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 Post subject: Card College Summary (All Volumes)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:33 pm 
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I noticed how quite a few of the posts in here are made concerning card college, I will write the contents of each volume, followed by a short summary and my opinions/advice for that volume. I hope you guys find some use from this.
Also, if anyone has any questions about what a specific sleight or effect is, message me. dont ask me how they are done, because i wont answer, but if you want to know what they accomplish and more about them, send me a message and I'd love to help you out.

heres the link to the set-
but it is currently out of stock. It may be found elsewhere though through liberal use of google.


Chapter 1: Fundamental Techniques
Dealing Position
The End Grip
Elevated Dealing Position
Squaring the Deck
The All-around Square-up
Giving the Deck a Complete Cut
Spreading the Cards in the Hands
Outjogging Cards as They are Spread Between the Hands
Dribbling Cards
Dealing Cards
Dealing Cards Face Down-The Draw Method
Dealing Cards Face Up-The Stud Method
The Swing Cut
The Break
The Little-finger Break
Forming A Little-finger Break Under the Top Card- Two-handed Method
Forming A Little-finger Break Under the Top Card- One-handed Method
Forming A Little-finger Break Under Multiple Cards
The Thumb Break
The Step
The Riffle
The Ribbon Spread

Chapter 2: Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part I
The Overhand Shuffle
Running Single Cards
Control of the Top and Bottom Cards
Control of the Top Card
Control of the Bottom Card

Controlling the Top Stock of the Deck-The Injog Shuffle
Controlling the Bottom Stock
Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle
Thought Stealer
The Spectator Cuts the Aces

Chapter 3: False Cut Techniques, Part I
An Optical False Cut from the Hand
The False Swing Cut
A Simple False Cut
A Triple False Cut
The Slip Cut from Dealing Position
Tricks with False Cuts
Hat Trick
Court Card Conclave

Chapter 4: Card Controls

The Overhand Shuffle Control
The "Whoops" Control
The Diagonal Insertion
The Peek Control
The Post-peek Overhand Shuffle Control
A Peek Control for Two Cards
The Multiple Peek Control
The One-card Middle Pass
Other Controls
Tricks with Card Controls
The Shamus Card
The Question Is...

Chapter 5: Force Techniques, Part I-The Crisscross Force
The Balducci Force
The Goldin Force
The Ten-to-twenty Force
A Trick with the Force
The Lie Detector

Chapter 6:Transfer Cuts
The Double Cut
The Triple Cut from Top to Bottom
The Triple Cut from Bottom to Top
Tricks with Transfer Cuts
Triple Coincidence
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Chapter 7: Riffle Shuffle Techniques
The Closed Riffle Shuffle
Squaring After the Shuffle
The Open Riffle Shuffle
Riffle Shuffle Stock Controls
Control of the Top Stock
Control of the Bottom Stock

The Waterfall Riffle Shuffle
Tricks with Riffle Shuffle Techniques
The Red-black Location
Royal Flush Finale

Chapter 8: The Glide
The Glide
Tricks with the Glide
The Acrobat Family
The Coue Test

Chapter 9: The DL, Part I
A Double Turnover
Tricks with a DL
Rise and Swap
A Card in Hand

Chapter 10: The Key Card
Key-card Placement
The Key Card in a Hand-to-hand Spread
Key Card in a Ribbon Spread

Glimpse and Placement
Location, Identification and Control with a Key Card
Control in a Hand-to-hand Spread
Tabled Ribbon Spread Control

Further Thoughts on the Key Card
Shuffling with a Key Card
Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card

Tricks with a Key Card
A Phenomenal Memory
Your Number-Your Card
Thot Echo

Chapter 11: Hindu Shuffle Technique
The Hindu Shuffle
Placing a Key card with a Hindu Shuffle
Glimpsing the Bottom Card with a Hindu Shuffle
The Hindu Shuffle Force
Hindu Shuffle Card Controls
Controlling a Single Card
Controlling Multiple Cards

Tricks with the Hinu Shuffle Technique
The Magus Card
The Lucky Card

Chapter 12: Flourishes, Part I
Turning Over the Top Card I
Turning Over the Top Card II
Turning Over the Top Card III
The Charlier Cut
The Swivel Cut
The Boomerang Card
The Spring Riffle Shuffle
Jack Merlin's Riffle Shuffle
The Pop-up Card
The Wind-up Gag
The Two-handed Fan
The Broad One-handed Fan
The Reverse One-handed Fan
The Ribbon Spread Turnover

Chapter 13: Spread Cull Techniques
The Spread Cull
The Under-the-spread Force
Tricks with the Spread Cull
The Magic Phone Number
As You Like It

