Here is a beautiful ebook. Wonderful and clear photos presented in an appealing layout. Jozsef is a true lover of the pasteboards and has developed many unique and fresh ideas on classic plots as well as some completely new routines. The effects are:
1st edition 2007; 24 pages.word count: 7600 which is equivalent to 30 standard pages of text
- Take Five The spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck, which is then lost in the deck. The spectator hides the deck behind her back and inserts a card face up in the middle of the deck. Then the performer spreads the deck on the table. In the face down deck there is a face up card, a Five, which was inserted by the spectator and the chosen card is the fifth one from the face up Five.
- The Only Red Card The spectator selects a card from six cards. The chosen card is the only red card in the six cards as it was predicted by the performer.
- Hofzinser 2007 The performer takes out the four Aces from the deck. The spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck, which is then lost in the deck. The spectator shows again the four Aces face up and then an Ace (the suit of which is the suit of the chosen card) magically turns face down. After this, the chosen card and the face down Ace change their places.
- Mental Coins The performer predicts which coin a spectator will be choosing. The spectator chooses from six half dollars by simple pushing one coin out of the line of six coins. Simple and powerful.
- Spygame 1 The performer shows three Jokers which are spies. Two spectators select two cards from the shuffled deck. The performer puts the first spectator’s selected card face down between the face up spies. After this, the face down selection is put on the table face down by the magician. The performer puts the spies to his ear. The spies whisper the name of the first spectator’s card and the performer names it. Then the magician does the same with the second spectator’s card. After this, the two chosen cards change their places because they are spies, too and they always change their faces.
- Spygame 2 The effect is similar to the Spygame 1.
- The Spectator's Prediction A spectator selects a card from the shuffled deck. The performer puts the spectator’s selection in an envelope without looking at its face. A second spectator selects another card from the deck, which card is then lost in the deck. The second spectator writes her card’s name on a piece of paper. The first spectator reads out the name of the second spectator’s card and a third spectator looks for it in the deck, but she does not find it. Then the second spectator takes out the first spectator’s card from the envelope and this card is the second spectator’s card.
- Cut and Go The spectator cuts the shuffled deck at the four Queens. After this, the Queens are lost in the deck. Then, the spectator produces the four Queens from his four pockets and there are no Queens in the deck.
- Jazz Faces The performer shows three Jokers and the four Aces. Then, the magician tables the four Aces in a T formation; the base of the T is the leader Ace. Then the magician puts the Jokers on the leader Ace and snaps his fingers. The three single Aces changed into the three Jokers and in the leader packet, there are the four Aces.
- Starsky and Hutch Two spectators choose two cards from the shuffled deck, which are then lost in the deck. Then the performer cuts the deck at the two black Kings, which are his helpers: Starsky and Hutch. The performer tables the two black Kings and spreads the deck looking for the two selections, but the selections are not in the deck. The magician turns up the two tabled cards and they are the two selected cards and the two black Kings are faced up in the middle of the faced down deck.
- Sensitive Ace 1 The magician removes the most sensitive card (the Ace of Spades) from a blue backed deck. The spectator puts the Ace of Spades face up in the middle of the face down deck behind her back. Then, the performer spreads the deck on the table. The face up Ace is in the middle of the deck. The magician turns the Ace face down and the audience sees that the back of the Ace changed into red from blue and there is a writing: “King of Hearts”. Then, he turns up the card below the Ace and it is the King of Hearts.
- Sensitive Ace 2 The effect is almost the same as in the Sensitive Ace 1, but the spectator signs the face of the blue backed Ace of Spades.
- Jump up! The spectator selects a card from the deck which is then lost in the deck. The performer riffles the corner of the deck and says that the selection will jump to the top of the deck. Then, he turns the top card face up but it is an indifferent card. The performer says that the chosen card magically changed into another card. The audiences are skeptical. Then the magician loses the indifferent card in the deck and riffles the corner of the deck. Then, he turns the top card face up and the indifferent card jumped to the top. Then the indifferent card magically changes into the spectator’s selection.
- I missed The spectator selects a card, which is then lost in the deck. The performer says that he will cut the deck three times and the three cut cards will help him to name the selection as three indicators. Then, he tables the three cut cards, but first one is the selected card. After this, the magician says that he cannot name the spectator’s card and he spreads the deck face up on the table in order to look for the selection, but of course the spectator’s card is not in the deck. The spectator helps the magician saying that her card was the first cutd card. Then they see the three cut cards, but the first card changed: on this card there is a writing “The spectator’s card is in the magician’s pocket.” Then the performer produces the selected card from his pocket.
- Lift This trick is a version of the classic Elevator theme. The performer shows four Jokers and the Ace, the Two, the Three and the Four of Spades. The four Spade cards lift through the Jokers one by one and in the end they change into Hearts.