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Wesley • USA • 05/01/13
An amazing deck of cards.
Bren • Canada • 05/01/13
The deck is absolutely lovely. There's a simple beauty in the design of the number cards. The face cards follow that but add, in small details and touches, a bit of wow factor. This is a deck of classy and elegant cards. The cards have a wonderful feel and texture. The only thing preventing it from being perfect is the tuck case. It's thicker, embossed, and has metallic inks but the black was washed out; it should have been a nice, rich, dark black.
Edward Shakarov • Mesa, AZ • 04/13/13
One of my current favorite decks; the feel of box and the ease of removing the cards from it is flawless. The court cards look elegant and the Jacks look like assassins. The Jokers are okay, Ace of spades looks cool with the sword in the middle. I would have liked for the jokers to be larger and have less wording around it. I love the pyramid designs on the back, with the all seeing eye in the middle, making mentalism go well with this deck as well as magic. The courts cards and the box are the best part.
Jacob • USA • 04/13/13
These cards are awesome. The pips are custom, the royalty cards are custom, and even the normal spot cards are custom. The low points of this deck are the back design because of the random eye in the middle of the pyramid, but the rest of the back design is amazing. If the pips were closer to the edge of the cards, the fans would be better because you could truly see every one of the smaller pips. Overall, this is one of my favorite decks, and the box accents this deck well. If you are wondering if you should get these, the answer is Yes!
Xabi • Donostia • 04/06/13
Even if the general look of the cards is awesome, I think that the back design is a bit too complex – laypeople may think it's marked!
However, the face cards are great, they give the deck a classy style. The case is awesome too; the embossing and metallic accents look amazing!
The feel of the deck... well, if you own any theory11 deck you already know how good they handle and how durable they will be.
Teja Yendapally • NJ • 04/06/13
This is an AWESOME pack of cards. I've never seen a pack quite like this one. The deck and the box are beautiful. I had trouble using it because I didn't want to make them look old. BUY IT NOW!
Austin • USA • 03/30/13
I purchased these cards awhile back and have put them through a great deal of damage. They STILL fan and spread like a dream. I plan on buying these as often as possible. I would highly recommend these cards to anyone who wants a high quality deck that challenges everything we know about playing cards.
Hank • Sydney • 03/20/13
One of the best decks I have. Very nice feel and look. The cards feel very firm and thick but still handle very well.
Ned • PA • 03/08/13
This is a very good looking deck, but its really slippery when you first take it out of the deck. I like the custom pips and face cards. The ace of spades also looks really nice.
Sérgio Sousa • Portugal • 02/20/13
One of my favorite decks here in t11! I think t11 should make more 100% custom decks. They handle great!
Stephen • Texas • 02/17/13
This is by far one of the best t11 decks out there. This deck handles perfectly and the design is amazing. It is simply awesome!!! This deck is a must have for anyone looking to add flair to their routines.
Stephen Milano • New Mexico • 02/17/13
This is my personal favorite deck from theory11. The box art is outstanding and more importantly, the cards are simple, elegant, and handle so well. Fans and other flourishes are perfect. Great, great deck.
Kyriakos • Greece • 02/13/13
Sentinels are just a perfect deck. Nice box with embossing and foils, but the best parts of this deck are the court cards and back design. They are simple and amazing together. I love everything about this deck, but of course the handling as well. No words!
S.G. Masters • Michigan, USA • 01/13/13
Quite honestly the best deck ever made; sums it up quite accurately. Incredible artwork and designs, superior handling, and the finish on these is second to - well, none, that I've handled. Bravo, T11 - bravo. Please NEVER stop production on these decks, and don't change a thing!
James • GA • 12/28/12
I believe this was Theory 11's first step into fully custom decks, including custom court cards. This was an amazing feat by the team at T11. Not only is it fully custom, but it has to be one of my favorite custom decks as well. I love the back design with the pyramids and the tuckbox is simply awesome.
David • Maryland, U.S.A. • 12/11/12
Again, theory11 knocks it out of the park. THIS is a beautiful deck on multiple levels. The box...just wow. The handling...I mean, it's T11. The design? The design is SO sick! The geometric patterns and theme make the design incredible on the front AND back. Get 20.
Rich • TX • 12/09/12
This is still by far my favorite deck even after the release of the Rebel deck.
