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The most popular tricks are card tricks. Take a pack of cards and perform a miracle. Some of the masters whoes work you will find here are Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Roberto Giobbi and many many more. A pack of cards with its 52 pasteboards allows a shear infinite number of combinations and variations of card tricks. A philosophical question to ask would be if there are a finite number of card tricks possible or an infinite number. Looking at the amount of published card tricks it appears to be for all practical purposes infinite. Nevertheless the classic themes remain extremely popular and effective. It is hard to top a good ambitious card routine, card warp, oil and water, card to wallet (or other impossible locations), or torn and resored card etc. But occasionally we are blessed with the grace of a genius who gives us the gift of a completely new trick, concept or principle.

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Unnamed Magician
The Gift by Unnamed Magician

Another trick that fooled the best cardmen in the world.

"This is a fooler! The Unnamed Magician has created an impenetrable mystery that not even your magician friends will be able to figure out. It's really well constructed and how he gains the secret knowledge is ingenious!" - Marc Paul

"A truly diabolical method which will fool even the most knowledgeable of card magicians!" - Matt Baker

"There aren't many creators reaching the same standard as Unnamed Magician when it comes to creating real mind puzzling card effects; you need to be Alan Turing to break these codes. In this effect you are...

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Scott F. Guinn
A Very Great Deal by Scott F. Guinn

A Very Great Deal is a feature card routine straight from Scott's real-world performing repertoire.

Effect: Cody is handed the deck, which he shuffles and cuts to his heart's content. You introduce a small, sealed envelope and give it to Anna to guard. Cody selects a card. You give him the opportunity to take a different one. When he decides on a card, it is placed face down on the table in full view, without anyone having seen its identity. Next, Cody cuts a packet of any size off the deck. He is given multiple opportunities to add cards to or subtract cards from the packet. You tell him...

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Biagio Fasano
Isolation of Royal Families by Biagio Fasano

An automatic and practically impromptu card magic effect that requires an unusual deck of poker cards whose simple preparation is done in front of the audience, if not by entrusting it to a spectator.

For each of the four suits, figures (Jack, Queen, King) and Aces are drawn, stacking them neatly in four different bundles, to represent the aristocratic members of the city's four important houses, who would like to return to being well-liked by their citizenry.

For this purpose, the two Jokers are hired as "image consultants," and their first piece of advice is that each of the members...

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Dustin Marks
Dustin's Triple False Cut by Dustin Marks

This is similar to Jay Ose's False Cut, with one key difference: the spectator completes the final cut. Because they complete the cut, the spectator believes it is genuine. This cut is straightforward and doesn't draw unnecessary attention. It appears to be a triple cut of the cards and it is easy to do.

1st edition 2024, PDF 8 pages.

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Raphaël Czaja
Mental Infiltration by Raphaël Czaja

The spectator cuts the deck as much as he wants. The magician picks up the deck and deals the cards singly from the top. When the spectator stops him, the magician tables the deck and turns away. The spectator remembers the value of one card and the suit of another card where he stopped at. He gathers the cards - he can even cut the deck - before the magician faces him again. Then, the magician asks the spectator to concentrate and makes two assertions, one about the color and one about the value. The spectator tells him if he is right or wrong both times. Whatever the outcome is, the magician...

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Peter Pellikaan
Dots and Dots by Peter Pellikaan

You show four cards that are blank on both sides. You stick a red spot on one of the blank cards and they suddenly all show red spots. You do the same with a blue dot and they all show blue dots. Finally, the cards return to being blank on both sides.

1st edition 2024, video 5:06.

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Vincent Gagnieux
Across the Bridge by Vincent Gagnieux

Face a deadly challenge.

In front of you lies a high bridge made of eight pairs of cards, reminiscent of the perilous glass bridge from the popular TV show "The Squid Game". Each pair has one red card (safe, tempered glass) and one black card (dangerous, regular glass). A misstep onto a black card means instant failure. No second chance. The odds of crossing the bridge safely are slim—less than 0.4% chance of success. But you’re not going to let chance decide your fate!

