Bicycle Svengali Deck

Deck of cards by US Playing Card Company
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Bicycle Svengali Deck

7.50 usd

Deck of cards by US Playing Card Company (From $7.50)

In stock. Order now — we'll send it first thing Wednesday morning

The Svengali Deck is one of the most versatile tools a magician can own. This special deck of cards allows you to perform a variety of seemingly difficult card tricks without any complicated sleight of hand. It’s a must-have trick deck of cards for any beginner magician and is used by professional magicians around the world.

How Does a Svengali Deck Work?

With a Svengali Deck, the cards alternate between normal playing cards and cards that have been trimmed down slightly. These shortened cards (often referred to as a “force card”) are all the same value and suit, and are cut in a way that allows you to shuffle the deck (unlike a stripper deck).

When you spread the deck between your hands face down, it looks like a regular deck. You can even dribble or riffle shuffle the cards to show that it’s a seemingly ordinary deck of cards. However, the tiny little secret the Svengali Deck holds unlocks a world of amazing and super easy card magic tricks.

What Card Tricks Can You Do with a Svengali Deck?

Svengali Decks are the easiest way to force a card. The spectator can cut the deck anywhere they want and will always end up on the force card. This is great for prediction effects, mentalism tricks or other feats of mind reading.

The spectator can also put their selected card in the deck anywhere they’d like and, without you even needing to touch the cards, you can make it jump to the top of the deck. This makes beginner card tricks like the Ambitious Card Trick easier than ever and allows you to perform a stunning finale where all the cards in the deck transform into their chosen card right in front of their eyes.

Svengali Decks are one of the most popular trick decks in beginners magic trick sets. In fact, Marshall Brodien, aka Wizzo the Wizard, sold millions of Svengali Decks under the name “TV Magic Cards” throughout the 1960s and 1970s. However, the quality of the trick decks included in some magic sets can sometimes be inconsistent.

With the Bicycle Svengali Deck, you get a premium quality trick deck manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company on the same high-quality stock found in the Bicycle Playing Cards you know and love. As they look just like an ordinary deck of cards, your audience will never suspect you’re using a trick deck.

Each Bicycle Svengali Deck comes with special illustrated instructions from World Champion Magician Daryl that will teach you everything you need to know to start amazing friends and family right away.

Available in either Red or Blue and the classic Bicycle Rider Back or Mandolin Back styles.

As a special new offering, you may also choose a Red Bicycle Rider Back Svengali Deck with a Queen of Hearts as the force card—which has been scientifically proven to be one of the most commonly chosen cards in the world alongside the Ace of Spades.

NOTE: Due to the way Svengali Decks are manufactured, Vanishing Inc. is unable to honor requests for specific force cards.


Community questions about Bicycle Svengali Deck

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  • Jacob asks: can you get the cards so that they can have a personalised backing?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We do not sell personalised Svengali Decks, I'm afraid.
  • Colin asks: Is this a standard bicycle back? Or is it a different pattern?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes this is a standard Bicycle back deck of cards.
  • Michael asks: I recently got a deck of Svengali with eight of hearts is it possible to order a few decks with different force cards?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I'm afraid that we do not offer a specific force card. But if you email to when you order, we can try our best for you
  • Hillary asks: If I order two decks of the same color, is it a guarantee that they will be different force cards in each deck?

    • 1. Tony answers: You need to email to vanishing and they will be happy to help
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  • John asks: My dad had a Svengali deck for years. They were regular playing cards – cardboard with a thin plastic coating. Now that I"m a grandfather myself, I had to get one for myself. I bought one online, and have been working with it, but the cards are plastic – not cardboard with a coating. I have been working with them since last summer and I cannpot make them easily pliable or flexible. I can do the trick, but my grandson is only three and he'd see through it in a flash. So I'm asking – what is your deck made of? How easy is it to break in.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: These are made from real Bicycle decks (the kind that you can find in any store that carried playing cards). In my opinion, fairly easy to break in. I hope that helps!
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Customer reviews for Bicycle Svengali Deck



the Svengali deck is one of my favorite effects, and the bicycle Svengali deck is by far the best version I've ever seen.



It fits just as well for experienced magicians as beginners! You can always come up with new routines and tricks using it. And for the price, I’d consider calling it a steal!



You cant go wrong with this deck, as there are so many trick routines that you can do with this deck, its so worth getting this.
This is great for beginners too.



This is possibly the first magic trick I ever bought, and I have bought it a few times since then. There are not many tricks that can be performed by beginners and professionals alike that are less than $10. There are so many effects you can perform with this, people forget how good a way a Svengali deck is of forcing a card, but it looks so clean to a spectator. Highly recommend.



I haven't used this deck of cards for years because I got it as a beginner and thought of it as a beginner's trick. I watched a magic lecture recently and the lecturer fooled me badly, it turned out he was using a Svengali deck! I'm so glad Vanishing Inc. sell a Svengali deck that's made by bicycle because it blends right in with the deck of cards I usually use. I never realised that there are certainly different effects you can perform with a simple Svengali deck, and what's more you can even riffle shuffle these!



The easiest trick I ever learned and it's even practical to do in a walk around setting. I used to think it was too easy to perform at a proper gig, but I started using it recently and got such great reactions so now I carry one with me whenever I perform! Brilliant trick deck of cards.



I bought a few different Svengali decks before I realised that Bicycle make one. This is by far the best handling Svengali deck there is. Just buy it it's great.,



An essential deck of cards for any magician. You can perform miracles with this deck, and it’s super easy. There is a great DVD called Svengali as well that teaches some strong effects to go with this deck.



One of the first decks I ever bought, and I still go back to using this method 10 years later! Even though you can buy it as a beginner and use it, laymen are still unaware of this method. It’s great as a forcing deck, especially to use on stage.



Probably the most popular trick deck of cards ever. The Bicycle version is the best one. I love how there are bicycle cards available in a stripper deck as well, with these two decks you can perform so much without even needing sleight of hand.



The perfect deck for a beginner. I am new to magic and I could do a trick within five minutes of opening up this deck of cards. It’s so much fun and I can’t wait to get my next trick deck of cards!



No slight of hand needed. If you're a beginner this is perfect. If you're at an intermediate level then you can muster different handlings for this. Looks and feels great.



i found this to be very helpful in the begging of my journey, as it was a great confident booster. it's a one time,one person thing. nice addition to the gone deck, if u can manage to get a deck to match said card. i highly recommend too never show the whole deck as the same card, with the reverse riffle. if u get a few in dif decks,colors ,numbers. easier too switch it up. anyway, super cool, really gives you that boost of confidence you need to go further

Bicycle Svengali Deck by US Playing Card Company