-rounders-playing-cards-brown.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Rounders Playing Cards by Madison - Black]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/black-rounder-playing-cards-from-daniel-madison.html . ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[LTD Purple]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/ltd-purple-playing-cards.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Blue LTD Uncut Sheet]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/blue-ltd-uncut-sheet.html

These are genuine playing card sheets - pulled off the presses at the United States Playing Card Company before they had a chance to be cut and packaged in boxes. They will ship separately from the rest of your order via USPS, carefully rolled in hard protective mailing tubes.


Please note; Ships unframed. While every precaution is taken to safely pack these, some minor scuffs, scratches or creases may occur at the extreme edges of the sheets. As these blemishes are unavoidable - and generally covered during the mounting process, Ellusionist will not accept returns for these items. That said - if there is damage that makes the sheet unusable, we will gladly replace it for you.

$75
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<![CDATA[LTD Blue]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/ltd-blue-playing-cards-deck.html

  • •   Crisp, sharp
  • •   Buttery smooth finish
  • •   Understated

  • LTD is simplicity.


    The blue version of the ultra-desired deck is ready to Go. The crispness and buttery finish make these playing cards a joy to pick up and hold.


    Order a deck, or brick, today.

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    $10
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    <![CDATA[Kings Playing Cards by Peter McKinnon and Daniel Madison]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/kings-white-playing-cards-by-peter-mckinnon-and-daniel-madison.html

    In 2012, Peter McKinnon and Daniel Madison collaborated on a video project in the dry lake-beds of Las Vegas, not quite realising at that time such a simple meeting of two creative minds would lead them to The KINGS deck.

    Whenever Peter and Daniel work together, waves are made and a unique creative vessel is opened. The Kings deck is the ultimate representation of their joint creative forces.

    Peter and Daniel spent a lot of time brainstorming, designing and creating their ideal deck of cards… Cards that would be fit for Kings.

     

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    Peter and Daniel were meticulous and scrupulous with their requirements for the deck. They tested numerous stocks and finishes until they found and created a unique Kings finish and stock. The cards were traditionally cut to further advance gambling techniques, they are sturdy yet flexible enough for cardistry and sleight-of-hand.

    They wanted a box that would look like a block of gold - direct from the Kings share - with a deck of cards perfectly designed to cater for both minimalistic beauty and a stunning design, but it didn’t stop there…

    Peter and Daniel decided to make the Kings deck a secret weapon right out of the box… Readily stacked in Mnemonica AND fully marked so that not only would the performer be able to identify every single card in the deck by the back alone, but also have the ability perform instant Mnemonica miracles. They added a double-backer and two unique and personalised jokers, and on top of that, they lost the ad-card and replaced it with an Angle Z Gaff card.

    Two years in the making, Peter and Daniel returned to Las Vegas to celebrate their creation and film a heist that would represent their collaborative brilliance.

    When you purchase the KINGS deck, you will gain instant access to a 30 minute download featuring Peter and Daniel, teaching several tricks with your new cards & the gaffs included. A PDF will also be sent with instructions on how to learn the markings on the back of the cards.

    This is, the KINGS deck.


    NOW PLAYING

     
    SWITCH - The Kings deck is perfect for the Gambling / Magic Crossover. Due to the design being far away enough from the border, it provides you with an almost 'borderless' feel for your gambling demonstrations yet still makes traditional sleight of hand a breeze for reversed cards, doubles, and other misc sleights.



    ANGLE Z - In EVERY Kings deck, we have included a reputation making gimmick referred to as the 'Angle Z' Card. Rip off the corner, and physically melt it directly on to the back making an impossible object and a lifetime keepsake for your spectator. This free GAFF will get you some serious street cred.
     


     


    RHYTHM - Creativity comes in many forms. Perhaps you like to paint on playing cards, stack them, etch them, display them - or make music with them. Be inspired to think outside the box and see what you can come up with!

    ART OF THE KINGSMEN

    As part of the campaign for KINGS, Peter & Daniel sent out a select number of decks to our favourite Instagram users across the world. Decks were sent through the States, Canada, France, Scotland, even as far as Slovakia. These users then posted their artistic brilliance that captured the KINGS brand, with the utmost precision and creativity.


