The still popular Svengali Deck was introduced by Burling Hull in 1909.The Svengali deck is a simplified version of the MENE TEKEL DECK, which Hull introduced earlier, in 1908.This MENE TEKEL Deck is actually more deceptive than the Svengali deck, and is able to be used for a broader range of effects.Named by Boston magic dealer W.D. LeRoy, the MENE TEKEL DECK was actually the professionally preferred gimmicked deck for years.
Unfortunately, the MENE TEKEL deck is not always available.Over the years, different manufacturers have offered it, and then would disappear from the suppliers' catalogs.BUT IT'S BACK NOW!And in BICYCLE BACK DESIGN!
Because of the ingenious way this deck is made, you will be able to:
BONUS!You'll also get Peter Monticup's exclusive ONLINE VIDEO INSTRUCTION, showing you his tips and techniques for perfect handling of this deck.
Expect to see a broken paper seal on the box.Breaking the seal is necessary in order to make the trick deck.Regular ungimmicked Bicycle card decks are made (and sealed) by the U.S. Playing Card Co.Gimmicked card decks, on the other hand, are produced by a number of independent magic trick manufacturers, using those regular Bicycle card decks.To make trick decks, these manufacturers start with the regular Bicycle decks as sold by the U.S. Playing Card Co.U.S. Playing Card Co. places a paper seal over the box flap on each deck.The magic trick manufacturers have to break those seals in order to gimmick the decks inside the boxes.So when you receive a trick deck, expect to see the seal broken.(The only exception is the SEALED Stripper Deck, because that deck is made by the U.S. Playing Card Co.)The cards inside the box are brand new, but they are now GIMMICKED.
And that's all you need!Deck is Poker size with Bicycle back design.
How to watch the ONLINE video instructions:After purchasing this trick, you will receive the password for the video.The password will be EMAILED to you with your Order Confirmation.Once you have received the password, click on the WATCH icon located right under the demo video above.The ONLINE video page will appear.Put your password in the password box, and enjoy the video!
This video was filmed in 2020, which is why we are wearing the protective face shields!Happily, shields are no longer a requirement, and we plan to film the demo over again without them.We like this demo so much, though, that we are leaving it "as is" for now. Hope you enjoy it!