Chapter 14: Useful Auxiliary Sleights

Thumb Counting
The Little-finger Count
The Secret Addition of Cards
The Braue Addition
The Tip-over Addition
The Single, Double and Multiple Push-over
Buckling One or More Cards

Chapter 15:Force Techniques, Part 2
The Classic Force
Technique, Handling and Structure
The Psychological Management of the Spectators
The Inner Game of the Performer
How to Practice the Classic Force
Direct Methods
Indirect Methods
Final Observations

More Tricks with the Force
The Jumping Pulse

Chapter 16: The Top Change
The Top Change
Top Change Covers
The Top Change as an out for the Classic Force
Tricks with the Top Change
The Lucky Coin

The First Volume of Card College also has a section on the art of performing with Cards in general, which describes some of the basic things a beginner might not know, including terminology and such. It has a brief history of playing Cards, and a section on the tools you will be using, basically, your hands, close up pad, and cards.

Volume I is essential if you are considering card college, even if you are experienced, start with volume one. It is an excellent resource for those totally new to the art and a great refresher course for those already experienced. It also gives you a good arsenal of effects if you are just starting out. Only after mastering volume I should you move on to volume II.

*Stickied by X*

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Chapter 17: Overhand Shuffle Techniques, Part 2
Bringing the Bottom Card to the Top
Controlling the Top and Bottom Stocks
The Lift Shuffle
Top Stock Control with the Lift Shuffle
Key-card Placement with the Lift Shuffle

Controlling the Entire Deck: The G.W. Hunter Shuffle
Controlling the Entire Deck: The Optical Shuffle
More Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle
Subconscious Poker
Aces Off the Cuff

Chapter 18: Palming

Theoretical Considerations
The Palm Grip
The Top Palm
Palming Multiple Cards from the Top
Concealing Palmed Cards in the Hand
Replacing Palmed Cards
Tricks with Palming
Homing Card Plus
The Cards of Capistrano

Chapter 19: The Pass

The Classic Pass
Covers for the Pass
The Riffle Pass
Other Covers

Tricks with the Pass
Finnegins Rewake
Card Through Handkerchief

Chapter 20: False Display Counts
The Elmsley Count
The Jordan Count
The Hamman Count
The Buckle Count
The Push-off count
The Hamman Two-for-Four Count
Tricks with False Display Counts
The Really Wild Nine-card Trick
The Royal Acrobats

Chapter 21: The DL, Part 2

Another Double Turnover
More Tricks with the DL
Vanished without a Trace!
The Ambitious Card

Chapter 22:The Crimp
Crimping with the index Finger
Crimping with the Heel of the Thumb
Crimping with an Overhand Shuffle
Cutting to a Crimped Card
A Trick using the Crimp
Transposition Extraordinary

Chapter 23: The Glimpse
Top-card Riffle Glimpse
Top-card DL Glimpse
Top-card Riffle Shuffle Glimpse
Bottom Card All-around Square-up Glimpse
Situational Bottom Card Glimpses
Center-card Glimpse
Tricks with the Glimpse
Card Catcher

Chapter 24: The Reverse
The Braue Reverse
DL Reverse
Double Turnover Reverse
The Leg Reverse
Deck Turnover Reverse
Tricks with the Reverse
The Whistle
Reversible Mix-up

Chapter 25: False Cut Techniques, Part 2
A True, Single, Tabled Cut
Single, Tabled, False Cut I
Single, Tabled, False Cut II
A True Running Cut
Up the Ladder
Dai Vernon's Cold-deck Cut Affas-gaffas False Cut
Gamblers False Cut

Chapter 26: Flourishes, Part 2
Turning Over the Top Card IV
Turning Over the Top Card V
Turning Over the Top Card VI
Springing the Cards
The Cascade
The Swivelleroo Cut
The Flip-Flap Cut
One-handed Riffle Shuffle

Chapter 27: Theory
Some Thoughts on Theoretical Subjects
The Role of Presentation
The Role of the Performer
The Script
The Audience
Humor, Comedy, and the Joke
Diverse Presentational Strategies
Presentation and Construction
Concluding Remarks
Recommended Reading

The Construction of a Trick
The Construction of a Routine
The Construction of the Program
In Conclusion
Recommended Reading

Directing Attention
The Means of Perception
The Physical Direction of Attention
Mental Direction of Attention
Reading Your Spectators
Recommended Reading

Technique, Handling and Management
The Handling
Concluding Remarks
Recommended Reading

Timing and Duration
Timing and Rythm
Timing and the Moment
Timing and Coordination
Timing and Simultaneity
Recommended Reading

