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Topic: New GAFF deck from Bocopo Cards (review) now for sale at Penguin Magic
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Feb 6, 2019 07:47AM)
Video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq2nMlzVVQE

This is a new GAFF deck that was released on KICKSTARTER from Bocopo cards.
I know it's now for sale on PENGUIN here: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S26103

It's very much a copy of the GAFF "effect deck" they sold a while back from 1st Magic Studio (seen here: http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4121 ).

In this video, I compare this new deck side by side with 4 other recently released GAFF decks. Showing the "similar cards" we see in all of these decks.

My question to this community ... can all of these cards / tricks be identified back to their original creators? It's a little sad that many of these cards are now printed with no mention of their origin story. At the end of my review, I call for people to POST "credit where credit is due" if anyone knows.

I honestly only know a few, Presto Printo by Daryl and Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte.

Or are many of these cards just "ol standards" with no specific effect tied to them?

It'd be an interesting conversation.

Thanks for your time.
Message: Posted by: Harley Remington (Feb 6, 2019 08:21AM)
Second Penguin link corrected http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4121
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Feb 6, 2019 10:34AM)
"OUT OF STOCK"
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Feb 6, 2019 11:10AM)
It is sold at other online retailers: for instance: https://playingcarddecks.com/products/gaff-rider-back-red-bicycle-playing-cards
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Feb 6, 2019 11:31AM)
[quote]On Feb 6, 2019, DavidKenney wrote:
It is sold at other online retailers: for instance: https://playingcarddecks.com/products/gaff-rider-back-red-bicycle-playing-cards [/quote]


I didn't search as your post was new and had links. I'll look at this place.
:bikes:
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Feb 6, 2019 11:36AM)
The biggest problem with these gaff decks, and Iíve said it before, is that these cards scream to be handed out as souvenirs. If youíve only got one of each, forget it. Please start selling these as Ďsingle cardí deck refills. Then you can hand out at your hearts content.
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Feb 6, 2019 12:42PM)
True, but the other half of these cards are "secret weapons" that are hidden and that assist you in effects. The "best gaff cards" should never be seen at all
Message: Posted by: pegasus (Feb 6, 2019 12:50PM)
True. I mean certain gaff cards that do not give the game away,
Message: Posted by: Harry2665 (Jul 20, 2019 12:06PM)
I just got one from the new shipment from penguin. There are no instructions in the package. Does anyone have the link? I can send my proof of purchase. I am waiting for penguin to reply back also.
Message: Posted by: peppermeat2000 (Jul 20, 2019 01:26PM)
Michael Skinner can be credited for a routine using the gimmicked cards in his minute routine, but he canít be credited for the creation of the gaffs used. Iím on vacation so donít have access to Greater Magic where I believe the originator can be found.
Message: Posted by: Tim Cavendish (Jul 20, 2019 08:59PM)
Bob Farmer lays out the history of gaffed monte routines here, so you can read the evolutionary path from Theodore DeLand to Mike Skinner (and beyond):

https://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?p=348165#p348165