    Click Here   Tomas Hlavaty - All the way from Slovakia, Tomas is an exceptional artist with some wild penmanship and typography skills. He is well known for painting on playing cards and having an incredible precision in doing so. Tomas can be found on Instagram at tomashlavaty

    Click Here Adam Kirby - Otherwise known as 'playingcardart' in the Instagram community, takes some truly remarkable photographs. One of the best photographers around shooting our subject matter. It was a no brainer to get a deck of KINGS in his hands the second they rolled off the press. How he managed to not get the deck covered in what appears to be black tar is impressive, to say the least!

    Click Here Chris Ramsay - A fellow Canadian to our team up north! Chris is a unique and creative force constantly pumping out meaningful, and thought provoking art with playing cards. Typically, there are too many photos of his we enjoy to pick just one. He can be found on Instagram at chrisramsay52

    Click Here Benoit Pervier - All the way from France, Benoit constantly pumps out imagery that makes us laugh, think and marvel. Often clever, or a play on the actual name of the deck / cards, Benoit has an instantly recognizable style and we are thrilled to see the cards in his hands. he can be found on Instagram at benoitpervier

    Click Here Jeremy Griffith - Known as 'Lost Angelus' online -The master of levitation and 'floatation' pictures. This guy will make anything float - digitally of course ;) Aside taking some wild floating shots of decks of cards, Jeremy adds a creative twist with making those cards float in patterns and orientations that only the privy understand. He can be found on Instagram at lost_angelus



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    <![CDATA[KINGS Black Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/kings-black-playing-cards-by-peter-mckinnon-and-daniel-madison.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Infinity Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/infinity-playing-cards.html One of the most ambitious decks of cards in Ellusionist history, we set out to create the most unique deck of playing cards ever created.

    The tuck box of the Infinity deck overflows with a richness of design that US Playing card originally said, "Cannot be accomplished." So, we went to work directly with their pressmen, their special effects experts, research & development departments, working in unison to finally land upon a creation that is worthy of notoriety in the world of playing cards. It is important to note that only First Edition Infinity Decks had the embossed tuck boxes. The decks available now are 2nd Editions and the box is NOT embossed.

    More beautiful than we could have possibly imagined, the entire Ellusionist and US Playing Card Co. teams are unanimous in wondering if it's possible to raise the bar beyond this work.

    We hope that you will be stricken the same way we were when we first open our first sample decks.

    Fact List


    • Performance Coating Finish - engineered by Ellusionist & USPCC
    • Custom Indexes and Court Cards
    • Designed by Lee McKenzie and Jason Brumbalow
    • Aesthetically Crafted Borders, for ease of use in performance.
    • Metallic Silver and Gold Inks used throughout the deck.
    • Full custom court cards, Ace, Pips and face cards.
    • A newly-designed joker equipped with a blatant yet invisible reveal.


    Infinity pushed our own designers, as well as engineers, technicians and artists at USPCC to the absolute edge - proving these cards worthy of the name Infinity.

    More Info

    Trailer Cinematography by Peter McKinnon
    Video card display and artistry by Shade.
    Story & theme by Jason Brumbalow & Peter McKinnon.

     

    Please note, as of November 2012 the box is no longer embossed or treated with gold foil. The first editions are the only decks with these features.

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    <![CDATA[Ignite Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/origins-series-ignite-playing-cards.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Hustlers Purple]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/hustlers-purple.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Artifice Second Edition : Emerald]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/artifice-second-edition-emerald.html Perfection was only the first step. Enter, the next generation of Artifice. Second Edition: Blue. Due to overwhelming demand, the functional border on the back was added to improve upon the deceptiveness of sleights requiring the alignment of cards, such as a Push Off Double or Elmsley count.

    The dark psychology of artifice just got a massive upgrade.

    Fast List

    • Exclusive Performance Coating provides exceptional handling
    • True-metallic silver line art

    • Prime casino-grade stock for control and durability
    • Stylized border, maintaining the aesthetics of the original design
    • Built-in reveal on jokers
    • Consulted with a dozen card pros including Asher, Fisher and Madison
    • Designed by top Ellusionist designers, Jason Brumbalow, Lee McKenzii and Carlos Batlló
    • Printed at the US Playing Card Company, with the highest quality control available

    "These are now my only weapons of choice. " - Daniel Madison, Advocate of the Deceptive Arts

    "Hands down my favorite deck of all time." - Eric Jones, Top Pro

    Video card display and artistry by Shade.

