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Review: Epic Writer by Magic World

This product comes with both an online video instruction and also a PDF file. Honestly, when I busted the box open for Epic Writer, I was wondering how anyone would be able to use it without being caught. I felt that it was rather obvious due to its size (about 2cm x 1.5cm) and colour, but after watching the video instructions, everything was explained, and it all made more sense. In fact, w...[Read More]

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Review: Fortuity by David Jonathan

Fortuity is a clean card prediction effect that involves a deck of cards with different backs as well as a pair of dice. The magician places a prediction card in an envelope at the start of the performance and gets a spectator to roll a pair of dice twice. The 1st roll of the dice selects the back of the card and the 2nd roll selects the front of the card. The selections will be combined as a sing...[Read More]

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Review: The President’s Choice by SansMinds

Most people hate card tricks. Can you make a card effect attractive enough to actually wow an audience? The answer is “yes”, and it involves incorporating a novel element in a card trick. “The President’s Choice” is a novel card trick. A spectator chooses a card and then loses it in the deck. The performer brings out a US$1 note. It bears a portrait of US President George Washington. The pe...[Read More]

10

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Review: Move Zero (Vol 3) by John Bannon and Big Blind Media

This is the third volume of the “Move Zero” series of DVD by John Bannon. By now you will understand that “Move Zero” means there are zero “sleight-of-hand” moves involved in all the effects. It is also commonly known as “self-working”. The methods are therefore based on subtleties than sleight-of-hand. This also means that presentation is important to “sell” the effects to the spectators. Wi...[Read More]

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Review: Gaff-Tacular by Liam Montier

The word “Gaff-Tacular” seems to be created by the combination of 2 words “Gaff” and “Spectacular”. “Gaff-Tacular” is actually 6 spectacular card effects utilizing gimmicked cards. They are packet-type card effects and they are all created by Stephen Tucker. Stephen Tucker does not appear in this video – all his effects are presented by Liam Montier. You receive a set of 12 gimmicked bicycl...[Read More]

10

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Review: AmazeBox Black by Mark Shortland and Vanishing Inc

This AmazeBox Black is version 2 of the original AmazeBox. The originator, Mark Shortland, came up with this “improved” version after receiving feedback from users of his original AmazeBox, which is (still) available, but in white colour. For those of you who are not familiar with an AmazeBox, you may not appreciate the changes made in this version 2. So, what is an AmazeBox? It is a closed re...[Read More]

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Review: The Yarn by Manuel LLaser

While the idea of producing an item in a ball of yarn is not new, Llaser’s take on this classic effect is refreshing and magical. In this version, a dollar bill is used instead of a coin (as seen in the classic version). The basic effect is to get a borrowed bill, signed it, change its denomination and then produce the signed bill in a ball of yarn (held by spectator before the start of the ro...[Read More]

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Review: Christmas Carol Book Test by Josh Zandman

This is a practical and simple-to-use book test. In effect, a paperback edition of the famous “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dicken is displayed. It can be casually examined by a spectator. The book contains almost 170 pages. The performer riffles the pages of the book with the pages facing the spectator. The spectator stops the performer at any page and remembers the first word on that page....[Read More]

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Review: The Solution by Michael Murray

The 3-D combination colour puzzle that was known as Rubik Cube, which was invented by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Emo Rubik way back in 19774, has come a long way from being a puzzle to a magic trick, and now, to be involved in mentalism effects. The fact that there are 43 quintillion configurations of the cube infers that the odds of randomly solving a mixed-up cube is ...[Read More]

10

Perfect

Review: VISIONS by Matthew Wright

“Visions” by Matthew Wright is both an usual card revelation and a drawing duplication effect using a deck of playing cards. In actual performance, the performer says he tries to establish a mental connection with a spectator. He asks her to think of a simple drawing that a child might draw, but not one that consists simply of a shape such as a square or circle or triangle. Let us say she says ...[Read More]

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Review: The Gift by Angelo Carbone

One of the most talked about tricks of the year so far is The Gift by Angelo Carbone. It looks like a regular, ordinary gift box that you can find in most stores, but it is cleverly gimmicked. The basic effect is that you put a cardboard gift box on the table and remove a deck of cards from the box. You then cover the box with the lid. The spectator deals the cards face up and stops whenever she w...[Read More]

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Review: ONE 2.0 by Matthew Underhill

Doc Eason’s “Anniversary Waltz” has become a classic card effect. It is the fusion of 2 separately selected and signed cards back-to-back so that you get a single card with one signed selection on one side and the other signed selection on the other side. It is an unusual card for the 2 spectators to keep as a souvenir. What makes this effect so strong is the involvement of 2 individuals who ...[Read More]

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