Comments (Andrew Loh): A
great booklet contains many wonderful items. Highly recommended!
Illustrated by: Jason Alford
4 Exxon Mix Up: Three red and three black cards are shown and mixed
together one at a time. The combined packet alternates red, black,
red, black, red, black. The colors then separate. The read cards
come to the top and the black cards go to the bottom. The three
cards are put together, but this time the three reds are together on
the bottom with the three blacks on top. Instantly, the colors mix.
The packet is now mixed red, black, red, black, red, black.
6 Spreading the Collectors Thin: The four Kings are removed and
tabled face-up. Three selections are made and lost in the deck. When
the four face-up Kings are spread, there are three face-down cards
between the Kings. You guessed it...these three cards are the
9 Sandwich Spread: The magician shuffles a red deck of cards
thoroughly. He then removes two Jokers from a blue deck. A willing
spectator removes any card he wishes and signs it across the face.
The card is returned to the deck. Our hero, the magician, places one
of the blue Jokers about 1/3 of the way from the top of the deck. He
then places the other about 1/3 of the way from the bottom of the
deck. Both Jokers are face down and left out-jogged for about 1/2 of
their length. Our hero then pushes both flush and immediately
spreads the deck. The two blue Jokers have somehow come together in
the center. They are now separated by only one card. Our hero shows
that it is the signed card and leaves to thunderous applause.
10 Grasshopper Takes A Leap: The four Jacks are removed from the.
The spectator then selects a card. The selection is placed between
two of the Jacks: the other two are tabled. The three-card sandwich
is shown, then the chosen card vanishes...only to reappear between
the two tabled Jacks.
12 A Cut Above: A deck of cards is brought forth and mixed up a bit.
It is spread face-up on the table and it is seen to be in random
order. The deck is squared and placed face-down on the table. The
magician requests that the spectator cut the deck into four piles.
Without the magician coming near the deck, the spectator himself
turns over the top card
of each pile to reveal the four Aces.
14 Hover Change: The deck is held face up in left hand dealing
position. Your right hand waves its hand several inches above the
deck. During this, your right fingers are spread wide. When your
hand passes over the deck, the face card of the deck changes into
16 Chink-A-Chink (Jason Alford / Doug Conn): Four coins are borrowed
from a spectator: a penny, nickel, dime and quarter. The coins are
placed in a square formation on the performer's working surface.
With only the shadow of his hands coming near the coins, the
magician causes all four coins to instantly and visibly travel
together and join in one corner!
18 Slow Motion Chink ( Jason Alford / Tomas Blomberg): Four coins
are borrowed from a spectator: a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter.
The coins are placed in a square formation on the performer's
working surface. The performer waves his hands over two of the coins
and causes one of them to travel invisibly to join the other one. He
this twice more, causing all four coins to travel together under one
20 A Quarter Off: This is just an idea to use with your favorite
"Cutting to the Aces" routine.
20 Knuckle Sandwich: The two red Aces are removed and tabled. A
spectator looks at a card in the deck and the deck is immediately
squared. The cards are dribbled onto the table until the spectator
says stop. When he says stop, one of the red Aces is placed face-up
to mark that position. The remainder of the cards are dribbled onto
the face-up ace until the spectator says stop. The second red Ace is
placed face-up here to mark this position. The rest of the cards are
dribbled on top of the face-up red Ace. The deck is spread between
the hands to show that the face-up Aces are separated by about half
of the face-down deck. The cards are squared. Upon spreading the
deck again, the red Aces are seen to have come together to trap one
card between them. You guessed it: the selection.
22 Locate & Rescue: While sitting with your magician friends,
the conversation turns to "impossible locations". You offer to show
them your latest impossible location. The deck is spread for someone
to remove a card (no force). The deck is tabled as you turn your
back. You ask the spectator to lift up a portion of the deck and put
their selection in the deck. You then ask them to shuffle and cut
the deck as much as they wish. You turn back around and name their
23 Squirt: The same effect as "Grasshopper Takes A Leap".
26 CCCB: The magician is holding a blue deck of cards that is still
in its box. He says that he is not feeling "blue" today and would
rather another color. With a simple shake of the card box, it turns
red. The box is shown all around and a red deck is removed for his
28 Poker Triumph: A story about a magician and a gambler is told.
They were talking about who was better at their respective fields.
The two men decided to test each other's abilities. They decide to
see who can find-a-four-of-a-kind the quickest. Before they start,
they decide to make it a little more interesting: they shuffle the
whole deck face-up and facedown. The gambler goes first. He cuts a
portion from the mixed up deck and cuts to a King. He then continues
to cut to the other three Kings. It is now the magicians turn to see
if he can find a four-of-a-kind faster. The magician simply waves
his hand over the deck and then spreads the cards. Every card in the
deck is now face-down, except for the four Aces which are face-up in
the middle of the spread.
30 Flip Flop Cut: In-the-hands false cut.
32 Twixter: The four Jacks are shown front and back. Suddenly, one
of the Jacks turns face-down. Without warning, another Jack turns
down. This is repeated by the third and fourth Jacks. The magician
says it's really hard to do the effect with the Jacks, that's why he
uses the Ten's. He turns the four cards face-up and they are the
33 Just Plain Evil: Two blue Jokers are shown and placed on the
table. A card is selected from a red deck. The Jokers are placed on
top of the deck and cut into the middle. The deck is spread and the
Jokers have sandwiched one card. This card is the selection. The
selections is left between the Jokers and the sandwich is cut back
into the deck. The cards are spread again, but the selection has
vanished from between the Jokers. The Jokers are now placed in
separate parts of the deck. One is placed near the top, and the
other near the bottom. The Jokers are slowly pushed flush with the
deck, and then the deck is immediately spread. The Jokers have come
together once again to trap the selection.
36 Floating Deck: The magician places a deck of cards down on the
table and places his finger tips on top. With only his fingertips
touching the cards, the deck begins to lift off the table. The deck
floats up an inch or two before floating back to the table.