contributor Nick Conticello is back with his biggest and best book yet, a series of refreshingly new takes on that venerable standby of mathematical card magic, the Automatic Placement. Nick introduces new variations of the principle with the Inverted Placement and the Symmetric Placement. No sleight of hand is required for ANY of these effects! Contents include:
ABC/123: Alex Elmsley's Spell by the Numbers without the Faro shuffle.
NO LOOKING ORACLE: Without seeing the face of a single card, the performer locates one mental selection and names another.
SELF-PROMOTION: A Nick Conticello Miracle! Destined to become a classic, this effect introduces the Inverted Placement.
THINK STOP: A simultaneous discovery of two mentally chosen cards. No cutting off and counting of cards by the audience; two small numbers are merely thought of by the selectors. Introducing the Symmetric Placement.
THINK STOP VARIATION: A refinement, making the previous effect suitable for larger audiences and reducing the chance of spectator memory failure.
DOUBLE POSITION PREDICTION: This time the performer predicts the positions of two thought-of cards.
And there's more! Also includes a brief historical introduction and bibliography.
If you LOVE sleightless card magic...if you LOVE original thinking...if you LOVE practical, direct material...you just have to own Automatic Placements!
1st edition 2014, 23 pages.
word count: 7595 which is equivalent to 30 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Tony Bianco
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 22 November, 2014
OK, I reviewed all of Nick's other booklets so I might as well review this one. The highlight of Nick's latest publication is definitely, THINK STOP. A well thought out way of locating and revealing two thought of cards with two spectators. All of Nick's books are worth it and you will get something out of each one.