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The original Open Billet Box
has been a big success for professional mentalists who have added the prop to their acts. Almost from the beginning people were asking for a way to do a thought reading/Q&A-style presentation with the prop. Over several months of development, Steve has developed a clever solution that builds on the original Open Billet Box
Here's what you can do with this new version:
On slips of paper the audience writes any questions or personal information they want to concentrate on. The papers are collected in a box and then dumped into a clear bowl on the other side of the stage. The mentalist proceeds to read the minds of audience members, telling them their thoughts or answering their questions. It's a classic Q&A presentation with a modern handling.
If you've already put together an Open Billet Box it will be easy to make the modifications necessary to achieve this routine.
(Please note that if you do not own the original Open Billet Box manuscript details for putting the gimmick together are NOT included in this manuscript. This manuscript only shows you how to modify an existing Open Billet Box and knowledge of the original one is required.)
You have complete control over how many billets you want to access. You can access all of them or you can target specific audience members and only access their billets! The choice is yours.
- Clear instructions for you to modify the gimmick.
- Two ways to handle the billets
- Two methods of gaining access to the billets
- Two Bonus items - a third handling which modernizes a classic routine and a simple way to prepare a clear clipboard that gives you complete access to the billets while completely hiding them from the audience - No angle problems! The audience can be staring at the clipboard and see nothing, yet you can read everything on the billets.
1st edition 2014, 16 pages.
word count: 3183 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text
Reviewed by William OConnell (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 29 July, 2014
This is a wonderful PDF that provides simple, easy to implement, modifications to your Open Billet Box, giving you a very nice and deceptive way to do Q&A. There is a bonus chapter that comes with this PDF explaining how to use a clear clip board which allows you to read what your audience has written, without them being able to see what you can see. You can actually freely show both sides of the clip board without flipping or moving anything. You can read what you need to and your audience sees nothing. Very clever thinking here, and eminently practical!
Reviewed by Stuart Montgomery
★★★★★ Date Added: Thursday 26 June, 2014
An excellent, uncomplicated, subtle variation to the Open Billet Box which is very, very practical & useable...making the Q & A almost effortless.