During the preparation, the participant checked each pair to ensure it included one red card and one black card....

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Scott F. Guinn
Tri-Optical Illusion by Scott F. Guinn

A triple open prediction.

Tri-Optical Illusion combines Paul Curry's "Open Prediction" plot with John Scarne's "Triple Coincidence," without all the dealing, shuffling, and cutting found in its progenitors. It is also stupid-easy without sacrificing a powerful impact. It does require some gimmicked cards. But if you have been doing card magic for any length of time, you almost certainly already have what you need. (If you don't, all the necessary items can be purchased from your favorite dealer for about $13.)

Those who learn and perform this will find it to be a powerful and amazing routine that is a welcome...

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Unnamed Magician
Three Shades of Wonder by Unnamed Magician

Imagine an impossible location, an astounding coincidence, and an inexplicable prediction ... all jammed into one routine. Three effects in one, using two spectators. That's Three Shades of Wonder, and it's a true showstopper. Read on.

Imagine:

The magician introduces a deck of cards. He hands it over to the spectators so they can examine it and verify that all the cards are different. Then, the magician splits the deck into two halves, placing one half in front of each spectator.

The magician explains (as he gives a demonstration) that both spectators are to take their half underneath...

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Dustin Marks
Cheating at Blackjack: the real work by Dustin Marks

This video may not be magic, but it showcases some of the most astonishing blackjack cheating moves ever captured. You won't be disappointed. It demonstrates exactly how each move is executed, featuring cheating moves from both the outside and inside. Filmed from surveillance and floorman's perspectives, it offers a comprehensive view of the action in the blackjack pit. Watch the video and see if you can spot the move before it is explained. These are all sleight of hand moves, no electronics.

Moves shown and explained:

  • Mucking
  • Two Person Muck
  • Stacking the Deck
  • Exposing the Hole Card ...
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Peter Pellikaan
Colour Reset by Peter Pellikaan

You show four cards with red dots and four cards with yellow dots. When you touch the pack of red dots with the pack of yellow dots one of the red dot cards changes to a yellow dot card. You do this several times until all four cards you are holding have turned yellow. Suddenly they turn back to showing red dots. When you show the pack of yellow cards on the table they now all have blue dots.

1st edition 2024, video 6:21.

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Dustin Marks
Red Black Divination by Dustin Marks

The Red Black Divination plot is simple and perplexing, and it is one of the few effects that the more you do it, the more amazing it becomes. My method uses no peeks, shiners, or smartphones, and can be done with a borrowed deck. I created a three-part phase, each phase seeming more impossible. I also created an optional kicker that requires a setup. Once I tip the secret, you will smile. This is an effect you will do.

1st edition 2024, PDF 12 pages.

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Scott F. Guinn
5-Alarm Clock by Scott F. Guinn

A powerful card routine with 5 climaxes.

"I've had a lot of fun with this. Like a great Scott F. Guinn effect, it has a minimum of moves and a maximum impact. I love the ending in the second version when the selection is revealed. Recommended!" - Victor Brisbin

Scott F. Guinn explains three variations of a card routine with five separate climaxes that will entertain and amaze any audience. In progressively stronger revelations, you prove beyond any doubt that you knew in advance the spectator’s mentally selected time of day and her chosen card.

5-Alarm Clock, the first version...

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Unnamed Magician
The DWS Principle by Unnamed Magician

This ebook is about a principle (a shuffling principle) that I discovered. More accurately, it is an extension of an already existing shuffling principle. In the original principle, the deck can be given one riffle shuffle at the end of a card location routine, after which the selected card can be located. In my variant principle, the deck can be given not one but two riffle shuffles at the end of a card location routine, after which the selected card can be located.

The ebook contains a detailed essay on both the original principle and the new principle, where the two principles are compared....

