The 18+ in the title could represent the legal age at which you could drink at a bar, and legitimately watch the routines in this outfit! Or it could be the number of cards you get in this outfit, or the number of routines detailed for you in this manuscript of routines.
You take your pick! Magic at the bar, or for a partying adult audience, gives you an excellent performing platform. You have an audience with the time and inclination to watch, observation skills that are not at their peak, and where a little entertainment goes a long way. You have an audience that is ripe for the type of effects this outfit offers, all revolving around tipsy themes, with no exceptional skill or sleights.
Most of the effects are completely self-working, just follow the instructions. Others require a small amount of manipulation, well within the reach of the most modest close up performer. These effects could just as easily be performed at a restaurant table, at a hotel, garden party or private function - anywhere close-up magic and drinks may combine!
We supply you 18 drink cards, (in an attractive wallet), and a 24 page book of routines to perform with these cards. There are some 18 routines, plus variations. Pick up the cards, follow the instructions, and we guarantee you some great entertainment at your next party, restaurant or pub session!
You draw two identical sets of ESP symbols on a white board which is resting on a stand. Mark one of the ESP symbols on the upper set with a blue dot. You then cover the upper set with a piece of cardboard.
A spectator is now asked to freely select any of the ESP symbols in the lower set and to mark it with a red dot. When the cardboard cover is removed, it's seen that you and the spectator have selected the same symbol!
No forcing involved! Spectator has absolutely free choice.
This effect can be performed using numbers, letters, ESP symbols or even cards. A special living and dead test is also included in the instructions!
The magician gives a blue backed deck to a spectator explaining it contains a prediction. Then he says he has another deck, but it's very special; it's an invisible deck.
A spectator chooses a suit from the invisible deck and then he selects any value with absolute freedom, for example the 5 of Clubs. The magician takes the blue backed deck and when he spreads the cards, everyone can see there's only one card face up: it's the 5 of Clubs. Then he turns the 5 of Clubs face down, showing it's the only card with a red back.
But that's not all; the magician spreads all the deck showing all card have blank face.
Often times a spectator wants you to tell them the future. A Cut Above is perfect for the impromptu reading by a magician, or as an opener for a more in depth session.
A blank card is shown to be the spectators future. Somewhere along the path, they choose to make a change. You cut the card in two pieces - where they want you to - and then you show that there were many choices printed on the back. Their choice proves to be a positive and moving experience every time.
A Cut Above comes with three different versions of cards so that you can repeat the effect and with plenty of each to perform dozens and dozens of times.
The performer hands a spectator a small notebook which contains all the signs of the Zodiac. The spectator secretly finds his astrological sign and writes down his name. Despite the fact that the performer never sees the spectator's sign, and without any "fishing" or moves, the performer instantly names the spectator's sign of the Zodiac! Next, the spectator looks through the book and finds the page numbered with the year of his birth. Again, without any questions or moves, the performer instantly knows the day and month in which the spectator was born!
Comes complete with full-color, spiralbound booklet, "crib sheets" and detailed instructions.
The performer shows that the backs of all the cards are blank, except for the two the spectator freely chose, which are signed on the back and when put together create a special message!
Comes complete with full-color, printed cards, velvet carrying bag and instructional CD-Rom.
He shows the halves of two different bumper stickers saying, If you cut them in half and mismatch them, the results can be interesting. (The audience will laugh at a couple of the combinations, we designed them for that purpose.)
Placing a business envelope in full view, he continues, There are halves of two different bumper suckers in here (they can be seen through the address window) that usually combine with others to get an amusing reaction.
One of you will choose another half from these, the performer continues, spreading the stack of severed stickers face up for a nearby participant. As you can see, there are more than two dozen random possibilities. Which one would you like.
After the helper freely chooses one of the halves the Mentalist instructs, That was an intentional choice, influenced perhaps by color or subject matter. Next, you will select one unseen.
He turns the stack of half-stickers face down and reminds, Because it's selected blindly, and randomly, it will be a surprise for both of us
I'll keep you in suspense a moment longer, remarks the performer, as he withdraws one of the sticker-halves from the envelope (with its back toward the audience) to align with the unseen sticker-half.
This combination doesn't work, the performer informs, tucking it back in the envelope and pulling out the other one inside. Hopefully this combination will be better. He aligns it with the randomly selected half, smiles, and tucks the pair partially in his breast pocket, still (and always) fully visible to the audience.