Daniel • Karlkvist • 11/28/12
Everything is very good except for one thing, the color. theory11 should do more colorful decks!
Siddharth • India • 11/28/12
Senitels are actually one of the best quality decks I have ever used.
Dale Wesley • Bear, Delaware • 11/23/12
These are some nice looking cards. Flashy enough to catch your eye but not too out there to raise suspicion during a performance. These handle fantastically and will certainly get you noticed.
Mr. Rui • Portugal • 11/15/12
This deck is a dream! High quality cards, excellent for magic. Thank you theory11 for the best deck ever.
JD • Kuala Lumpur • 11/13/12
I have never played with a better feel of cards or better handling deck.
SL Mell • England • 11/13/12
Best quality ever - the playing cards slide perfectly.
Jahid • London • 11/12/12
This deck has the best stock around - handles like a dream.
TC Blalock • Phoenix, AZ • 11/06/12
Absolutely magnificent! The only cards my fingers trust. The preferred deck of ALL experts at the card table. Sentinels are impeccable for palming, dealing, culling, tabled faro, stacking and the occasional private flourish! They've always left me with a smile on my face and money in my pocket. When handled with respect, they out perform all other brands hands down!
Skipper • USA • 11/05/12
Sentinels are really good cards. Even better than Tally-Ho.
Richard Sampson • Afghanistan • 11/02/12
These are my favorites out of all the cards I have ordered from T11 so far. The face cards are gorgeous and well thought out. I love the sizing on the numbered cards. Cards have a smooth deal and are very durable. The great box is an additional plus to an already great deck.
Ronald St. Pierre • Kobe, Japan • 10/27/12
When I first got the two decks I purchased they were the best. But I did not use them for a few months and now they all stick together. Dozens of times riffle shuffling them does marginaly help.
I have no use for these cards.
Noah • Kentucky, USA • 10/18/12
I got some of these recently and they are pretty good. I love that each card is custom - I absolutely LOVE that, but the box isn't quite as awesome as some other boxes.
H&HMagic • Oklahoma • 10/13/12
I absolutely love Sentinels! They handle amazingly for fans, spreads, and dribbles. The flexible stock also makes for a great spring and waterfall. The design on the backs is killer and all of the faces and the box are 100% custom. Definitely one of my favorite decks and I have a feeling will last me for a very long time.
Kirill • Russia • 10/11/12
Sentinels are one of my favourite decks because of its custom design, great handling, and nice box. I really love this deck! It is good for flourishing and for magicians too. The back design makes a mystic aura when you perform tricks, therefor Sentinels are good for mentalism :)
High quality deck for this price. This is a good apportunity to get a piece of art in your collection. ;)
Noah • Indiana, USA • 10/11/12
Sentinels are one of my absolute favorite decks of cards. I love that Theory11 custom did each card, and would like to see that more on decks like the Rebels.
Craig • Melbourne • 10/06/12
Absolutely beautiful. 5/5 easily. The box has a nice textured feel, like cardboard which is a nice change from smooth boxes like Guardians and Tally Ho's. The whole deck is fully custom which I love and it handles like a dream.
Logan • Arizona • 10/04/12
I just bought this beautifully crafted deck of cards 3 days ago, and I can already say this is by far one of the greatest decks of cards I've had for card flourishes!
Vlad • Mars • 09/30/12
This is my favorite deck ever. Everything is custom, and that's what I like about it! Also they fan really well. Don't think, just buy them!
Cheryl • Singapore • 09/28/12
Every card is absolutely custom; not something you see very often. Good job theory11 once again!
Fredja • Spain • 09/27/12
I fell in love with them since the very first time I held them in my hands. The box is very detailed and the artwork is very beautiful, but yet very simple. And they're amazingly good to fan with; a total dream!
Harry • Europe • 09/24/12
The box has so much detail!
azzkikncardz • Philippines • 09/24/12
A fan of ancient egypt? Don't think twice! Fully customized deck of cards - copied but quality never equalled!
Jackson • Earth • 09/22/12
LOVE the Ace of Spades!!! This is a very old deck and it still can't be beat.