Outs for Disasters and Disturbances
Disturbances from the Audience
Recommended Reading

The Study of Card Conjuring
Choosing, Sifting and Collecting Material
Studying a Card Trick
General Remarks
Training Techniques
Concluding Remarks
Recommended Reading

Volume II comes close to being my favorite out of the Card College series because of its beautiful work on Theory. The true strength of this series is found in that section, Its worth buying the series just for that one section, if you get it, read the theory section multiple times.
The False Display Counts section is also particularly nice, as is the section on the classic pass

Volume II basically builds upon volume one, everything gets a bit more advanced, and the tricks get a bit more complicated (and some much more powerful). So dont skip to this unless you have already read volume I.

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Chapter 28: Assorted Techniques and Refinements
The Biddle Steal
Counting Cards in a Fan
Counting Cards While Spreading Them Between the Hands
Setting Multiple Key Cards
The Spin Revelation and Display
The Vanish of a Card
The Bluff Cut
Holding Back a Card in the Card Case
The Transfer Move
The K.M. Move
The Vernon Addition
Tricks with Assorted Techniques and Refinements
The Invisible Card
The Four Seasons

Chapter 29: Techniques with Breaks, Steps and Injogs
Techniques with the Break:
The Dribble Break
The Crocodile Technique
Transferring a Break from the Little Finger to the Heel of the Thumb
Inserting a Card into a Break
The Erdnase Break
Techniques with the Step
Ribbon Spread and Step
A Spectator Holds the Step
Fan and Step
Techniques with the Injog
The LePaul Automatic Jog-control
The Drop Jog
The Diagonal Insertion and Fan
An Injog Handling
Injog and Step After the Cut
General Reflections on Injogged Cards
Tricks with the Break, Step and Injog
The Master Grip
Remember and Forget

Chapter 30: Card Controls, Part 2
The Convincing Control
The Bluff Pass
A Direct Overhand Shuffle Control
The Logical Control
The Spread Crimp
The Bridge Control
Refinements and Final Thoughts
More Tricks Using Card Controls
A Sure Bet
Ambitious 1-2-3-4

Chapter 31: The DL, Part 3
The Push-over Double
A DL from the Center
Small Packet DL
The Optical Replacement
The Turnover Replacement
The Vernon Replacement
A DL Finesse
More Tricks with the DL and Turnover
The Palindrome Cards
The Time Machine
Rise and Switch

Chapter 32: False Display Counts, Part 2
The Ascanio Spread
The Ascanio Spread Fan
The Open Display
The Olram Subtlety
The Gemini Count
The Over-count
The Multiple-lift Display Sequence
The Flushtration Count
Displaying All the Cards as Identical
The D'Amico Spread
More Tricks with False Display Counts
The Strasbourg waltz
Set-reset Plus
The Dance of the Cannibals

Chapter 33: Riffle Shuffle Techniques, Part 2
The Zarrow Dynamic
The Zarrow Shuffle
The Direct Zarrow Shuffle
The Pull-through False Shuffle
Vernon's Pull-through Shuffle Variant
The Triumph Shuffle
A Combination False Shuffle
Controlling the Top Stock with a Riffle Shuffle
A Combination False Shuffle and Cut
The Block Transfer
A Red-black False Shuffle
An In-the-hands False Shuffle
More Tricks with Riffle Shuffle Techniques
Dad Stevens, King of the Card Cheats

Chapter 34: The Multiple Shift
The Insertion of the Cards
Swing Cut Multiple Shift
Bluff Multiple Shift
The Vernon Multiple Shift
Cardini's Overhand Multiple Shift
Carney's Natural Multiple Shift
The Simple Shift
The Tabled Multiple Shift
A Trick with the Multiple Shift
The Vanishing Deck

Chapter 35: The Faro Shuffle

The Partial Faro
The Faro Slough-off
The Perfect Faro
The Incomplete Faro Control
Faro Types
The Mathematical Basis of the Perfect Faro Shuffl
Mathematical Principles
Tricks with Faro Techniques
The Acrobatic Aces
The Two Detectives

Chapter 36: Advanced Palming Techniques
The One-handed Palm
The Gambler's Cop
Management Strategies for the Gambler's Cop
Replacing Cards In Gambler's Cop Under the Deck

The Transfer Palm
The Loewy Palm
The Left-hand Bottom Palm
The Right-hand Bottom Palm
The Right-hand Bottom Palm of Multiple Cards
Norman Houghton's Pocket Extraction
Producing a Card From You Inner Right Jacket-pocket (1)
Producing a Card From You Inner Right Jacket-pocket (2)
Replacing Palmed Cards on the Bottom of the Deck
More Tricks with Palming
The Card in the Glass
The Open Prediction

Chapter 37: Color Changes
The Side-slip Color Change
The Slap Change
The Wave Change
The Houdini Color Change
The Flip-flop Change
The Fadeaway Card Change
Final Thoughts
Tricks with Color Changes
Through and Through
Holy Smoke!

