Yes, that's my actual name. Well, the short version of my East-European name, anyway (if I tell you my full name you'll forget it, so let's stick with Biz).
On this website you'll find cool stuff my friends and I have created for anyone that loves playing cards, magic and cardistry. Here you can also find some of the crazy things I've done over the years by myself and that have brought me underground notoriety (no flex there).
Our projects are different, fun and sometimes weird, but we always produce good quality sh*t (that, I can promise you).
Hai, te pup.
Ever since I was 12 I have been enchanted by the world of magic and in 2020 I decided that I wanted to pay tribute to this magnificent art and it's artists. This deck is the result. The Magicians Playing Cards contains a lot of history in each illustration and the cards can be used in a variety of ways:
Funded on Kickstarter with the help of 486 backers !
The Cardistry Game came out so dope. Straight up killer. Don't know how I've ever had a jam without it. Worth every month I put into it. Very happy to release it to you guys and start seeing everyone test their skills against one another.
This game has been in the working since 2015. I had to test different versions, which meant send out prototypes around the world to have cardists test it out and make modifications based on the feedback I got. Finally, in 2019 I had a final version, befriended Herdiant and got together to bring you what you see right now.
It's been a long journey, but with the support of everyone who backed us and our dream on Kickstarter, we made it reality. And now you can adopt this game and play with it by yourself, with your friends, live or online.
Have you read Biz's cardistry manifesto? Some of the best cardists in the community have and they've regarded it as a must read for all beginners. Some have even called it 'probably the best cardistry book' in digital print (don't quote us on that).
In this one of a kind reading experience, Biz sits you down on his grandpa lap, sings you a lullaby and shows you the steps you can take in order to evolve.
Take a look inside and see what the whole underground-hype is about.
Beautiful projects fostering a whisper of craziness and out of the box experience, purring with potential to surprise and inspire. That, and we also love working together with people from all around the world :)
Before I started this book I couldn't do much more than the Charlier Cut. But now I can do more, much more!
I am still in beginner status but Biz has given me a guide with this book. I will always go back to this book to look something up and I will get better and better.
Thank you Biz for a perfect introduction to a truly awesome hobby. I can recommend this book to absolute beginners and also to advanced students.
For a guy who loves magic, with people still practicing it to this day - this deck is a MUST have for card enthusiasts and magic lovers. All of the artworks done for this deck is exceptional - the back design that calls back to stage magician with grand illusions, court cards that are callbacks to vintage magic posters, showcase magical props that commonly used in magic tricks, the deck have all of these covered. Definitely a deck you really need to have if you love magic!
This is going to be one of those decks that people are going to talk about for a long time. The only regret is that I only purchased 2 decks.
I feel so lucky that I happened to open Kickstarter last April to see The Magicians Playing Cards. After receiving them I was blown away. I had high hopes for these cards, & they turned out so much better than I could’ve imagined. These are so much more than just a deck of cards, & when you open them immediately, you realize you’ve opened a rabbit hole, & start to discover all of the amazing, & magic things these cards possess. All of this with the visuals, artwork, & premium card stock are what in my opinion makes this the best deck of cards I have ever owned. Thank you very much for this work of art!
Has an unique touch / feeling. Glad I've backed the biggest pledge. Really happy with the purchase. Totally recommended!
As a magician, gamer and card collector...they did a great job all around! Cards are good quality and the art work is great - a nice throwback to the golden age of magic.
Now that I have it in my hands, it's even better than I'd imagined. I'm one of those collectors who actually opens the tuck case and savors the art work.
Please consider making another run of these perhaps with unnumbered seals or some other change which would be ethical. This is too great a card deck not to share with others.
This deck is absolutely gorgeous. Every card is a work of art and the deck flows smoothly through every shuffle. The included games and poster are a bonus. I absolutely love this!
Love everything about this deck. Thank you so much for this work of art.
Honestly, that silly card penetration yanked up from the middle is my favorite. :) But there are a bunch of fun moves and ideas here.
Super noob to this world and I would recommend this to anyone else new looking to find a resource that is well thought out and fucking hilarious as well. Biz takes you on a loving journey you won’t forget. And the teaching level is top notch phenomenal. Don’t take my word for it. Snag this gold mine now!
Cute and aesthetically pleasing book. We need more things like this in the community! Most importantly tho, my book was lost in transit for a while, biz took it upon themselves to see out I got my copy. Really great to know they actually cared! :)
Awesome book, we need more in the community. And biz took great care of me when mine was lost in the post, thanks :))
Something a cardist can always revisit to draw inspiration from. Worth more than gold
The books was really insightful and very focused on creative process which helped allot recently in terms of making moves