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    <![CDATA[Svengali Ghost Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/svengali-ghost-deck.html
    • Easy to use, perfect for beginner through intermediate
    • Deck looks normal to the untrained eye
    • Allows miracles, mindreading and much more
    • INCLUDED: more than half a dozen tricks
    • Riffle shuffle the cards to your heart's content without ever disturbing the setup to convince your audience that its a normal deck.
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    <![CDATA[Ghost Invisible Deck ]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/ghost-invisible-deck.html

    You can do the trick for one person and blow them away, or you can do it for 500 people and blow them all away.  The trick is easy to do and (many say) is the best card trick in the world.

    Made from our AMAZING Ghost Deck of cards (poker size).

    $14.99
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    <![CDATA[Bicycle Ghost Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-ghost-playing-cards-deck.html

    " Phenomenal feel and finish..." - Daniel Garcia (magic pro), TX

    " I put the Ghost ahead of all the other decks out there..." - Lonnie Dilan (card pro), L.A., CA

    "... sure to twist the mind of your spectator." - Steve Brooks, Owner, The Magic Cafe

    Designed by Ellusionist, the Bicycle Ghost Deck has a thick high grade stock, a smooth finish and an amazing design. Five solid months of design work went into the Ghost Deck.

    Latin on the Joker says: "The World Invites Deception".

    One of the Jokers is stepping on an Ace of Clubs, one Joker is not. This allows a sweet reveal for magicians. When you turn the Ace of Spades upside down, you'll notice snake heads at the base of the pip. In addition, there is a hand coming out of the top of the Ace. Whereas the Black Tiger Deck is tight, focused and aggressive, the Ghost emanates beauty and energy.

    Pick up a deck, or six, today.

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    <![CDATA[Bicycle Ghost Rising Card]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-ghost-rising-card.html

    You could even set the cards on a table and cover them with a wine glass... the chosen card will still rise straight out of the pack. You can have three people pick cards and make all three chosen cards rise out of the pack one after the other. The possibilities are endless.

    This deck is the highest quality on the market - be careful, there are cheaper versions that simply do not operate well... we've tested all of them thoroughly and chose this one for smoothness and beautiful ease of operation. With this stunning effect, you'll be armed with one of the most mind-blowing effects in magic.

    $16.95
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    <![CDATA[Ghost Gaff Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/ghost-gaff-deck.html

    SHIFT REALITY

    If you could use a card that is: shot, aged, flipped, zipped, fallen, faded, ripped and stuck, box printed, blank, creepy, blacked out, swirled, thumb printed, smudged, inked wrong, mis-made, tagged, transferred, erased, added to, too high, shifted, shattered, fractioned, blurred, skeletal, or predictive...

    THIS IS THE DECK FOR YOU!

    $29.95
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    <![CDATA[Black Tiger Gaff Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/black-tiger-gaff-deck.html

    ...Amazing things.

    If you could use a card that is: shot, aged, flipped, zipped, fallen, faded, ripped and stuck, box printed, blank, creepy, blacked out, swirled, thumb printed, smudged, inked wrong, mis-made, tagged, transferred, erased, added to, too high, shifted, shattered, fractioned, blurred, skeletal, or predictive...

    THIS IS THE DECK FOR YOU!

    SHIFT REALITY
    Work outside the box. GET CREATIVE.  Pick up your Tiger Gaff Deck today.

    Special note: the deck itself is NOT meant to come with instructions.  As you click to order your new gaff deck you will automatically be offered our training DVD called ARMY OF 52, starring Justin Miller. Get it.  He takes gaff cards to the limits of reality and you will learn everything there is to know about Gaffs in this DVD.
     

     

    GAFF DECK FACTS

    • Limitless tricks you can perform
    • Build whole routines using gaff cards
    • Professionally made gaff cards normally cost up to $5 each. 5 X 56 cards is $280.00. At $29.95, the Black Gaff Deck is just .54 cents per card. Perform strikingly innovative tricks and pay pennies per card.

