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Distorted Siblings
by David Devlin

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Distorted Siblings by David Devlin

Distorted Siblings combines the best aspects of several tricks by John Bannon, Max Maven, and Aldo Colombini. The routine is this:

A packet of red-backed cards and a packet of blue-backed cards are placed face-down on the table. It is explained that each packet contains the four kings and that one in each packet is face-up as a prediction. Two spectators each name a king. The named kings are in fact the face up kings. The kings are turned face down and it is shown that each king is in their opposite packets.

Each king is then placed back into its own packet. All four blue cards are together as are the red cards, and this is clearly shown. Each packet is placed between the spectator's hands. The magician snaps his fingers, and the spectators themselves spread their packets showing a single card of the opposite color! The spectators turn the odd cards over to reveal that their named kings have magically switched packets!.

The magician now claims that he will make the other kings disappear. He snaps his fingers. The spectators turn their packets over and all of the other cards are blank.

  • No gaffed cards (blank face cards are not gaffed cards)
  • Nothing is added to or taken away from the packets
  • Only eight cards are used - four cards per packet
  • The magic happens right in the spectators' hands
  • Every card is examinable
  • Perfect for table hopping
  • Very clean
  • Easy to do
  • Only sleights are a couple of Elmsley Counts - no palming

1st edition 2017, 10 pages.
word count: 2616 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text