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Topic: What do folk uses minis for?
Message: Posted by: Terrible Wizard (May 8, 2016 07:18AM)
I canon,y really think of using them as part of a revelation. What do people use mini decks for?
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jun 20, 2016 07:45PM)
"Would you like to see a little card trick?" Said with a smile this corny opening line just about always gets a smile back and an affirmative response; then you're off to the races!

Most of the tricks you would perform with a standard size deck can be performed equally as well with a mini. (Easier to ring in a cold deck, too.)

Message: Posted by: Troels (Jul 6, 2016 05:11PM)
There are lots of tricks where normal size cards appear to shrink to small size. It could be a selected card, the whole deck and even the card box.
Try a search for Shrinking Cards, Diminishing Returns, Micro Macro, Shrinking Card Box, Squeeze.
Message: Posted by: MaxfieldsMagic (Apr 22, 2019 08:27PM)
This mini deck effect by Michael O’Brien and Ray Wickham is pretty slick - http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/9759
Message: Posted by: Deckstacker (May 11, 2019 11:45PM)
Julie: I know that this reply is 2 years late--apologies! I just loved your tip about "a little card trick" and will likely use it--thanks. Also, I agree completely that "Most of the tricks you would perform with a standard size deck can be performed equally as well with a mini." Recently I added some ink marks by hand to the backs of a couple of mini decks (a tedious task, BTW), and find that they are almost as legible as on regular size decks. I can't wait to perform a "mini-miracle" using them and doubt that anyone will ever suspect that they are there.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Sep 22, 2021 06:39PM)
I use a few when I make up my Diminishing Cards...Mine isn't that much different from some other methods, but the real point is that audiences seem to like Diminishing Cards in the middle of a set with manipulation of regular size cards.
Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Nov 10, 2021 07:03PM)
Note: Meir Yedid is selling a trick again, which uses small and a large card. One and Only by Bill Prior. An old trick he found in his warehouse and now available again.