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In addition to pictorial reviews of playing cards and games, I also write detailed reviews of magic products. This list has links to all my magic reviews, and will be updated as I add more. Scroll down the list to read a short synopsis about each item reviewed. To reach a wide audience, I cross-post each review on multiple websites, including The Magic Cafe, PlayingCardForum, UnitedCardists, and Amazon.

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Card Magic

Videos
Royal Road to Card Magic DVDs (Rudy Hunter)
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks DVDs (Rudy Hunter)
Million Dollar Card Secrets DVD (Simon Lovell)
Super Subtle Card Miracles DVD (Simon Lovell)
Showoff With Cards DVD (Ben Salinas)
Expert Card Magic: Lecture Notes Vol 1 & 2 DVDs (Sal Piacente)
Born to Perform Card Magic DVD: new 2013 edition (Oz Pearlman)

Digital Downloads
Impossible Three (Joshua Jay)
Waltzing Cheek to Cheek (Joshua Jay)
Aura (Andi Gladwin)
Four Ahead (Robert Ramirez)
Boxed Lunch (Robert Ramirez)
S.U.C.A. (Robert Ramirez)
The Vault - IG (Josh Janousky)
The Vault - Force of Will (Dave Hooper)
The Vault - Spell (Shin Lim)
John Carey Collection 1 (John Carey)

Packet Trick Collections
Carnival Trick Cards DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Rudy Hunter)
Packet Killer DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Simon Lovell)
Ultimate Gaff Kit DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Kris Nevling)
Ultimate Aces DVD & Gaffs (Magic Makers with Ben Salinas)

Packet Tricks
Million Dollar Monte (Magic Makers with Grams/Hunter/Stiff) aka Ultimate Three Card Monte
Chase The Ace (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff) aka Ultimate Three Card Monte
Game of Aces (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff) aka MacDonald’s Aces
Bunko Bet (Magic Makers with Rudy Hunter) aka Color Monte
Wild Card (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff)
The Web (Jim Pace)
Twisted Sisters & Duplicity (John Bannon)
The Unknown Card & Bigfoot (Nick Trost)

Trick Decks
Magic Printing Deck (Magic Makers)
Magic Cartoon Deck (Magic Makers)
Stolen Cards (Lennart Green)

Marked Decks
DeLand's 100 Dollar Deck (Magic Makers)
Dapper Decks (Vanishing Inc)
Murphy's Magic Signature NOC (Murphy's Magic)
Mechanic Decks and Video Tutorials (Mechanic Industries)
Cadenza Deck (NKW Playing Cards)
Aquila Deck (Kardify Projects)

Custom Decks
Black Tiger deck (Ellusionist)
Black & Orange Reversed-back decks (Magic Makers)
Blue & Purple Reversed-back decks (Magic Makers)
Black Spider & Black Scorpion decks (Magic Makers)
Faded deck & Tetra deck (Magic Makers)
Other Custom Decks (More reviews by EndersGame)

Books
Magic With Cards: 113 Easy-to-Perform Miracles (Frank Garcia & George Schindler)

General Magic

Videos
Do You Want To Learn Magic DVD (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff)

Lectures
At The Table with Steven Brundage (Murphy's Magic)
At The Table with Michael Ammar (Murphy's Magic)

Digital Downloads
Retention (Tri Ryuzaki)
The Vault - Cohesive (Kevin Li)

Tricks
Great Domino Illusion (Magic Makers)
Magic Dice (Magic Makers)
Magic Knot (Magic Makers)
Magic Trick Box (Magic Makers)
Magic Pen Trick (Magic Makers)
Crazy Cube (Magic Makers)
Instant Magician Kit (Magic Makers)

Cardistry

Virtuoso Decks (The Virts)
School of Cardistry Decks (The New Deck Order)
Isometric Decks (Kenneth Aidan Foo)
Art of Play Decks (Dan & Dave Buck)
HCPC Decks (Hanson Chien)
Memento Mori Decks (Chris Ramsay)
Starlight Decks (Collectable Playing Cards)

Mini Reviews

B'Wave (Max Maven)
Contact Colours (Aldo Colombini)
Oddball

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CARD MAGIC

Videos

Royal Road to Card Magic DVDs (Rudy Hunter)
A video companion for the classic book, and the ideal course for learning all the fundamentals of card magic

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks DVDs (Rudy Hunter)
A video companion for selected effects from Jean Hugard's classic Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

Million Dollar Card Secrets DVD (Simon Lovell)
Over an hour and more than 30 card tricks with Simon Lovell

Super Subtle Card Miracles DVD (Simon Lovell)
Four hours of great card tricks from Frank Garcia's book

Showoff With Cards DVD (Ben Salinas)
Video teaching for over 60 card flourishes and moves

Expert Card Magic: Lecture Notes Vol 1 & 2 DVDs (Sal Piacente)
Superb magic that creates the illusion of impossible skill with cards

Born to Perform Card Magic DVD: new 2013 edition (Oz Pearlman)
An expanded and updated version of a classic introduction to card magic
 
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Digital Downloads

Impossible Three (Joshua Jay)
Amazing impromptu effect with a borrowed and shuffled deck

Waltzing Cheek to Cheek (Joshua Jay)
A practical and powerful card fusion effect

Aura (Andi Gladwin)
An ingenious routine ending with a spectator drawing their own card from a shuffled deck

Four Ahead (Robert Ramirez)
A speedy and surprising asymmetrical transposition

Boxed Lunch (Robert Ramirez)
An entertaining and impossible three-phase sandwich routine

S.U.C.A. (Robert Ramirez)
A flashy impromptu Ace-cutting routine presented as a demonstration of skill with cards

The Vault - IG (Josh Janousky)
Combining card magic with Instagram

The Vault - Force of Will (Dave Hooper)
A take on the Classic Force in the hands of a master

The Vault - Spell (Shin Lim)
An impossible impromptu spelling effect from the Mozart of Magic

John Carey Collection 1 (John Carey)
Compelling magic without the complex moves: three strong routines refined by John Carey
 
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Packet Trick Collections

Carnival Trick Cards DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Rudy Hunter)
A complete deck of gaffs for 10 different and fun packet tricks

Packet Killer DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Simon Lovell)
Comes with the excellent Blue Gaff Deck and a great instructional video!

