A special sort of trick requires a special sort of deck. In this section you’ll find all of our forcing decks – those which force your subject to pick a given card. There’s something fishy about these sorts of decks – some of the cards seem to be the same!
In some ‘one way’ force decks, you’ll find that the deck is entirely comprised of identical cards. This allows you to have your subject pick ‘any card’ and know exactly which one they’re going to pick. As you might imagine, this comes in very handy in a wide range of different tricks – but you’ll clearly need to conceal the faces of the deck when you’re using it!
In other ‘Svengali’ decks, you’ll find that some of the cards are identical while others are seemingly normal. The identical cards are slightly shorter or longer, however, allowing you to fan either the identical or the normal cards by simply letting the deck settle in your hand.
These decks come a variety of different styles. Pick the one which matches your standard deck and you’ll be able to have great fun switching between the two at will. Bamboozle your friends and relatives by having them pick ‘any card’, while knowing that they can pick only one!
Like all magic, tricks performed using these decks will require a little creativity and – above all – practice in order to be convincing. Get to it!