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Gerard Zitta
The Other Color Mystery by Gerard Zitta

This is a hands-off and impromptu card effect.

This effect should be presented as a mental experience rather than a card trick. The patter could be around complementarity or duality. You can talk about Yin and Yang, Black and White, Heads and Tails, Male and Female, etc. At the end of your introduction, you explain that in a deck of cards, this is represented by the two colors RED and BLACK.

A Spectator shuffles the cards and cuts it in two piles. He thinks of a color RED or BLACK and counts secretly how many cards of this color are in his pile (for example 7), while your back is turned....

2013 / 1 / 5
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Paul Hallas
Still Small, Still Deadly by Paul Hallas

A new 2020 edition of the sequel to Small But Deadly and a continuing exploration of packet tricks, their creators and the evolution of plots and methods, discussion and analysis of effects plus routines to add to your repertoires. If you loved the first book, then you'll love this one too. This new edition now has 212 letter sized, information packed pages. Includes updated chapters, new chapters and now 668 packet effects get mentioned throughout.

Includes effect contributions from:

2013 / 1 / 3
$25

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Biagio Fasano & Michael Daniels
Jiggery Pokery by Biagio Fasano & Michael Daniels

Jiggery Pokery is a self-working three-phase Texas Hold 'em routine for mentalists and card workers and develops a principle by Ben Harris which he published as Psi Poker. This ebook is fully endorsed by Ben Harris

"This is great. I am thrilled. BRILLIANT." - Ben Harris

"A great self-working audience-participation routine. I like this ebook very much." - Peter Duffie

"Interesting and clever" – Gianfranco Preverino

"I appreciated your work (particularly the first part about the Prediction effect which looks excellent) … not only and simply for the work itself but for the passion I found in it. Only with research can...

2012 / 12 / 30
$20

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Peter Duffie & Aldo Colombini
That's Amore by Peter Duffie & Aldo Colombini

You give the four Kings to a spectator. You cut the deck saying that you'll now cut to one of the Queens. The spectator's task is to try to pick the King that will be the perfect mate for the Queen you cut to. Remove the top card of the deck and the spectator picks ANY King. The two cards prove to be the King and Queen of Clubs! This is successfully repeated with the remaining Kings and Queens. Then a big surprise occurs: On the back of the four Queens four hearts appear!

Requires four double-backed cards and heart stickers.

2012 / 12 / 26
$10

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Harrismatic
Phoenix Resurrection by Harrismatic

A bill and a playing card are signed and make an amazing effect happen. You set the bill on fire and throw it on the cards laying on the table. In a burst of flames the bill travels inside the signed card.

  • Easy to make gimmick
  • Ends completely clean
  • The bill is REALLY inside their card (spectator can remove the bill)
  • A memorable moment with an amazing souvenir
[NOTE: You will need flash bills in order to perform this effect.]

length 17 minutes.

2012 / 12 / 24
$9

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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...

2012 / 12 / 23
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David Britland
Card Kinetics by David Britland

Card Kinetics is a manual dealing with methods of making ordinary playing cards move, rise or jump. A number of different approaches are used, all practical and baffling.

In Card Kinetics, David Britland carries on the work detailed in his other manuscript, The Angel Card Rise Plus, and details several versions of this popular effect, each using a simple, disposable gimmick which can be added to your own or a borrowed deck. Users of David's Angel Card Rise should be pleased with its final incarnation, The Ultimate Angel, described in this ebook.

But there is more. Angel Aces, Spring Heeled Jacks, Inside-Out Angel, Business...

2012 / 12 / 21
$8

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Aldo Colombini
Nick Trost's Trick Kards by Aldo Colombini

Four amazing distinct changes: First, four cards of one value (say the four Fours) are shown. They have blue backs. One by one each of these blue-backed cards turns face down. Second, all the cards change to red backs. Third, the faces all change to red suits. Fourth, the backs are now marked, each has a large X printed on it! Instead of the X's any message can be revealed.

Requires three blank backed cards.

2012 / 12 / 21
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(Benny) Ben Harris
Monsterbox #4: Cards, Cards, Cards by (Benny) Ben Harris

INCREDIBLE VARIETY OF CARD MAGIC - 22 EBOOKS!

The EBOOKS in MONSTERBOX #4 cover a wide range of CARD MAGIC and CARD SLEIGHTS. Ben has created several original effects, plots and methods that have added to the vocabulary of the card magician's art. Sleights like SUPERFIP and FANDANGO are used by today's leading card workers. Harris also created the INVERSION plot and his TORN & RESTORED CARD (Hoodwink) is considered a classic, as is his handling of OIL & WATER. Works like XRAY, CROSSROADS and SILENT RUNNING have also been embraced by workers the world over!