Chapter 38: The Side Steal and Diagonal Palm Shift
The Side-steal Transfer
Covers for the Side Steal
The Side-steal Bottom Placement and Variations
The Side-steal Palm
The Simplified Side-steal Palm
The Diagonal Palm Shift
The Convincing Control Palm
Tricks with the Side-steal Transfer and Palm
Picnick at the Summit
The Return of the Phantom

Volume III has, in the beginning, a section called "Words for Enthusiasts", which is more work on magic theory, and is done very well. It also has a section with more details and comments on Terminology that is helpful.

As with all the other volumes of Card College, Volume III is exceptional. I personally liked the sections on Riffle Shuffle Techniques, The Multiple Shift, and the Side Steal and Diagonal Palm Shift. Though I must admit, I expected more from the section on color changes. It is still very good, but there just is not as much material as you would expect after reading volumes 1 and 2. One last thing, this volume also goes though the Erdnase Bottom Palm (on page 713), which is one of my favorites sleights, if you pick up this volume, check it out, If you like palming, you will like this technique (I actually prefer Earnest Earick's One hand version, but the two hand version is preferable in certain situations).

 Post subject: Volume IV
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Chapter 39: Force Techniques, Part 3
The Under-theTable Force
The Ribbon-Spread Force
The Toss Force
The Peek Force
The Cut Force
The Credit-card Force
The Curious Count
The Packet Force
The Mishmash Force
Forcing Under a Handkerchief
The Bottom Bluff Force
The Dribble Force
Tricks Using Forces
A Question of Sex
The Card in the Wallet

Chapter 40: Card Switches
The Curry Turnover Change
The Simple Turnover Switch
The Card-spread Switch
The Allerton Change
The Kaps Switch
The "Hofzinser" Top Change
The Push-in Change
The Glide Change
The Mexican Turnover
Tricks with Card Switches
Everywhere and Nowhere
Underground Twins
Trapped in the Future

Chapter 41: Packet Switches
The Veeser Concept
The Toss Switch
The Talazac Switch
The Gamblers' Packet Switch
The Jinx Change
The Pendulum Switch
Olram's Jinx Switch
The Turnover Palm Switch
The Steamboat Switch
The Count Switch
Tricks with Packet Switches
Flash Transposition
Day Trippers
Three-way Excursion

Chapter 42: The Deck Switch
The Direct Deck Switch
The Gamblers' Deck Switch
The Joker Switch

The Deck Switch in the Context of a Trick
The Trojan Deck
Through the Table
In a Flash
The Cardsharp
The Vanishing Deck Reconsidered

Final Thoughts on Deck Switches

Chapter 43: Estimation
Visual Estimation
An Application
Location Using Outs

Fingernail Estimation
Tricks with Estimation
The Miracle Aces
Miraculous Coincidence

Chapter 44: Culling
The Grismer Cull
The Lessinout Shuffle
The Downjog Cull
The Above-the-spread Cull
The Green Angle Seperation
Tricks Using Culls
The Stop Trick

Chapter 45: Stacking
The Erdnase Stack Shuffle
The Milk-build Shuffle
The Frank Lane Stack
Riffle Shuffle Stacking
Final Observations
Tricks with Stacking
The Pseudo-stack
The Gambler in Person

Chapter 46: False Dealing
The Cards
The Basic Grip and the True Deal
The Double Deal
The Push-off Second Deal
The Strike Second Deal
The Bottom Deal
The Sail
A Trick Using False Deals
Call Your Hand

Chapter 47: Sandwich Techniques
The Display Load
The Direct Load
The Kosky Switch
The Simple Sandwich Load
Tricks with Sandwich Techniques
Cheop's Dunbury Sandwich
Hold the Mayo

Chapter 48: Lapping
General Observations on the Application of Lapping
The Bottom-card Lap
The All-around Square-up Lap
Jean-Claude Page's Lapping Method
The Lap Control
The Trousers-fold Holdout
The Knee Holdout

Chapter 49: Advanced Pass Techniques
The Basic Technique
The Invisible Pass
Cover Suggestions for the Invisible Pass
The Turnover Pass
The Spread Pass
The Dribble Pass
The Cover Pass
The Display Pass
The Spread Half-pass
The Christ Twist
More Tricks with the Pass
Catch 22
Super-sensitive Fingertips

