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Our goal is to make you a better magician and to help with that, our team of professional magicians regularly write articles on magic. Here are our most recent articles:

Best Playing Cards for Poker

Best Playing Cards for Poker

What are the best playing cards to use for Poker?

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Best Ways of Storing Playing Cards

Best Ways of Storing Playing Cards

OK, you've got a nice collection of playing cards. Now, what's the best way to store them?

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The History of Playing Cards

The History of Playing Cards

Matt Szat delves deep into the history of playing cards.

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Who Invented the Thumbtip?

Who Invented the Thumbtip?

The Thumbtip might be one of the most used secret gimmicks in magic. But who actually invented it?

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Have People Died Making Flash Paper?

Have People Died Making Flash Paper?

Yes, Flash Paper is dangerous, people have lost their lives making it. We share some of their stories.

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Can you Make Flash Paper?

Can you Make Flash Paper?

It's question we see a lot. Can you make you own Flash Paper? And can you print on it too?

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What’s the Best Way to Store Flash Paper?

What’s the Best Way to Store Flash Paper?

No-one wants to blow up their house, so what's the safest way to store Flash Paper?

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What is the Safest Way to Use Flash Paper?

What is the Safest Way to Use Flash Paper?

Is there a safe way to use Flash Paper? Let's find out.

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What are the Best Fire Magic Tricks?

What are the Best Fire Magic Tricks?

Some of the best fire magic tricks available.

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What is the Difference Between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

What is the Difference Between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

What's the difference between Flash Paper and Flash Cotton?

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Is Flash Paper Dangerous?

Is Flash Paper Dangerous?

Flash paper is fun and exciting, no doubt. But is it safe?

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What are Richard Turner Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards?

What are Richard Turner Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards?

Everything you need to know about the playing cards considered by many to be the best regular-use deck of cards available.

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How Bicycle Playing Cards are Made

How Bicycle Playing Cards are Made

An exclusive look at how the USPCC produces the most popular playing cards in the world for magicians, poker players and cardists.

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Most Common Bicycle Playing Card Trick Decks Used by Magicians

Most Common Bicycle Playing Card Trick Decks Used by Magicians

Explore a variety of special playing cards used regularly by magicians to perform impossible card magic miracles.

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How to Make your Bicycle Playing Cards Last Longer

How to Make your Bicycle Playing Cards Last Longer

Do your decks of cards keep getting ruined? Here are some simple ways to take care of your favorite playing cards.

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What’s the difference between Bicycle Rider Back and Standard decks of cards?

What’s the difference between Bicycle Rider Back and Standard decks of cards?

Examine the key features of the most popular and recognizable decks of cards in the world.

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Why are Bicycle Playing Cards so Popular?

Why are Bicycle Playing Cards so Popular?

Discover how Bicycle Cards became the most commonly used playing cards in the world for card games and card magic.

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What Are Mesika Elastics and Magic Loops?

What Are Mesika Elastics and Magic Loops?

Yigal Mesika has been developing revolutionary magic for more than two decades. Join us for an exclusive look at the man behind some of the most iconic magic props ever made.

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Invisible Thread or Magic Loops?

Invisible Thread or Magic Loops?

Learn the difference between Yigal Mesika’s Loops and standard Invisible Thread, and how to choose the right one for your performance.

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How to Animate and Levitate Items

How to Animate and Levitate Items

The ability to animate or levitate objects is one of the most powerful magic tricks a magician can perform. We'll teach you exactly what you need to perform that miracle!

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The Haunted Deck

The Haunted Deck

Learn the history and best versions of one of the best card tricks of all time: the Haunted Deck.

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Why Young Magicians Are So Important At Our Magic Conventions

Why Young Magicians Are So Important At Our Magic Conventions

Here’s why Vanishing Inc. Magic is so committed to supporting the next generation of magicians.

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How To Make The Most Of Jamming at a Magic Convention

How To Make The Most Of Jamming at a Magic Convention

Regular convention-goers will often tell you the best part of any convention is jamming with other magicians. Here’s how to take advantage of these impromptu meetups.

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