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I'm baaaaaaaack.

I've noticed I really like small, in the hands magic. (Micro magic?) The sort of stuff you can carry in your pocket, where your hands turn into the stage when you present it. So of course, dice are the next logical avenue for me to explore. As before, does anyone know where I could get started - an actual treatise on the subject?
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There's a chapter on dice in SW Table Magic by Karl Fulves. For something more challenging, look up the Dr Sack routine in Classic Secrets of Magic by Bruce Elliott.

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2 in hand 1 in pocket was the first close up prop routine I learned over 60 years ago using small dice and 2 larger for kicker finish.. Smile
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One of my favorites is just using a paddle move with a die. Show the user that opposite sides always add up to seven. Then press the middle dot (call it a button) of the 5 and flip the die over, using the paddle move to show that it's not the expected 2. Do it with different sides, the opposite of six is not one. etc.

Then press the button again to 'fix' it.
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Alright, this is a good start.

Rik - I remember my brother doing this for me years ago. I should really put a little time into getting it to look good. It's a great little off the cuff type thing that can produce some nice double takes if you move things along at just the right speed. (Or at least was when my brother did it...)
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Might not be what you have in mind, but Crazy Cube is a good die trick.
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You can do Chink-a-Chink.

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Charlie frye has a great chink-a-chink with dice on one of his eccentric DVDs.
Very devious.
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On Jul 30, 2015, Mary Mowder wrote:
You can do Chink-a-Chink.

-Mary Mowder


Ah, yes! I'd normally do that with coins, but for those rare occasions when none of the spectators have a felt close-up pad on them...
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Or a table cloth, Chink-a-Chink was being done before the Close-Up Pads we know today were invented.

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Wasn't the first chink-a-chink with sugar cubes?
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I recently watched some Japanese tourists flip out over the old Dice Bomb trick. The magician replaced skittles candies for the small dice that come with the trick. Very visual.

Of course since this is a cheap dealer item many here will scoff the effect as being too childish or simple to perform...or that it wont fool anyone. This is exactly why the magician was performing the effect...to prove that the magic snobs theories are usually way off base, and unless one actually PERFORMS magic they will never fully realize the power even a simple magic dealer item can have in entertaining a lay audience.
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On Aug 4, 2015, Frank Starsini wrote:
Wasn't the first chink-a-chink with sugar cubes?

I always thought so.
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"If you can stack dice and tell two funny stories, you can call yourself a magician; then, if you can learn another funny story, you can dump the magic crap and call yourself an entertainer."

~ Clarke "The Senator" Crandall
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Check out Tower of Dice (T-247) by Tenyo Magic its a nice trick looks real good

also badlands bob
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As mentioned, Dr. Sack's routine would be great.
You can also see a variation on a DVD with Steve Dobson and Reed McClintock. The DVD is entitled, "the ivory connection".
Marlo had a booklet entitled, "shoot the works"
If you do Sack's routine, you can follow it up with the Dai Vernon's dice climax which can be found in The Dai Vernon book of magic.
There are a couple of DVD's teaching dice stacking out there. Should be an easy find.
Chink a chink by Mohammed Bey straight out of stars of magic would be great.
Having said that, you may want to use casino dice OR what I use which are razors. White dice with straight edges as opposed to the slightly curved ones you would find at the store. The gamblers book club in Vegas might have some. I remember T.R. King used to make them. But I'm not sure if they are around anymore.
Razors make dice manipulation easier and they put a hole in your pants pocket faster.
This means you have to take your pants to get mended by a tailor in essence contributing to the welfare of small businesses around you. Shop local folks.
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Martin Gardner's Impromptu Magic, KORT ( Milt Kort ) by Stephen Minch, The Ross Bertram Books and videos.
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There is tricks in Ed Marlo "Shoot the Work" booklet which was ok. There si also DVD with magician Steve Draun but maybe can't not buy now? I don't know others. Sorry Smile....
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