Penguin Magic

The Sorcerer's Apprentice


The desire to wield true magical powers is a wish as old as mankind itself.

One of the most well-known stories about this fantasy is "Der Zauberlehrling", better known as The Sorcerer's Apprentice, written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice playing cards by Penguin Magic are a tribute to the original poem and were released exactly 225 years from the story's first publication.

Designed by Douglas Fuchs and with art directed by Kevin Reylek, this entire deck is illustrated in a woodcut style with a blue & white back design featuring the Sorcerer's spell book, the enchanted brooms, and of course the waves of unending water. The design also contains an openly-readable marking system that allows you to secretly learn the suit & value of a card, just by looking at its back!

Housed inside a beautifully illustrated tuck box that features the Sorcerer himself, with interior and exterior printing, topped off with an individually-numbered silver foil sticker seal. Inside, custom faces give the deck a unique flair, while still being suitable for all applications.

Limited to 2,500 and printed on casino-grade European card stock with Penguin Magic's exclusive UltraLux™ Finish and AquaFlow™ Coating.

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Design: Bordered, Traditional, Two-way, MarkedGaff Cards: Blank face, Double backerPrint-run: 2,500Size: PokerMaterial: Paper

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