    ABOUT THIS DECK

    The Black Tiger Gaff Deck contains 48 unique cards that have the same high quality look and feel as the original Tiger deck, which feel so good in your hands. These cards blend in with your normal Black Deck, giving you the chance to disturb people's reality.

    NOTE: Due to the numerous re-printings of the gaff deck changes have been made to the contents of the deck. Some of the cards that might see in the demo or online will either be missing or altered from the original printing.

    $29.95
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    <![CDATA[Fathom Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/fathom-playing-cards.html
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    <![CDATA[Red Bordered Dealers by Daniel Madison]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/red-bordered-dealers-by-daniel-madison.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Madison Dealer Playing Cards - Erdnase Green]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/madison-dealers-green.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[Artifice Second Edition : Blue]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/artifice-second-edition-blue.html Perfection was only the first step. Enter, the next generation of Artifice. Second Edition: Blue. Due to overwhelming demand, the functional border on the back was added to improve upon the deceptiveness of sleights requiring the alignment of cards, such as a Push Off Double or Elmsley count.

    The dark psychology of artifice just got a massive upgrade.

    Fast List

    • Exclusive Performance Coating provides exceptional handling
    • True-metallic silver line art

    • Prime casino-grade stock for control and durability
    • Stylized border, maintaining the aesthetics of the original design
    • Built-in reveal on jokers
    • Consulted with a dozen card pros including Asher, Fisher and Madison
    • Designed by top Ellusionist designers, Jason Brumbalow, Lee McKenzii and Carlos Batlló
    • Printed at the US Playing Card Company, with the highest quality control available

    "These are now my only weapons of choice. " - Daniel Madison, Advocate of the Deceptive Arts

    "Hands down my favorite deck of all time." - Eric Jones, Top Pro

    Video card display and artistry by Shade.

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    <![CDATA[Black Rounder Mini Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/black-rounder-mini-deck.html
    $5
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    <![CDATA[Bicycle Black Ghost Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/bicycle-black-ghost-deck-playing-cards.html The decks easily commanded up to $400 on eBay. Check out the image above (mouse over the thumbnails), with a bid of $450, taken April 20, 2008.

    Now, after repeated requests for the Black Ghost (more than any product in Ellusionist history), we are releasing an improved 2nd Edition of the mega-hit deck. Look for beautiful fanning and luxury stock

    The Jokers alone are a work of art and contain a Jack of Spades reveal that can be used with a Shapeshifter or Erdnase change..


    Discounts available. Pick up a deck, or 12, today.

     


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    <![CDATA[Black Arcane Mini Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/black-arcane-mini-deck.html
    $5
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    <![CDATA[Artifice Tundra Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/artifice-tundra.html Gorgeous and ethereal, the Tundra marks the next deck in the elite Artifice franchise.

    It looks like a dream and handles like a dream. Smooth, icy white. The deck features colorless court cards and "stripped down" Artifice Ace of Spades.

    Feel Tundra...... the deck comes to life in your hands and *almost* performs for you.

    Order your brick today.

    -Metallic Line Art to Enhance the Deck Design

    -Carefully Chosen Finish for Durability and Perfect Handling
    -Printed in the USA by the US Playing Card Company ]]>
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    <![CDATA[Absinthe Playing Cards V2]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/absinthe-playing-cards-v2.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[52 Proof Playing Cards]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/52-proof-playing-cards.html ]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 15:52:43 +0000 <![CDATA[The Gaff System]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/gaff-system-madison-morelli-jones.html

    This is where the Gaff System differs from other decks; within are 15 separate effects that for any other project would be sold as standalone products - but with our mission to create the most insane gaff deck ever, we combined them all into this ONE deck.

    From a torn and restored card that melts back together in a unique and unexplainable way, to a chosen card becoming a chapstick in a spectator’s hands. Each effect in this system is a worker. There is no room for ‘filler’. Each card placed in the deck has been carefully considered against a ‘wait-list’ of other effects to determine whether it TRULY belonged.