Cheryl • Singapore • 09/22/12
These cards are amazing. No joke. Worth every cent. The pips are all custom. Rare for a deck of cards nowadays. Simple tweaks, but amazing turn out. The back design is also great. Got a whole brick :)
John DUFF • France • 09/21/12
This deck is amazing! Custom from pips to Jokers, the Sentinels deck is a true piece of art. I'm entirely satisfied!
Lyric • Australia • 09/13/12
These cards are awesome. I bought them from Amazon and my box is grey instead of black, is that normal? Other than that, awesome cards and they handle so well!
Richard Ace • USA • 09/05/12
First thing I'd like to say is that these cards are amazing. The second thing I'd like to say is that these are VERY different from any other cards you've ever owned.
They are amazing because of their design - (my hat is off to theory11 for the uncanny feat of making the King of Hearts cooler than the Ace of Spades- you'll see.) but also because of their superb craftsmanship. The cards faro like a dream, fan like, well, a fan, and spring like a kangaroo with a nervous twitch. The only flaw I saw was that the cards are cut slightly offcenter- but that can always be used for selecting a spectators card with twice the effect. But now for what makes these cards SO different: the finish. See, these cards are NOT given a Bike coating. Or, in any case, not with the Bike "special sauce". These cards are Plastic Coated. But then they are also given an air-cushion finish to make them not all stick together. The overall effect: when you get them, they're slick. VERY slick. Over time, they start getting less slick in the way that all plastic cards do and start getting slightly sticky. Thus, due to these being MADE different than the other cards, they ARE different. You'll need to adjust to Sentinels and it's hard to adjust back. So, for a final analysis - buy them. If only to take the cards and frame them on your wall. They are that good.
Feel of cards: 10/10
Good work, theory11!
Jake • Canada • 09/01/12
These are simply the best. They're simple, high contrast, and durable. I know a deck is good when the box is destroyed before a single card is bent or sticks. I'm on my 4th box right now with the same deck (rotating with bicycle masters cases). And I ordered the very deck 2 days after release.
Josh • Usa • 08/25/12
Great deck. It has lasted me months and they are durabl, reliable cards. They do have some creepy symbols though like illuminati, but overall great deck.
Card Master • USA • 08/12/12
Great cards and design of both back and front. Handle great and comes with a double back. A different and refreshing deck of cards. The only down side is that the box is hard to open.
Calvin • Toronto, Canada • 08/04/12
I bought these cards from a friend who recommended me to theory11. I will never buy any cards from the local store ever again. These cards look absolutely amazing making it unbearable hard for me to use them and ruin the condition.
The cards themselves have a very unique design that amazes my friends whenever we begin a card game. The finish feels amazing in your hands when you use them and makes it very easy to pull off any card tricks, even for beginners.
Overall, these cards are absolutely amazing. I recommend to anyone who would like a amazing looking deck of cards for casual card games with friends or to pull off amazing tricks.
Dilan • Illinois • 07/13/12
This deck is quite amazing considering it has secret societies, symbolism and other meanings. It's truly a great deck for a mason. The all seeing eye is cool. So much symbolism, it's quite jaw dropping.
Vladimir • Canada • 05/31/12
I bought this deck and I dont even want to open it, cause they look so nice on the video that I want to keep them as a collection!!Actually I opened one. Awesome deck!
Brian • USA • 05/29/12
Wow...Absolute perfection in a box.
Itsik • Israel • 05/28/12
Awesome deck, great design, perfect finish - the BEST!
Sean • Boston • 05/25/12
This version of the deck is much better than the original printing, which tended to get sticky over time. The finish is fantastic and it doesn't seem like they'll clump.
Unfortunately, on the one deck I've opened so far, about half of the deck is cut incorrectly. The back design is off-center by about 1-2mm. It's more pronounced on the clubs and hearts. I can call the suit of a face-down card in this deck from 10 feet away.
Maybe it's just this one particular deck I've opened, but I fear it isn't and I'm not planning on opening the rest of my decks just to check.
That's the only disappointment for me for this new printing, though. Otherwise, they're some of the best cards I've ever handled.
Aaron Paul • Philippines • 05/13/12
I don't know where my mom got it but she gave me one and it looks awesome!
Jeremy • Netherlands • 04/28/12
I got these a few days ago, and what I got was better than I expected. Just out of the box they were a bit stiff, but handling them a bit made them like they should.
