A pseudo con game with an astonishing finale.
The routine is introduced as a game is proposed, removing his wallet the performer shows a single playing card and three dollar bills. The performer introduces the concept of the game, the spectator will decide on a playing card and if it matches what is in the performer's wallet, the performer will lose!
Feeling confident, because the odds are 51 to 1 in their favour, the spectator uses their intuition to create a playing card in 3 stages, colour, suite and value; while doing this they are given several opportunities to change their mind. When the spectator's decisions have been made, the card is turned to reveal an odd message, to check the dollar bills. On the reverse of the dollar bills, the playing card is in written in bold marker to read the card the spectator freely named.
- No Magicians Choice.
- Only three dollar bills and a single playing card are in view.
- The routine details a utility item that can be added to ANY billfold wallet. The utility item can even be removed or added mid performance, as well as being adaptable to a plethora of mind reading routines
"Contained within is the most commercial and brilliant solution to a named card in wallet effect I've seen. The most engaging narrative for a mentalism effect in years! Expertly taught in intricate detail from start to finish"- Ben Cardall "The Deductionist"
"Brooklyn is a clever utility and routine to create a perfect close up mystery....Love This!" - Rus Andrews
"The fantastic story behind A Bad Night in Brooklyn is a theatrical tale. A tale that leads your spectators' up the garden path and right into your hand. They just don't stand a chance!. This is a mentalist plot that is close to my heart. What Steven has done with his unique handling is as impressive as it is devious. A true show stopper." - Ben Williams
1st edition 2015, 63 pages.
word count: 5161 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Saturday 28 May, 2016
While all of the patter is not my cup of tea, and I do like the effect and the utility, which allows you to gimmick out any normal wallet into something like an expensive Peter Nardi Infinity Wallet for not much money. (You could use a tricked-out wallet, but you wouldn't be able to show it as freely.) It takes a little bit of arts and crafts--and trial and error--to get it right, but I like it. And contrary to a previous poster, the "big paper thing" doesn't bother me at all. When you open the wallet for the first time, be bold and just mention it in passing and say that you have to take care of it later. It will be seen as innocuous and forgotten.
Overall, get this for the concept and the utility and make it your own.
Reviewed by Jay Shuffle
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Tuesday 01 March, 2016
Okay trick; pretty much what I thought it was going to be. The description is very misleading, however.
"No equivoque" is not really accurate unless you are playing semantic games. You must limit the selection range with language. You need a well-known magician's staple as an out in case the verbiage does not work. The trade off is not worth it to me. I wish I'd have known.
More than "Only three dollar bills and a single playing card are in view." There is also a big, noticeable, paper thing that you would not ordinarily carry in your wallet, in your wallet. I figured something like this, but did not expect this.
"A utility item that can be added to ANY billfold wallet," unfortunately is the big, noticeable, paper thing that you would not ordinarily carry in your wallet. I am not at all sure how you would remove or add the device mid-performance.
I am used to overpaying for tricks, especially "mental" tricks, but I do not like being deliberately misled. (An increasingly common occurrence. Pablo Amira's hype for "Safe Bet," for example, was disgraceful.)
Overall, if you want to do this effect, save your money and find R. Paul Wilson's Predator.