MONSTERBOXES are simply the best...

2012 / 12 / 18
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David Britland
Parallax: a topological miracle by David Britland

How many effects do you know that use only one playing card? Well Parallax is just that.

The performer shows a playing card (any size works from jumbo card down to regular size) . A spectator holds the card face up. He grips it firmly and does not let go until the effect is over. Nevertheless the performer turns the card face down, visibly, right in front of the spectator's eyes. Yes, the card turns over whilst the spectator is holding it. It looks quite impossible. Only one card is used and the effect is performed openly and without cover of any kind. It's a topological miracle that you...

2012 / 12 / 14
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Cameron Francis
Self Explanatory by Cameron Francis

You remove two packets of cards, one visible and one invisible. The visible packet contains four blank cards. "The invisible packet contains the instructions on how to perform the trick." You slip the first invisible card into the face-down packet and run it through, whereupon it turns visible. It reads, MAKE A MAGICAL GESTURE OVER THE PACKET. The spectator does this. Another instruction card appears and says, SNAP YOUR FINGERS OVER THE PACKET. The spectator does this as well. The final instruction card appears and it reads, SAY YOUR FAVORITE MAGIC WORDS. The spectator does this as well. "I...

2012 / 12 / 14
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Aldo Colombini
Restless Colors by Aldo Colombini

An effect by Roy Walton. The most colorful packet trick ever. What a fantastic routine this is. A packet of four blue-backed cards (say all 8 of Clubs) changes to red-backed cards, then to green backs and then to yellow. Then the four cards are one of each color and, for a stunning finish, the four cards change into the four Aces (or blank cards or Jokers)!

Requires regular cards with different colored backs.

2012 / 12 / 14
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Paul Hallas
The Best of Alchemy Card Magic by Paul Hallas

Alchemy ran for a brief two years and was much loved by its subscribers. Appearing every two months it was also a unique magazine in that it was what is called a "house" magazine put out by not one magic dealer but two, Practical Magic and PH Marketing. There were no columnists, just tricks. There were 92 tricks described in just 12 issues.

Being a past editor of the magazine Paul has picked out what he thought were the best card contributions, nineteen in all. If you missed the magazine, you will find these effects worthy of your attention. For the most part, these are easy effects to do....

2012 / 12 / 7
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Paul Hallas
Basic, Basic Card Magic by Paul Hallas

Where to start and what's important.

This is a well thought out and compact introduction to card magic by Paul Hallas. He teaches you the most important sleights and tricks that go along with these sleights.

From the introduction:

If you learn a sleight, learn a trick to do with it. Don't learn moves you have no tricks for, what is the point? Better to know a few moves that you can do many effects with than many moves that you are not sure what to use for. Just like magicians have drawers full of tricks they never use why fill up your mind with moves (and waste time learning them)...

2012 / 12 / 7
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Cameron Francis
Give 'em the Business by Cameron Francis

Get ready for five high octane, visual business card effects! From the introduction:

As magicians, we all love giveaways: signed cards, signed matchbooks, signed coins. Or, if you're Rune Klan, signed bologna. I think most of us would have to agree, though, that the best giveaway of all is a business card. And if you are able to magically alter the card before handing it out, well, all the better. It makes the card that much more special; a conversation piece for the spectator. And there's no better publicity than great word of mouth.

Effects:

Another Merger -- A two signatures and...

2012 / 12 / 6
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Wesley James
The Man Who Knows Erdnase by Wesley James

Wesley James' 7 DVD set, "The Man Who Knows Erdnase", on the enigmatic book The Expert at the Card Table by Erdnase has been met with controversy. Discussions about Erdnase generally do lead to heated debates, be it the discussions about his identity as well as discussions about the techniques taught in the book and their applicability, history and execution.

Wesley James is undoubtedly an informed card expert with decades of experience who had the guts to put his thinking, believes and information on the table. He made a sincere attempt at trying to make Erdnase more accessible. It is Erdnase through the lens of Wesley James...

2012 / 12 / 5
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Devin Knight
Dumbfounded by Devin Knight

An amazing coincidence that goes beyond ACAAN.

Effect: The performer shows a blue deck of cards and shuffles it until he feels psychically inclined to stop. He really does not know the order of the cards. The deck is returned to its case and given to a participant to hold. The performer never touches the blue deck again. A red deck is now shown and shuffled by the performer. He has a second participant freely select a card from the red deck. The participant may change his mind, as there is no force. Next, a number is obtained by chance. No mathematics are involved and there is no force of...

