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Terrible Wizard
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I first fell in love with magic through silly table tricks - easy to do, but fun and still baffling.

I was reminded of how much fun can be had with un-serious 'kiddy' magic in the review thread here (Tricks and Effects) on cheap tricks when someone mentioned 'mummy' and the Wizard Review programme on it. I was so taken with the fun of it I ordered one (v. cheap!)

I'm probably now going to order The Magic Sword and an Exploding Die Box trick - again, great looking fun table magic items. I'd sworn off buying any more magic, but I think I can make allowances for one-shot, cheap stuff like this.

What are your recommendations for fun table tricks? Smile
MichaelJae
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Ball and vase
Ring and chain
Cubio
Zig zag
Thurston's penny and dime
Nickels to dimes

All of these are cheap and can be performed while seated at a table.
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I grew up on Tenyo tricks in the 80s... a couple of my favorite that are perfect for close-up table work -

Ultraslice (slice a case of cigarettes in half with a card pictured like a buzzsaw)
Telesphere (little red balls mysteriously teleport from one clear cylinder to another) (may need to disguise a slight momentary noise as the transition occurs)

I see MichaelJae you mentioned Cubio - I've been wondering if those were still made! I have a Cubio brass from the late 80s that does not work anymore. Will have to try and see if I can get a replacement, as that is a completely baffling mystery on spectators!
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A quick google on cubio implies not still being made, but available on Ebay at "collectors" prices!
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Tenyo doesn't sell Cubio by itself anymore but it is still included in their 8-trick Magic Set which is pretty easy to find.
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On Mar 3, 2015, guyjr wrote:

I see MichaelJae you mentioned Cubio - I've been wondering if those were still made! I have a Cubio brass from the late 80s that does not work anymore. Will have to try and see if I can get a replacement, as that is a completely baffling mystery on spectators!


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On Mar 3, 2015, AidanHeritage wrote:

A quick google on cubio implies not still being made, but available on Ebay at "collectors" prices!


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On Mar 3, 2015, xl18 wrote:

Tenyo doesn't sell Cubio by itself anymore but it is still included in their 8-trick Magic Set which is pretty easy to find.


Brass Cubio $5.00!

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A kids magic set might be a good choice. Smile
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As you learn and grow into magic, you realize that many of the old Adams and Royal rack tricks can be performed without the gimmicks, using sleight of hand. Examples are the Ball and Vase performed without the shell, or the Imp Bottle performed without the weight, the penny to dime performed with a real penny and real dime, and so on. Even Cubio can be made from any wooden block, threaded on a shoelace and in the right hands, not only can slide down the string and stop on command, but can slide back UP the string as well. If you are still performing these effects following the instructions, it's time to toss away the instructions and start improvising new methods for the old tricks.
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