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Topic: New Release; You Know by David Jonathan
Message: Posted by: Rizzo (Jan 12, 2020 03:07PM)
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You Know offers a powerful demonstration of foresight that is so direct, so fair and so utterly baffling. It employs an ancient, underused principle that has been dusted off and modernized with new twists to create a stunning hands-off prediction. Check out the full performance in the trailer to see just how impossible this routine really is.

So what's the effect? A pack of UNO cards is introduced and a participant names any of the four colors in the game to be their target color. They take the UNO cards and genuinely shuffle them into a truly random order. If they chose the color GREEN, for example, they now look through the shuffled cards and remove the first three GREEN cards they come to. These cards are placed into a row on the table and their values are added. Let’s say they removed a 4, 8 and 5 for a sum of 17. An envelope, that has been on the table, is now turned over to show just one number was written on it... 17! This impressive feat does not end there. Inside the envelope is a prediction of the SPECIFIC COLOR they named and the EXACT THREE NUMBERS they arrived at!

Ends clean
No gimmicks
No sleight of hand
Super easy to do

On the 40 minute tutorial, tons of extra ideas and variations are covered, as well as a myriad of ways to incorporate the concepts into a variety of larger routines (e.g. book tests, pin code revelations, etc.). You Know provides an engaging change of pace from run-of-the-mill card tricks, so download it today to learn one of the strongest effects you can do with a pack of UNO cards!


https://www.davidjonathanmagic.com/product-page/you-know-uno?utm_campaign=c5e09be2-8677-4b56-aab6-3cc4269c668f&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=53a320ec-efbc-440a-9b26-1d988507afd1
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 12, 2020 03:22PM)
Here is a direct link to a full performance:
https://youtu.be/BPXZLXICQF8

Hope you guys enjoy it! While it was designed for UNO cards, I should mention it can also be adapted to playing cards as well if that suits you better.
Message: Posted by: aheller5 (Jan 12, 2020 03:30PM)
This looks amazing!!!!!
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 13, 2020 12:50AM)
It has a nice hook. It gets away from regular cards for a bit (which is nice) but can be done with regular cards too (which is also nice). The principle is clever and fooling. this can be done almost totally in the spectators hands and the small part you do may not even be remembered as you are simply showing them what to do. Crediting is given (almost 100 years ago) and in the end you have a great cross between a mentalism effect and a multiple prediction card effect that will fit into either genre of magic (or both together).

The effect itself is easy in that there are no knuckle busting card moves (and no Elmsley Counts) :-) The spectator can really do 95% of the work. I think for me, I will grab an UNO deck and show this to some younger folks and use it as a nice opener using an "everyday item" (of course I grew up in an era where everyone owned and still owns an UNO deck) then I can lead them down the path to regular card/coin effects.

One of the really nice aspects of this effect is that it has multiple kickers, without overdoing it and the prediction is in plain sight thru the effect. Also, you can easily show "proofs" that several simple different choices along the way would have resulted in a different outcome than the written prediction. Pocket space is very minimal other than the UNO deck, which could be borrowed.

The teaching video is a private Vimeo clocking in at just over 40 mins with a timestamp menu in the beginning. It is very well put together and not full of "Fluff" or the dreaded "overexplaining". Different details that you probably want to write down or take notes is boldly and colorfully left onscreen long enough to hit pause and copy down the part you need.

All that said, I did get a review copy to look over, give feedback and post a review (optional). Those who know me also know my reviews are non biased and if I see a problem or a flaw, I point them out. I would have given it 4 1/2 out of 5 stars simply because the UNO deck would be yet another deck to carry or borrow ---BUT--- I will give it a solid 5 out of 5 because he goes over how to do it with a regular deck, so - no extras if you choose the latter. It is not a long tutorial on the regular deck but the gist is a no brainer (substitute the 4 suits for the 4 colors and use the spot cards that match the UNO numbers. Not rocket science).

Here again is the link https://www.davidjonathanmagic.com/product-page/you-know-uno?utm_campaign=c5e09be2-8677-4b56-aab6-3cc4269c668f&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail&cid=53a320ec-efbc-440a-9b26-1d988507afd1 and for the price, it is well worthwhile (I think it could easily be a $15 or $20 video considering some of the stuff put out on other sites that give you far less for more. Grab it up before he changes his mind. :-)
Message: Posted by: AceFace (Jan 13, 2020 05:47AM)
Looks really good.... can they do not be riffle shuffled ?
Message: Posted by: AceFace (Jan 13, 2020 05:47AM)
Sorry.... can they only be riffle shuffled ?
Message: Posted by: CardGuyMike (Jan 13, 2020 08:36AM)
I assume that as in the performance you cannot bring out the prediction until after the color is named? Can you use a 4-way out device instead?
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 13, 2020 09:09AM)
Thanks for taking the time to review this, Poof - glad you like it.

