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Close-up Illusion by Larry Jennings. Not your usual packet trick for sure.
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Inigmntoya,



I don't know how EndersGame feels about Color Monte, but I love it. Some people dislike the marketed cards and prefer regular cards from a deck, but I like the red and blue diamonds -- they're festive. I've changed the story a bit; I make it a (fictitious) story about my sister and me attending the State Fair when we were kids, and the diamonds suggest the colorful atmosphere of a carnival.
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I like the red and blue diamonds as well. The problem I had with them was that spectators couldn't really tell them apart in low light, so that became a problem in the restaurant (or any other low light environment). I also wasn't overly fond of the $14 dollar card. The other issue was that sometimes you didn't have the cards on you but still wanted to do the routine. All things considered, I now do the routine with "two" jokers and the ace of spades. My kicker is the queen of hearts for the line, "he said gambling's not your thing kid, maybe you'll have better luck with the ladies..." (turn over QH).

The other packet routine I do often is Capitulating Queens.

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On Jan 21, 2019, Bob G wrote:
Inigmntoya,
I don't know how EndersGame feels about Color Monte, but I love it. Some people dislike the marketed cards and prefer regular cards from a deck, but I like the red and blue diamonds -- they're festive. I've changed the story a bit; I make it a (fictitious) story about my sister and me attending the State Fair when we were kids, and the diamonds suggest the colorful atmosphere of a carnival.
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Cute ending, Kalix. I like it. I can see how the red and blue could look similar -- I haven't tried performing in low light.


I don't like the $14 card either. I use a mischievous-looking old fashioned joker. I relate to my audience that this is the one time when I was able to do *real* magic. I told the swindler that no one owed anyone anything. He said, what do you mean it's a joke? I said, with an authority that surprised me, just turn over the card. When he does, he sees the joker and realizes that he joke is on him.


Nice quote, by the way.
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On Jan 21, 2019, Kaliix wrote:

The other packet routine I do often is Capitulating Queens.


Kaliix,

I agree. I've been performing Capitulating Queens for years. That and Aldo Colombini's Come Together are my favorites.

Also, agree with the other poster--great quote.

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Color Monte (unless that's a "usual" recommendation?)
The mirror finish colored diamonds are unusual (to laymen) and the kicker is extra unusual.


Every single magician in the world should own this trick. I performed this for my son and then moved on to perform Virginia City shuffle (wich I thought was a better closer out of the 2. My son hands down said "That $14 dollar card came out of no where". And fwiw..... I think my TCC wallet fell out of my pocket with both of those in it and everything was in new condition! Thank God I have several Color Monties bought here on the Café'. Lucky for me I also have an AH + Blank 1 W-F-D***s. I need a new TCC wallet.

Oh and Tommy Wonders "Tamed cards" is awesome.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yvURE6ueeEk&t=1s
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