The Hannya Playing Cards although simple in card back design has an artistic depth to them that draw me to this deck. With your $11.95 purchase you get 56 playing cards with some very awesome original artwork. The back design, as alluded to above, is very simple. It is a two-way design of a Japanese… Continue Reading Hannya Playing Cards by Damien O’Brien and Cartamundi
The Scan Cards App is one of the few apps that I like and will use (and have been using). Most apps are easy to reverse engineer and most of the time your spectators walk away from the trick thinking that it is a software trick and not being that impressed. This is different. First… Continue Reading Scan Cards (phone application) by Sebastien Macak
The Other Brothers delivered something really awesome here and I know this is going to be copied and copied and copied by others besides the brothers. I have never seen this method before and it allows you to tell the spectator the individual letters in their “freely” selected word (after they pick a word that… Continue Reading Words Beyond (a book test) by The Other Brothers and Vanishing Inc.
When I saw the promotional video for the SandsMinds Thumbtip Ignitor Pro I was all jazzed up. This is cool stuff. When I heard the SansMinds state “When the device is triggered it shoots a mini fireball out of the device” I was freaking out. The possibilities??!! Well, it is not as good as I… Continue Reading Thumb Tip Ignitor Pro by SansMinds
Think Nguyen really blew me away with this double DVD of advanced card magic project. In this project, he fooled me over and over and over again. It was just too much! Think tipped some amazingly strong stuff here. This is just too good, he is too talented and I am too jealous. I am… Continue Reading Parallels by Think Nguyen and Alakazam Magic
Static Marker is a very cool pre-made Sharpie gimmick that renders you with the power to make a Sharpie Marker into a magic wand. When you purchase this $29.95 utility device you are ready to go. You get a link to a streaming (not downloadable) 51 minute instructional video in either Russian or English. The… Continue Reading Static Marker by Wonder Makers
Jason Ladayne’s growing reputation as a top-notch card man has been advanced with his sophomore release, Game Changer. This book, in a nutshell, is amazing. The content is great, the design and layout are awesome and the delivery of the content is remarkable. The ad-copy for the book is as follows: “Game Changer is a… Continue Reading Game Changer by Jason Ladanye
Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Bannon and BBM. Bannon and BBM who? Bannon and BBM kick ass that’s who! Once again John Bannon delivers an outstanding and easy-to-do card effect with Big Blind Media. This is a real good one people! And for $20 bucks this is a must-have! The effect is pretty simple. The two… Continue Reading Paint it Blank by John Bannon and Big Blind Media
David Regal put out a 3 series project entitled The Magic of David Regal. This review focuses on Volume 1. For those that don’t like wasting time reading entire reviews (books or articles) and just want the New York Post headline: REGAL NAILS IT! This two hour and thirty eight minute download starts off with… Continue Reading The Magic of David Regal Volume 1: Tricks!
Matt Johnson’s study on the open prediction plot comes with four versions of the same routine, with different methods. Some involve an easy-to-make gimmick and others can be done with a borrowed and shuffled deck. The download costs $25 and is almost 38 minutes long. The entirety of the video is shot with Johnson sitting… Continue Reading The Open Prediction by Matt Johnson