Bicycle Cards UK – Our Top Ten List of Must Have Decks
Every card magician should have a favourite deck of playing cards. Here is our Top Ten list of playing card decks so you can have some help finding yours.
The Guardian Deck has a great dark design on the back with guardian angels as part of the design. It is dark yet not over the top like some designs, it is understated and, as a result, has a very clean look.
The Spectrum Deck is the perfect deck of playing cards to use when you want a great kicker finish to ANY of your card routines. Each card is a different colour of the spectrum, with 52 different colours.
Richard Turner is an immensely accomplished sleight of hand expert. He has even helped the USPCC with their quality control. Richard commissioned these decks to be made especially when the USPCC changed their way of cutting the cards. His Gold Standard deck is cut like they used to be and retain the ability to be faroed perfectly. If you do intense, precise sleight of hand with cards then this is the deck for you.
7) Expert Deck
The Expert deck is a deck of playing cards with an aged look. This deck is particularly great for storytelling routines or routines in which you wish to weave a tale of the first trick your grandfather ever taught you with these exact cards.
The Timeless deck is on our list as there is great potential with this deck. Each court card has a clock with a different time upon its face. This can be used for many different mind reading or prediction effects. Imagine if your watch stopped working at exactly the time printed on their selected card!
5) Divine Deck
The Divine Deck has a very interesting design. It is a pattern that is said to be repeated all over the universe. The design is made from a mathematical pattern that was discovered in 1200AD. The design is found everywhere, within flowers, in the waves of the sea, in your ear, even in the shapes of galaxies. This enables you to speak about the strange coincidences in the world that are as of yet not fully understood, a perfect accompaniment to your magic.
The Tally Ho deck is a classic deck, it is made by the USPCC but is on a different finish to Bicycle decks. This finish is smooth and lends itself amazingly to flourishing.
The Moonshine deck is one of our favourite decks as you can see, coming in at number 3! The Moonshine deck is an elegant design, it is not dark and gothic-like. The design’s influence comes from the days of the alcohol prohibition in the USA. A smooth finish and elegant design make this truly one of our favourite decks of playing cards.
The Mechanic deck has its place at number two due to an amazing feature. The cogs and mechanic design is clean and great to look at. But get the cards into new deck order and they really come to life. Literally. If you flick through the deck like a flick-book when it is in new deck order, the cogs and wheels animate and begin to spin. The perfect way to demonstrate how the deck rearranges itself into a new deck order.
The outright winner which may be denied by some is the Bicycle Standard deck. There are many reasons as to why this has been voted the best deck by us here at Merchant of Magic. One reason is the cost, because of the cheap cost of these cards it opens up opportunities to do tricks such as Torn and Restored Card without feeling the pinch in your pocket so much. So many great tricks have been released in Bicycle format which means you can transition between packet tricks smoothly or even take the packet trick cards from your deck as if they were regular cards. Above all, the Bicycle Standard is our favourite as they are the most-common playing card design around the world. they are widely recognised through the explosion of the Poker scene and for that reason they create very little suspicion.
So there you have it, our list of the Top Ten Bicycle Cards UK. What are your thoughts? Do you have a favourite deck that you feel should be on this list?