Looking for a killer card effect that's practical, that instantly resets and can be done completely in the hands without a table? Then Duped
is the trick you've been searching for!
A card is selected, noted and lost in the pack. We'll say this card is the Eight of Clubs. The magician then pulls out a packet of four cards. He turns over the top card, a Two of Hearts, and slips it into the middle of the packet. It instantly rises to the top. This is repeated two more times. The magician says, "When I do this, people assume that I use duplicates. Well, they're right." All the cards are shown to be Two of Hearts, but now they all have "DUPLICATE" printed across their faces! Acknowledging that using dupes is not the most magical thing in the world, the magician causes all the cards to turn into Jokers, except one face-down card. The card is snapped face up. It is an Eight of Clubs with "DUPLICATE" printed across its face!
- easy to do
- uses normal cards
- no table needed
- instant reset
- bonus impromptu handling included
1st edition 2009; 7 pages.
word count: 1175 which is equivalent to 4 standard pages of text