     

      
     

    When we took the finalised artwork to USPCC we were told that the Gaff System could not be made. The photo realism of some of the cards in the deck used too many colors for the printers to handle, and cards like the ‘Chaptrick’ had them worried - because it looked ‘so much’ like a real Chapstick it sent their legal department scurrying.

    Undeterred, we found our own printer who not only matched the feel of the cards in the deck to those in the Artifice Deck - but printed with such high quality that even Mike Clarke, who created the graphics for the deck, was impressed.

    15 Unbelievable Effects. 3 Superstars of Magic. 1 Incredible Project. This is, The Gaff System.


    The Superstars



     
    CALEN MORELLI

    Since his first release ‘Clench’ with Ellusionist, Calen’s gone on to do some pretty amazing things. Things like ‘Consulting for David Blaine, David Copperfield and Dynamo’. Serious credentials. Calen's style is organic magic, effects that challenge people’s understanding of everyday objects - and it’s this bending of reality that he brings to the Gaff System.



    Taught by Calen Morelli : Mismade Jack | Chaptrick | TRNT | Shadowplay | Meld

    DANIEL MADISON

    As Creative Consultant for Ellusionist, Daniel Madison utilises his creative flair, studies in deception, and hard-earned experience to deliver remarkable effects to our catalogue. Daniel’s signature releases are used by a who’s-who of magic. It's Daniel's unique blend of 'impossible objects' and 'impossible occurrences' that makes his effects stand out in this set.
     



    Taught by Daniel Madison : Angle Z | Half Vanish | Magnify | Peek Box



     
    ERIC JONES

    Although best known for his work with coins, Eric Jones’s card work is finessed and elegant - a trait that underlines the effects Eric brought to the Gaff System. In this DVD, Eric builds on the work of Larry Jennings, Marlo, Erdnase, Hugard and Braue to deliver four effects with style and grace rarely seen in gaffed card magic.


    Taught by Eric Jones : Hoarders | Morph | Side Effect | On Point .



    In the Box

    The Gaff System consists of 2 parts - the Artifice Gaff Deck and the two-disc Gaff System DVD. While they are available separately, the deck by itself is only sold as a ‘refill’ - as without prior purchase of the DVD you will not know how to use the deck.

    Containing 54 cards utilised for 15 effects (listed below) and tailored for use with the Green, Blue or White Artifice decks - including vital extras of those cards you’re likely to be giving away - the Artifice Gaff Deck is the backbone of this system.

    The two-disc DVD set contains over three hours of performances, teaching, invaluable advice and real world tips from the guys who actually created the effects - and know the potential of these as hard-hitting pieces of magic. Calen Morelli takes to Venice Beach to share the newly created magic of the Gaff System, and astonishes crowd after crowd with these tricks...

    The Effects

      MisMade Jack... The printing on a single playing card moves with the wave of the hand - twice - leaving the spectator with an impossible object - a misprinted Jack. This effect is so visual, even Peter McKinnon flipped out during the filming of the explanation.

    Chaptrick... When we shared this video on social media, our Facebook exploded - nearly 400 shares and 1800 likes on this trick alone. The card chosen by a spectator vanishes from the deck - only to appear in the Chapstick they’ve been holding the whole time.

    TNRT... This is Brad Christian’s favorite of all the effects on the Gaff System. The clearly torn flap of a tuck-box restores with a rub of the finger. Hyper visual - and totally unexplainable.

    Shadowplay... Who hasn’t used the light on a camera phone to navigate through the shadows at night? In this trick, Calen uses the light to produce a shadow on a playing card - a shadow that stays fixed, even when the finger that made it is taken away.

    Meld...A Torn and Restored Card effect that restores in the spectator’s hands… but not the way you’d think. Four clearly torn pieces are placed in the outstretched hands of the spectator, only to meld together in a misshapen stack.

    Hoarders... Four Kings are placed into a card box and three selections lost in the deck. When the card box is opened again - the selections are seen sandwiched between the Kings. With a pinch, the Kings disappear - leaving only the selections behind - and the Kings? Face up, in the middle of the deck.

    Morph... This is how a color change really should look. A single card morphs back and forth between a Queen and a Four, with a wave of the hand before being handed back to a spectator, one card - completely changed.

