How Does an Ultimate Marked Deck Work?

How does an ultimate marked board work?

A marked deck is a special card with markings that make it easy to perform some cool magic effects. They are especially useful for mentalists and magicians. There are many options for marking decks, from luminous ink to lateral barscode cards.

The best, and most expensive, marked deck is one that is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the magician’s gimmick. These decks are made of the finest paper and are a joy to use.

This book lays out in layman’s terms how to use a marked deck, and explains the nifty oleo magic elixir to be found in the bottle. Almost all of the tricks and routines are from Damien Vappereau and Jean-Marc Gaheri, who are the brains behind this burgeoning deck craze, but a few from Ivan Laplaud and others round out the book’s contents.

This guide, which is 145 pages long, provides a detailed primer on the markings used by the UMD. It is well written, and the pictures and charts are clear and concise. The 105 tricks and routines provide a fun diversion to the usual sleight-of-hand and a great way of exploring the capabilities of a new deck.

The best thing about this book is its example of how a mark deck can be used in innovative card magic. If you own a marked deck, or are considering making the leap into this exciting and entertaining genre, this book should be on your must have list.