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One Glass One Card One Box
by Ian Adair


(2 reviews, 3 customer ratings) ★★★★

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One Glass One Card One Box by Ian Adair

Simplicity is the keynote of this effect, and you will be able to make up the item quickly and inexpensively.

A box rests upon the table. Performer announces that one solid article is inside, and he even opens the lid and bangs it against the base to prove it is there. He emphasizes that there is only one article. A spectator is asked to think of any card from a pack of 52 and then to name it. The lid of the box is opened, and the article is taken out. It is a glass tumbler containing a playing card, the back of which is towards the audience. The performer shows the inside of the box, dismantles it and folds it flat before placing it aside. The spectator is again asked to name his card and then he comes forward and takes the glass. He is asked to remove the card and show it to the audience. It is the thought-of card!

1st edition 1975, PDF 4 pages.
word count: 606 which is equivalent to 2 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Todd E Nice (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Tuesday 30 May, 2023

So, the method here is fine, but I wish there were more details about one aspect of the "gimmick" and additional notes on handling. The "move" is not described in detail at all, and a recommendation on misdirection/other motivation would be helpful. It is worth the $5, but you will have to put some thought into the two things mentioned to get a useable effect.

Reviewed by hal barlow (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Friday 19 May, 2023

This is a true sleeper! Not in a boring way, but in a fly-under-the-radar way. A clever, well-constructed routine that would make a nice opener. Might be the best $5 you will spend on magic this year.