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Dr. Bill Cushman

Mirabill by Dr. Bill Cushman

Now, one of the mentalism's greatest "self-working" effects has been simplified to the point where it really is self-working! One early reviewer referred to Mirabill as "Miraskill minus the skill."

"He told me to bring a deck of cards and we'd play a friendly game. Never trust a man who calls a game friendly."

"I still can't fathom how it happened. They were my cards. I shuffled. I dealt. Yet somehow he still knew ahead of time exactly how things would turn out."

"If it had happened once I might have convinced myself he just got lucky. But the second time destroyed any such thoughts....

2011 / 3 / 21
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Aldo Colombini

Easy Card Effects by Aldo Colombini

Ten more amazing routines with a regular deck of cards.

  • VALUE/SUIT PREDICTION (Nick Trost): A spectator shuffles the deck, yet you reveal a selected card.
  • FATE IN NUMBERS (Karl Fulves): A die and a deck of cards. A spectator picks two sides of the die and you deal two packets. The top cards reveal the numbers of the die.
  • VANTAGE POINT (Rachel Colombini): A FREELY selected card is revealed with a comedy spelling (or, in a second routine, with an elimination process). Clever method.
  • SUNRISE (Aldo Colombini): Two Kings are left on the table. The other two find two selections and they turn out to be the other...
2011 / 3 / 20
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Aldo Colombini

Crazy For Cards by Aldo Colombini

This DVD with exciting and outstanding card magic contains:

  • MOUSE TRAP (Aldo Colombini): A funny trick involving the capture of a ‘mouse’ (Ace of Spades) who leaves a card (cheese) full of holes.
  • UNIVERSALS (Roy Walton): A clever version of the standard plot, where a Joker takes the identity of three freely selected cards.
  • THE SHOOTIST (Radagast): A versatile manipulation where a card is shot from the deck and caught in mid air with the hand.
  • TELL ME WHEN TO STOP (Brian Berry): You reveal a selected card at the ‘stop’ of a spectator.
  • UNBEATABLE (Aldo Colombini): A clever...
2011 / 3 / 20
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Jon Racherbaumer

Definitive Slip Cut by Jon Racherbaumer

Slip Cuts play a vital role in "Cutting to the Aces," a presentation auspiciously introduced in Stars of Magic (1946). Dai Vernon's handling sparked lots of interest when it first appeared, providing strong incentive to master the Slip Cut. Cardini, who also knew a great trick when he saw one, strongly endorsed Vernon's presentation:

"To lovers of outstanding card magic I heartily recommend 'Cutting the Aces.' It is showy and mystifying, more so than you would think a card trick could possibly be."
Therefore, this treatise begins with explanations of three versions of Ace-Cutting. This may induce...
2011 / 3 / 13
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Jon Racherbaumer

Clockwork by Jon Racherbaumer

On the Clock Effect

The clock effect/principle is a variant of the automatic placement principle. It allows you to force a card. The procedure typically is that the spectator freely selects any full hour on the clock (1-12). Cards are then dealt into a clock pattern where one card takes the place of each hour. The card at the spectator's freely chosen hour is the force card, which for example could have been predicted beforehand.

The Clock Effect using playing cards originated at the turn of the century. Potter's Index subsequently listed thirty-eight (38) references—one of the earliest...

2011 / 3 / 13
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Jon Racherbaumer

Good Turns by Jon Racherbaumer

Even though the small packet card trick goes at least back to Hofzinser's times Jon argues that the modern small packet trick started in the 1940s when the Buckle Count was introduced by Dai Vernon and got into full swing when the Ghost Count (Elmsley Count) entered the stage.

Jon writes:

When the Elmsley Count became more widely known, the genie was out of the bottle. Vernon’s “Twisting The Aces” provided momentum. Marlo’s groundbreaking work on “Think Ace” and “Touch Turn” was privately circulating and then was eventually published in The Linking Ring. By the time Larry West and Verne Chesbro published Tricks You Can...

