After a moment of thought, the performer declares, The name of your card is Phil! You know, short for Phillip! The audience is understandably a bit surprised. The pack is removed and then shown to have different names printed boldly on the back of every card. When the deck is turned face up and the card named by the spectator is found, it is the one and only card named Phil!(Not Rough and Smooth!)
Historical Note: The basic plot of this routine goes back to Fred Lowe's Christened Reverse. Over the past few decades, many methods have been devised. It turns out that Trevor Duffy reinvented a version that was created by Phil Goldstein in the early 1980s, entitled Final Fred. That routine had its debut in a lecture at the 1985 FISM convention in Madrid. The issue of this prior invention has now been discussed by Duffy and Goldstein, along with the ironic coincidence of its title, and we are pleased that an equitable arrangement has been made, and this item is being marketed with Phil Goldstein's approval.
"It fits in my wallet and is with me at all times. I really like the way Rodger thinks! Play Time is a keeper." - Stephen Bargatze
"Thanks Rodger, your 'Play-Time' is my new favorite trick to carry in my pocket." - Mac King
The Magician has two cards selected from a deck of cards. He tells the spectators that a lot of people ask him, "How long have you been doing magic?"
The magician then shows the spectators an old black and white photo of himself as a child. The small child, age one, is holding a playing card. The magician tells the spectators that "A picture is worth a thousand words."
He tells the first spectator that on the reverse side of this picture is another photo of me holding a face up card. The magician asks the first spectator to reveal their selection. The photo is turned over and the child star is holding a playing card. It's a Match!
The magician turns the photo face down on the table and asks 2nd spectator to reveal his selection. The magician then asks the 2nd spectator to turn the photo over. The photo has changed to match the other selected card!
Rodger Lovins has been creating magic for over 30 years and this may well be his ultimate creation. Don't pass this one up!
Comes complete with wallet-size double sided photo, gimmick, plastic business card holder and 12 page booklet with other routines, tips and methods.
Comes complete with special Bicycle cards and detailed instructions.
We supply Bicycle cards in poker size. You can start the trick removing the five cards from a regular deck.
The magician turns the theme of the evening's show to the discussion of spirits and the supernatural. Having done this, he introduces a pack of playing cards for someone in the audience to shuffle. A card is chosen by a spectator and returned to the deck. Another shuffle, and the deck is placed into an elegant box and then covered with a lid. Holding the box at his fingertips, the magician explains that he no longer has control over the situation. Suddenly, the lid flies off and cards start to spring out of the box all over the table! the Poltergeist had confirmed his presence and even more surprising, the top card of the remaining few in the box is the selected card of the spectator lying face up!
Werry's Poltergeist is really a supernatural experience for your audience!
Werry's Poltergeist gimmick is specially designed to be used in conjunction with Telepathy Box.
Build a reputation as a card expert, although very little skill is required.
Build a reputation as a card expert, although very little skill is required.
The magician studies the cards and removes one, placing it in his pocket. When the cards are again show to the spectator, one is missing - their mental selection!
The trick is easy to do, requiring no sleight of hand to perform. Specially printed cards do nearly all of the required work. Made in USA by Royal.
The performer now removes a prediction from an envelope that has been in view the whole time - it states, Somehow you thought of the Four of Spades! The only card that wasn't there! The spectator is speechless. Want to know why it's called Project-X? asks the performer. The spectator nods. The performer hands the envelope to the spectator. Inside is a single playing card with a big, black X on its back. It is the Four of Spades!
The first selection visually appears between the two jokers as they are waved over the deck. The second selection is found as the two jokers travel from different parts of the deck to capture it. The third card is found by throwing the joker into the center of the deck where it is found resting beside the final selection.
This is more than just a trick. It is a baffling routine which will fool most magicians. Comes with a special card and an illustrated instruction booklet. Use your own deck (Poker Bicycle). Sleight-of-hand required.
A needle is inserted into a tiny hole in the card case and a pencil with a tiny hole is balanced on top of the needle. The pencil can rotate freely. The cards are mixed and dealt face down around the case. The pencil starts to move upon its on and starts spinning really fast. You make absolutely no contact with the pencil or any of the set-up. The pencil is under your complete control. It slowly comes to rest, the pencil is pointing to one of the cards. The spectator is asked to name his card allowed and the card is turned over to reveal the selection!
Unlike other versions of the past, everything is completely examinable and no gimmicks, mechanical devices, nothing is found to be out of the ordinary or unusual.
The performer then retrieves a few cards from each of the helpers and goes on to explain how he uses a simple memory system to recall each card. He teaches this concept using several cards which he holds up as examples and then invites the audience to participate in the experiment.
After briefly looking at the cards held by his assistants, the performer asks them to sort them by suit. Then he quickly and dramatically finds the location of all 52 cards by pointing to the person whom he believes holds that card. When the performer comes to a card that the audience had seen, they are invited to find the location All in all, this is a dramatic and memorable stunt.
"Quartet" has the same theme, i.e. you find the locations of the cards after a quick inspection, but the stunt is more dramatic and difficult, because the cards are distributed to four persons, not two.
The included patter which relates to recalling seeing people in a four-room house - seems more believable.
This is a novel effect, easy to perform, with props you can carry in your pocket, and use for a reasonably large audienmce. We supply you the special mechanical boards (playing card size, approximately 60 mm x 90 mm size), with the ribbon and detailed instructions.
One by one, three blank playing cards become "copies" of a freely selected card. The first an ordinary copy, the second a "reduced" copy and the last an "enlarged" copy! And at the end, all the cards may be closely examined!
With its super visual moments and instant reset, this powerful effect is the ideal "anytime, anywhere" routine!
Comes complete with specially printed poker sized cards and fully illustrated instructions.
Card Warp is one of the all-time classics of card magic. In essence, a card turns inside-out - half face, half back. Normally, the card is torn in half and left for the spectators to examine, and possibly reconstruct how it's done. Michael Maxwell's Really Warped takes the effect into another dimension!
Here's what happens: A card is selected and signed by both you and a spectator, one signature on the face and one on the back. A borrowed dollar bill is then folded in half and the signed card is slid inside. Now, with no funny moves at all, you push the card through the bill and it turns inside-out - the face visibly changes into the back - and the signatures are in view the entire time! The change is repeated as many times as you wish; you can even push the card only half-way through, showing a face and a back at the same time!
It's a stunning effect and, best of all, it's easy to do. Now for the coup de grace; the card is given out as a souvenir - still half face and half back, and still with both signatures. It's the ultimate give-a-way!
Included are handlings by Michael Maxwell and Darwin Ortiz, as well as 10 "warped" cards to give away. You can also perform it with no signatures and use the same gaff over and over. Don't you think it's time to get...REALLY WARPED!
A spectator merely thinks of any card seen in a small packet of ten cards. Instantly, the thought-of card vanishes, leaving only nine cards remaining! The vanished card re-appears in a packet held by another spectator! The magician never touches these cards, and doesn't even know what the selection was.
Comes complete with the necessary, specially-printed Bicycle cards and detailed, fully-illustrated 20-page instruction booklet.