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George Hills Table Hoppers Clock from Aldo Colombini's Cardboard Curiosities DVD.
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Shrink A Card from Curtis Kam's Professional Close-up book.
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Just bought a dozen miniature decks ($6 on amazon) and 10 one-inch square plastic cubes ($12 on ebay) and plan to play around with working out using them in a card revelation. Of course I can dig out my old Phil Goldstein lecture notes and do "Ice Dice" with two of them.

One other effect using a mini card that comes to mind is for the final revelation of a selection. The magician with the comical air of a pseudo mentalist confidently states (with raised eyebrow and all)"Your card was a larger value card... no wait... it was a smaller one. What was your card?" The audience member who has fallen off his chair in complete enjoyment of your card magic up to this point, states through tears of laughter "It was the King of Diamonds." With that the magician riffles the deck and up pops a mini card of the King of Diamonds. Everyone goes home satisfied and happy.

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In effects where a card disappears - 'melts' - in a glass, or bowl, of water I find a mini card can play well.
I developed my personal ( modest ) routine where first time the experiment fails using a standard sized card ( a plastic card cause I actually dunk the card in the water ), then patter about the fact you've missed the effect because you're tired, or the invisible powder you used was too old and spoilt, or any other explanation I choose to give at the moment...then, you try with the minicard and this time all is well, due to the fact the mini was smaller than the previous one and didn't request so much power.
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There is a pretty effect by Mathew Dowden in his Party Animal DVD's, where a selected card is "thrown" at a spectator's hands and it changes in mid-air into a miniature card
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Mini invisible deck
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Tommy wonder has a routine called Magic Ranch, it ends with a miniature of the selected card in a plastic egg that is in the full view of the audience the whole time.
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Electric card with mini cards will be a interesting idea.
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To expand on Andreas suggestion. Do an effect where the regular deck transforms into the mini deck. Then do one or two tricks using the mini deck, maybe a triumph or out of this world. The mini deck can be gaffed (rough/smooth) or preset to a specific sequence. No one would suspect it's a red herring beyond being the kicker ending of the original trick.
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I’m hoping that card-shark with eventually release mini Phoenix decks.
Christian has said many times that he hopes to, and Mark Masons latest release, CSB Cards, uses mini Phoenix cards, so fingers crossed!
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On Aug 2, 2012, murrari wrote:
I think Bob Jardine's 'LITLLE ESP' is one of the finest effects you can perform with a mini deck. You can watch it here: http://youtu.be/U3ZByKPYjcM

Taught in full on Bob's excellent DVD (it was a VHS when I watched it) though you may be able to suss out the method from the performance.

Cheers

AM


My search for mini deck card tricks lead me here. I took a look at Jardine's Little ESP and really like it. I have a suspicion of the method but I sure can't see it being done on the video! So that leadme to a search for DVDs or books by Jardine and had no success finding those...

However, I found an online seller HSM (Hot Shot Magic) that sells Little ESP including a mini deck! I'm a little reluctant to order from it as looking at the site it appears it has not been updated since Feb. 2017.

Anybody have any dealings with HSM?
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I finally can go the next step to put together a print run for Phoenix Mini Decks. I plan red and blue backs, but what about trick cards?! Suggestions?
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On Apr 12, 2018, Card-Shark wrote:
I finally can go the next step to put together a print run for Phoenix Mini Decks. I plan red and blue backs, but what about trick cards?! Suggestions?


@Christian
In any case, a gimmick card for "Shrinking Deck" routine.
It's a poker-size card, with Joker on one side (photo 1) and four mini cards on the other side (photo 2).
On the photo 3 you can see a poker-size deck of cards spread out. The last four mini cards (on the right side) is this gimmick card.
The spread poker-size deck of cards looks like a mini deck of cards (photo 3).





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