To answer the above questions... yes, the spectator riffle shuffles. On the tutorial I discuss options for how you can have the prediction out in full view from the start, it comes down to your preference.
Message: Posted by: John C (Jan 13, 2020 08:53PM)
How’s the reset?
Message: Posted by: no2ss (Jan 14, 2020 01:29AM)
I just picked this up and watched the video. I will say that I had figured it out before purchasing, but I love David's thinking, and always find I get great value out of his effects -- plus I knew there would be additional thoughts and subtleties that I'd never figure out on my own. And, all that was true. The effect is basically what is shown. It is incredibly easy to do and I am always a fan of magic that involves the specs themselves doing the shuffling. And, David's nuances and thoughts were fantastic and made this much more practical than if I'd tried to do something similar on my own.

The one thing I'll note is that while it's easy and clever and effective and has multiple kickers, I don't think I'll perform the main You Know effect. This is just down to personal preference, but I'm less of a fan of straight up open prediction (or semi-open prediction) effects, as to me they always imply a force (even when it's not true). But the thing that I *will* use are some of the other suggestions that David had, including how to use this in a book test or other routine (I have some other nefarious ideas...).

In other words, the effect is great and easy. The teaching is great. And even if the main effect is not for you, you might still get something useful out of it. I did.
Message: Posted by: dooblehorn (Jan 14, 2020 04:36AM)
Hmm, would like to learn more, but website does not display things or function properly. I'll try again later. Tried both chrome and firefox to no avail.
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 14, 2020 07:45AM)
[quote]On Jan 13, 2020, John C wrote:
How’s the reset? [/quote]

There is a setup, so the reset is not super quick - I'd say maybe a minute. That's the only downside of the effect in my opinion, but its not nearly as bad as a full deck stack or anything like that.

[quote]On Jan 14, 2020, no2ss wrote:
I just picked this up and watched the video. I will say that I had figured it out before purchasing, but I love David's thinking, and always find I get great value out of his effects -- plus I knew there would be additional thoughts and subtleties that I'd never figure out on my own. And, all that was true. The effect is basically what is shown. It is incredibly easy to do and I am always a fan of magic that involves the specs themselves doing the shuffling. And, David's nuances and thoughts were fantastic and made this much more practical than if I'd tried to do something similar on my own.

The one thing I'll note is that while it's easy and clever and effective and has multiple kickers, I don't think I'll perform the main You Know effect. This is just down to personal preference, but I'm less of a fan of straight up open prediction (or semi-open prediction) effects, as to me they always imply a force (even when it's not true). But the thing that I *will* use are some of the other suggestions that David had, including how to use this in a book test or other routine (I have some other nefarious ideas...)

In other words, the effect is great and easy. The teaching is great. And even if the main effect is not for you, you might still get something useful out of it. I did. [/quote]

Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Great to hear you got a lot of value out of it and will use some of the ideas.

[quote]On Jan 14, 2020, dooblehorn wrote:
Hmm, would like to learn more, but website does not display things or function properly. I'll try again later. Tried both chrome and firefox to no avail. [/quote]

That's odd - its working fine on the few browsers I just tried. If you would like more info, or are having an issue purchasing, just PM me and I'll sort it out (same goes to anyone else who may be having similar issues)
Message: Posted by: bobinsdakota (Jan 14, 2020 08:29AM)
I just bought this and I'm really pleased. Being a total newbie, I like the fact it can be used with regular cards too.
BTW, since my kids are all grown and on their own, we got rid of most of our board/card games long ago including UNO.
I went to buy a UNO deck and there about 100 to choose from....what ever happened to just UNO :)
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 14, 2020 03:07PM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2020, bobinsdakota wrote:
I just bought this and I'm really pleased. Being a total newbie, I like the fact it can be used with regular cards too.
BTW, since my kids are all grown and on their own, we got rid of most of our board/card games long ago including UNO.
I went to buy a UNO deck and there about 100 to choose from....what ever happened to just UNO :) [/quote]
I want to get "UNO ATTACK" and add a "Boomerang Card" kicker to the effect. :-)
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 15, 2020 12:14PM)
Lol now that's a kicker ending!

Its actually insane how many variants of UNO that Mattel has released... here is a full list of them: http://www.geekyhobbies.com/uno-games-the-complete-list-of-all-themed-decks-spinoffs/

There's even a version called "DOS!" where, you guessed it, you yell out "DOS!" when you have two cards left.

Also, fun fact... UNO cards are printed by Cartamundi (who just acquired USPCC). It would be great if they would produce deluxe UNO cards on playing card stock as a higher quality option - at least that would make more sense to me than producing "DOS!", but what do I know...
Message: Posted by: ipe (Jan 15, 2020 02:08PM)
This reminds me Henry Sugar by Liam Montier.
Message: Posted by: no2ss (Jan 15, 2020 07:04PM)
[quote]On Jan 15, 2020, ipe wrote:
This reminds me Henry Sugar by Liam Montier. [/quote]

Has some similarities, but also a bunch of differences...
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 22, 2020 07:35AM)
FYI, this is now available on Penguin Magic:
https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/12973
Message: Posted by: ejohn (Jan 22, 2020 10:06AM)
David, Just purchased. Brilliant effect. Clear, thorough explanation. Reasonable price, if not underpriced. Congratulations! John
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 24, 2020 07:39AM)
Thanks John, really glad you like it!

