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Kickstarter: The Magicians Playing Cards, Card Game and Puzzle

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biz......d-puzzle

Take a seat in our theater and experience the Golden Age of Magic. Welcome to The Magicians show!

Cost: US$12 per deck
Current funding level: funded
Project ends: May 16, 2022

This deck of custom playing cards is a homage to the Golden Age of Magic (1850s-1930s). From the ad copy:

Inspired by the Golden Age of Magic, these playing cards pay homage to some of magic's biggest performers and also some of its most innovative creators.

Limited edition of 1999, each court and number card showcases a magician, a magical effect and a magic prop used by magicians.


THE BOX

The Magicians Tuck Case takes inspiration from a Victorian Era painting which showcases a devil playing cards with the magician on stage. The two are surrounded by enchanted props and 'assistants'.

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THE BACK DESIGN

The back of the cards features a stylish design which is divided into four symmetrical sections. Upon a closer look the viewer can spot two iconic illusions which have mystified crowds for centuries: The Levitating Woman and Sawing a Woman in Half.

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THE COURT CARDS

Each court card takes inspiration from magic show posters belonging to the Golden Age of magic.

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THE EFFECTS

Each playing card features the name of a very famous magical effect ("Transposition, "Levitation", "Mentalism") which is portrayed through various illustrations and symbols which can be discovered by exploring each card.

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THE NUMBER CARDS

Each number card is split into two sections: on one side we see a magician performing an effect known between magicians and on the other side we get a close up look of a sequence from within the effect.

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THE JOKERS

The deck contains 2 Jokers: "Magical Moments" (the magician performing stage magic) and "Oh, snap!" (the devil is seen manipulating playing cards).

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THE CARD GAME

The deck comes together with a set of instructions that teaches you how you can use the cards from the deck to battle your magician friends in an all out magic war

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THE PUZZLES

Each court contains hidden clues that hint at a famous magic themed movie. We've chosen 20 magic themed movies ("The Illusionist" , "The Great Buck Howard", "Shade" and many more) and hidden clues for these inside of each court card (each court card hides clues for 1 movie). Can you find them all?

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Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/biz......d-puzzle
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These decks are now starting to hit people's mailboxes. They look amazing.

Here's some images showing the journey from inspiration to reality for some of the court cards.

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If you missed out on the Kickstarter, I think they'll soon be showing up in Biz's webstore here:

https://bizandfriends.com/
jericho
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Thanks for the info! Looks fantastic.
magicnorm
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I received my order and can say they are very nice,

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If you missed out on the Kickstarter, these decks of custom playing cards are now available from the creator's website here:

https://bizandfriends.com/collections/bo......ard-game

They are very good value for what you get:
- limited edition deck with numbered seal
- information pamphlet
- 20 free video tutorials

The deck itself is a wonderful tribute to the history of magic, with nods to famous magic posters, references to classic magic effects, and films that feature magic. And every card has full custom art with wonderful detail.

It's amazing how much Biz has packed into this project - highly recommended! Grab a deck while you can from his site.

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Matt G
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Biz in general is a great content creator. Some really interesting and unique techniques in his arsenal that are fun to play with. Happy I supported this back when it was on Kickstarter, it's a wonderful deck Smile
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This Kickstarter was fulfilled a number of months ago already, and the decks turned out fantastic. It's truly a terrific deck of custom playing cards (all individually numbered), with so many details included, and it's also a wonderful tribute to the art of magic.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, the custom decks are available from the creator Biz over on his website here:

https://bizandfriends.com/products/the-m......ard-game

But it gets better: Biz has gone on to create a special magnetic box for The Magicians deck, with a limited print run of 300. I just got mine in the mail yesterday, and it is absolutely gorgeous. These are available separately, and you can also pick them up from Biz's website here:

https://bizandfriends.com/collections/bo......etic-box

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I highly recommend both the deck and the magnetic box. Both playing card collectors and magicians will find a lot to love here!
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