Oh no! Not another ACAAN version! But wait – maybe this one is a version you will use.
Stefan Olschewski took the old premise and turned it into a 5 minute performance piece that plays great in any setting, from close up to stage. And it will fool even magicians.
A chest is seen resting on a table center stage. You hand a key to a lady in the audience. Two spectators select a playing card and a number from 1 to 52 in the fairest manner. They may even change their minds as often as they wish.
Card and number are written on a sketchpad for everyone to see. The lady takes the key and opens the chest. She finds a deck of playing cards inside. She takes the deck, deals through the cards and finds the selected card exactly at the selected number.
What do you say now? Do you want to unlock the chest and turn the Key to Your Card? All you need is this PDF download and a few "secret means" that can be put together for less than 15 dollars (if you don't already own them).
- No awkward counting or calculating
- No stooges
- No secret switches
- No rough and smooth
- No pre-show work
- The spectators may change their mind if they like
- The lady takes the cards out of the chest
- She deals the cards herself
- You don’t come near the chest
- You NEVER touch the cards!
"The method is VERY clever indeed" - Marc Dibowski
"If you're still searching for the ACAAN holy Grail then I recommend you check this out." - Peter Duffie
"I think that Stefan Olschewski's work is clean and beautiful. It's definitely refreshing to read his material, and know that it is solid, audience tested, and workable. I'm a fan." - Michael Paul
"This is one of the most practical, easiest to perform ACAAN versions out there!" - Ony Carcamo
"GREAT PIECE OF ENTERTAINMENT! One of the BEST USES of ACAAN I've seen" - John Cesta
1st edition 2008; 20 pages.
word count: 4198 which is equivalent to 16 standard pages of text
Reviewed by John Fells
Rating: [3 of 5 Stars!] Date Added: Saturday 12 December, 2009
I would be reluctant to describe the choice of card and number as fair. I think that those familiar with the ACAAN plot would find that the effect here is not close enough to consider it as such. There are better methods available which make use of more direct methods to produce an effect closer to the classic ACAAN. I would describe this as another round the houses attempt. On the positive side, I like exploring alternatives, so I enjoyed reading it.