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The 'Any Card At Any Number' plot is one of the most fascinating plots in card magic. Sometimes it is referred to as 'The Berglas Effect', because David Berglas was the one who popularized it, and who is probably this effect's most skilled performer.

The basic effect goes like this. Have a spectator choose any number from 1-52 (the number of cards in a regular deck). Let's assume the spectator chooses 16. Then have him or her select any card. Say the spectator chooses the Three-of-Hearts. Now the spectator counts to the 16th card in the deck and finds the Three-of-Hearts there. Impossible! But that is the effect. How you can achieve this and similar effects you will learn from the products in this category.

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Biagio Fasano
Contactless Automatic Card At Number: Ebook #1 by Biagio Fasano

The first part of a new card project including 3 new A.C.A.A.N. effects requiring no sleight of hands: C.O.C.A.I.N. ACAAN, Touchless C.A.D.N. ACAAN and X-MEN ACAAN. A new series of self-working card magic effects that will happen in your viewer's hands. No particular skill is required, just the ability to instruct and pay attention to what the viewer is doing...

In this first eBook you will find a PDF that will allow you to perform amazing simple and self-working "Any Card At Any Number" Effects.

These are the simple rules that all my effects obey in this project:

  1. The deck in use...
2021 / 10 / 11
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Joseph B.
Automated ACAAN by Joseph B.

A new strategy to perform the legendary ACAAN effect. A fascinating principle that will allow you to perform a surprising effect without sleight of hand, completely self-working. A deck of cards with some numbers written on the back. One spectator chooses any card, another spectator chooses any number! Joseph B has received excellent feedback from the magic community for this effect.

  • You have all the material at home to construct the deck
  • Easy to reset (5 seconds reset)
  • No gimmick
  • No memory work (no memorized deck)
  • No rough and smooth
  • No sticky stuff

1st edition 2021, video...

2021 / 7 / 31
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Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano
A CAAN Duel by Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano

A C.A.A.N. Duel is a pair of incredible card magic effects of the 'Card At Any Number' theme. In the first effect, which gives the eBook its title, a complete deck of 52 cards, possibly also borrowed, is shuffled at will by a spectator who will take part in a challenge. The challenge is to guess which card is located at a given number between 1 and 52. After giving an initial example, we move on to the actual challenge: the magician begins, demonstrating his great skill in the matter by announcing (and writing on a notepad) the card, even before knowing the number that the spectator is going...

2021 / 6 / 12
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Satish B
Couples CAAN by Satish B

ACAAN (Any card at any number) is regarded as the holy grail of card magic. Every magician out there has a version or two of his own. Couples CAAN is my addition to the plethora of work already existing on the subject. This trick is best done for a couple on any special occasion such as their anniversary or birthday. John chooses a card from the deck and Nancy thinks of a number. The chosen card is shuffled back into the deck and lost. The cards are dealt one by one. John’s chosen card is found at the number Nancy is thinking of. The magician congratulates the couple on being well connected. ...

2021 / 4 / 11
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Ali Foroutan
MindCAAN by Ali Foroutan

A hands-off card prediction at any number.

"No other method can achieve what your method achieves." - Dan Harlan

"To be honest, I would have more than one method to achieve the same effect, but - and this is a big BUT - Ali doesn't use any of them! So, it is indeed very clean and very fooling." - Jan Forster

Do we really need another 'Card At Any Number?!' We already have so many! So why would you be interested in this? It is a completely hands-off card at any number.

The deck of cards is in the spectator's hands. At no point do you touch the cards. You ask the spectator to think of any number between...

2021 / 4 / 4
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Tommaso Guglielmi
Mind Influence by Tommaso Guglielmi

Two semi-automatic ACAANs.

In the main effect, the spectator mentally moves an imagined card into the deck in an imagined position only. All this happens without the mentalist touching the cards and without knowing which card and what number the spectator has thought of.

In the second ACAAN, the spectator generates a random card and number then counts to the generated position and will find the card. All this happens without the mentalist ever touching the cards.

The two effects are very easy to perform and do not require any sleight-of-hand.

1st edition 2021, PDF 8 pages.

2021 / 3 / 11
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Adam Hudson
Sum It Up & Out Dated by Adam Hudson

A brand new approach to the ACAAN plot and an exciting way to reveal any spectator's birthday.

Sum It Up

A packet of playing cards is mixed and a spectator freely names any card from within. Next, a small whiteboard or notepad is introduced and the performer writes down sixteen consecutive numbers, inviting the spectator to select four. The four chosen numbers are added together, creating a final total. This generated total is counted to in the packet, locating the one card that occupies that position. The card arrived at proves to be the very one named by the spectator at the beginning...