2011 / 3 / 13
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Aldo Colombini

Razzamataz by Aldo Colombini

A great piece of entertainment. Almost an act in itself. Ten cards are freely selected. You reveal them one at a time with different methods and sleights (uses any deck of cards). The routine is performed entirely in your hands. No table required. With a Multiple Card Control that will blow your head off.

Bonus effect included: BAND-IT (a rubber band wrapped around the deck disappears and then reappears in the middle of the deck encircling the selected card.)

2011 / 3 / 13
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Kyle MacNeill

Hands Hof! by Kyle MacNeill

From creative magician Kyle MacNeill comes a completely hands off Hofzinser Ace trick, and much, much more!

From the Introduction:

One thing that I am usually missing in my effects is commerciality, and hence I wanted to try to create a routine that was simple, easy, straight – to the point, and generated pleasing reactions.

One plot that I have always loved is the 'Hofzinser Ace Problem'. I have played with it countless times, using a play on words in ‘Hoffee Chew’ (American Dream, 2010), and in ‘Hoffee Beans’ (Zany, 2010). However, I recently have wished to create a Hofzinser Ace Problem...

2011 / 3 / 11
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Stewart James

Jamesosophy by Stewart James

Personally I find any trick using a swastica not a particularly good idea today, because the swastica is loaded with meaning not necessarily appropriate for entertainment. But we should not forget that this manuscript was originally written in the 1940s.

The gem in my opinion is the last effect, "The All Clear Card Transformation."

Here are the effect descriptions as they were originally written by Stewart James.

SWASTRICKA

The performer writes a prediction and anyone retains it for the time being. He now displays a card, the same size as a playing card, bearing a Swastica. The assertion...

2011 / 3 / 8
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Jon Racherbaumer

Hofzinser's Lost Ace-Problem by Jon Racherbaumer

Karl Fulves published in Pallbearers Review an unsolved card problem wherein an Ace having the same suit of a previously selected card changes into that selection. The puzzling aspect of this problem was this: The four Aces are shown, mixed, and tabled face down. Nobody knows the order or disposition of the Aces, not even the spectator.

Jon describes eight solutions each with its own trade-offs, strengths and weaknesses.

Jon concludes his manuscript with:

The Hofzinser Lost Ace Problem is a good example of a card problem that intrigues magicians because it lends itself to "creative noodling" and...

2011 / 3 / 5
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Jon Racherbaumer

Ladies on the Loose by Jon Racherbaumer

This routine was inspired by a magician’s challenge that it was unfeasible and unadvisable to perform several Ace Assemblies in a row for lay audiences. In fact, he argued that most Four-Ace Assemblies are neither entertaining nor interesting to layman because they are essentially magician’s exercises. This synergism is an exercise based on an opposite view; however, a key lies in presentation. The performer ostensibly is relating a bit of history regarding how a card trick was performed in the 16th century. In the course of the explanation, he acts as a proxy for skeptical spectators who...

2011 / 3 / 5
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S. Brent Morris PhD

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Faro Shuffle: but were afraid to ask by S. Brent Morris PhD

Dr. Brent Morris covers the faro shuffle in minute detail from a mathematical analysis, to the history, applications, tricks with the faro shuffle and variations of the faro. If you want to become an expert on the faro shuffle this is a must have. Any card expert will cherish these notes because they are authoritative and exhaustive.

All ACAAN fans rejoice. You will find in this ebook the first ever published solution to this effect with faros. The effect is as follows:

The magician commits to doing exactly six perfect shuffles—no more, no less, and all perfect. The spectator names a...

2011 / 3 / 2
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Jon Racherbaumer

Marlo's Chameleon Aces by Jon Racherbaumer

The basic plot of the "Chamele Aces" was developed in the late 40s by Edward Marlo, who shared ideas about this motif with Neal Elias in 1949. Elias wrote notes regarding the methods they explored, which he and Marlo then filed away. Neither published the "work;" however, Marlo performed an impromptu version at a Pittsburgh magic convention in 1955. Earlier the same year, Roy Walton published his version of "Chamele Aces" in The Gen (February-1955: Volume 10 - Number 10).

