A week ago I hosted a session at The Australian Institute of Magic with the theme 'Creativity'.
I reintroduced everyone to a concept from many, many years ago called 'The MagicSports Creativity Cards'.
It's based on an idea by Dariel Fitzkee from 'The Trick Brain' and it's a simple way that you can exercise your creativity muscle with nothing more than a deck of cards.
We had a lot of great ideas, and some really crazy ones too, stem from that session.
Have fun and let me know what you end up creating!
Just when you thought there could be no more ‘pick a card any card’ tricks Woody Aragon comes up with a cracker. The effect is simple to describe. From a shuffled deck the spectator picks a card. Then from a freely shuffled set of ‘quartered jumbo cards’ the spectator selects four sections. Needless to say the quarters match each other and the originally selected card.
It’s a nice little effect and is to all intents and purposes self-working. The quartered jumbo cards make unusual props for a spectator and there is so much freedom and fairness to the process that it seems like very strong magic for a spectator.
It sounds like a ‘but’ might be coming, and there is a small one. It requires the spectator to riffle shuffle the quartered jumbo cards. Now I think that is a bit of a challenge (given that quartered jumbos don’t flex as easily as normal playing cards – and I handle playing cards a lot. For a spectator who doesn’t that might be a step too far. I think there are ways around this but I’m not certain they would look so fair.
This is the first DVD I have seen from Luis de Matos’ Essential Magic Collection and I am impressed by the production quality and the clarity of the explanation. You are also supplied with everything you need to perform this straight away. Well worth a look…
Woody Aragon Card Puzzle – £28.99
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