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JoeyHart
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Twisting the aces!!
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I almost always have these three packets with me...

It's Done with Mirrors (but I've made my own cards and call it 8 Crazy Mirrors - using the 8's and a completely different finish than the traditional one)

Capitulating Queens

Queens out of Control

I like the convenience of the packets - plus they have a pretty high 'wow' factor
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I just bought Impossible Divination by Henry Evans. It's a neat mental selection effect that's repeatable and very easy to do. If someone can't do this this trick, they shouldn't try to do magic.
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Royal Scam by John Bannon gets my vote. Never fails to get a strong reaction. Entertaining with a surprise color change ending!
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Thanks Magichart!!
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I like a lot Color Monte, it's cheap and the surprise at the end is so funny. Garrett Thomas had a nice handling shown in one of his videos.
I like it so much because you can do it also whit a normal deck by taking out three cards, I know that in this way the effect lost a lot in comedy and presentation but by showing at the end an 8 and say 'you own me eight dollars' It still make sense.
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Just an idea re: Colour Monte with cards from a normal deck.

Perform the routine with a Queen, a Joker (so there's some rationale for the 3rd card also apparently being a Joker) and end with the final card being the spectator's previous selection.
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My favourite is Nice salad by Aldo Colombini.
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Well, besides B'wave, Color monte, Skinner's 3 card monte, I have just added shock twist to my packet tricks. It never failed me and it gets great reactions. Would highly recommend it.

You start with 4 cards: all fives. You tell the spectator that you will bring the packet behind you and turn over one card and they will try to guess which one it is. You do just that and bring the packet back into view and ask them which card it might be that was turned over. They tell you a suit of five and you count the cards to show one turned over (does not matter if the spectator is right or wrong). Then you repeat this process 3 more times showing one card turning over and the others turn back while showing the backs of the cards to be all blue. Finally, with one flick of a finger, all the cards turn face up at once. Then, you ask the spectator if they remember the color of the back of the cards and they say blue. And you turn the packet over to show that all the cards have different colored backs and blue is not among them.

Great trick...
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I couldn't tell which one is the best packet trick card, as there are so many that I like, but I have to say I have a particular fondness for the He Died For Me Gospel magic card trick. As a Christian magician, it was one of the most touching tricks I have learned over the years...
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I want to add some unmentioned, but noteworthy ones...Magic Painting, Shot In The Dark, Grand Derby Prediction & the original The Whole Thing.
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Tough to pick just one, buy my vote would go to Jumping Gemini. I never felt comfortable with the Gemini move, so I altered the ending to do it another way...

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Twisted sisters is pretty *** good, I have to say.
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For me, the Tree of Diamond takes the cake..... mind blowing, easy to do.
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On 2012-09-24 10:17, atinczor wrote:
Well, besides B'wave, Color monte, Skinner's 3 card monte, I have just added shock twist to my packet tricks. It never failed me and it gets great reactions. Would highly recommend it.

You start with 4 cards: all fives. You tell the spectator that you will bring the packet behind you and turn over one card and they will try to guess which one it is. You do just that and bring the packet back into view and ask them which card it might be that was turned over. They tell you a suit of five and you count the cards to show one turned over (does not matter if the spectator is right or wrong). Then you repeat this process 3 more times showing one card turning over and the others turn back while showing the backs of the cards to be all blue. Finally, with one flick of a finger, all the cards turn face up at once. Then, you ask the spectator if they remember the color of the back of the cards and they say blue. And you turn the packet over to show that all the cards have different colored backs and blue is not among them.

Great trick...


Who is Shock Twist by? It sounds similar, actually exactly the same as one I learned from John Cornelius's video (the FISM one I think), except he did it with and ace, two three and four rather than four fives. It is a great trick!

I couldn't find John Cornelius doing it online but here it is done by Michael Ammar -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj5DX3zJ5tw
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I wish I can throw cards with the best of them and know a very good monte routine to say 3 card monte is my favorite packet trick I carry in my wallet. My fave that I do and carry are 4 ace for daly, 8 card bwave which allows me to also have extra cards for dupes and diferent color backs, princess set which I use also for a cards across effect.
Not sure if DB's strange travellers counts as a packet trick which I always carry for the right moment.
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Double back
Twisted sisters close behind but double back all day long.
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Double back - one of the greatest card transpositions you'll ever see, the transpo of the kings to the fives in plain sight is a thing of beauty.
Capitulating queens - one of my all time favorites. It's awesome to see and hear the reactions each time a new color sows up. The color change near the end is also a great touch.
Stand up monte - this effect simply devastates. The nature of the routine allows you to play it to one or half a dozen almost entirely in the hands, you can get so much entertainment of of this little beauty.
Royal scam - cards turn face down, change colors change faces - and the best part is, everything is examinable at the end, normally I don't factor this in, it with royal scam, it's one of the few effects that almost always has at least one person going for the cards. It's just a great feeling to let them grab them!
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My 3 favorites are:

Paul Wilson's "Gypsy Monte"

Nick Trost's "Trik Cards"

John Bannon's "Duplicity"

Just my 2 cents.

Cheers.
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I have to agree with J.Warrens on John Bannon's "Duplicity" its just a killer effect !!
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Duplicity
Twisted Sisters

Has anyone tried Omega by Stephen Tucker?
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I forgot ESPWild...Paul Hallas ...very good, I use it all the time.
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Where can I find Henry Evans, Impossible Divination?
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While I always have greats like NFW, Double Back, Capitualing Queens and the Daley Trick on me, of late I keep playing with a nice one that's a bit off in the shadows it seems, Reflipped by Yannick Chretien. Just a wonderful little packet trick with some great moves to it, and done with regular cards. Smile I like to present it the way Josh Jay re-did it, and if Josh Jay adds his thoughts to a thing, well, it's pretty much worth giving a whirl. So glad I did. Smile

Reflipped always plays well and is just plain fun to do. Yannick's original was nice but a bit too involved with all the turning and stuff. Josh, streamlined all that tremendously IMHO and now the effect just flows. I play with it all the time because of all the nice little moves to it, everything is in there. Smile
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Still Alex Elmsley's Dazzle for me Smile

I'm working on a new version that gets rid of the half pass
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Wow! What a dazzling multiplicity of packet effects we have mentioned in this thread! Has anybody mentioned Danny Archer's "Eye Exam?" A great effect that I love to perform, and in the end, a REAL (plastic) eyeball pops out of the cards and drops into their hand. (At least the way I do it)
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I love "Eye Exam" too. It's easy, amazing, and you end clean! A great trick that I do quite often.
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Pretty cool, isn't it? Do you use the Paul Harris idea that is suggested in the instructions? Also, do you use the ending of having an "eyeball" pop into their hand?
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I'll have to take a look at the instructions for the "Harris' idea - I do use the eyeball at the end and it gets a great reaction -
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What an amazing thread! What I got from this thread is that if you're starting a manic episode of packet tricks that a nice aresenal would include (in no particular order).

The last trick of Dr. Daley
Print
Color Monte
Twisting Aces
Wild Card
NFW Or Double back
Gypsy Curse
B'Wave
Done With Mirrors
Royal Scam
Jumping Gemini
Duplicity
Twisted Sisters

just to name a few.

Im definitely going to be looking in to "Eye Exam". Dropping an eyeball in to the spec's hand as a closer just sounds very fun and entertaining. I love that out of the box stuff!

Jeff
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