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Lately there have been a lot of these non-deck of cards "decks" on the market. Designer, photograph or picture cards that supposedly can do "even more" than a standard deck.

But once there are 3 or 4 of these on the market

How do you chose?
How do you spend your money wisely?
That's why I'm here

Here is an at a glance help sheet - followed by the link to each review:

1. The Gallery

($28)
has about 20 effects included (with plenty of other ideas included for individual cards)

Card faces are recognizable psy-forces
Half black and white, half color - cards are MARKED for color on the back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEX6k_a4elc

2. Photographic deck

($40)
has about 8 tricks included in the basic set and 4 more in the expansion (with plenty of other ideas included for individual cards)

Cards double for the standard deck A-K
Half black and white, half color
Cards are marked for suit and value on the back

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTNT7mPPCW4

3. Snaps

($40)
and has about 12 effects included
(with plenty of other ideas included for individual cards)

Cards are mostly Numbers and Letters with some animals, psy-forces and esp symbols
Cards are marked with "initials" to clue you in to the face identity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM4CkiFswno

4. Charades by Dan Ives & Alakazam

($38)
8 tricks included

Cards are illustrations of pop culture
Cards are marked on the back to read the face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S7323ZjhNo

5. CineMental by Nikolas Mavresis

($35)
1 routine

Cards are original movie posters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xma_cBmbJAI

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MY OPINION

I like several of these decks for "different" things that are unique to each one, but what I am finding is that the Photography deck can pretty much do anything you throw at it, including standard card tricks PLUS many of the tricks the "other guys" are selling.
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