    Side Effect... An effect where your imagination is the only limit. The writing on the side of a deck of cards changes with a wave of the finger. Anything from ‘Your Card is’ changed to ’Three of Hearts’ through to ‘Happy Birthday’ changed to ‘(Spectator’s Name)’. Great for conveying a personal message - or using as an ‘Impromptu Magic 8 Ball'.

    On Point... A chosen card is lost in the deck, and the Artifice Joker enlisted to help find it. With a flutter of the card, the joker points to wherever the spectators card is located - even when he’s moved away from the deck. Eric Jones breathes life into the deck’s mysterious gentleman.

    Angle Z... While Madison devotes a whole DVD to Angle Z- here, this is the incredible Gaff System Version. The corner of a card is ripped off and then gently balanced on the card’s back. Slowly the card is tilted - with the corner defying gravity, staying stuck to the card. Not just stuck - melted.

    Half Vanish... Like an Erdnase Change in slow-motion. An out-jogged card slowly vanishes from the deck, visibly dissolving through the top card in the deck, until it’s completely invisible. A gorgeous piece of magic.

    Magnify... A picture is taken of a face-up card with a smart phone, and then zoomed in with a tap. When the phone is taken away from the deck the card itself is seen to have zoomed in as well. With a pinch on the deck, it changes back to regular size.

    Peek Box... Daniel Madison exposes a trick gamblers use to peek the bottom card of the deck - a rip in the tuck box shows the index. However when a spectator’s card is involved, things don’t go the way you’d expect. A baffling trick hidden in a gambling demonstration.

    Bonuses


      Immaculate Reconnect... Adam Wilber teaches his ending for Paul Harris’s ‘Immaculate Connection’ - the centers of three ripped cards used in the effect melt back into the torn cards - only, the wrong centres are used. An unexpected kicker to an awesome effect that leaves the spectators with an impossible object. Also contains thoughts and handling from Michael Weber.

    Aquafina... To round out the Gaff System, Adam Wilber teaches a ‘Card to Bottle’ effect that doesn’t go as planned. The label on a water bottle is peeled off to reveal the spectator’s chosen card.



    The Gaff Deck and Two Disc DVD Set is currently only available together as package - allowing you to save $15 off the normal price of the Deck and DVD separately. Extra Gaff Decks will be available in 2014 if you need replacements. We've also made a full deck of Angle Z cards available - as it is an effect that's strongest when you hand the card out.

    Add the Gaff System to your cart today.

    Special Note: While there are one or two effects in the system that use only one card - the majority do require the use of one of the Artifice Decks in conjunction with a the Gaff Cards. Be sure to stock up on Artifice: Cobalt Blue, Emerald Green and Tundra Decks before you check out - or add all three to your cart in a 3-Deck Sample Pack and get a free Deck on the house.

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    <![CDATA[Madison Gamblers]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/madison-gamblers.html Gamblers Gaffs have been created for demonstrations of seriously advanced sleight of hand for any performer. They won't create a brilliant presentation for you, but, slipped in occasionally to a demonstration they will allow a few minds to be shattered. Especially those who watch with a knowing eye.

    We recognize that there are sleight of hand purists who may say that a gambling demonstration should be something achieved with a standard deck of cards and pure skill. If that’s your belief then we invite you to start on Disc 2 of this set. You can hear what Alex Pandrea, Brad Christian, Tony Chang, and many others have to say about it.

    When method is put as the priority of the performance, at the expense of the audience’s perception, then you have missed the point of performance. What matters is what is perceived by the audience.

    Perception is Reality - or in the words of Daniel Madison, "If there's a deck that makes a move ten times easier, and it makes me look ten times better, then you're damn right I'm going to use cards like this…"

    A Note from Daniel Madison

    Of all of the things that can be achieved by difficult sleight-of-hand, when taken out of their intended purposes for the sake of demonstration or performance, there is a fine line between actual and pseudo executions.

    Over the years I have collected ideas on how to achieve near-impossible sleights without the necessary work, simply for the sake of demonstrations and pseudo exposure. Some of these ideas are methods disguised as other methods, and the others, are gaff playing cards that are never seen by the onlooker. Those ideas became the Madison Gamblers.