2021 / 3 / 6
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Raphaël Czaja
Cut Cat Can by Raphaël Czaja

A self-working and examinable ACAAN effect with two decks.

EFFECT: The magician thoroughly shuffles a deck of cards. Then, the spectator cuts the deck to split it into two piles. Only now is he asked to create a random number in his mind. After a very quick and simple procedure, he writes his number down on a Post-it note - let's say, "13". He sticks it onto the card he cut to - let's say, the King of Diamonds. From a second deck - on the table from the start - he deals the cards one by one. Amazingly, the 13th card is the King of Diamonds!

Self-working. No gimmick. No extra card. Both...

2020 / 9 / 3
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Unknown Mentalist
Propless ACAAN Volume 2 by Unknown Mentalist

The methods and presentation are new and different from those given in Propless ACAAN (Vol 1). Again, this is absolutely propless ACAAN. No deck. No props at all. And this is an almost self-working propless ACAAN. Just you the performer and the participant on a voice call. That's it.

The effect from the participant's view: The performer and participant send some thoughts back and forth silently between them about a number and a playing card. The participant then imagines a deck of playing cards, shuffles the deck a couple of times and hands it over the phone to the performer (its an imaginary deck, remember)....

2020 / 7 / 25
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Abhinav Bothra
Legend's ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

An Any Card At Any Number perfect for your virtual shows or for the real world ones. Here is what happens:

A card gets named. You do a quick check for their card in the deck. Ensuring it's presence you hand the deck to the participant. The participant decides on a number (range forced) and deals down to that number, finds a card and deals the value of that card, and then finds their named card.

Features:

  • 100% free choice of the card, except three which you have to steer the spectator away from should they choose it.
  • 100% free choice of the number, but in some cases the number has to...
2020 / 7 / 19
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Cameron Francis
Numbered by Cameron Francis

A killer predicted card at any number effect.

Effect:

A deck of cards is introduced. The magician claims that there is a prediction in the deck which he will reveal in a moment. The spectator then names any number between 1 and 52. Say the number is 34. The magician deals down to that number and out-jogs the card. As the magician points out that any number could have been named, other cards are shown with totally normal backs. The selected card is then removed from the deck and turned over. Drawn on the back of the card is the number 34.

Simple. Direct. Powerful.

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2020 / 7 / 13
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Unknown Mentalist
Propless ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist
"I really like how you made a psychological force more surefire. It is really an interesting concept. Well done." - Luca Volpe

"At it's core this is a VERY direct way to verbally make a spectator think of a specific number. It's a useful and clever idea to know and an important contribution to the area of propless mentalism." - Marc Paul

This is absolutely propless ACAAN. No deck. No props at all. And this is a self working propless ACAAN. Yes, you've read it right. Just you the performer and the participant on a voice call. That's it.

The effect from the participant's view: The performer sends some...

2020 / 6 / 14
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Abhinav Bothra
Self-Working CAAN by Abhinav Bothra

An effortless CAAN that the audience performs for themselves.

Features:

  • You never touch the deck of cards.
  • Can be done Close-up, Parlour or on Stage
A participant holds out the fingers of both their hands and drops down any number of fingers. The fingers left extended (say 2 and 1) forms the number (they get to choose 2 & 1 becomes 21 or 12) The participant opens up the pack of playing cards, deals the cards down (face up or face down doesn't matter). The card at their number matches the card you predicted (written on a paper before performance)

Honest Note: While you don't touch...

2020 / 2 / 3
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Abhinav Bothra
Self-Working ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

An effortless ACAAN that the audience performs for themselves.

Features:

  • Completely self-working
  • Can be done Close-up, Parlour or On-Stage
  • Uses a regular pack of cards
  • No memorisation, mathematics or improvisation
A deck gets divided into 2 halves of 26 cards each. Spades and Hearts and Clubs and Diamonds. In short, both halves have ace to king of both red and black colours.

Participant 1 deals down one of the halves and stops anywhere he/she desires, the card gets turned over. To make things random, the participant again deals down to the value of the turned over card. Now that...

2019 / 6 / 1
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Abhinav Bothra
Audacious ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

An ACAAN for stage and parlor performers.

In short: The performer asks 3 participants to name a suit, a number and a value. Next invites one of the participants to deal down the cards. And like it should be, the named card lies at the named number.

Here are the details:

1. The performer asks an audience member (1st participant) to name a suit. The participant does so.

2. Next, the performer moves towards the 2nd participant to name a number (value) between 1 and 10 he unboxes the deck. But then he suddenly remembers that he needs to give out a notepad and pen to record the choices...