Another new review was just posted here: https://youtu.be/J43e5u50eTg
Message: Posted by: Magic KL (Jan 24, 2020 11:27AM)
Great review! It feels so refreshing to do a card trick without using playing cards. Looks awesome, David~
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 30, 2020 07:10AM)
A great new bonus idea was just added to the download!

If you purchased directly from me, please re-download the file and you will see a new PDF was added to it (or PM me and I will send it to you).

If you bought it from Penguin, the additional PDF is now in your download section.

Speaking of Penguin, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that this is currently #7 on the Best Sellers Under $10 list despite minimal hype or promotion! So a huge thanks to everyone who has supported this effect!

More importantly, a bunch of 5 star reviews have also been posted, so I'm thrilled everyone is loving this as that's what really matters to me.
Message: Posted by: CMR (Jan 31, 2020 11:50AM)
I encourage everyone to buy effects directly from the creators when possible. After all, they deserve to get 100%.
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Jan 31, 2020 01:08PM)
FYI - for those who already purchased direct from me, I added the link to the new PDF in the description section of the Vimeo tutorial page. That should make it easier for you to access it.
Message: Posted by: emyers99 (Jan 31, 2020 04:58PM)
Very nice effect using one of my favorite principles.
Message: Posted by: no2ss (Jan 31, 2020 07:06PM)
[quote]On Jan 30, 2020, TuneHV wrote:
A great new bonus idea was just added to the download!

If you purchased directly from me, please re-download the file and you will see a new PDF was added to it (or PM me and I will send it to you).

If you bought it from Penguin, the additional PDF is now in your download section.

Speaking of Penguin, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that this is currently #7 on the Best Sellers Under $10 list despite minimal hype or promotion! So a huge thanks to everyone who has supported this effect!

More importantly, a bunch of 5 star reviews have also been posted, so I'm thrilled everyone is loving this as that's what really matters to me. [/quote]

By the way, the new addition is quite a nice one that helps solve the only potentially (but barely) awkward part in the effect.
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Feb 1, 2020 11:27AM)
[quote]On Jan 31, 2020, no2ss wrote:
By the way, the new addition is quite a nice one that helps solve the only potentially (but barely) awkward part in the effect. [/quote]
It definitely improves the effect both in the handling and in the apparent impossibility
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Feb 4, 2020 11:36AM)
Just wanted to share a fantastic review that was posted over at The Magic Roadshow:
https://magicroadshow.com/you-know-uno-david-jonathan-a-review/

[i]"I'm going to go ahead and say.. this is one of the very BEST effects I've reviewed in a long time.. and the BEST effect for the money. The instant download is $8.95, which is an absolute steal."[/i]
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Feb 5, 2020 05:07AM)
Got the newer info on the effect and I think it will be very helpful to a lot of people who weren't 100% with the original. I always respect and like when a creator sees an issue with some and makes a fix then distributes it to everyone who has the product. Great customer service.
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Feb 14, 2020 05:49PM)
[quote]On Feb 5, 2020, Poof-Daddy wrote:
Got the newer info on the effect and I think it will be very helpful to a lot of people who weren't 100% with the original. I always respect and like when a creator sees an issue with some and makes a fix then distributes it to everyone who has the product. Great customer service. [/quote]

Thank you. Not sure I would say there was an issue with the original handling, this is just a small improvement.

I do agree with your point about post-sales support though. It is annoying when you see an effect re-released with updates, and owners of the original are basically forced to pay for it again to learn the improvements - it’s wrong.

Anyway, here is a great new review - it got a 9/10: http://straighttalkmagicreviews.com/?p=1865
Message: Posted by: alexhui (Apr 19, 2020 05:27AM)
I have uploaded my review to my Facebook. David has done a great job on this product. A supreme production.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexMagicReview/posts/130389695244307?__tn__=K-R-R

Alex Hui
Hong Kong
Message: Posted by: TuneHV (Apr 21, 2020 07:43AM)
[quote]On Apr 19, 2020, alexhui wrote:
I have uploaded my review to my Facebook. David has done a great job on this product. A supreme production.

https://www.facebook.com/AlexMagicReview/posts/130389695244307?__tn__=K-R-R

Alex Hui
Hong Kong [/quote]

Wow, Im thrilled you gave it a 10/10! Really glad you liked it so much.

Also, You Know is now available through all Murphy’s retailers worldwide.
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (May 5, 2020 11:02AM)
I received this trick for free in exchange for a fair and honest review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R01Kkb-ItiM
Message: Posted by: ElDan88 (May 7, 2020 06:32AM)
I absolutely love the idea of using UNO cards.