The cards look great, as in back design, with fitting front design. They fan pretty well, and spring fantastically. The box design is great, and the embossing gives it a great touch.
The cards seem really strong and flexible, so they'll probably last for a very long time. For $5.95 a deck, this is definitely a must-buy for flourishes, magic or anything else.
Joshua Endo • Philippines • 04/12/12
Absolutely fantastic and elegant I must say. :) Good job!
Bryan • Australia • 04/07/12
I just opened my Sentinels today and I was shocked that it was so much better than regular bicycle cards. The 909 finish feels very good, the fans are just amazing, near perfect everytime. The stock is thicker than regular bike cards. These cards feel amazing in the hands. The edges are a little rough and there is a funny smell to it, but that would be expected with all new cards. The design makes the deck even more amazing, the box is embossed in 20 locations and the back design is just beautiful. All the cards are custom and the court cards have no borders which is a change that I like. I don't recommend using these for magic because spectators will suspect that something is wrong with the deck, but I definately recommend these for flourishing, these cards will look amazing in flourishes and displays. To be honest, I wasn't to interested in these cards when I first saw them, but now that I've got it, I do not regret getting these. For $5.95 a deck, it's totally worth it. I have a feeling that this deck will last me a long time. Totally recommend it. 5/5
Britt McDonough • USA • 03/25/12
Love these cards! Exquisite and classic design! I much prefer the sharp, clean graphics on your card designs to the smeary, smudgy, grunge-style decks that Ellusionist is cranking out. In fairness, Ellusionist is forging ahead with very cool coin designs. But the Sentinels rock; hands down the best card deck in magic as far I'm concerned.
Raihan • Singapore • 03/21/12
It's back and it's even better! :D
Mr.HK • Australia • 03/21/12
This is the best deck of cards I've ever handled!!
Dru • USA • 03/19/12
BACK IN STOCK! BACK IN STOCK! :)
CardCream • Australia • 03/11/12
These cards are absolutely amazing when they first come out of the box but they start to clump A LOT after 1 week. There is a pattern I've noticed. In most tropical climates, the cards don't perform too well but in colder climates, they perform excellent. Be aware before you buy!
Joe Avery-Jones • Cardiff, Wales • 02/17/12
An amazing deck of cards, the design on both cards and box are outstanding. They flourish nicely and fan beautifully, go for this deck.
Mr. A • Earth • 01/01/12
This deck has one of the most creative designs I have ever seen, but they don't fan that well. However, these cards spring amazingly. A great deck.
Wyatt • Australia • 12/30/11
Had these cards about a week. I usually handle them quite a bit throughout the day. By now, they have lost their slickness, which was immense. When I first got them out of the box, the amount of slickness caused me to drop the whole deck on the ground. As of now, they're back to normal and are broken in which is a personal preference. They're beginning to stick together and in the near future I can see this being a problem for fans. However, they still spring, riffle, dribble and cut absolutely fine. The design is great. The faces are quite minimalistic, but this is good. The egyptian influence is excellent and suits the deck well. Very nice court cards and the ace of spades is definitely not overdone and also suits the deck very well - the same goes for the jokers. The inclusion of a double backed card was good too. Glad to have this deck.
AvH • Vietnam • 11/04/11
The design, the box, the cards, everything looks amazing. Go for it!
Robert O. Palmer • Decatur, IL • 10/31/11
I got these cards and have used them quite alot in the past few week and they have stood the test. After alot of use the fans don't turn out quite as well as some other decks, but I think that over all they are a very nice addition to my collection. This case is unmatched, I love it.
Brandon W. Oxendine • Chicago, IL • 10/28/11
Incredibly designed cards. They feel good, and every bit about them is very polished feeling. Really seems like every aspect of the cards was considered.
Vincent • Canada • 10/24/11
This deck is absouloutly amazing! The court cards are my faviroute and the box is great as well! The best design I have ever seen in a deck of cards!
Kelvin Chow • United Kingdom - London • 10/19/11
BEST CARD BOX/STORAGE EVER! The designs are incredible and the style is unique, though I can't clarify that it is the best deck yet, but in honest opinion the best deck theory11 has to offer!
The negativity is that I feel the texture of each cards not soft enough for me to even practice magic or any other flourishes. But apart from that this is the one and only deck I will treasure forever.
