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The Add-A-Number Collection

by Steve Pellegrino

(1 review, 2 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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The Add-A-Number Collection by Steve Pellegrino

The 16-Digit Effect, better known as Add-A-Number, is a classic effect that can fit in your pocket and is powerful enough to close your show.

In this manuscript, Steve Pellegrino shows you how to construct several gimmicks with index cards and notepads so that you can put away those suspicious magic shop props and have something that you can create for only a few dollars.

With one trip to Walgreens, an office supply store, or even a grocery store, you will have everything you need for a stunning effect, including a way to lock the "hot" section of the gimmick from a spectator while they're adding the numbers.

The effect is analyzed with several examples of performances styles to help guide you to creating an original routine so you can make it yours!

If you've never tried this effect, this manuscript will give you the confidence to perform it. But, on the other hand, if you have performed it and are looking for some creative suggestions, it will motivate you to look at the effect in a different light.

1st edition 2014, updated 2021, PDF 27 pages.
word count: 4763 which is equivalent to 19 standard pages of text

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Reviewed by Don Jarrard (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 31 August, 2022

I would not have thought of the locking idea. It looks similar to a flip-over index card flap - I believe in Tarbell course #7. Both can be used together. I recommend this much more than the envelope books. This is to force a 3 or 4-digit number or predict a total. You could force celebrity names using a numbered list. You can show a list of 10 names and have 5 written down suggesting the force name. Or switch all 5. Then use a number force. Only people not seeing the original list could look at it. Endless ideas. This is one book I really like. Very easy.