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Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle

Chris has created and shared routines with over a dozen magic magazines over the years (including a One Man Parade in The Linking Ring). His first three booklets, Ten Mysteries, Investigating The Mene-Tekel Deck and Beyond Svengali were published by PH Marketing. Magical Wonders published his Zodiac Principle booklet and his largest collection Magic For Everyone was published in 2006 and contained over 60 effects. His book Mathomagic was released generally and aimed at teachers and parents to encourage their children with math. Whilst an enthusiastic and creative magician Chris is a teacher by profession and so was perfectly suited to write the latter book.

He was the magic consultant for Nick Warburton’s 2006 Edinburgh Fringe production of Dr. Faustus and is one of Geoffrey Durham’s favorite magic creators. Geoff has used creations from Chris both in his stage shows and TV appearances. He has marketed effects through Practical Magic in the U.K. and Sam Dalal in India and as a student wrote comedy sketches for British TV comedy shows. He is also the inventor of the clever dual magic square which can be seen on his web site.


Coauthors: Paul Hallas

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Chris Wardle
Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck: magic's forgotten trick deck by Chris Wardle

Apart from initially discussing how to make the deck and a variation of it, handling tips etc., the ebook goes on to describe a number of exciting routines. (Includes a bonus routine by Arun Bonerjee.)

  • The Origins Of The Mene-Tekel Deck
  • The Mene-Tekel Deck - Construction
  • Handling The Mene-Tekel Deck
  • The 'CW Mene-Tekel Deck'
  • Two At Once
  • What's In A Name?
  • Friends Reunited
  • Come Together
  • Card In Muffin
  • Trapped!
  • Mental Erasure
  • Any Number Called For
  • The Time Machine
  • Mind Reading By Proxy
  • The 'Black Seven And Black Eight Trick' Outdone!
  • Twin-Card In Wallet
  • A Further 'CW Mene-Tekel'...
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Chris Wardle
Ten Mysteries by Chris Wardle

Ten routines, half close up, half stand up and like most of Chris's material it is easy to do and suitable for beginners.

The effects here share a common thread, they each have a little mental twist (there are a number of predictions for instance).


  • Smarty Pants
  • Paranormal Piles
  • The Laserdisc Prediction
  • The Perfect Match
  • E. S. Peasy
  • The Slick Silks
  • Great Mind Think Alike
  • The Giant Pencil Prediction
  • Odd One Out
  • What’s Your Poison?

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Anyone who has come across my type of material before will...

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Chris Wardle & Paul Hallas
Beyond Svengali: applying the svengali principle to mentalism by Chris Wardle & Paul Hallas

Here, Chris Wardle explores the use of long and short cards (Svengali Deck style) for mental magic presentations. Whilst initially he gives some background to the Svengali deck and how to make and handle one, some routines use variants on the deck and several don't use playing cards at all. There are thirteen routines from Chris plus some additional commentary and a bonus routine from publisher Paul Hallas. Chances are after reading this you'll not think of the Svengali deck in the same way again.

Since the appearance of this booklet (his third) Chris authored Magic For Everyone (2006) and...

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