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Topic: Best book with bar bets etc - what do you recommend?
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Jul 22, 2019 04:30AM)
Of the various books available that teach bar bets and similar material, what would your recommend as best?
Message: Posted by: LarryD (Aug 27, 2019 10:35PM)
Diamond Jim Tyler has three pocket-sized volumes of "Bamboozlers" which is all anyone should ever need!
Message: Posted by: holdingoutflat (Aug 30, 2019 09:12AM)
I'm sure you can find a bunch of other posts with the same question that give better answers but Simon Lovell has a lot written on bar bets
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (May 11, 2020 08:50PM)
[quote]On Aug 28, 2019, LarryD wrote:
Diamond Jim Tyler has three pocket-sized volumes of "Bamboozlers" which is all anyone should ever need! [/quote]
The three book set of [i]Bamboozlers[/i] by Diamond Jim Tyler (available from him [url=http://djtyler.com/product/bamboozlers-collection/]here[/url]) proved to be a great recommendation, thanks for the tip. His Penguin Lecture ([url=https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/7726]Diamond Jim Tyler LIVE 2[/url]) covers a lot of content straight from the books, and is a good companion source.


[i]101 Bets You Will Always Win[/i] by Richard Wiseman (from the terrific youtube channel [url=https://www.youtube.com/user/Quirkology/videos]Quirkology[/url]) also turned out to be a great choice, and has similar material; I also highly recommend it.

I can't recommend Paul Zenon's [i]100 Ways To Win a Tenner[/i]. The bar betchas included are decent enough, but the explanations are not - they're overly wordy, and don't just get straight to the teaching.

Brian Brushwood also has a couple of good books with bar bets and more that he's produced under his [i]Scam School[/i] title.
Message: Posted by: galerius (Jun 5, 2020 03:14PM)
I second the Brushwood books, they are written in a simple, clear style without unnecessary complications.
However I appreciated the Zenon's book too ( although I prefer the one on pranks, [i]Dirty Tricks[/i] ).
Message: Posted by: Diamond Jim (Jun 16, 2020 02:22PM)
I am writing volume 4 now. Later this year I plan to release the Bamboozlers Deck. The design is gorgeous.