These cards are great. They're not too stiff, shuffle easily, and slide against one another well. I don't do any card magic, so I can't comment on their usefulness for that, though I do do card flourishes, and so far they have held up nice. The white with the multicolored geometric skulls looks great while doing flourishes. However, some of the cards aren't cut evenly, as in the borders are not even on every card. It's not highly visible unless you are inspecting the cards, but it is noticeable, and presumably could raise some questions during magic tricks. I had a friend ask me if they were a marked deck during a game of poker, and it took some convincing to persuade him otherwise. Otherwise, great deck with great looks.