The next deck I will review is the Criss Angel Mindfreak secret deck ....."cough" svengali "cough"..
This deck sells for around $13.00, but for this price there are better decks of this kind out there. Yes I know it is a gaffed deck, but if Criss is putting his name on it, I expected better!
Yes you can perform 100 mind freak tricks. The box has mind freak deck 1 written on both sides, and Criss Angel Mindfreak Secret Deck on the top and bottom of the deck.
But really it is no different to a regular svengali deck but you are paying over the odds for it because it has his name on it.. clever marketing (well to clever really) at its best.
The cover and back of the box are coloured yellow with a mirrored Criss Angel eyes. In the centre is a eye ball with Criss Angel written around it.
The borders are white with an inner advertising of Criss Angel's website. It is basically a Criss Angel business card!!
The Ace of Spades is nothing too special. The court cards look a little glazed in the eyes, but nothing special. The Joker is very plain with Joker written at the top left and bottom right corners, and a Criss Angel logo in the centre. It is a very basic deck in my opinion and expensive at that!!
Overall design of the deck 4/10. It just looks terrible and nothing draws you to the cards except that it is Criss Angel's own deck. The problem is I feel he is looking to make a quick buck and trade on his name. At the end of the day his name is a trademark and trademarks make money.
The cards are just terrible to fan, spread and faro with.
The finish is just awful as I say below.. It is poor, very poor. Overall handling 4/10.
The cards have a cardboard feel, and overall, they are 4/10. Disappointing and not worth the money. You would be better getting a gaffed deck made by USPCC or a plain Bicycle deck. It might be a good idea to buy a cheap book on Svengali deck tricks as well.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Any questions or comments are always welcome.