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Topic: New Bob Farmer book on gaffed cards
Message: Posted by: Maxyedid (Sep 20, 2017 10:05AM)
It's advertised in the latest Genii issue. It says you can build your own gaffs/decks. 8 effects are described. $35. Looks good. Includes a bonus effect. End of telegram.
Message: Posted by: lukkudlek (Sep 20, 2017 10:21AM)
[quote]On Sep 20, 2017, Maxyedid wrote:
It's advertised in the latest Genii issue. It says you can build your own gaffs/decks. 8 effects are described. $35. Looks good. Includes a bonus effect. End of telegram. [/quote]

Looking forward to it.
Message: Posted by: Steven Keyl (Sep 20, 2017 12:51PM)
Mine arrived in the mail last week. Good stuff.
Message: Posted by: RudolfRassen (Sep 22, 2017 07:49AM)
What's the name of the book?

Message: Posted by: Chris03 (Sep 22, 2017 11:55AM)
The Bammo Gaffus Maximus
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Sep 25, 2017 12:12PM)
More info at bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Sep 26, 2017 05:25AM)
More info here:

Message: Posted by: RudolfRassen (Sep 27, 2017 07:42AM)
Thanks for the info. Order has been placed!
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Sep 28, 2017 07:50AM)
Matt Field just posted this comment about The Bammo Gaffus Maximus:

"This is one of the most enjoyable, and amazing, books I've ever edited."
--Matt Field
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Sep 29, 2017 06:22PM)
“If you’re going to gaff, you might as well gaff to the Maximus. You can’t get these effects any other way. Farmer’s intention is to undermine everyone’s sense of the possible and he’s ruthless.”
--Stephen Minch
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Oct 3, 2017 07:42AM)
A unsolicited review from a happy customer:

"Arrived yesterday. An amazing collection of magic !! I'm very impressed."

For more details, email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: goochelen (Oct 7, 2017 02:32PM)
Mine arrived more than a week ago.

I am very pleased with my purchase.

I have experienced this before when I bought a book from Bob - after my initial reception of the book, Bob might send additional PDF(s) with pertinent information. So today I was pleasantly surprised to receive one of those PDFs with a top-notch and unique tip in relation to doing faro-shuffles (if you want to know more, purchase the book).
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Nov 28, 2017 11:57AM)
Excerpts from Dustin Stinett’s Genii, December, 2017, review follow.

For more information email bammomagic@cogeco.ca

“I am not sure if there has ever been a book on card magic like this one.

“While there have been booklets that concentrate on a single gaffed deck, like the Svengali or stripper deck, this one is a collection of special decks that cannot be purchased. The decks described must be made by the reader and mostly they are the creation of the book’s author, Bob Farmer. All of the ideas shared are the creation of Mr. Farmer, who has been on something of a roll lately. This book follows on the heels of The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox, which was preceded by The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier. That’s three, significant works in two years ….

“The effects are varied, ranging from spelling tricks to effects with messages written on the cards. There’s one routine—“Devils & Angels”—in which there are specially printed cards (stickers you print and apply to blank cards—the images can be copied from the pages of the book) with sins and virtues on them.

The bottom line of all of this is that these effects are not possible—at least in as clean and magical appearing manner—without these gaffed packs. Of course, that is what gaffed decks are supposed to do: help you create strong magic, not do the magic for you ….
“‘Karmatic’ might be one of the strongest effects in the book, as well as the easiest to execute.

A card is freely selected from a blue-backed deck and set aside unviewed. Another card is freely named and removed from the face-up deck. That card is red backed, and written on its back is its value as well as the name of the card previously set aside. There’s no rough and smooth and the cards are freely selected. The second card can be named before the deck is spread face up. Table workers will want to consider this ….

“This is a truly remarkable work. Either ‘Karmatic’ or ‘Deja Voodoo’ are worth the price of the book, and there is a lot more excellent material within its 144 pages. Highly recommended.”
Message: Posted by: WaseeMagic (Nov 29, 2017 11:28PM)
The work within this book will melt the brains of both laymen and magicians alike. The effects are so amazing that I have already started using 'The Magic Red Card of Mystery'.

Buy it now or be ready to get your mind blown by someone who has it.

Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Nov 30, 2017 07:54AM)
Another unsolicited comment from a purchaser:

"Hello Bob,

"I have received and read the books and I have to say, the thinking and the methodology is UNREAL. The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox & Gaffus Maximus are clear winners and whosoever hasn't bought it is really missing some mind blowing out of this world like magic which won't just amaze your audience but amaze us.

"Thank you for writing these and sharing it with all of us."


For more info email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Dec 7, 2017 08:24AM)
An unsolicited comment from a happy reader:

“I made up the deck for "Another Psychological Discovery" and performed it last night at a session with a few of the local guys who are pretty method savvy.

