CIB: Cards In Bag

Trick by Dominique Duvivier
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CIB: Cards In Bag

55.00 usd

Trick by Dominique Duvivier (55.00)

In stock.
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"Card in Bag" (CIB) is Dominique Duvivier's new effect.

You may have seen it on Penn & Teller Fool Us, where his daughter fooled them with this very same trick.

The effect:

A deck of cards is mixed, and we mean really mixed in all possible directions. Some cards are face up, some face down, by both the magician AND the spectator. After the magic moment, all the cards return to being face down. All except for a the predicted cards. With this effect you can perform many revelations. Find the four Aces, predict cards, or even reveal freely chosen cards! All of this is possible with CIB "Card in Bag".

In this purchase you receive 2 decks of Bicycle Rider Back cards, a cloth bag. Detailed online instructions are provided which include Christian Engblom's method. The effect is also easy to do.

Add this to your cart now and get ready to amaze people with this incredible effect.


Customer reviews for CIB: Cards In Bag

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Ken Weber warns us amateurs to be wary of tricks that dazzle more because of the method than the effect. CIB exploits a method dazzling enough to have fooled Penn & Teller — and me. The basic effect, one permitting infinite variations, is that any number of cards, freely selected or predetermined (the four aces, for example) are shown to be the only cards reversed in a deck that has been shuffled with complete abandon and freedom by any and all. Cards can be reversed, turned face up, end for end, riffle shuffled, Hindu shuffled — you name it. The selection of cards (if that’s what you choose to do) as well as the mixing is TOTALLY FREE and can be left ENTIRELY to the spectators. The deck is returned to the magician, who, with the deck held inside an otherwise genuinely empty bag, manages to right the entire deck so that all cards are face down with the exception of the selected (or predetermined) cards! The trick comes with several videos explaining all of the above, plus two handlings that dispense with the bag, one by Dominique Duvivier and one by Christian Engbloom. (The Engbloom variation is stunning, but I know I cannot do it reliably and cleanly enough to risk it in public, but maybe you could.)
The trick is “easy to do,” with the caveat that considerable practice is needed to perform the necessary maneuvers in a timely fashion.
So with a bit of work, the effect of CIB can be as stunning as the brilliantly clever method. I love this!



The effect is nothing short of excellent and the decks are excellently made. I have 2 snags however:
The link to the instructions was not working when i purchased the effect but this is not the end of the world.
The other thing and the most important for me is that the bag provided is not the same bag in the video and the top is too narrow to comfortably do all of the manoeuvres and despite the method being absolutely brilliant what you get is something that is quite basic and for £50 i would have liked to see a cloth and wider bag as opposed to an artificial material.
Other than that it is perfect and i'm sure a bag of cloth material and wide could be made easily.



Overall this is a good trick. However, I was a little disappointed to find the supplied bag is more of a fancy version of a PE kit bag or satin wash bag than what's seen in the advertising videos.

For £50+ I was expecting to have the bag seen on the promo videos included. The one supplied is quite a bit smaller, which means you don't have the same amount of space to do the necessary manipulations of the deck. It's still possible, but you would definitely benefit from having a wider bag. I also don't like the shiny, satin material. It's quite slippy, even on the inside, which makes keeping your hands covered a little more difficult.

The decks I received are great and the methodology is genius. I'd have given a higher rating if all the props supplied were as good as the decks.

I don't know if this trick would appeal to a hobbiest. It's definitely more of a formal performance piece than something you'd show to friends down the pub.

It'll definitely be going in to my parlour set, I'll just need to get a better bag made up.



I think I need a lot more practice to truly master this trick. The bag supplied was not particularly of good quality and instructions were poor. I don’t think therefore you will be able to do this trick without patience and practice, practice. I am a mentalist so therefore this is not probably a fair assessment of the trick as I think it is geared really towards card magic.


Community questions about CIB: Cards In Bag

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  • Ruiming asks: How would you rate the difficulty (1-10)? Are there any pre-req sleights of hands to learn before getting into this trick?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: I think it's easy to do. The difficulty is 4/10 in my opinion and no pre-req sleight of hand
    • 2. Kim answers: There are some other options that make it harder, but the basic effect is not super hard, still will take time to get. There is a possibility to do it without the bag, this will take more practice, not just of a sleight but with the performance, timing, and a possibility of making a deck switch for other possible effects.
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  • Timothy asks: Can CIB handle a larger Tarot-sized deck?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: It depends on the size, if the card if too big I don't think the trick will work
    • 2. Kim answers: You could possibly make a Tarot deck, it may be more difficult to accomplish the same feats, as the handling may be more knacky, may depend on your hand size and the card material possibly!?
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  • Todd asks: Anyone else have the issue that the instruction link goes to a non working website?

    • 1. Richard answers: I found I had to type in the www first.
    • 2. SGKYDUYEN answers: Please enter the password and email and you will see the videos. If it does not work, please drop an email to Vanishing and they will be happy to help
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  • Daniel asks: Can the bag be examined after the effect?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes, the bag can be examined before, during and after the effect.
  • Michael asks: Is the re-set automatic? Is it an effect a strolling performer can repeat immediately for the next group of people?

    • 1. Richard answers: Depends on the effect. If you perform the effect with freely selected cards, the reset is quick and easy but cannot be performed in front of the spectators.
    • 2. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The reset is automatic.
    • 1. Richard answers: Depends on the effect. If you perform the effect with freely selected cards, the reset is quick and easy but cannot be performed in front of the spectators.
  • Montana asks: Will I be able to make up my own decks after purchasing the trick?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: Yes! you can but it's not easy ;)
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  • Russel asks: Are the decks that come with CIB red or blue backed? Thanks :)

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: I think it comes in red back
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  • Jonathan asks: Is this a technique or a gimmick?

    • 1. Henk answers: It's gimmicked deck
    • 2. Kim answers: There is technique to using them, but yes, as stated, gimmicked decks, a nice use of an old principle.
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  • Bhaskar asks: is refills available for the product?

    • 1. Dottore answers: None that I am aware of.
    • 2. Scotty answers: It's not that kind of trick
    • 3. Kim answers: If you needed new cards, you would have to purchase the whole set again, or make them yourself which takes some care and work, it is not super easy to produce, but it is possible!
    • 4. Kim answers: But, if you look after the decks, they should last you a long time
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  • Matt asks: Can the deck be used for other tricks and then go into this or will I need to ring it in if I put it into an existing routine?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: It's not a regular deck but it's possible for other card tricks
    • 2. Kim answers: You certainly can use it for other effects, depending on your setup, there are various ways to use the cards, for certain effects you may want or need to ring in a deck.
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  • Lauren asks: In the preview, Dominique is using a Bicycle backed deck of cards. Is this indeed what is supplied? Also, another offer for CIB is $85. Can you explain what the difference is?

    • 1. James answers: Yes, it should still be made in Bicycle brand decks. The $85 version comes with a prepared deck made from Jerry's Nugget Cards.
    • 2. Kim answers: It will be Bicycle unless stated otherwise, there is a Jerry's Nuggets version which is more expensive!!
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  • Brian asks: I have a question about CIB after reading some of the reviews here and elsewhere it appears that the bag needs to be bigger than the one that comes with the effect. my question is what are the dimensions of the bag supplied and what material is it made from please? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The bag is the perfect size and is made of a silk material. It's about 12x12.
  • Kim asks: I would like to access the tutorial video in French without the dubbing, I just can't stand the over dubbing. Is there any way to access this? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email our Support Wizards, and they'll get you sorted.
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