The audience FREELY selects a card, remembers it and signs it, then places it back into the deck. The deck is then clearly shown to be shuffled into a complete mess, face up into face down. At the snap of your fingers, you are able to instantly turn every single card face down except for their selection, leaving it to be the only face-up card in the entire deck. Just when they think the effect is over, with NO EXTRA MOVEMENT, you turn over the deck and reveal that the entire deck has been restored to new deck order. As a final kicker, their selection is restored to its EXACT location in new deck order.
Unlike existing triumph effects, Anarchy allows you to show both the front AND the back of the deck throughout the trick, from beginning to end.
In the instructional video, Ryan also teaches a completely sleight-free variation of the classic Triumph effect, where the restoration of the deck is done during the display of a ribbon spread, visually turning over every face-up card one by one, without squaring the deck.
To ease the workings of the effect and for the best experience of the user, we have also taken the extra efforts to produce Anarchy in premium bee stock and air-cushion finish. In addition, Anarchy is also traditionally cut.