Honestly, these are our favourite deck of ESP symbol cards. Why? Because the back of the cards have the most deceptive and easy-to-read marking system we've ever seen. The spotted design looks innocent enough. But take a few steps back and you know the shape on each of the face down cards.
These ESP or Zener cards make a welcome change to magic with a standard deck. Not only are people are intrigued by the unusual deck, but these symbols allow you to present a simple card trick as an astonishing feat of mentalism. As they say, it's all in the presentation.
Image this. Your colleague selects any card from the deck, remembers the symbol and places it face down on the table. Even though your standing 6 feet away, you know the symbol they're thinking of.
Another fantastic trick from one of the most innovative magic companies Tenyo of Japan.
The ESP deck comes with 6 amazing feats of mind reading!
#1 X Ray Eyes - Identify the symbol concealed out of sight inside the black envelope.
#2 Prediction - Your prediction matches the spectators chosen symbol.
#3 Mind Reader - You can read the spectator’s mind and name the card they've put inside their pocket.
#4 The Right Order - Despite being shuffled, the order the cards are laid in down matches the prediction printed on the back of card box,
#5 Matching Pairs - The order of symbols, in two randomly arranged piles of cards, match perfectly.
#6 Controlled - The spectator mixes up the cards, some face up, some face down. But without seeing them you know the number of face up cards and, astonishingly, can even name the symbols on them!
The symbols can become an integral part of your message. The square can represent a house in a biblical story. Or a book like the Bible. The 3 waves can refer to baptism or any new or Old Testament story with water in. Use the star to illustrate the light shining in the darkness. The cross speaks of Jesus death and crucifixion. The circle reminds us of the stone that was rolled away from the tomb or perhaps the eternal life God offers us - like a circle which has no end!
Of course, ESP doesn't exist and you'd never claim to have mind reading powers. But nothing is hidden from God, not even our innermost thoughts. 'Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.' Psalm 139:4
QUALITY MAGIC FROM TENYO
This deck consists of the 5 standard ESP symbols - circle, cross, wavy lines, square and star. These cards are made to Tenyo's high standard and printed on quality card stock that should last you for years. Each symbol is printed on five cards, giving you a total of twenty five cards in the deck. Plus you get a further 5 double backed cards and 6 double face cards.
- High quality card stock
- Easy to read marking system
- Printed English instructions
- 6 astonishing ESP effects
BONUS: We've already printed out the English instructions for you. No need to find them on line!
Slip these into your pocket and you're ready to perform an astonishing feat of mind reading, whenever your asked to 'show us a trick'.
Comes complete with: 36 bridge sized cards (25 specially designed ESP cards and 11 special gimmicked cards), Japanese instructions, English instructions, card case and black envlope.