Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

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Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:15 am  

Chris Kenner - This is a game changer.

Daryl - This is the most ingeniously designed marked deck I have ever seen in my life! You can do miracles with this pack that can not be performed with any other deck of marked cards. Wonderful... absolutely wonderful!

Doug McKenzie - So *** clever ... these butterflies are going to fly off the shelves literally.

Héctor Mancha - I hate you for coming up with this.

Michael Ammar - A Beautiful, Brilliant Design.

Daniel Garcia - Such a good addition to a road less traveled... GREAT JOB!.

"The Butterfly deck will enable you to perform miracles not possible with any other deck. A true innovation in card magic."
- Richard Kaufman (chief editor of Genii Magazine - the largest selling magic magazine in the world)

What makes this deck so interesting?

The unique marking system hidden in the back-design of The Butterfly Playing Cards contains two different marking systems that can be used separately, but they will make you a miracle worker if they are combined.

Imagine: The cards are shuffled by a spectator and the spectator selects one without you looking. The card is retrieved and the cards are immediately shuffled by the spectator. All without you looking. You take the cards back and without looking at the faces or spreading the cards in any way, you know instantly what card it was.

Or how about this? The cards are shuffled by a spectator, taken behind their back, they take one from anywhere in the deck and hide it in their back pocket. Nobody, including the spectator, knows the identity of the card. They shuffle the cards again and give them back to you. You'll know the identity of the card in seconds without looking at the faces of the cards or spreading the deck in any way.

Don't believe it? Watch the video performance here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/butt ... es-magic#/

Imagine being able to perform feats only possible using a memorized deck, but now with a shuffled deck of cards. The Butterfly Playing Cards enable you to see the positions of all the cards in a shuffled deck.

And this is not an ignorant endorsement, I own this deck and love it - here is what I had to say about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyPmglWSmX0

Here are a few more endorsements:

Jeremy Griffith - Easily one of the most creative and useful designs I've ever seen on a pack of playing cards.

Johan Ståhl - Congratulations to all card workers around the world. A new era has begun.

Howard Hamburg - I only wish The Professor was alive to have seen this. He would've called it a masterpiece.

Asi Wind - There are many new beautiful playing cards designs. However this design will blow your mind. I can't wait to explore the endless possibilities.

Harapan Santoso Ong - This deck is too good to be true.

Interested? Learn more here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/butt ... es-magic#/
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:12 am  

UPDATE:

deck will be available in RED & Blue !!!!

New Stretch goals:

325% INTERIOR BOX DESIGN

If we reach 325%, there will be a butterfly pattern all over the interior of the tuck case.

350% UNMARKED BUTTERFLY PLAYING CARDS
If we reach 350%, we'll also print the exact same decks - only with no markings.

Think of the possibilities !!!!

An unmarked deck gets very handy for that one spectator who is determined to find anything sneaky about the cards at all costs. If you switch the marked deck for the unmarked one, he doesn’t stand a chance.

You can also take any card from the marked deck and put it in the unmarked deck as an ultimate key card. Combining these two decks opens a new door to another room full of possibilities.
You can play card games with these. Or it is more fair to play card games with these.

You can give them to a non-magician friend as a gift.

The unmarked decks will be available in both red and blue and you'll be able to choose them through BackerKit. Every backer will be getting a BackerKit survey in early January, where you’ll be able to specify how many unmarked BLUE decks and how many unmarked RED decks you want.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 am  

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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby rousselle » Tue May 09, 2017 10:16 am  

So, has anybody else noticed that the "unmarked" decks are actually still marked? They're just marked in a different way, but still using a very similar convention. (not identical, but similar)

I was kinda bummed to discover that.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Wed May 10, 2017 7:25 am  

They still have a 1 way back and 1 way face
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby rousselle » Wed May 10, 2017 10:39 am  

Yes, that *too*. One way back, one way face, and marked for both suit and rank. (PM me if you haven't found where to look.)
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Sat May 27, 2017 2:43 pm  

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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby rousselle » Sun May 28, 2017 12:57 am  

Your review doesn't mention that the "unmarked" decks are also marked. I noticed that one other person, so far, has mentioned it on the comments section of the project page, so I'm guessing that a lot of people may not have noticed this, yet.

Like you, I really do enjoy these decks. However, not having a truly unmarked version is a little bit of a bummer, because it does place some limitations on uses where unmarked is required. (There's also that whole "truth in advertising" thing that just gets under my skin a little.)

I'm looking forward to putting these into the nightly rotation of decks my kids and I play with as part of our bedtime ritual. We'll see how well these hold up over time, but I'm inclined to suspect they will hold up well.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby ghari108 » Sun May 28, 2017 5:41 pm  

are you guys here really serious that it is so totally disappointing to find out that the unmarked deck is marked? I mean the marks are only in left dow corner, do you really think that lay people will really notice the markings? If you do not overdo the effects with the markings then who's is gonna suspect that you do have a marked deck anyway..

I personally will be using this deck as my go to deck all the time. Not for all of my magic by mostly... just because the design is so beautiful...

When i found out that the unmarked deck is actually marked i was totally absolutely happy to find that out... because to me that is real great. and there are some more secrets to both decks in fact, that aren't described in the book. and that is exactly what i love about them... that i have to try to figure things out myself.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Tue May 30, 2017 6:08 am  

I guess it depends if you want to use the deck competitively.

"Who's gonna notice" wont wash when there's money on the table...
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby rousselle » Tue May 30, 2017 10:28 am  

Montecarlojoe nails it. When you're playing for cash, even in a friendly game (which, unless I'm at a casino, is the only kind of game I play), there are certain things that you just don't do. It doesn't matter that you promise to yourself that you won't take advantage, or even that the markings are too tough to read from across the poker table, you just. Don't. Do it. People of honor behave honorably, regardless of whether they think nobody will notice.

Aside from that, why bother calling one deck "marked" and the other deck "unmarked" if neither deck is unmarked? That's false advertising. It's a lie where there shouldn't be one.

The thing is, *I likely would have bought the second variation anyway.*

It's like this: if I'd been told that one deck was red and the other deck was black, and it later turned out that one deck was red while the other was blue, I'd feel similarly a little annoyed. I'd have bought the second color regardless, but why tell me it's one color when you know it's another?

I think it's neat that the decks have "hidden features." Just... don't tell me one of them doesn't when it does.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Wilko » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:20 pm  

Hi Guys,
Could anyone provide me with the PDF that comes with the decks? I have managed to get a few decks from a friend but haven't got the PDF. I'm happy to prove that I own the decks via picture or whatever.
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Re: Butterfly Playing Cards by Ondrej Psenicka

Unread postby Magic_Orthodoxy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:35 am  

@Wilko I think the best thing to do in these situations is to PM the creator

https://www.facebook.com/ondrejpsenickapersonal

Or join his Butterfly FB group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1905035569785733/
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