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cristo
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The title says it all.
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What is Scarne on Card Tricks?
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It is a card magic book Scarne authored.

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And a great one at that.
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I think I use to have that book.
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You should regret you don't have it now.

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LOL
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No one wants to talk about their "Favorites" in this book ?
Hideo Kato
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Becasue all are my favourites.

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On 2007-08-26 15:11, johnjnesbit wrote:
No one wants to talk about their "Favorites" in this book ?


My sentiments exactly. Maybe I was mistaken about it being well liked, but I thought I saw that in some thread around here.
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It's a great book. My favorite is probably Braude's Mental Card Trick. It uses a simple but deceptive key card principle. I've reworked the handling a little, but it's a nice direct effect.
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I'll have to check that one again. I think it was one I liked as well...

I particularly liked "Buckle Up" - not much to it, and it is (to me) a completely novel method of locating a reversed card without looking.
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Cristo,

I really love the Francis Carlyle effect where both spectator and magician select cards and replace their cards in each other's respective halves. The cards are them placed together face up packet between two face down packets. The deck is spread and everything proves to face the right way except the two selections. I don't remember the title! I think it may be "The Upside-Down Cards" or something of that nature.

I also loved "Cardini's Color Discernment" the second I read it.

There is a Dai Vernon effect that I love. The only way I can describe it is it resembles an Ambitious-Card-meets-Oil-and-Water-style routine in which three cards of the same value are interlaced between three indifferent cards with the entire six-card packet placed on top of the deck. When the cards are dealt face-up the three of the same value are seen to have "melted" back to the top. Again, I don't recall the name!
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On 2007-08-27 00:18, Hideo Kato wrote:
Becasue all are my favourites.

This was not a joke. There are many good tricks in the book. I recommend to read all, you won't regret it.

If you don't read all tricks, it is posssible you miss very good ones because nobody knows all of your favourites.

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Check out "Future Deck" and "Miraskill". Miraskill is a great impromptu effect with anyones deck anytime anywhere type thing (as long as its a full deck) and Future Deck is great though it takes a one time lengthy set up but once done its ready to go.
I've used them both over the years and get great reactions. Worth a look.
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I have always liked The Quickie Card Trick.
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On 2007-08-28 16:42, the fritz wrote:
...There is a Dai Vernon effect that I love. The only way I can describe it is it resembles an Ambitious-Card-meets-Oil-and-Water-style routine in which three cards of the same value are interlaced between three indifferent cards with the entire six-card packet placed on top of the deck. When the cards are dealt face-up the three of the same value are seen to have "melted" back to the top. Again, I don't recall the name!


That one's Vernon's 3 card assembly.

Interesting, on first read through, that one seemed *completely* uninmpressive. It seemed so obvious since you show all the cards except the one that makes it work. But clearly Vernon knows a wee bit more about card magic than me... : )

I guess one of my biggest difficulties is trying to judge which effects will be good ones (and thus which ones to learn and practice.) When you know "the secret," some of them seem so ridiculously obvious that anyone could see right through them. This is one that fell into that category for me. I thought "that one is so simple and obvious it wouldn't fool anyone."
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Cristo,

Yes, I've had the same thoughts before. I tried the trick a few times and the response everytime was "Wait a minute, do that again," which I can only assume means it was NOT easy to see through. It is really difficult to know how a trick will appear until you try it. This was one of those for me.
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Drunken poker deal is a hard hitting scam that is very nice and quite diferent than any other gambling routine out there.
If there was an award for sucker tricks, this would be in the running.
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It is a great book. A lot sounds simple, but packs big
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