Let's try the half sticker you picked earlier, suggests the Mentalist, reaching for the participant's piece. He aligns it with the remaining half from the envelope and his eyebrows go up. Well, this is weird, remarks the entertainer. He turns them around: they are opposite ends of the same bumper sticker!
But I promised you something funny, reminds the Mentalist, removing the pair of half-stickers from his breast pocket. And this is funny! He holds them up for everyone to see; the second pair is also a perfect match!
You get everything you need to perform this outstanding routine, bumper stickers, an ungimmicked window envelope, a special something and instructions. The bumper stickers are printed on glossy card stock and pre-cut into halves. There is a simple, one-time setup task that takes ten minutes or less and you're good to go for years to come.
If you have a wall on which to hang the poster and can count to seven, you can do this routine. Easy to do. No writing. No fishing. No memory work. No cue lists. No sleight-of-hand. No complicated formulas. Numbers range from 1 to 76. Nothing added or taken away. Comes complete and ready to use.
Artwork by well known Comics? artist Aldrin Buzz Aw (known for Justice League, Dragon Lance, X-Factor, Vengeance Of Vampirella.
Suitable for framing. Poster size is 17 Inch x 22 Inch printed in full color on 80 lb Gloss Enamel. Interactive art at its best. You will want to buy one for yourself and one for a friend.
The very latest from Devin Knight's Psychic-Sight series. The first was Farsight and was a runaway hit. Now comes Blindsight.
Performer patters that Blindsight is the apparent ability to see colors and shapes which cannot be seen. You offer a simple experiment. You introduce 4 ungimmicked colored cards: Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow. These in turn are sealed into 4 opaque envelopes and mixed so that the spectator doesn't know which color is in which envelope. You ask him to point to any envelope. Free choice, no magician's force of any kind. You hold it up and ask him what color he thinks is inside. Assume he says Blue. You write "Blue" on the envelope. This is repeated 3 more times with the person freely pointing to any of the remaining envelopes. Each time he states the color he thinks is inside and the performer writes it on the envelope.
Performer fans the envelopes out allowing the person to see the names written on each envelope. Magician states he only needs three envelopes for the first part and for the person to remove one envelope and place it off to the side. Let's assume he discards the envelope with the word Yellow written on it.
The other three envelopes are opened one at a time, the spectator has correctly guess what colors were in each envelope. This is pretty amazing in itself but the kicker is still to come.
Magician says nobody could have known what envelope the spectator would discard off to the side. The spectator, NOT THE MAGICIAN, picks up this envelope and opens it. Of course the correct color card is in it, but wait; there is a slip of paper in it and it reads: "THE YELLOW ENVELOPE WILL BE THE ONE YOU DISCARD!"
The magician can then show the other envelopes are empty, in fact all the envelopes can be examined.
Here are the facts:
The choices are completely free. As clean as it gets. The handling is designed in such a way that spectators and magicians will be unable to backtrack and discover the method.
Another reputation maker that is priced way too low. Complete with color cards, envelopes, marker and all needed gimmicks to make this work.
Look what others are saying:
"The directness and simplicity of blindsight is surpassed only by its impressive cleverness." - Michael Weber
"The elegantly simple method behind blindsight opened my eyes...even my third one." - Docc Hilford
"I changed my mind three times and Devin still nailed me! He then showed me the method and I was the perfect mark!" - Bob Sheets
"Without a doubt, this was the best effect of Mindvention 2006." -JHEFF
A different type of telephone book routine. Two years in development and worth the wait!
What would make the perfect telephone routine?
Since the vast majority of your mentalism presentations are for corporations or at the very least for people who work - everyone is familiar with business cards. And, everyone has seen multi-page business card organizers in office supply stores. Chances are you have one on your desk right now! It's the perfect solution for keeping all of your contacts in one neat, organized area. Now, it's the perfect solution for the perfect telephone routine that kills audiences and eliminates any and all suspicion. In a nut shell, Caller I.D. sets you apart from anything else out there! Don't be like every other mentalist who pulls out a phone book from the hotel room. Been there, done that! They've all seen that one. Toss out a collection of business cards and use anyone's phone? Now that's different! Want to be unique? Get Caller I.D.
Start with a deluxe, zippered, personal planner and binder - the DayRunner type that has pages retained with snap-open rings. Inside are a dozen clear vinyl pages, each holding six business cards in 3 packets, back to back, for a total of 72 cards. Every card is unique - no two have similar businesses, names, images, logos, addresses, etc.
