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Instructions for the REVERSE SVENGALI DECK

Inspection: When you first open your deck you will notice that half the cards are all the same card and the other half are all different. If you look a little closer you will notice that all the cards that are different are slightly shorter than the cards that are all same.

Assembly:  First take the half of deck that are all different and shuffle or mix them all up. Now place the two piles face up on a table or in your hands. You are now going to combine the two halves, every other card into one pile/deck. Starting the pile with one of the all different/shorter cards. When finished you will have a deck of cards that every other card is the same and longer. On the back of your deck you should have a long card and on the face of your deck you should have a short card. If not all you need to do is move the face card to the back of the deck and you should be set.

The Secret: By riffling through the deck one direction the cards will appear to be all the same, by riffling the other direction they will appear to be all different.

Trick #1: Riffle the deck from back of the deck to the face of the deck showing all the cards are different. Place the deck face down on a table and have a spectator cut the deck and view the card they cut too, without revealing the card to you. Have the spectator replace the cards they have in their hand back to the deck. Now with your mental powers you can reveal the card that the spectator cut to. If you like you could have this prediction written on a piece of paper and set aside for the time you are ready to reveal the spectators chosen card.

Trick #2: Riffle the deck from back of the deck to the face of the deck showing all the cards are different. Place the deck face down and have your spectator cut the deck and complete the cut. Pick up the deck and turn it over to reveal the card your spectator cut to. Explain that it is now a magic card and it has changed all the other cards to the same card. Riffle the deck from the face of the deck to the back of the deck showing that all the cards are now the same.

Helpful tip: By tapping the deck on a table it will properly align the cards.

© Tracy Kidd / House of Chuckles 2017

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