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Peter Pellikaan
Blue Dots by Peter Pellikaan

You show five cards that have a blue dot on their faces. When you rotate the pack one dot changes to a red dot. You table the red dotted card. Another magical gesture and another red dot appears. You continue until four cards have changed to red dots. The final card with a blue dot changes to just a blue dot, no fifth card is visible anymore.

1st edition 2024, video 6:02.

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Peter Pellikaan
Wild Dots by Peter Pellikaan

You show four blank cards and a dot. By waving the blank cards over the dot several more dots appear one at a time. At the end, the blank cards show the same dots printed on them.

1st edition 2024, video 4:11.

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Dustin Marks
Second from the Top by Dustin Marks

This is a mind-blowing, two-part effect. The spectator cuts the deck, looks at the card (no force) and then cuts the card back into the deck. With one cut, the magician controls the spectator's card to the 2nd card from the top of the deck.

The magician performs the effect again but under impossible conditions. After the magician cuts the deck, he never touches the deck again. The spectator is in control, cutting and shuffling the deck multiple times. Yet magically the spectator's card is again the 2nd card from the top of the deck!

No duplicate cards, no false deals, no forces, no rough...

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Vincent Gagnieux
Machine Learning by Vincent Gagnieux

Experience the fascinating blend of artificial intelligence and card magic with this intriguing routine. Watch as seemingly random guesses transform into astonishingly accurate predictions of card suits.

Imagine a spectator freely selects ten cards for an experiment. In the training phase, you boldly attempt to predict the suits of these cards using mere chance or intuition - your model's default policy. Initially, your guesses mostly miss the mark, but each miss serves as crucial data for refining your approach.

Next, armed with insights gained from the training, you meticulously adjust...

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Biagio Fasano
CoinDICEnce ACAAN by Biagio Fasano

An amazing self-working "Any Card At Any Number" effect, which uses two simple decks of cards, two dice and two chips to let fate play with dice.

This is an incredibly automatic card magic and mentalism effect, of the "Any Card At Any Number" genre, which uses two simple poker decks of 52 cards, two common six-sided number dice, and two casino chips bearing the words "SUIT" and "VALUE" on them.

The illusionist will call on a female spectator to help him as he explains how often throughout history both playing cards and dice may have influenced the fates of many men.

He will then present...

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Unnamed Magician
Dead Reckoning: on steroids by Unnamed Magician

"A really powerful spell-to-your-card effect. The title says it all, it is Bannon's "Dead Reckoning" except on steroids." - Tommaso Guglielmi

"For a long time I've been performing "Dead Reckoning" by John Bannon. It's one of my go-to effects in my repertoire. But that changed today. "Dead Reckoning: On Steroids" is a marvelous improvement on the original. It is unbelievably deceptive and impossible to reverse engineer, and it replaces "Dead Reckoning" in my repertoire. Thanks Unnamed Magician for this splendid creation." - Brian Draven

"The main effect is good but the first bonus effect is beyond good."...

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Dustin Marks
Automatic Placement: a deep dive by Dustin Marks

The Automatic Placement Principle, named and popularized by Ed Marlo, is a mathematical marvel that places the spectator's card into a known position in the deck, without sleights. I've created two amazing enhancements: First, the spectator shuffles the majority of the deck after looking at his card. Unbelievably, you still know the card's position without touching the deck! Second, you're now privy to the card's identity as well as its location. Both methods are presented as a glimpse into gambling strategies. These enhancements have many potentials for your card magic.

1st edition 2024, PDF 19...

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Evan Kastor
Memfinity Deck: Memorising the Infinity Deck by Evan Kastor

Memfinity Deck: Memorising the Infinity Deck is a companion work for the Infinity Deck released by Craig Petty and Murphy's Magic. In this ebook, you will learn how to memorise every photograph in the deck using mnemonics. This is an easy process which takes just a couple of hours. Once you know this system, you can use it to learn most any list of objects. After you learn the photographs, you will learn some effects to do with your new skill - used in this way, it is as close to real mind reading as you can perform. Special thanks to Richard Osterlind for allowing the use of parts of his...