2012 / 12 / 4
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Aldo Colombini
Paramount by Aldo Colombini

A stunning routine that you'll enjoy performing and your spectators will love to watch. The performer shuffles a blue-backed deck. A spectator selects a card (say the 8D) and signs it on the face. The card is then lost in the deck. Three blank-faced cards with red backs are shown and the performer says that he will print an exact duplicate of the selected card. A back of a red-backed card is erased so that now it is blank and a blue back is then printed on this card. A duplicate of the selected card is then magically printed on the face of this blue-backed card. Wait a moment! To have an EXACT...

2012 / 12 / 4
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Aldo Colombini
Trident by Aldo Colombini

Three packets of cards are introduced. Three spectators each select a card from the packets and these cards are seen to be the only cards with DIFFERENT COLORED BACKS!

Requires three blank-faced cards.

2012 / 12 / 4
$10

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Paul Hallas
Across the Void by Paul Hallas

An examination of the classic "Cards Across" effect which discusses and explains many methods and presentations from "thought of" cards traveling to "signed cards" or those with different colored backs. If you've used this effect, want to use it or need a great routine for your show, this is essential reading.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Early Cards That Travel: Detailing and comments on methods by Robert-Houdin, Devant and Ponsin.
  • Cards Being 'Thought Of' Travel: Detailing Zen's method and variants, Paul Curry's variant, Henry Hardin's Kings Kards and Jacob Daley and Annemann's Acme Thought Card Pass.
  • Some Thought on Plot Variations
  • Selected Selections:...
2012 / 12 / 3
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Gerard Zitta
A Can of Mysteries 2 by Gerard Zitta

"ACAAN with a mental shake"

Gerard likes the ACAAN plot. Whether it is impromptu or formal, closeup or on stage, it always has a strong impact. There have been loads of methods since Mr. Berglas presented this effect in the mid 70's. For this manuscript, Gerard wanted a 100% hands off solution, direct, practical, with NO sleight of hands and doable on stage or closeup and, if possible without knowing the card nor the number. The result is not a card trick but more of a mentalism effect.

EFFECT:

The performer places a boxed deck of cards in full view. He won't touch it again. Four presentations...

2012 / 12 / 3
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 3 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • GEMINI COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • FLUSTERED (Eddy Taytelbaum)
  • VARIATION ELMSLEY (Jonathan Townsend)
  • ROLLING FLUSHTRATION (Keith Bloomfield)
  • HABACK COUNT (Max Maven)
  • SPIRIT COUNT (Gene Castillon)
  • CUT FORCE (Robin Robertson)
  • CATO (Bob Hummer)
  • BLOW AWAY CHANGE (J.K. Hartman)
  • FALSE CUT (Jean Pierre Vallarino)
  • CROSS COUNT FORCE (J.K. Hartman)
  • RIFFLE FORCE (Arthur Finley)
2012 / 11 / 27
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 2 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • FULL DECK FALSE SHUFFLE (G. W. Hunter)
  • MIRAGE COUNT (Larry West)
  • CHARLIER SHUFFLE (Charlier)
  • CUT-DEEPER FORCE (Ed Balducci)
  • DIMINISHING COUNT (Daryl-Maddison-Biet)
  • HAMMAN COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • THE LAUGHING COUNT (Aldo Colombini)
  • CRISS-CROSS FORCE (Max Holden)
  • BACK SPREAD (anon)
  • BRAUE ADDITION (Fred Braue)
  • SMALL-PACKET FALSE SHUFFLE (Bro. John Hamman)
  • RUMBA COUNT (Jean-Pierre Vallarino)
2012 / 11 / 27
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Aldo Colombini
Sleights and Subtleties 1 by Aldo Colombini

These are detailed explanations of sleights and subtleties with cards used in many tricks and routines. They come with tips, history, applications, etc.

CONTENTS:

  • ELMSLEY COUNT (Alex Elmsley)
  • JORDAN COUNT (Charles T. Jordan)
  • SIVA COUNT (Jack Avis)
  • OLRAM SUBTLETY (Ed Marlo)
  • DOUBLE UNDERCUT (L. L. Ireland)
  • REVERSE DOUBLE UNDERCUT (Bob Haskell)
  • BRAUE REVERSAL (Fred Braue)
  • FLIP-FLOP FORCE AND CONTROL (Bro. John Hamman)
  • PROPHECY FORCE (Bill Simon)
  • FLUSHTRATION COUNT (Bro. John Hamman)
  • OMEGA COUNT (Jeff Busby-Karl Fulves)
  • ASCANIO SPREAD (Arturo de Ascanio)
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2012 / 11 / 27
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