2019 / 4 / 18
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Abhinav Bothra
The Fortuitous ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

A virtually self-working ACAAN with plenty of audience involvement.

We all know whenever the audience tries to reverse engineer or recreate a trick and fail at it; they conclude with a common statement - He must have done something sneaky.

The Fortuitous ACAAN works to counter just that. It brings wonder out of the hands of the performer at the same time ensures that the control always rests with him. Here is how it goes:

A deck gets shuffled by 4 people while 3 other people decide on the Number, Value and Suit. The shuffled deck gets collected and the cards get dealt face-up and the...

2019 / 1 / 29
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Abhinav Bothra
Caantastic by Abhinav Bothra

For decades magicians are on a quest to perform Any Card At Any Number from a borrowed and shuffled deck; which isn't always possible so they often settle for Card At Any Number.

The problem is that Card At Any Number when presented as a one-time feat can be mistaken as a co-incidence or the skill of the performer which takes away the feeling of it being pure magic. Caantastic counters just that by creating a mother of all co-incidences moment for the audience. Card At Any Number not just once or twice but thrice and when it happens the third time it dilutes any skepticism and evokes the...

2018 / 9 / 28
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David Jonathan
Wrong Turn by David Jonathan

Wrong Turn is a fun and baffling approach to ACAAN that adds a kicker ending your spectators will never see coming. While most effects in this plot are telegraphed, this surprising twist strengthens the climax of the effect, further engaging your audience, while delivering even greater impact.

A deck of cards is displayed as the performer mentions he made a prediction in the deck. The spectator cuts to a card, remembers it, then returns it anywhere in the deck. The participant then thoroughly shuffles the cards so their selection is genuinely lost in the deck. Any number from 1 to 52 is...

2018 / 7 / 3
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Abhinav Bothra
The Empirical ACAAN by Abhinav Bothra

Love it or hate it but most of the numerous versions of ACAAN out there end up in the same ball park -- look what I can do or I manipulated your choices without your knowledge or simply as a coincidence. The Empirical ACAAN drifts from all of that, here is an ACAAN that makes people connect to each other. An ACAAN that is not about you but about the audience with virtually no sleight involved.

What’s great is that 70% of the times you'll have a hands-off / clean ACAAN and for the rest 30% you have to do something logical which is covered by the presentation to make it look like a hands-off...

2018 / 6 / 3
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Raphaël Czaja
Toucan by Raphaël Czaja

As he shuffles a deck of playing cards, the magician talks about how cards and numbers have been used for centuries to predict the future and how it translates into his art. He writes down two predictions on the face of a random card and tables it face down. He grabs the deck and deals the cards two by two — top and bottom card together. At the stop of the spectator, he removes and tables the two selections.

Then, he reveals what he wrote on the prediction card: "27" and "35". The spectator combines the value of one selection (eg: 5 of Clubs) with the suit of the other one (eg: Queen of...

2018 / 4 / 22
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David Jonathan
Arbitrium by David Jonathan

Why do ACAAN with one deck when you can up the apparent impossibility with two decks? That's the beauty of Arbitrium.

Imagine removing a prediction card and placing it in your pocket. You then bring out two decks, one with numbered cards and one standard deck. The spectator makes an actual free choice from each deck, selecting one number and one playing card. The performer removes his prediction to show it not only matches the freely selected card, but it also has the chosen number boldly drawn on it. A double prediction and ACAAN combined.

The 50-minute video download covers multiple...

2018 / 1 / 26
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Gerard Zitta
CANOE: Card at Any Name or Expression by Gerard Zitta

This effect is a variant of the Card at Any Number plot, but with a full routine and a very commercial and entertaining presentation, with gags, a prediction, or divination, with a puzzling final surprise revelation, and more potential. It can be adapted for any events like Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Halloween, weddings, carnival, birthdays, conventions, etc.

It needs a one-time preparation that you can keep in your wallet or jacket, and can be used as an opener or a closer, for strolling, close up, parlor or stage.

1st edition 2017, 15 pages.

2017 / 12 / 30
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Raphaël Czaja
Accans Family by Raphaël Czaja

EFFECT: A spectator shuffles a packet of number cards as much as he wants and deals through it to create a random number. Then, he deals through a blue-backed deck of playing cards (in which the magician put a red-backed prediction) and stops at his number. Let's say his card is the 7 of Clubs. Unbelievably, the red-backed prediction is the 7 of Clubs!