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Vincent Gagnieux
Twin Work by Vincent Gagnieux

A bunch of cards are removed from the deck after a few shuffles. The participant looks at them and freely selects one. All the cards are then mixed in a messy pile and "wash-shuffled".

Under these impossible conditions, you reach into the pile and dig out a single card: the mate of the participant's card.

  • No memory work
  • No marked cards
  • An alternative ending is explained

1st edition 2024, PDF 7 pages.

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Biagio Fasano & Marco di Biase
Hyper-Sensitive Mentalism by Biagio Fasano & Marco di Biase

A new Mentalism effect, as impromptu as it is inexplicable!

This is a simple Mentalism effect, incomprehensible to the audience and executable on virtually any occasion, as it uses eight simple cards that can be drawn from any deck. The Mentalist, with his back turned or blindfolded without any make-up, asks a spectator to think of any card and draw it from the deck, together with any seven other cards with which it will be shuffled by herself. She will divide the pack between her own hands, holding in each four face down cards.

At her pleasure, she will turn face up of the two bundles...

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Dustin Marks
The 7 Choices by Dustin Marks

This effect has sparked strong reactions. Ideal for magicians who enjoy improvisational magic, with the spectator at the core, this act hinges on your acting skills. It's a perfect tool to enhance your performance abilities. There is no setup, easy to do, and it can be repeated immediately with different results.

Two versions: One with a marked deck and one with a very sneaky force you probably do not know.

1st edition 2024, PDF 7 pages.

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Unnamed Magician
Your Thought Is Mine by Unnamed Magician

"I've been performing this over the past few days and more than one spectator has been convinced that I possess ESP. It's that strong." - Tommaso Guglielmi

"Another phenomenal effect by the Unnamed Magician. If you like thought of card tricks or coincidence tricks, this is a steal for the price." - Tony Bianco

A truly remarkable coincidence. A deck is shuffled and divided into two halves. The spectator thinks of a card in their half, the magician thinks of a card in his half, and when the two halves are simultaneously dealt through, the two cards turn up at the same time! Read on.

Imagine: ...

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Davide Rubat Remond
Undercover Jokers by Davide Rubat Remond

Undercover Jokers is a totally improvised and self-working card-magic effect that can be performed with a borrowed and freely shuffled deck, with the addition of the two Jokers. It tells the action of two investigative jokers acting undercover in search of a particular pair of cards, two figures representing two dangerous fugitives. The last sighting takes place inside a small, mysterious, and crowded club, the Card Club, popular with magicians and gamblers. After identifying and capturing the first criminal among the many people in the club, the two jokers, thanks to their intuition gained...

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Bob Farmer
Bammo Mojo Vudu by Bob Farmer

The spectator names any card. No force. No equivoque. He can change his mind. It will be a different card every time.

The card's meaning has been predicted by a voodoo fortune teller. There is only one prediction and it is in full view at all times.

No sleights. No memorization. No mathematics. Instant reset. Nothing added or taken away. Practically works itself.

1st edition 2024, PDF 18 pages.

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Dustin Marks
Your Secret Weapon: The Corner Short Card by Dustin Marks

An in-depth look at the corner short card.

This eBook will delve into the secret world of corner short cards, thoroughly explaining what they are, how to make them, their remarkable capabilities, and six astounding effects using them. If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a corner short card, prepare to uncover a potent tool ready to revolutionize your skill set. Corner short cards, the weapon of countless leading card experts, provide magicians with an undetectable method of controlling cards, enabling the creation of miracles.

1st edition 2024, PDF 28 pages.

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Biagio Fasano
Capturing Bonnie and Clyde by Biagio Fasano

An intriguing and fooler card effect, completely impromptu and self-working.

This is a new self-working, impromptu, card effect, always performable, even with a borrowed deck: the illusionist briefly tells the story of the very famous criminal couple Bonnie & Clyde, who operated in the 1930s in the United States with their own gang. The deck of cards, shuffled by the spectator, will represent the inhabitants of the state of Louisiana, among whom hid the men and women who were part of the gang of gangsters most hunted by the police. The magician will thus form three piles of cards to represent...