Hand the binder to a participant who is encouraged to browse through the impressive variety of top quality business cards. You don't touch the binder again until the routine is over. Then, out of your view and from anywhere in the binder, the spectator removes two cards. After verifying they represent different companies, cities, and phone numbers, they hand one of them to a person close by. The binder is tossed to a third, completely random person of their choice.
That individual opens the binder, again - while you cannot possibly see, takes out any full page, removes all six business cards from the page and looks them over to satisfy him/herself that each one is unique - no duplicate information. Then, they discard all but two, using their own, unannounced criteria. Perhaps they prefer color printing over black and white; maybe they don't like round corners; it could be they are attracted to double-sided cards. You truly have no clue about their process of elimination; you don't even know which cards they hold.
To avoid dead time as they are narrowing their selection, you turn to work with the first two persons, each of who holds a single, freely and randomly selected card that has been kept hidden the entire time. One of them concentrates on their card's telephone number, digit by digit, including are code. You openly write numbers on a drawing pad and then ask him to read aloud the phone number on that card. The audience can clearly see that you have successfully identified all ten digits!
Turning to a fresh page in your drawing pad, you request the second helper to visualize the graphic elements on their card - colors, shapes, photos, etc. - while you doodle on your pad. Then they tell everyone what's printed on the card and your sketch matches their description of the cards they hold - inexplicit detail!
Finally you ask anyone with a cell phone to dial the number on either business card that the third spectator has randomly selected - their choice. They are to repeat whatever the individual on the other end of the call says. As the connection is being made on his own cell phone, you write furiously on your pad - turning the pages like a whirling dervish as you fill up each sheet with words, sketches and numbers. When the call is answered - the participant repeats everything he hears from the other end of the connection.
Simultaneously, you show page after page of your pad - detailing an almost word for word precognition of names, replies, comments...and even if the call is automatically answered you can still reveal info from that number's voice mail announcement!
Caller I.D. comes with a quality Day-runner-style zippered binder, the pages to hold more than six dozen professionally designed and printed business cards, pen, calculator,full DVD instructions and awesome 'secret something' that makes it possible.
You supply the pad and audience - they supply the standing ovation!
NOTE: Because Caller I.D. uses U.S. phone technology; this product is not recommended for use outside of the U.S. and Canada.
While this prop uses the same basic modus-operandi as the original Quantimental stand, it greatly enhances the scope of the effect. You can use this with eight spectators, who can select playing cards, design cards, number cards etc.
You could use this outfit with a single spectator, and 8 number cards, asking him or her to pick up the cards in order to form an imaginary telephone number, such as 8124-5673. You could then reveal the selected number. The ideal effect with this model, which apparently doubles the probabilities against a random guess is to use four cards and four envelopes. The four cards could have different colored spots on them, (or numbers or designs or whatever you choose). The envelopes could be numbered (1-2-3-4) or have colored spots, or designs, so each envelope can be uniquely identified.
In this presentation each of the four spectators selects any card, then any envelope, and places the card in the envelope, which is placed in his pocket. In spite of the astronomical odds, the performer can correctly divine which spectator selected which card, and placed it in which envelope.
We supply you the special Card-I-Mental stand and some accessories like blank cards, pay envelopes, and printed cards & envelopes so that you can use this for the presentation(s) that best meet your preference. No electronics, no magnets, no stooges, no forces. Requires a little handling practice and presentation, and you have a miracle in your act.
Comes complete with apparatus and instructions for several applications.
This novel close up trick comes with all necessary cards and detailed instructions.
The apparatus supplied consists of the precision made brass tube, and five different colored (anodized) metal rods, in a bag. The secret is amazing, and makes for a very mystifying close up effect. And the item is excellent value for the price.
Each card is printed with a totally different color combination! Can be performed anywhere at anytime! A real close-up miracle! This is a mentalist's dream come true!
Comes complete with the specially made Mental Monte cards, gimmicks, tips and routines!
After a deck of cards is thoroughly shuffled by a spectator, the magician displays three different colored rectangle plates, which are placed onto a stand.
Sets of three cards are removed from the shuffled deck and placed in front of each colored plate. The magician takes the cards from one of the colored plates chosen by the spectator and shows their values.
The spectator is then asked to choose one of the cards, and the other two are eliminated. There is no force of the chosen card, no process of elimination, but a totally free choice.
Any set of cards and color can be chosen. Next, an envelope containing a prediction is opened. This envelope has been in full view the entire time. The prediction is removed with the correct card written in bold letters!Points to remember:
Comes complete with colored rectangle plates, envelope with special plastic prediction card, and stand. Use any brand playing cards. A fantastic routine to add to your stand-up act!