Creator: Sven Lee
MSRP: $ 25
Skill Level: All
What's in the box? This pack of 50 envelopes contains 25 force envelopes and 25 regular envelopes. They are availabke in many different colors - and a 19-page PDF with instructions and handling tips is ALSO INCLUDED.
Is it what I thought? Yes, it is a svengali style envelope effect. It’s all pretty straight forward in the write-up. The Svengali principle is one of the oldest public domain forcing principles in magic and mentalism. From beginners to experienced pros, almost everyone uses this principle - either in the form of Svengali cards or Svengali pads or Svengali books.
How are the angles? Super clean, no angle issues.
Can it be inspected? I would show some of the contents of the other “non-force” envelopes, but I would not let the spectator go through all of the envelopes – that would give away the secret.
What is taught on the pdf? This comes with a massive 91-page PDF of routines included as a FREE bonus. Almost all the routines for Svengali cards and Svengali pads/books can also be performed with Svenlopes - with an added layer of deception. In fact, when a spectator chooses one envelope out of 50, she can freely handle the single envelope -- there is nothing apparently gimmicked about it. Not just that, the spectator can freely handle the pack of Svenlopes by giving it multiple complete cuts and then choosing the top envelope anytime.
This product is endorsed by Richard Osterlind, Mark Salem and Luca Volpe
Is it well made? Typical handmade envelopes and materials.
How much practice does it require? If you’re familiar with the svengali principle, it’s super easy. The force is along the length of the envelopes.
How much set up and reset is there? The force is along the length of the envelopes. The difference in alternate envelopes is totally imperceptible. The almost insane level of quality control allows you to concentrate fully on your presentation rather than on the props.
Positives? This is a strong prop for the working professional, anyone who uses envelopes - can use Svenlopes!
Is it worth my money? This is only $25, well worth it for what you are getting.
Who would like this? Beginning mentalists