“They had NO clue, and sat there kinda stunned ….

“The host of the session eventually broke down and asked about "Another Psychological Discovery," and wanted to know if it was in print somewhere ….

“I was reluctant to tell the group about GAFFUS MAXIMUS, because I wanted to mess with them a bit more, but I eventually tipped the source, not the method. It was so cool to watch them try to suss the method.”


For more information email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Dec 9, 2017 12:11PM)
Mike Close has published his review in his December, 2017 newsletter. He concludes:

"... if you take the time to learn these routines, you will be in an exclusive club; even though these are extraordinary effects, many will not put in the small amount of effort to make them up. You will be able to fool those people mercilessly.

"Here’s the bottom line: if you’re looking for effects that will fool the most intelligent of audiences, the routines in The Bammo Gaffus Maximus will fit the bill."

For more go to:


For infomation on how to get your hands on the book, email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Jan 2, 2018 12:54PM)
More reviews:

“I'm going to put Ryan Matney's Spoiler Alert, Bob Farmer's Gaffus Maximus, and Jim Steinmeyer's latest in his Impuzzibilities series on this list. If you like good card magic, these books fall into the "must have" category.”
—D.S. Genii Forum Best Magic Books of 2017

For more info email bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Jan 19, 2018 10:30AM)
From Genii Speaks, Richard Kaufman, Genii, January 2018, p.11 (with editing):

"Bob Farmer has been writing large, adventurous, and fascinating books on various aspects of card magic for decades, but he never published them. Now he is, and following hot on the heels of The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox, he has released The Bammo Gaffus Maximus. While it is not immediately apparent from the title, this a 140-page "epic collection of gaffed decks for the 21st century."

"Never one to shy away from hyperbole, Mr. Farmer has nevertheless stated the truth, but left out that he has invented these new gimmicked decks that do NEW things ....

"... It's cheap for what you get, which is an exciting exploration of an under-developed area of card magic."

For more information, email Bammomagic@cogec.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Jan 19, 2018 11:40AM)
Address should be Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Jan 24, 2018 08:28AM)
The Bammo Gaffus Maximus has been nominated as one of the best books of 2017 by posters on both the Genii Forum and the Magic Café.

For more information email Bammomagic@cogeco.ca

COMING SOON: The Bammo Brain Bamboozler!

Two people think of cards. The cards vanish from the deck and appear in your pocket, one after the other. The cards are removed from your pocket BEFORE they are named by the spectators. No sleights. Practically automatic. Instant reset.

No, it's not a version of the ancient and boring Premonition effect. The spectators see the three mates to their thought cards, but their cards are gone.

If you were a fan of The Bammo Gaffus Maximus, this is for you.

For more information email Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Feb 28, 2018 12:37PM)
A few months ago, I received the following email (edited slightly):

Dear Mr. Farmer,

My name is Steve Johnson and I have owned and operated Grand Illusions, my brick ‘n mortar magic shop for nearly thirty years.

Many years ago I started selling the Dark Card by Camirand Academy. ... there was this jewel hidden in the very last pages of the instructions, “The Red Card Of Mystery" by Bob Farmer.”

This trick was a treasure and I have performed it here at Grand Illusions for decades selling dozens and dozens of this wonderful effect that no one had ever heard of.

A few weeks ago something terrible happened. All of my distributers had sold out of Dark Card and the official word from Camirand is “Discontinued”.

... to let the Red Card of Mystery vanish from magic would be a crime, it’s just too good.

I write to you today hoping to resurrect the Red Card of Mystery, re-packaged and re-distributed.

So, Mr. Farmer, do you think that you ... could bring your wonderful, magical effect back to our beloved fraternity?

Steve Johnson, Grand Illusions, 7704 Fair Oaks Blvd., Carmichael, CA 95608-1706 916-944-4708 www.Grandillusions.com

Steve's wishes have come true: the Red Card of Mystery is now just one of the many fantastic tricks in the Bammo Gaffus Maximus.

For more, information, email Bammomagic@cogeco.ca
Message: Posted by: Doomo (Feb 28, 2018 02:20PM)
I spent last weekend making ALL the decks in Bob's book. And some variations thereon... I suggest yall get started Before someone fries you with svenvoodo orGaffus Maximus...or... well ya get the idea...

Message: Posted by: Gaffus Maximus (Mar 8, 2018 07:18AM)
Bammo!! ;)
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Mar 12, 2018 09:39AM)
Fantastic book. Top notch material. I love projects like this.
Message: Posted by: mattH (Apr 4, 2018 01:47AM)
Hi bob. Is the available in the UK or only direct from you? If its you how much to the UK?
Thx matthew
Message: Posted by: Bob Farmer (Jul 10, 2018 12:12PM)

Missed your post until now. Email bammomagic@cogeco.ca for details.