The basic Chamele Aces plot is four red-back and four blue-back Aces transpose one at a time.

1st edition 2008; 80 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. A World About Problemists ...
2011 / 2 / 27
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Jon Racherbaumer

Olram Aces by Jon Racherbaumer
"The Filet Mignon of Ace Assemblies." - Ed Marlo
Olram Aces is a tribute to the genius of Edward Marlo which shows how Marlo's lifetime work steadily influenced Jon.

The presentation makes maximum use of the gaffs and the Aces in the non-leader packets disappear in different ways that are successively stronger. It has been audience-tested on lay persons and magicians.

In typical Racherbaumer style you also get a history on the Ace Assembly plot starting with The Discoverie of Witchcraft.

1st edition 2009; 10 pages.

2011 / 2 / 27
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Jon Racherbaumer

Synergistic Sandwiches by Jon Racherbaumer

Sandwich tricks, long popular with cardmen, are nothing more than glorified locations. What makes them a little different is that the selections are found at specific places: between two other cards. Perhaps the best way to present these stunts is to perform a few in a rapidfire, successive way—each phase following the preceding one in a logical, progressive way. Also, each phase should be stronger than the preceding one. When such phases unfold in this manner, the overall impression will likely have more impact and be memorable.

And this is exactly what Racherbaumer has engineered in...

2011 / 2 / 27
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Aldo Colombini

Grand Prix by Aldo Colombini

A closing routine with multiple climaxes. You produce the four Aces and place three of them in an envelope leaving out the Ace of Spades. Then you produce ten Spade cards in order. You then try to produce the Jack of Spades, Queen of Spades and King of Spades but the three Aces appear and the three face cards are found in the envelope. Then, all the Diamond cards appear in order, then the Club cards and the Heart cards. Amazing finale. Uses a regular deck of cards.

2011 / 2 / 26
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Aldo Colombini

Contact Colors by Aldo Colombini

This is a classic Colombini trick - very strong effect, very easy to do. It has served Aldo very well for the past decades and was often a feature item in his lectures and performances.

A three-effect routine with a “killer” ending. The deck is shuffled and cut. You place a card face up in the middle. A spectator FREELY selects a card. You shuffle the deck again and then you cut the deck into two. Dealing the cards at the same time from both piles, the spectator’s card appears at the same time as yours. You then turn over the top card of each packet to produce the four Aces and finally...

2011 / 2 / 26
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Cameron Francis

Holy Hofzinser by Cameron Francis

A stunning new packet effect by Cameron Francis.

Effect:

A card is selected and lost in the deck, we'll say it's the Six of Diamonds. The magician introduces a packet of four cards. Each card has one hole punched through it. The cards are flipped face up and are seen to be the four Aces. "The Aces are going to tell us the suit and value of the card you selected. First they'll tell us the suit."

The magician gives the packet a twist. He spreads the cards and one of the Aces is now face down. The Ace of Diamonds. "This tells me that the card you picked was a Diamond!" The magician then...

2011 / 2 / 23
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John Holt

The First Eleven by John Holt
"All the items are varied and interesting and make a good collection of strong, practical card magic"Peter Duffie

"BSBCS is very clever" – Richard Osterlind

"What the hell is an ebook?" – his mum

If you have read Mind Blasters you will have encountered one effect by John Holt. John became gutsy and released his own ebook with a collection of close-up card and mentalism effects. He also describes two moves, an excellent full deck overhand false shuffle and a double lift.
  • False Overhand Shuffle
  • Twirl Double Lift
  • BSBCS: A spectator shuffles a deck, which can be borrowed, the performer turns away...
2011 / 2 / 22
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Andrew Loh

Triu2ph by Andrew Loh

A simple version of a two-phase triumph effect.