NB: The deck is always dealt face-up. Self-working. Happens in the hands of the spectator. Examinable. Quick reset. No gaff. Uses one regular deck and one red-backed card only. Includes a handling to perform it anytime during your act with...

2017 / 10 / 30
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Rick Silberman & Wesley James
The RiSiSi Deck: a synergy of synergies by Rick Silberman & Wesley James

The combination of special cards and sleight-of-hand is far more powerful than either alone. When the two are combined with inside knowledge, the resulting magic can be astounding in ways that enable you to leave audiences speechless and dumbfounded. The combination is synergistic: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

When the minds of Rick Silberman and Wesley James combine with William Coffrin, Jean Hugard, and Fred Braue, you have a level of knowledge and experience rarely equaled in magic's long history. The whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.

When special cards, sleight-of-hand,...

2017 / 9 / 25
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David Jonathan
RudiMental by David Jonathan

This is a collection of five self-working, or semi-automatic, effects that share the key underlying theme that the spectator becomes the star, getting all the credit for the small miracles they just seemed to perform. RudiMental contains a variety of unique effects, most of which are hands off, and are very deceptive, yet simple in method. At their core, the foundation of each piece uses a practical, time-honored method that has been modernized, re-worked and applied in unique new ways.

Each effect is supplemented with a presentation script, multiple detailed photos and many additional tips,...

2017 / 9 / 25
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Tom Phoenix
ACAAN of Worms by Tom Phoenix

This is a collection of 10 ACAAN and plot variation methods. It covers subconscious predictions, Si work, and other such shenanigans.

Here is a list of the contents:

Predestination - A deck is shuffled by the spectator, and a card is thought of. The participant deals cards until they find the one they thought of. You have predicted the exact position it was found in. No forces involved, and nothing is said out-loud by the participant. Oh, and you can perform this blindfolded.

True ACAAN - No stooges, forces, trick decks, etc. It requires work, but it's not hard to do, and is entirely...

2017 / 5 / 11
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Raphaël Czaja
DIYCAAN by Raphaël Czaja

From the creator of SCAMP, ACOCAVAN and 2D-ACAIN comes a fresh, original and effortless take on the Any Card At Any Number plot. It uses ordinary cards and can be performed hands-off (anyone can deal the cards at the end instead of the magician). Best of all, an impromptu version is also explained.

The magician introduces his performance by claiming: "The secret for this effect to be a success is for you to be both instinctive and lucky. I will guide you but just keep in mind that one card more or one card less will make all the difference."

The spectator cuts off the deck and silently counts his cards to...

2017 / 4 / 24
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Abhinav Bothra
Simple Sleightless ACAAN 2.0 by Abhinav Bothra

One of the simplest methods to perform the holy grail of card magic - Any Card At Any Number (ACAAN) with a regular pack of playing cards without any sleights.

This is what happens: You introduce 3 cards with 3 simple questions:

  • Q1. Name a number
  • Q2. Name a suit
  • Q3. Name a value
That get answered alternatively by the participant and the performer. You unbox the deck of cards and demonstrate to the participant to deal down the cards to their number, the participant does the same and it is his/her named card at the named number.

Features:

  • no forces
  • no pre-show
  • no dual reality ...
2017 / 4 / 16
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Unknown Mentalist
Deckless ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist
"Thank you for your kind hearted support. The royalties share received on this sale by me has been sent to Tim Rose to support him with his fight against cancer. I have never known Tim Rose. Came to know about his illness only through Lybrary newsletter. I feel that irrespective of whether performers are well known or unknown, they deserve our community's support equally." - Unknown Mentalist.
A collection of 16 stunning routines based on the ACAAN theme.

The best part is that several of these routines do not use a physical deck at all. Some of these routines do use a physical deck...

2017 / 3 / 23
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Abhinav Bothra
Dyad by Abhinav Bothra

A deceiving card control + an intrepid card move = An audacious card at any number

AMBIENCE CONTROL : A single card control from the middle of the deck to the top. Originally put out in The Blind Faith Collection (2015). It can also be used as a phase in an Ambitious Card Routine.

SAY STOP : A Selected Card At Any Number where you don't really need to know the number before hand. Originally put out in Audacious (2013) and as a bonus in C.I.A (2015).

Notes and Credits: Do not confuse Ambience Control to be same as Bizau Christian's Blind Square. They both are different. Say Stop was inspired from Paul Wilson's Yamfacaan. However...