Sean • Calgary, Canada • 09/26/11
The art design is superb, with subtle 'old world magic' design referencing symbols of earth, water, fire, air, sun, moon, etc., even Egyptian glyphs. Each court card is unique and the backs with the"all seeing eye" pyramid are a nice touch. High quality printing and finish.
Other than for stage flourish, these are great for thematic, non-traditional games that use an ordinary pack of playing cards to determine order and effects (instead of dice or dominoes for example).
Sam Conran • Reading, England • 09/03/11
These are quite honestly the best deck ever!
The design is original, fantastic, and the back design looks great during the W.E.R.M or a fan.
The finish is absolutely impeccable! You cannot find a finish as good as this anywhere else!
One of a kind, AMAZING cards. Buy them, or you will regret it forever!
Georgie S. • London, UK • 08/25/11
I recently bought a pack of Sentinels and they are AMAZING! The BEST deck ever!
PJ • Haverhill, MA • 08/23/11
Overall this deck is WONDERFUL. The only downside is that I've experienced clumping after a lot of handling. After that, I can only use them for flourishing :/
Evgeniy • Russia • 08/17/11
Very cool deck!
Tom C. Blalock • Phoenix, AZ • 08/13/11
Simply... Absolutely Magnificent!
Hayden • Tennessee • 08/13/11
The Sentinels are absolutely breathtaking. The box will have you stunned as to the detail that theory11 put into the production of these cards. Though my clumsy fanning can't fully utilize these cards, it seems like they would flourish well.
The decks look and feel like super-limited edition prints but are available in big quantities - so buy a bunch, because if you only have one or two you won't want to use them in fear of never being able to buy more.
Joel Mawhinney • Northern Ireland • 08/09/11
I can safely say that this is my favourite deck and you WON'T be disappointed!
HC • Shanghai • 07/24/11
It's the best deck I have ever seen. From the faces to the backs, every detail makes me breathless.
I even think I can do every magic trick with it in my hands.
Zach • Manchester • 07/14/11
There are only 2 words i can use to describe this deck. "BREATH TAKING".
The backs look amazing, and the faces are so unique.
Buy this deck. You will not be disappointed.
These work for all kinds of uses like Magic, Texas Hold'em, Poker, even Snap!
Max Flancer • Gilbert, AZ • 07/12/11
These are the best put together deck ever released by theory11. Once you use Sentinels you can never go back.
Khai • Singapore • 06/14/11
Awesome design, awesome card, pure awesome!
Fernando • Mexico • 05/27/11
They are just perfect. So far my favorite deck of playing cards!
Paul • San Jose, CA • 05/24/11
I bought 3 to begin with. I got them last week and I opened one and started doing tricks for about 15 minutes, then I immediately marched over to my computer and purchased 12 more. They were that good.
Very stylish design, but the only thing I have gripes about is the box. 40% thicker paper? Sure doesn't feel like it. Maybe I'm just spoiled from the D1 case?
Overall an A from me!
Ian • Ross • 05/22/11
I have never had a deck that straight from the box feels natural. As soon as I got these cards I was amazed that theory11 really stepped it up for this deck.
Martin • The Outer Lands • 05/11/11
I am docking the deck one star because the back is f'ing grey! I'm tired of grey decks. Every new deck that comes out, it seems, is grey, and there are not enough exceptions to that to not irritate me. The back design, however, is great. I love that it is a interesting, inspired design that is still subtle. It has an interesting look with out being a LOOK AT ME I'M INTERESTING type back design (i.e. arcane, blades, gargoyles, all the Karnival decks).
What I love the most about this deck is the redesigned of the faces. The new designs for the pips on the number cards are super classy and elegant. The completely redesigned court cards are my favorite part of the deck. I get tired of all these new decks that flaunt their back designs but have the same old boring standard USPC faces. The new court cards have new character; I feel like I could frame the court cards and hang them on my wall.
The deck, like all decks, feels about the same after a couple of riffle shuffles. That is about what I have come to expect from every deck of cards I pay less than twenty dollars for.
I would give the standard rider back bikes a 3.5, so this deck gets 4 stars for the design. would get 4.5 if the back were something other than grey.