    People may argue that gambling is an art form of intricate and difficult sleight-of-hand, and that demonstrations should be truthful, and I would agree, however, gambling was not made to be exposed or demonstrated and so exposure of gambling has itself become a new art, constantly demonstrated by people, most of whom have never played a game of cards let alone executed an illegal move at one.

    The Madison Gamblers are for the demonstrators, for those who want to showcase an intricate skill in order to make their exposures far better and far more believable. They are under the radar, they will never be seen, and with these, your reputation as a gambler will reach great new heights.

     

      
     


    The Deck.


    The Effects.


    Dice - The only gaff in the entire deck that stands out as a ‘gimmicked card’. A standard die transforms into a paper die in the action of being thrown. When unfolded, the die’s construction paper turns out to be a previously selected card.

    2 Card Monty - Utility cards that allow for the performance of the myriad of Two and Three Card Monte effects that abound. Daniel teaches his handling for both a tabled and in-the-hands version.

    BlackJack - A truly phenomenal demonstration that combines center dealing two cards from different places in the deck in a single deal, with an invisible palm and muck/switch. Deal yourself the perfect blackjack hand (almost) every time.

    Replacement Ace - A game of poker is dealt to the number of hands named by a spectator. While the spectator receives a very strong hand, they are of course beaten by the performer. A fact predetermined by the writing on the Ace of Spades.

    Replacement Joker - The same basic effect as Replacement Ace, only this time the spectator is accidentally dealt a joker as part of their hand - a card which they obviously discard. The effect is possibly stronger, given the writing was in front of the spectator the entire time.

    The Poker Lesson - A Sam-the-Bellhop style of effect that makes sense in a gambling demonstration, teaching the ranking of poker hands to a spectator. The method for this effect also opens itself to memory recall presentations, included but not limited to card at any number.

    Stolen Card - A card is chosen and returned to the deck. The performer deals a poker hand to the table, and confirms with the spectator that their card is amongst those dealt. In the act of squaring the pack, the chosen card is stolen invisibly, to be dealt from the pack whenever the performer decides.

    Straight Switch - The performer attempts to demonstrate crooked dealing, aiming for a straight poker hand, however misses completely. The hand is squared, and invisibly switched for the correct cards - the named straight now in the performers hand.

    Royal Switch - Similar to the Straight Switch, the performer misses dealing the winning hand. With a switch, he swaps the incorrect cards for the Royal Flush - the incorrect cards being returned invisibly to the top of the pack.

    Cut Card i - A utility cut card that supposedly makes bottom dealing impossible. As this card is printed on card stock, it is easy to manipulate. Daniel shows how he uses it to Greek Deal the four Aces, and how to apparently prove you have a photographic memory.

    Cut Card ii - Daniel demonstrates a number of ways to use the cut card as a stab card to present a prediction effect, a switch or a center deal with an indicated card.

    Cut Card iii - An idea from Mark Calabrese. The cut card is placed on top of the face up deck. In a move that beggars belief, the card below the cut card is topshot from beneath the cut card into the hand. This effect will have your audience doing repeated double takes. Daniel also teaches a method that allows you to vanish a single card from under the cut card in the hands.

    Center Deal - Four Aces are placed face up in separate places throughout the face-down deck. The deck is spread both Face Up and Face Down to show the position of the cards. Cleanly and fairly, the four aces are dealt, one at a time, from their respective places in the deck. The deck is spread to show the aces have indeed been dealt cleanly, and that there are no duplicates.

    Middle Deal - The four aces are dealt from the top of the deck to the table, before being put face down into separate positions throughout the facedown deck. Again, they are dealt fairly to the table - each having come from the middle of the deck. The deck is spread to verify they have truly been dealt.


    The Discussion.


     

    The Teacher

     

    The Artist

     

    The Worker

     

      The Move Monkey



    In disc two of Gamblers, Daniel sits down with modern magic professionals - each with their own individual style - to discuss the psychology of gaffed card use, and how unseen gaffs can - and should - be used to enhanced demonstrations of cheating at the card table.

