The Butterfly Playing Cards are uniquely marked cards. Their back design hides two different marking systems that allow anyone to perform magic effects not possible with any other deck of playing cards.
To see one of such effects you can watch Ondrej Psenicka on Penn & Teller: Fool Us performing a version of The Impossible Divination.
Butterfly Playing Cards are uniquely marked so they allow any performer to make miracles not possible with any other deck of playing cards. The original deck has been sold as a starter kit with an explanation card and 7 downloadable video instructions.
Thanks to Butterfly Refills you no longer have to pay for the instructions again if your deck wears out and you need another one. Butterfly Refills come in packs of two, six and twelve. The cards come in their individual tucks enclosed in an outer packaging featuring a unique optical illusion which, if photographed from a certain angle, makes the box look transparent and empty. Every deck contains a blank gaff card.
Differences between the original second edition Butterfly Playing Cards with instructions and Refill decks:
The original decks come with video instructions and an explanation card.
The tuck box features spot UV effect, inner printing, embossing, and an easter egg in form of a black butterfly that changes color under body heat.
The Refill decks are enclosed in plain tuck boxes with no special effects and contain a blank face card.
The cards are identical to the original second edition decks.
The Refills are available for a significantly lower price than the original decks with instructions.
Yes, the two marking systems are removed so the cards look nice and clean from all sides.
Yet you can still perform The Impossible Divination with them and with a little practice even cut to any card called for. That's how the third marking system that rests somewhere in the back design of the second edition decks was born.
There were only 1.500 first edition unmarked decks of each color printed.
There were 5.000 first edition marked decks of each color printed. One half of the first edition was the Indiegogo edition without Spot UV and Thermochromic Butterfly on the box. The other half was enhanced by the Spot UV effect and the Thermochromic Butterfly and wrapped in a Tyvek wrapper which contains video instructions that were shot in coproduction with Murphy's Magic.
There were 5.000 second edition marked decks of each color printed.
There were 5.000 second edition refill decks of each color printed.
The Standard Shipping is via Czech Post which delivers in approximately two weeks within Europe or to United States, longer if it's elsewhere. It takes considerably longer during major holidays. It includes a tracking number with occasional updates.
DHL Express delivers in 2 days after the package is sent. Due to large quantity of orders it may take a few days to dispatch your order, but if you select DHL, you'll have your cards by next week. It includes a tracking number with frequent notifications via email or SMS.