D.Anthony • New York • 05/06/11
I've bought D&D's Mirrors Deck, Centurions, as well as Bicycle's 125th Anniversary deck from theory11. But I must say, as a street magician, performing with the Sentinels deck truly gives me a stylish and professional flow. Lovin' the look. A+ for an original concept!
Jay Anderson • Malaysia • 04/23/11
Amazing. All that has to be said, has been said.
Nacho • Arizona • 04/22/11
I love the art and the feel. The box is beautiful and the court cards are my favorite yet. My only problem is maybe after 4-5 shuffles and some light flourishes/tricks they bent at a slightly uncomfortable angle. I just got them today and they are bent already. They also feel flimsy compared to the tally ho fan backs I also ordered and the various other Bicycle decks I have.
That is maybe my only one (or two) complaints about this deck.
This is definitely a deck worth getting. But if you do order two so you can break one in over time and immediately use one just a little bit rough.
8/10 for me!
Kyle Price • Florida • 04/16/11
These cards are absolutely amazing I must say! They flow well and I like how each and every court cards is a different design. The box also protects the cards well I must add. I would definitely recommend these cards for every day use. For poker or magic these cards are spectacular.
Robert Westphal • Germany • 04/07/11
I ordered 2 decks, hope they arrive in the next days. But alone the trailer is just AWESOME.
cDub • Detroit, MI • 04/05/11
My favorite deck on the market today. The attention to detail is beyond anything I've seen. These will be replacing my trusty Bicycles in day-to-day use.
Tim Hart • Fresno, CA • 03/15/11
B-E-A-utiful. Faro perfectly, mockingbird great. I hope these never, EVER run out of stock! So I can buy more!
DEVAN • MALAYSIA • 02/20/11
These look really awesome. When I saw Andrei in the video with those cards, I knew it was a must have. When I got it, I was really impressed in the beauty and elegant design. The design looks great, the box looks killer and the cards are indescribable. There was a little problem which with the cards being slightly warped upon arrival, though none-the-less greatest card I have ever held! Thanks theory11 for making such cards!
Zach Burkitt • Baldwin, NY • 02/08/11
I love these cards, all there is to it.
Jed • California • 01/29/11
These are my favorite playing cards. Each card is a piece of art because of the beautiful pyramid back design and the unique court cards and pips. I've had a deck I've been using for months now and they still handle great. The feel is something I've never come across before, because they are plastic coated I believe.
The downside is though, they tend to get sticky. While that is great for cuts and aerials, it's not as good for fanning as they once were, but then again, alot of decks over time lose their fanning ability (but then again, I do have pretty oily hands...). I love these cards so much I've recently bought another deck. And you should too. ;)
Robert Jackson • England • 01/18/11
I absolutely love the way these cards look on the faces, the court cards in particular. So much so that I have commissioned a giant custom picture frame so that I can display them in my living room... they are that breathtaking.
The reason that i only give four stars is because I'm not as crazy about the back design, not that it isn't beautiful. In terms of handling, they handle great, however, I have spent a lot of time with Split Spades and nothing ever will surpass them.
Elia Nicolin • New Zealand • 01/05/11
These cards are incredible. I've had them for 2 months now, and they are basically just as when I first got them. They faro perfectly, and have a great finish and spread great. I recommend these cards to anyone who is serious about cards and magic.
Nicholas Wright • Tennessee • 12/31/10
I got my first deck of Sentinels in the mail today. After opening them I promptly went to the computer and ordered two more decks. I have for a while now been collecting playing cards and the Sentinels are wonderful. Unique and interesting design is mandatory for card backs, but when you see it on card fronts as well it is a reminder of what can be accomplished when the end goal is to create art. Thank you for making my new favorite deck.
Galen • North Carolina • 12/26/10
The design is amazing! I love to just pick these up and stare at them. The court cards are soooo cool.
James Wise • Texas • 12/10/10
I love these cards. I got mine about a month ago and I'm very pleased. When I first saw the trailer I wasn't all to impressed by the back design I was more interested in how awesome the trailer looked but also how awesome the box looked.
And then when I actually got mine and started using them a bunch I got more fond of the back design and now I pretty much love it! haha. Sentinels.... DON'T BUY IT!! BECAUSE I WANT THEM ALL!
John Heide • Chicago • 12/08/10
I LOVE this deck of cards! No matter how many more versions they might produce, Sentinels are the ones for me! They simply capture the essence of a magician. You won't be disappointed.
