Artifice Playing Cards: A Testament to the Deceptive Arts

May 31st, 2011 | Jason Brumbalow | Filed Under General, Products

In the second installment of signature series playing cards by Ellusionist we proudly present: Artifice Playing Cards.

Artifice Playing Cards

Understated equipment for cardsharps who use pure technique to win in a game.

The techniques utilized in production reflect the perfection of skill required to consistently stay one step ahead during performance.

The coating is like artwork itself, developed by Ellusionist with Jeff Reed at USPC to allow metal to be contained in the finish yet still be slicker than ice. The coating is known simply as “Performance Coating” and will become the defacto standard in Ellusionist decks.

• Equipped with our exclusive Performance Coating for exceptional glide and handling.
• True-metallic silver scroll work and line art glimmers as the cards are manipulated.
• Printed at the US Playing Card Company, with the highest quality control available.
• Premium, casino-grade stock for durability and control.
• All newly created artwork on the court carts, pips, indexes, jokers and Ace of Spades.
• Equipped with hidden, built-in reveal on the one-of-a-kind jokers.
• Designed by top Ellusionist designers, Jason Brumbalow and Lee McKenzii.
• Consulted with over a dozen of the world’s best card men.

“These are now my only weapons of choice. ” – Daniel Madison, Advocate of the Deceptive Arts

“The first word out of my mouth was elegant. My wife’s first word was romantic. I think these are two perfect words to describe the look and feel of the new Artifice cards!” – Rich Ferguson, The Ice Breaker

Available now, exclusively at Ellusionist.

Artifice Playing Cards


  1. Awesomeness, and also, first (?)

  2. Tobini the Magician… on:

    Please, please, please tell me that there will be Artifice gear like T-shirts, baseball caps, temporary tattoos, yo-yos, coffee mugs, bumper stickers, hand towels and, of course,… card clips!! This design is absotively, posolutely freakin’ awesome!!

  3. I agree with Tobini there HAS to be artifice gear!

  4. There sould be a ‘Got Artifice?’ shirt.

  5. when will the red artifice be commercially released

  6. i know for a FACT there is red artifice decks printed, you guys only let close friends and employes have them, please give us a date asap please!!!

  7. really cool artifice deck really performance coating deck