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Koo Hu
Performer's ACAAN by Koo Hu

This is not a trick but a performance piece.

  • A trick has the performance wrapped within the secret or the method of the trick.
  • A performance piece has the secret or the method wrapped within the performance.

It is called Performer's ACAAN because

  • This ACAAN looks way bigger in comparison to how conventional ACAANs are approached
  • It allows to you get a minimum of seven people to participate / play from their seats and only one of them joins you on stage.
  • It also allows you to move among the audience, get close to them, thus ensuring ample audience engagement and more elbow room...
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Unnamed Magician
Totally Impossible Location Again by Unnamed Magician

A location of a selected card under true test conditions. The deck is shuffled before and after the selection ... yet the card can be located. It's fooled many well-versed magicians, so laymen don't stand a chance. Read on. (There is a full performance video with a spectator attached below as well.)

Imagine:

The magician introduces a deck of cards - he spreads it face-up to show that all the cards are different. The spectator is invited to thoroughly examine and shuffle the deck.

The magician then explains (as he gives a demonstration) that they are to select a card by simply cutting...

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Vincent Gagnieux
Russian Roulette by Vincent Gagnieux

EFFECT

One bullet. Six chambers. One Ace of Spades. Six positions among five red cards. You give the cards to the participant for examination. The participant secretly inserts the "bullet" into one of the six chambers and hands you back the "gun".

The cards lie on your wide-open hand, you don't even look at them. You look at the participant. He knows where the bullet is. As you deal the first card face up, you say: "clic". The card is red. Empty chamber.

You keep looking at your participant. How does he feel about the next one? You deal the next one face up. Red card, empty chamber....

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Bob Farmer
Bammo Madame de la Grange was Here by Bob Farmer

It's never been done before because it's never been possible until now and now you can predict the assisting spectator's actual beliefs. For the kicker, a second prediction nails any card of 52 the spectator names!

There have been no other predictions like these in the history of magic and mentalism. No sleights. No memorization. Instant reset. No refills. It can be a different card every time. Nothing added and nothing taken away.

Also included as part of the The Bammo I Don't Know Wallet Dossier 5.0, so get it there or get it here.

You will need a deck of cards, a Sharpie, and a Himber or Z-fold wallet.

1st edition...

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Unnamed Magician
Rain Man Yet Again by Unnamed Magician

Note: For those of you who own Rain Man and Rain Man Again, this uses a completely different method.

Imagine:

The magician and the spectator are seated together at a table. The magician introduces a deck of cards, which he hands to the spectator - they are asked to examine and shuffle it thoroughly. Once they're done shuffling, the magician takes back the deck and holds it. He says, "I want you to generate a random number between 1 and 52. Of course, I could have you name one, but then you may think I psychologically influenced you towards a particular number or that I relied on you to think of a popular...

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Raphaël Czaja
Infinity by Raphaël Czaja

An effortless variation on the ACAAN plot where a thought-of card is found at the magician's predicted number.

The magician writes down a prediction on a business card before asking the spectator to make up a playing card:

  • First, the magician divides the deck into two piles and the spectator decides which one will be the ''value'' pile and which one will be the ''suit'' pile.
  • Then, the magician deals the top cards of each pile at the same time and keeps dealing the next cards until the spectator orders him to stop.
  • Finally, the spectator uses the cards he stopped at and combines the...
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Unnamed Magician
The Exception by Unnamed Magician

The trick that fooled the best cardmen in the world.

"'The Exception' totally fooled me. The method is diabolical. All the avenues to explanation are blocked. That's what an impossible location is supposed to do. And this trick does it." - Mike Powers

"'The Exception' is composed of several known and reliable methods arranged in a way that will make them unrecognizable to most students of card magic methodology. If you are looking for something quick and easy to add to your existing strolling set, this is probably not for you. However, if you're a fan of impossible locations that employ an ordinary...

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