Suiluj • Germany • 11/22/10
Thats the best deck i've ever seen up to now!!! The design and the handling is so great!!!
Oscar Rodriguez • Florida • 11/06/10
I actually expected these cards to be $20. Great price for such a maneuverable (and not to mention sexy) deck of cards.
Mits • Greece • 10/24/10
The best cards I have ever touched! All the cards have unique beauty, especially the court cards. I literally sleep holding them in my hands! And is a dream to handle them which comes true every time I use them, which is ALL THE TIME! I won't be buying other cards in the future - only Sentinels! Great job t11!
Steve H. • Southern California • 09/15/10
When I first saw these for sale I was a little skeptical about the claims of how amazing these cards are. Then once i received my first deck I was astounded at how elegant the card case was since I had never seen anything come close to the quality of the card case alone. Then once I took out the cards and did my new deck ritual of fanning, dribbling and other various card flourishes, I just couldn't believe how well the cards held up after 15 minutes of card flourishes after card flourishes.
Another aspect of the Sentinels that I found absolutely stunning was the new and unique design for all of the cards. The new design for each of the court cards are absolutely beautiful in a retro sort of way. After spending an entire evening using just one of the new decks I had opened to use to practice both my strolling magic routine and my table magic routine, these cards withstood the abuse and handled like they were brand new, even after hours of playing with them.
I highly recommend anyone who loves to practice and perform card magic to purchase one or more of these cards and you will be absolutely astounded at how well these cards work under stress testing conditions. They will also immediately grab the attention of anyone who will see you performing with these cards, you certainly will not regret purchasing these cards. The only time you'll ever feel regret is when you don't pick up a couple of these amazing theory11 Sentinel cards.
James Almeida • Gilroy, CA • 09/12/10
Pretty much the best deck of cards I've ever held. They feel great. They look great. And even the box looks great. They even come with a double back card with every deck. Top notch deck at an affordable price!
August • Georgia • 09/11/10
This deck is awesome. very thin, with a nice smooth texture. The box is awesome and metallic-looking, and is kind of 3-dimensional (the texture on the words isn't printed like it sticks out). The back design is amazing also. I don't really like the court cards though, but everything else is great! Thanks theory11, I wish I bought more than one!
Louis P. • New York • 09/10/10
Best cards ever in my opinion. The box is the coolest box ever. The Ace of Spades is only surpassed by Smoke & Mirrors, maybe. But they feel amazing and the backs are freaking awesome! If you look closely, the middle pip of each card is kind of traced over, which makes the whole deck really unique.
Jeffrey • New York • 09/06/10
These cards look great, feel great, and are worth every penny. I believe these look better in person as opposed to on a screen, although they still look great on a screen! Anyway, go out and buy these great cards!
themagicofzachary • Phoenix • 08/29/10
These are awesome - I got three dozen and I can't get them out of my hands!
Crossmith • Finland • 08/24/10
In my "Best Cards Ever" ranking, these are right up there with Ghosts and Guardians. Top notch art, unusual but beautiful, the stock is quite thin but not flimsy at all. Definitely not a disappointment and definitely recommended.
Gabe • Albuquerque, NM • 08/22/10
Great cards - just got mine. Very unique. A lot of imagery in the face cards. Great cards - will order more soon.
An • Canada • 08/20/10
Just got these card by the post. Awesome box and cards.
Ryan H. • Minnesota, USA • 08/20/10
The very modern and clean design and feel of these cards make them one of the best theory11 has ever produced in my opinion. Hats off for the obvious effort spent on this deck.
Jamie • USA • 08/20/10
Best deck I ever had.
Stephen S • Denton • 08/17/10
Look great and are amazing. A sure buy that won't disappoint.
Brandon • Manteno, IL • 08/17/10
These cards are incredible! If you're in a search for a quality deck of cards then this one should fit your needs in both it's performance and design. I highly recommend buying these.
Dakota Hicks • Boone, NC • 08/16/10
I've had mine for a few days and I love them. They feel amazing. The design is so simple and great, and the finish is amazing.
Larry Leone • New Jersey • 08/15/10
Look and feel great. I haven't been able to put them down since I bought them and I'm glad I bought 5 decks.
