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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby Robbie » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:30 am



The Devil's Tailor wrote:They do have this deck:

http://www.cards4magic.co.uk/acatalog/x ... _Size.html" target="_blank
[[[scroll down to where it says "Flash Cards Memorised Deck by Kerry Summers".]]]

A picture on each card. I get the impression they may have playing card symbols on too though. It's hard to tell from the description and there's no clear illustrations.


I have this deck and can recommend it very highly. There are no playing card symbols, just a picture and word on each card -- A for astronaut, D for dog, etc. They're all different, quite attractive, and the deck looks exactly like something that might be used for children's educational games. There are two different cards for each letter of the alphabet, making a 52-card deck in all.

As a bonus, the memorised order is both very easy to remember and almost impossible to spot. It's not simple alphabetical order, so you can spread the cards and show them to be well mixed.

The cards do have four colour-coded "suits" if you want to do something that would involve suits (people/occupations, animals, plants/foods, objects), but this is not obvious if you don't want to call attention to them.

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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby Jobasha » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:10 pm

Paralabs do a deck of picture cards, ideal for mentalism

http://www.paralabs.org/basket/index.php?languageid=2

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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby Thomas Heine » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:11 pm

Thanks for mentioning this, Joshua.

The correct link is www.paralabs.org/basket. ;)

Bob Cassidy wrote a review on our work here:
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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby Mr Grumpy » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:47 pm

I wrote this in reply to the post about cards in Hamleys, but I now can't find the post.


Do you get two of each card, like two of the first picture, two of the second picture and so on? Or several? For my effect I think I'm best off with two, and that works with the alphabet flash cards (Kerry Summers), as you get two of the letter A, two of the letter B and so on (different pictures but the same letter, which is fine if I buy two decks and mix them).

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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby Thomas Heine » Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:50 pm

The Devil's Tailor wrote:Cool. Do you get two of each card, like two of the first picture, two of the second picture and so on? Or several?

One PLF Picturecard Stack contains 50 different pictures.
BUT the Depicting Thoughts set contains two complete decks or our PFL Picturecards, ... ;)
... plus several extras, ...

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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby puzznic » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:11 pm

Looch does an effect called "memories" I think! and the method is outlined in "Peek Performances", can't recall the author. Its a great effect.

a few days later...
The author of "Peek Performances" is Richard Busch and the effect is outlined on pages 79, 80 and 81.
I realise that the original posting is old but the info I have provided may still be of use to some of you.

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Re: Playing cards with pictures instead of pips/numbers

Postby U THINK I KNOW » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:53 pm

When I switched from Magic to Mentalism I gave up my bicycle deck and bought "cipher deck " it's not kiddie or anything like that and you can fan them as good but I'm very happy with them they are now in my pocket every day!

https://www.magicworld.co.uk/Cipher-Dec ... omers.html

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