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The Dark Card
by Jean Boucher


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The Dark Card by Jean Boucher

A gaffed card that allows performing a super-clean back color change of a signed card.

From a red-backed deck, a spectator selects and removes a card, signs the face, and returns it to the deck. The deck is spread and a blue-backed card is seen in the middle of the spread. When turned over, it is the card he signed.


  • The spectator removes and handles his initial selection which is a red-backed card.
  • At the end, he can also handle the blue-backed card (he can even keep it as a souvenir).
  • No carbon or other signature transfers. This one is a fooler. It is one of those "things that make you go unhhh?"

This ebook will teach you how to make the gimmick, the so-called Dark Card, will teach you the routine, and also includes further handling tips. Once the Dark Card is installed in the deck you can perform all kinds of tricks without affecting the gimmick. Once you are ready to fool them badly you deploy it.

For additional routines specifically designed for this gimmick see for example Dark Thoughts by Scott F. Guinn.

Below you will see a young Jean Boucher performing his Dark Card routine on Canadian TV in 1992.

1st edition 1992; updated 2022, PDF 12 pages.
word count: 2544 which is equivalent to 10 standard pages of text

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Magic & Conjuring / with Demo Video

Magic & Conjuring / Cards / Gaffed