Evoke by Craig Petty
Evoke by Craig Petty
Evoke by Craig Petty.
Mentalism with playing cards at the best of times can be hard for your audience to connect with.
BUT... if you change the card values for strong and emotive words and phrases then you instantly plug in a direct line to their heart strings, and they instantly become your secret weapon.
EVOKE is a master key that can unlock deep, emotional connections with your audience instantly with ease.
For example: Using EVOKE you can turn a basic card peek/reveal and supercharge it into something deep and powerful. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Designed by Phill Smith... he's built in a devious peek system that's woven innocently into the back design of each card. A secret system that only you can read. Once you know the secret, you'll never miss it, but those who don't, they'll never find it.
Every single playing card will covertly deliver you the following information in one swift glance.
• Emotion Word
• Black & White or Colour
• Which image
• MOAB Word
• Next Emotion Card in Stack
• Quote Author
THE DECK DOES THE WORK FOR YOU.
But it's not just basic information printed onto the cards... Craig's entwined new and old, criminally clever, magic principles throughout the entire deck that will make your audience genuinely believe that you can read their thoughts.
Principles, Peeks and Peters.
It wouldn't be a Craig Petty Project if we didn't line up a dream team of collaborators.
First, we have Peter Nardi. World renowned mentalist, famed for his ability to create commercial yet stunning mentalism that anyone can do but no one can figure out. And he's here to share with you his favorite tricks that he performs using EVOKE.
If that wasn't enough, Craig called in every favor and pulled every string he could to get Peter Turner sit down for a few hours and share a gold mine of knowledge, ideas and tricks!
Many mentalists consider Peter Turner to be one of the best living mentalists and certainly, on the Mount Rushmore of mentalism creators.
What Peter Turner shares is literally worth the price of the project on its own. Period.
ONE MORE THING
For a lot of people, this may be their first foray into mind reading. EVOKE is the perfect stepping stone to try proper mentalism. Peeking a card is easy but maybe the thought of cold reading might be daunting... we've got you.
We brought in the man that literally wrote the book on cold reading... Ian Rowland
Don't ask us how but Craig managed to sit down with Ian Rowland at The Magic Circle UK Headquarters and film a 2 hour Maestro Class on cold (and warm) reading, specifically using the EVOKE deck, the likes of which you'll have never seen before.
We won't tell you any more about it. This very, very special addition to the project is reserved only for those who own EVOKE.
Tap directly into your spectator's emotions like never before. Your audience will become your secret weapon with the power of Evoke.
What other magicians are saying:
"I genuinely believe that you have solved the problem of Playing cards in mentalism because if you use the EVOKE deck you can basically do any card trick, any sleight of hand and it will have a mentalism edge to it that will totally transform the trick into anything now. This is an amazing achievement!" - Marc Paul
"People might not always remember what you did, but they remember how you made them feel." - Marc Spelmann
"That's remarkable. That's a miracle. That's true astonishment right there." - Justin Miller
"If I had to sum it up in one word... WOW." - Mark Elsdon
"I generally think this is one of the best products for the mentalist that I've seen in years" - David Jonathan
"When you leave people with an emotion, it changed everything... this is the mentalism that people will remember." - Luca Volpe
"One of the things I love about these is that these are all about emotion and you've just got so many different directions you can go in." - Marc Chandaue
"If you have a layperson think of a card and you reveal it - it's mind-blowing. But if you're attaching emotion to that, then that's proper powerful stuff" - Roddy Mcghie
"It's really incredible, I just want it, I want it already! It's got to be one of those things that every Mentalist is going to have, and they're all going to use it!" - John Morton
"Because we're humans, and we've got emotions. So, if you can connect with somebody, then everything not only looks better, but it just feels better." - Joel Dickinson
"I'm kind of excited about this deck of cards because some people are not as comfortable with the processes that might be involved in even just the fundamentals of basic mentalism. And this is like a cheat code for it." - Jake Keane
Brand: Murphys Magic
Creator: Craig PettyView full details
Been having fun with this since I got it. Small deck, plays big! Easy to use once you know. I've had more than a couple of WTF moments from colleagues, friends and people at the pub. Recommended!!
Craig builds here on his previous releases with Alakazam Magic, Ticket to Ride and Monsters. While very much an iteration of these previous releases, the addition of alternate colour and black & white images along with quotes adds an extra dimension to the effects possible with this deck, which is well produced and extremely reasonably priced given the depth of the tutorial. The motivational theme lends itself nicely to some more grown-up routines, while the extra tutorials provided by Peter Turner, Peter Nardi and Ian Rowland add a genuine amount of value. Great stuff.
Monster deliver great customer service and this arrived quickly on launch day. I'm very happy with the Monster service.
Evoke didn't get the hype build up intended because details were leaked early. Is it good? Yes but its not perfect.
The trend for specially printed customised decks continues with many now masquerading as games and featuring decks that aren't playing cards. Phill Smith designed these so the design and markings are top notch. This is however only a half deck of only 26 cards (One for each letter of the alphabet) with two additional cards included. There are markings and a range of other familiar concepts cleverly built in but the real difference is that this is focused around emotions not card values.
As such you should be able to build a great connection with your spectator and thus enhance the impact of the effect. There are hours of tuition on line and I'm sure that you will find lots to use within that content.
That said the additional cards seem to be of dubious value and the size of the cards themselves limits this to more intimate scenarios rather than parlour or stage. Larger "Parlour size" cards would be good.
A double backer would also be welcome and bigger cards would help engage a bigger audience.
I don't regret buying these but the cards seem more a work in progress released for Blackpool rather than a truly finished package. If you work with your spectators' sentiments and feelings rather than direct astonishment though, you'll find a lot to like about these however.
Great service as usual from Alex - my first port of call now for great releases.
Evoke by Craig Petty - superb👍
Let me start by saying that i do not write reviews but with "evoke" i feel the need to share my thoughts. This is undoubtedly one of the best tools for demonstrating extremely convincing mentalism that fits in to a pocket. I have been working on this effect for around 4 days now and i would imagine it will be a few weeks before i put it to the test in the real world. The method is very easy and you will have the core principle nailed within a few hours but for this to really hit hard you need to take time and give this effect the thought and routine it deserves. Watch the tutorial in segments over a few days instead of binge watching in a single sitting as there is so much gold in this absolute masterclass from the likes of Pete Turner, Nardi and Ian Rowland that its physically impossible to absorb in a single evening. I have watched the Pete Turner segment 3 times now each time with fresh eyes and every single time its given me more and more knowledge on how to take this tool and make it killer. Do not hesitate to purchase evoke, Just make sure you give it the time and effort it deserves.