Ultimate Gaff Kit DVD & Gaff Deck (Magic Makers with Kris Nevling)
Amazing deck of gaffs, not so amazing video

Ultimate Aces DVD & Gaffs (Magic Makers with Ben Salinas)
Seven high impact Ace routines
 
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Packet Tricks

Million Dollar Monte (Magic Makers with Grams/Hunter/Stiff) aka Ultimate Three Card Monte
Another take on the popular Three Card Monte

Chase The Ace (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff) aka Ultimate Three Card Monte
One of the ultimate three card illusions

Game of Aces (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff) aka MacDonald’s Aces
Rob Stiff's take on the classic MacDonald’s Aces

Bunko Bet (Magic Makers with Rudy Hunter) aka Color Monte
Arguably the #1 packet card trick of all time

Wild Card (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff)
A classic and popular packet card trick

The Web (Jim Pace)
The world's scariest card trick

Twisted Sisters & Duplicity (John Bannon)
Two of the most popular ever packet tricks

The Unknown Card & Bigfoot (Nick Trost)
Two easy and very fun packet tricks from the ingenious Nick Trost
 
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Trick Decks

Magic Printing Deck (Magic Makers)
Print an entire deck from blank cards

Magic Cartoon Deck (Magic Makers)
The Magic Makers version of the classic animated Card Toon deck

Stolen Cards (Lennart Green)
Brilliant story and self-working routine with terrific cards
 
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Marked Decks

DeLand's 100 Dollar Deck (Magic Makers)
An ultimate trick deck that is a timeless classic

Dapper Decks (Vanishing Inc)
Dapper decks of playing cards for discerning magic men

Murphy's Magic Signature NOC (Murphy's Magic)
The magical minimalism of the NOC deck gets the Murphy's touch

Mechanic Decks and Video Tutorials (Mechanic Industries)
A Ferrari among playing cards with the magical cogs of Mechanic Industries

Cadenza Deck (NKW Playing Cards)
Classic beauty and sophistication with built-in secrets

Aquila Deck (Kardify Projects)
A Balinese inspired design with a hidden secret for magicians
 
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Custom Decks

Black Tiger deck (Ellusionist)
Seeing the world in reverse with Ellusionist's amazing Black Tiger

Black & Orange Reversed-back decks (Magic Makers)
Colourful specialty decks with magical extras (Part 1)

Blue & Purple Reversed-back decks (Magic Makers)
Colourful specialty decks with magical extras (Part 2)

Black Spider & Black Scorpion decks (Magic Makers)
A venomous twist on the popular black deck formula

Faded deck & Tetra deck (Magic Makers)
Deliberately designed to create that vintage look or that vibrant flourish

Other Custom Decks (More reviews by EndersGame)
Detailed pictorial reviews of more than a hundred different decks of custom playing card decks
 
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Books

Magic With Cards: 113 Easy-to-Perform Miracles (Frank Garcia & George Schindler)
Perfect first book for card trick beginners
 
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GENERAL MAGIC

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Do You Want To Learn Magic DVD (Magic Makers with Rob Stiff)
Ideal starting point for beginners
 
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Lectures

At The Table with Steven Brundage (Murphy's Magic)
Amazing Rubik's Cube magic

At The Table with Michael Ammar (Murphy's Magic)
Two hours learning from one of the modern greats of magic
 
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Digital Downloads

Retention (Tri Ryuzaki)
A quick and super clean coin retention for coin workers

The Vault - Cohesive (Kevin Li)
Using magic with sticks of chewing gum to connect with people
 
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Tricks

Great Domino Illusion (Magic Makers)
A large-size stage illusion with some unexpected twists

Magic Dice (Magic Makers)
Creating the illusion of two dice tiles switching places

Magic Knot (Magic Makers)
An instantly disappearing knot made famous by the Slydini Silks

Magic Trick Box (Magic Makers)
An easy way to make objects vanish and reappear

Magic Pen Trick (Magic Makers)
Penetrate a bill, and leave no hole!

Crazy Cube (Magic Makers)
Crazy simple - once you know the secret!

Instant Magician Kit (Magic Makers)
A good value three-in-one package for beginning a journey into magic
 
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CARDISTRY

Virtuoso Decks (The Virts)
The world's first ever cards created just for cardistry

School of Cardistry Decks (The New Deck Order)
Setting a new standard of non-standard playing cards for a new art form

Isometric Decks (Kenneth Aidan Foo)
Combining artistry with isometric geometry

Art of Play Decks (Dan & Dave Buck)
Cardistry playing cards from the paradise playground of Art of Play

HCPC Decks (Hanson Chien)
The sheer visual beauty of playing cards from Hanson Chien Production Co

Memento Mori Decks (Chris Ramsay)
A card flourisher's dream with visual beauty and colorful artwork by Adrian Valenzuela

Starlight Decks (Collectable Playing Cards)
Astronomy-themed decks with vibrant colours on the backdrop of a inky black night sky
 
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MINI REVIEWS

Card Magic

B'Wave (Max Maven)
One of the most popular packet effects ever

Contact Colours (Aldo Colombini)
One of Aldo's best self-working tricks

General Magic

Oddball
A penetrating string trick that's simpler and more fun than you'd think
 
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