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Alex DLF
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My review is indeed incorrect, I bought it second hand and there wasn’t bags provided with it. I’ll make sure to correct my review on my website Smile Fantastic product !
Get yourself the Flap Cards guide : http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/4435

Make sure to check my review Channel, new reviews coming every week ! http://www.youtube.com/c/alexisreviews
Marcus Black
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It’s great to see the Pain Game on sale again. I sold mine but wish I hadn’t so I’ll be buying it again. Happy days.
Bunny Quinn
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Oh, I do like this. The horror feeling of the idea of the nail! But so good too! Saw a guy at Butlins do similar when I was little.
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Thanks for doing the clarification Alex.

Marcus, don't sell it again!!!
Creator of iconic magic that you will want to perform.
The Silent Treatment, The Pain Game, Paragon 3D, Double Back, Destination Box and more.
Available at www.onlinemagicshop.co.uk
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This is Jon’s greatest release to date in my professional opinion and will remain a permanent fixture in my show. Packs small, plays huge and will undoubtedly last forever. Comes very highly recommended.
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Am looking for someone willing to sell his (unused) Paingame.

Pls mail me on Arnaud.van.Rietschoten@gmail.com.

Tnx
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Does anyone know where to get the brown paper bags? I've finally run out of my stock.
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Hi, I am reviving this post because I have two quick questions, one I haven't seen asked, the other was answered but I wasn't successful. I hope this also may help someone else that is wondering the same.


1) Between the "Pain Game", and "Nailed It", one looks like the Spike is loaded from the top and sticks there, the other looks like the Spike is loaded from the bottom actually going through the block. Is that correct that in the Pain Game the Spike goes through the block, and not attached to the top, or are they both the same process?


2) Where can you get these "Bottom Block Bags", I clicked on links, and searched for them, and have not located where these can be procured. Are these bags crucial to use, and will just a paper lunch bag work, or are paper lunch bags too small?


Thanks to whomever answer...
Thomas Walter
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On Apr 13, 2020, skyfire wrote:
Hi, I am reviving this post because I have two quick questions, one I haven't seen asked, the other was answered but I wasn't successful. I hope this also may help someone else that is wondering the same.


1) Between the "Pain Game", and "Nailed It", one looks like the Spike is loaded from the top and sticks there, the other looks like the Spike is loaded from the bottom actually going through the block. Is that correct that in the Pain Game the Spike goes through the block, and not attached to the top, or are they both the same process?


2) Where can you get these "Bottom Block Bags", I clicked on links, and searched for them, and have not located where these can be procured. Are these bags crucial to use, and will just a paper lunch bag work, or are paper lunch bags too small?


Thanks to whomever answer...


Well, maybe Jon himself should answer this, but I take the opportunety to throw in some positive criticism at the same time:

1. In Jon's advertising video you clearly see that, as you yourself wrote:
...the spike is loaded from the bottom, actually going through the block

The subtly with spike head seen on the underside, locking the spike in place, is a nice touch, and a clever detail from Jon!
And likewise,an other small detail I like, is that, at the end, after the spike is revealed, you casually pull out the spike from the underside of the wooden block.

2. You can order more bags from Jon's webb site.
And they are also easily found on Ebay, Amazone etc.

Regarding the size of the wooden blocks to get proper sized bags:
I do not see any problems here, you just measure them after purchasing the effect from Jon!

Right? Smile

(And by the way, I ordered the effect from Jon the other day and I am right now eagerly waiting for them to arrive.)
skyfire
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OK, I officially have the "Pain Game", but I would like to hear from someone who has this, or did have it. I received the blocks of wood, but they do not fit snugly like I thought they would. There is about a quarter inch gap on the side width wise, and length wise. I was not expecting that because the gap seems to make it more difficult when trying to do a smooth pick up from inside the bag. So did I receive the correct bags with this? So if the fit is not critical, why couldn't I use any bags that are close?
Thomas Walter
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On May 17, 2020, skyfire wrote:
OK, I officially have the "Pain Game", but I would like to hear from someone who has this, or did have it. I received the blocks of wood, but they do not fit snugly like I thought they would. There is about a quarter inch gap on the side width wise, and length wise. I was not expecting that because the gap seems to make it more difficult when trying to do a smooth pick up from inside the bag. So did I receive the correct bags with this? So if the fit is not critical, why couldn't I use any bags that are close?

The bags I got with the trick were also of the size you write above, but I personally don't see any problems.

When you pick upp an 'empty' block, (block without a spike) it is easy to get fingers and the thumb between the block and (the inside of) the bag sides go get a grip. If it was a snug fit at the bottom it might be difficult to get a quick grip.

And, at the end, to show the block with the spike, you take hold of the spike and lift it out together with the block.

So, for me, this works fine...
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Would anyone be able to direct me to the instructions for The Pain Game? I purchased it a year or so ago and am prepping to use it in a show. Obviously, I know how it works but would love to rewatch some of handling tips and suggestions. I've been spoiled by Vanishing Inc saving my instructions that I'm kicking myself for misplacing the link to this one.
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^Nevermind. All squared away.
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Anyone source the correct size bag in the US?
It's all in the reflexes.
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