2017 / 2 / 7
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Ryan Shaw
Thoughtless ACAAN by Ryan Shaw

A brand new take on the classic ACAAN effect that will leave your spectators stunned. This is more than a trick. It's an experience. This effect is powerful with a good presentation and there are so many places you can take the ideas within this short ebook. For $4, you can't go wrong. If you don't like something, feel free to shoot me an email letting me know. I'm very open to new ideas and I'm excited to share this one with you. Oh and if you don't like it at all, it's a money back guarantee. This is Thoughtless ACAAN.

  • Completely hands off.
  • No forcing named cards.
  • No forcing named numbers....
2016 / 10 / 10
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Gerard Zitta
ACAAN'Z by Gerard Zitta

Tons of ideas in this manual...A compendium of effects, principles and methods related somehow to the "Any card at any number" plot, commonly called ACAAN. Even though they are not all 'perfect' ACAAN's, they are interesting, entertaining or original variants from an audience point of view.

  • Some are original, some are based on combinations of old principles, with some 'twists' or new ideas.
  • Most are card tricks, some are not.
  • Some are impromptu or even improvised, some need some preparation.
  • Some are hands off, some need some (easy) sleight of hand.
  • Some are direct, some are more convoluted. ...
2016 / 9 / 24
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Unknown Mentalist
52.13 ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist

You will be able to perform the following routines by using the Klear Fate principle/technique. So you already need to know the Klear Fate process.

ACAAN is a very popular plot in card magic and card mentalism. This is a collection of 8 ACAAN routines which are very novel, entertaining and stunning but at the same time extremely easy to perform. Although some of these are not strictly ACAAN in a true sense, they appear so to the audience.

The 8 routines explained are

  1. LUCKY ACAAN
  2. UNEXPECTED ACAAN
  3. PREDICTED ACAAN
  4. BLANK ACAAN
  5. TRIPLE BLANK ACAAN
  6. TRIANGLE ACAAN
  7. MYSTIC ACAAN
  8. BIRTH...
2016 / 7 / 19
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Rus Andrews
Abacus by Rus Andrews

Imagine being able to predict/reveal a thought of two digit number and playing card without the spectator saying a word, everything exists purely inside their mind. Sounds impossible right? wrong, with Abacus you can do this and a whole lot more, from open predictions to ACAAN style effects. Abacus is a principle that opens doors that no other has done before and is being performed by professionals worldwide.

"Rus has adapted a very clever Max Maven idea and applied it to cards. The result is a very interesting and very easy version of the ACAAN effect." - Marc Paul

"You have created a wonderful...

2016 / 5 / 31
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Timothy Wade
ACAAN Accomplished by Timothy Wade

After fanning the cards to show they are mixed the performer places the deck on a small table or hands it to someone to hold, at which point he never touches or even approaches the deck again. Next, the performer, in order to prove no stooges are being used picks up a box that is filled with paper balls and slings it in an arc over the entire audience asking everyone to catch or pick up a ball near them. When a number of the audience are holding paper balls, the performer reveals that three of the balls have a second red paper ball concealed inside the white. When the three people find...

2016 / 2 / 28
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Nick Conticello
TOCATON by Nick Conticello

What is TOCATON?

TOCATON, the word, is an acronym for "thought-of card at thought-of number." It's pronounced "talk-a-ton." The word was coined by Nick Conticello to describe his new approach to the classic David Berglas effect "Any Card at Any Number." Nick feels the word is more descriptive of his effects because he does limit the choice of numbers and the choice of cards. But his approach has the virtues of speed of presentation and lack of preparation. Like most of his published work, TOCATON can be performed impromptu, with any reasonably complete pack of cards.

TOCATON, the e-book, contains four...

2016 / 2 / 15
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Tom Phoenix
Crystal Clear by Tom Phoenix

Turn your card box into a devilishly sneaky peek device!

It takes 3 minutes and 42 seconds to make, and requires no special materials.

Two applications are taught in detail:

  • A 2-phase ACAAN routine, which also includes a presentation idea to make the ACAAN plot meaningful.
  • Two-Behind: You read the mind of their imaginary friend, AND guess the name of their friend.

1st edition 2015, 9 pages.

2015 / 12 / 6
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Nick Conticello
The ACAAN Experience by Nick Conticello

Author and collector Doug Edwards after seeing a performance said:

"That's the best impromptu ACAAN effect I've ever seen!"
If you have ever wanted to do an impromptu version of the David Berglas classic ACAAN but despaired of finding a workable method, rejoice! In his new ebook The ACAAN Experience Nick Conticello offers you four impromptu methods.

Each version of Nick's effect CAAN-Fluence starts from a single premise but uses a different technique each time to place a freely chosen card at a freely chosen location in a borrowed, shuffled, incomplete deck. None of these versions require any sleight-of-hand...

2015 / 10 / 29
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