The King of Hearts is holding the Ace of Hearts so I already used that to force the ace and do the reveal as the king holding the ace. Good Times!
You will not be disappointed, these are my new favorites. I just wish the backs came in one additional color.
Mits • Greece • 08/14/10
Great stuff! The words on the back are Greek and are about the messenger of the Gods of Olympus! I'm thrilled!
Anthony Leone • Lakeville, MN • 08/14/10
These cards are great. The first word out of my mouth when I opened them was "Damn...." The tuck case looks awesome. The cards feel and look great. Buy them. You won't be sorry.
Robin Carey • Indiana • 08/13/10
Feel: The deck has (almost) the same feel we've come to know and love from theory11 decks; the finish is smooth, the cards fan well, and they seem fairly durable so far. No noticeable clumps or anything of that sort after an hour of continual use.
Sleights and moves feel the same as most custom decks; nothing noticeably different. Same for cuts, spreads, and fans. Good quality we've come to expect. Aerials are decent, but I'm going to reserve judgement on these until the deck is broken in and doesn't have that slippery feel anymore.
There are a few differences in feel though though at first I thought these cards felt thinner, and had a bit more of a snap to them. And sure enough, after comparing them to a pack of Guardians, the Sentinels are 2 to 3 cards thinner. This is definitely a plus in my book. Also the finish seems to have a slightly different texture. It's a hard thing to explain, but they seem to have more of a grip on them than the Guardians or Centurions. All in all, nothing drastically improved or worsened. The feel doesn't seem to be the selling point though, the design is what caught my eye.
Design: Overall; Wow. These cards look phenomenal. I can see so many opportunities to work the design into my patter and presentation. They have a nice occult look to them. The all seeing eye is a very nice touch to the backs, as well as the lettering underneath.
Court Cards; This is perhaps my favorite part of the pack. I never did like the thin line around face cards, and they've done away with that.Gone as well are the hideous, bright oranges and yellows. The red face cards have tones of a dark red, while the black ones have tones of a dark blue. This makes for a very nice distinction between the two, especially in red black separation effects. The shape and design of all the court cards are redone and it's definitely an improvement. Also each card has many little symbols on it. For example, the King of Hearts has a card up his sleeve, there are cups & balls in front of him, and linking rings off to the side. Each suit also has it's own symbol of fire, air, water, and earth associated with it. These cards seem to borrow a lot of images from tarot cards in addition to magic history.
Spot cards; The dark red (like on all t11 decks) is again very nice. The pips have also been resigned, and I'm on the fence about this. The new, more bulbous looking shape to each one does look good. The size, however, is what gets me. I don't know if it was a clever ploy to save on prices of ink being used and look new at the same time, but they have got to be at least half the size of a regular deck. If the pips were a bit bigger I'd have no reservations about them. One last little change is that all the pips that are in the center strip of spot cards and the pips on the corners of face cards have a small grey outline. It's a nice little touch of variety.
Ace of Spades; Looks nice, but seems sort of lacking in comparison to the court cards color-wise. The swirls and circles in and around the spade remind me of Smoke & Mirrors. The details are smooth as well.
Jokers; Just like the different colored face cards, one Joker has a red theme while on the other all the red is replaced with blue. I'm not of fan of this because in any effects where one Joker needs to be displayed twice to represent both, the observant spectator may catch the color. The design of the joker looks good though. Just like the other cards the small details make it interesting. Some symbolism here as well.
Box; Saved the best for last. This box is definitely a piece of eye candy. No, it doesn't do anything to the cards themselves, but it looks amazing. The metallic accents are done extremely well, enough to look good but they didn't over do it. The embossed artwork looks and feels great as well. The most useful feature is the added thickness. The box doesn't get creased, ripped, or smooshed (for lack of a better word) as easily as other tuck cases. The thicker paper makes it much more durable. This is one quality box.
So here are the ratings:
Feel - 9/10
Design - 9.5/10
Overall - 9.5/10
I would definitely suggest picking some of these up, if the design fits you. The mysterious, Illuminati style to these cards can add some depth to your presentation. The multitude of symbolism can be a great conversation piece as well. They feel great. Just like Guardians or Centurions, but a little better. The only negative is the down-sized pips.
Dustin • Virginia • 08/09/10
Loved them - look great and the symbols rock.