    Nearly an hour of in-depth interviews with Brad Christian, Peter McKinnon, Adam Wilber, Tony Chang, Mark Calabrese, Alex Pandrea and Tobias Dostal make this a project unlike any other. When you watch this DVD, take a notepad. These men will have you thinking more strategically about your magic - and your audiences will thank you for it.



     

        The Consultant

     

          The Purist

     

        The Pragmatist

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    <![CDATA[Arcane Gaff Deck and Techniques DVD]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/arcane-gaff-deck-dvd.html

    Comparing the Arcane Gaff decks to most gaff decks is like comparing sparring to cage fighting. You know that you've come to the party prepared. When you carry weaponry this engineered, the moment is about to be owned by you.

    Nearly all the individual cards were created by Greg Wilson and his secret weapon Jimmy the Grip. (Jimmy is an underground worker who prefers to remain in shadows, but is consulted in nearly all Greg's work.) With relentless attention to detail, we trashed rules and began discovering new, unexplored gaff magic. What was born was a new era in gaff magic.

    SEE ALL BLACK CARDS   SEE ALL WHITE CARDS


    FULL DVD CONTENT
    The long playing DVD walks you through the uses for these gaff cards, teaches you the must-know sleights that solidify the experience. You'll go out onto the hot streets of Austin TX where the film was shot, witness never-before-seen effects performed by Greg as he unveils the true power of gaffed card magic, in force.

    TRICKS & ROUTINES

    • Poker to BlackJack
    • Suit Yourself
    • Box Trick
    • About Face
    • Grain of Truth
    • FinderPrint
    • Blur
    • Factory Fresh
    • Crossfade
    • Air Apparent
    • Carnival Card
    • Princess Poker
    • Point Spread
    • Naked palm
    • On the mark
    • Steamer
    • 20-Won
    • One Card TnR
    • FreeFall
    • Casino Cut Card
    • Full Spread Ahead

    SLEIGHTS

    • Classic Force
    • Riffle Force
    • Top Change
    • Botop Change
    • Flippant Change
    • Boomerang
    • Double Undercut
    • Spread Pass
    • Bubble Break
    • Double Lift


    NOTE: Due to legal restrictions from USPC, the "iDeck" card is no longer available in the Arcane gaff. It has been replaced with an extra 'palm card' that has become so popular.











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    It's been nearly four years since we last offered uncut sheets on our website. At that time, they were selling them for between $150 and $250 a sheet. We only have limited numbers of each design left - some as few as 25 sheets, some never to be printed again.

    As part of our 2012 Holiday Giveaway Celebrations, we are again releasing these from our private reserves - and at these drastically reduced prices - they're not going to last long.


    These are genuine playing card sheets - pulled off the presses at the United States Playing Card Company before they had a chance to be cut and packaged in boxes. They will ship separately from the rest of your order via USPS, carefully rolled in specialty poster tubes.


    Please note; whilst every precaution is taken to safely pack these, some minor scuffs, scratches or creases may occur at the extreme edges of the sheets. As these blemishes are unavoidable - and generally covered during the mounting process, Ellusionist will not accept returns for these items. That said - if there is damage that makes the sheet unusable, we will gladly replace it for you.

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    Due to overwhelming demand, the functional border on the back was added to improve upon the deceptiveness of sleights requiring the alignment of cards, such as a Push Off Double or Elmsley count.

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    <![CDATA[Black Tiger Invisible Deck]]> http://www.ellusionist.com/black-tiger-invisible-deck.html

    You hand someone a deck of cards that are still in the box.  Tell anyone in the audience to think of a card --  THINK.  Doesn't matter what it is.  Then you open the box, spread the cards out and ONE card is upside down -- the card they're thinking of.

    You can do the trick for one person and blow them away, or you can do it for 500 people and blow them all away.  The trick is easy to do and (many say) is the best card trick in the world.

    These decks are made from our custom Bicycle Black Tiger and Arcane decks. These are the highest quality decks that you'll find anywhere, and they are what you should be using to perform this incredible effect.

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    For card magic this is by far one of the best choices you can make. Unless you want to take a walk on the wild side and try Ellusionist's own Black Tiger Deck, Bicycle Ghost Deck, Masters Edition Deck, Tally-Ho Viper Deck or our Vintage 1800 Deck.

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