Two cards are freely selected and lost in the deck. The performer shuffles the cards face up in a face‐down deck. When the deck is flipped over, the performer confirms whether this card is any one of the spectators or not and the answer is “no”. The performer requests the first spectator to grab this unknown card and treat it as her “lucky card” and gives a light tap on the deck.

Magically, all the cards turn face up except for one card which is the second spectator’s selection which is face up in the middle of the deck. The performer...

2011 / 2 / 21
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Andrew Loh

Instant Transposition by Andrew Loh

A visual two-packet transposition card effect.

The performer introduces two packets of cards; the four Aces and Kings. The Ace‐packet is placed on the table and with a magical gesture, the Kings packet magically transforms into the Aces. The Kings are now on the table.

Your version is very visual. I like it! - Mike Powers

It's a lovely handling Andrew! - Harvey Rosenthal

Good Stuff! - Peter Duffie

What amazed me about this trick is that the visual change actually works! When you first read through it with cards in hand, you think, "Wait a minute... This can't be right..." But it's amazing...

2011 / 2 / 21
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Jeff Stone

Tarot Below Zero - Spectral Chill by Jeff Stone

Swords...Death...Lovers...Fortune...

Tarot cards are old, but that doesn't mean they're boring. Tarot cards add an air of mystery and emotion to any performer's arsenal. This ebook will show you a whole new frontier of possibilities with these arcane works of art. Spectral Chill is as much a concept as it is a trick. And the bonus trick, Tarot Below Zero is just one possibility to be found at the tip-of-the-sword in this re-conceived paradigm.

Tarot is all about creating links in the mind of the spectator and Spectral Chill is a system to help do exactly that.

This is a real performer's...
2011 / 2 / 20
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Aldo Colombini

The Card Magic of Some of My Friends by Aldo Colombini

This ebook contains 16 routines based on gimmicked cards, jumbo cards, regular cards, special decks, etc. Some are almost self-working, some require a little bit of handling.

  • Coded Card Prediction (Ken de Courcy)
  • Ken's Klock (Ken de Courcy)
  • Noah's Mix Up (Gene Castillon)
  • Odd Man Out (Arthur Carter)
  • Orbital (Trevor Lewis)
  • Prediction Gone Wild (Cameron Francis)
  • Shouting Jokers (Jozsef Kovacs)
  • Sleeve Subway (Ken de Courcy)
  • Stabtastic (R. Paul Wilson)
  • Technicolor Cheeck (R. Paul Wilson)
  • The Choice is Yours (Edwin Hooper and Ken de Courcy)
  • The Magician (Sam Schwartz)
  • The Whitechapel Solution (Ryan Matney)
  • Twister (Sam Schwartz)
  • Vanishing Oil and...
2011 / 2 / 18
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Jon Racherbaumer

Marlo on Card to Wallet by Jon Racherbaumer

This treatise is a compilation of Marlo's methods for performing a card-to-wallet, incorporating his Exclusive Card in Wallet (1961) with methods published in Ibidem, [lc=4446 Hierophant, Card Finesse, Marlo's Magazine, and other previously unpublished but related methods. This material was discovered in a thick folder among Marlo's private effects.

The idea of causing a selection to disappear from the deck and then reappear elsewhere is almost as old as playing cards. Reinhard Müller has painstakingly researched the basic effect classified as "Card Found in Some Object," which was being performed (in some form)...

2011 / 2 / 13
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Jon Racherbaumer

Muscle Moves: A Crash-Course in Powerful Cardmanship by Jon Racherbaumer

[Note: Despite all the rumors the cover does not show Jon in his younger years.]

This is an ebook about moves, card moves to be precise. If you are already familiar with the basics of card magic then you will find here a lot of advanced moves and concepts to significantly improve your magic. If you are an experienced veteran of card magic you will probably still find some moves you are unfamiliar with. It is also a great reference ebook to have in case you run one day into any of these moves. The moves are described in text and photos with references and sources in the usually meticulous Racherbaumer style.

  • Adding To Vernon (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • The Altman Trap (Art...
2011 / 2 / 13
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