Chapter 50: Tilt
Tilt One-handed Tilt Get-ready
Tilt Finesse I
Tilt Finesse II
Final Thought
Tricks with Tilt
Card Collection

Chapter 51: Flourishes, Part 3
The Side Shuffle
The Wave Cut
The Toss Cut
The Twin Falls Shuffle
The Four-card Turnover Display
The Star Turnover Display
The Frank Shields Display
The Pirouette
The Twirl
The Ravelli Pop-out

Chapter 52: Reverses, Part 2
The Swing-cut Reverse
The Future Reverse
The Palm Reverse
The Larreverse
The Riffle-shuffle Reverse
More Tricks Using Reverses
Reverse Interlude
Suprise Spelling

Chapter 53: Turnovers
The All-around Square-up Turnover
The Through-the-Fist Flourish
The Gamblers' Turnover
The Wristwatch Turnover
The Spectator Turnover
The Okito-box Turnover
The Transfer Turnover
Tricks with Turnovers
The Easy Poker Demonstration

Chapter 54: The Structure of Magic
The Magic Pyramid
The System
Effects, Intellectual and Emotional
The Magic Iceberg
Final Thoughts

Volume IV is, like every other book in this series, exceptional all by itself. Personally, my favorite sections were the ones on Card Switches (especially the Curry Turnover Change), Sandwich Techniques, and the Pass. The Section on the Structure of Magic further addresses that side of magic which is often forgotten or willfully ignored, the Psychology that makes a performance great, and how to structure your routines to have maximum impact.
A couple of other things I really enjoyed were Catch 22, which is basically a very clean and simple collectors routine where the 4 aces trap 3 selected cards, and also the section on the Spread Pass, which offers subtleties which can make it invisible from nearly every angle.

To me, Card College got better the further I went. Volume IV is also my favorite book in the set.

by the way, apologies for the wait. [/b]

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Card College Vol 5

Chapter 55: Miscellaneous Techniques

Versatile Jokers
Adding Or Subtracting Special Cards
Starting With Jokers And Special Cards In The Card Case
Gimmicked Jokers
Jokers And Simple Setups

Tricks Using The Jokers
Three Card Monte
Twin Fools

The Charlier Shuffle
The Overhand Lift Shuttle Run-Up
On The Red-Black Overhand Shuffle
The Overhand Shuffle Gimpse
The Gambler's Bottom-Card Glimpse
Secret Setup
Double Turnover From A Spread In The Hands
The Snap-Over Color Change
Obtaining A Duplicate Of A Spectator's Signature

Chapter 56: Starting Easy

A Psychological Test
Strange Harmony
Affinity In Numbers
The Happy Birthday Card Trick

Chapter 57: Quick Effects

The Quick-Change Artists
Countdown Stop
Pasteboard Blendo

Chapter 58: Ace Overtures

Thompson's Aces
How Lucky Can You Get?
The Cards Of Destiny
Sign Of Four

Chapter 59: Four For The Aces

Study For Four Aces
The Joker Is A Diakka
The Knowledgeable Cards
Slow Henry

Chapter 60: Firm Favorites

The History Of Playing Cards
The Homesick Jesters
The Endless Loop

Chapter 61: Gambles

Fantasist At The Card Table
The Poker Player's Royal Flush
Poker Burn

Chapter 62: Mental Effects

Insured Prediction
Min And Sightless

Chapter 63: Cards And Co.

The Color-Changing Deck
Superlative Lover
The Joker Folds Up
All's Wells That Ends Wells
On The Lepaul Envelope Set
Wallet Bound

Chapter 64: A Cardman's Humor

Bibliographic Notes
Cumulative Index

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Thank you, Akirafist. All misc posts have now been removed, for the sake of clarity and organization.

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Card College Light (2006)
Originally published in German as Roberto Light (1988).

Table of Contents

The Presentation of Sleightless Card Tricks

Routine 1

T.N.T - The magician reveals two cards chosen in a way that would seem to make this utterly impossible.

Intuition - Through the power of intuition, two spectators are able to separate the shuffled deck into red and black cards.

The Telephone Trick - The performer's medium is called and is able to discern over the telephone the card freely selected from a shuffled deck.

Routine 2

Thot Echo - Someone selects two cards under the fairest conditions, and the magician succeeds in finding them.

Royal Flush - Ten cards randomly chosen by a spectator are thoroughly shuffled by him and then dealt into two poker hands. The magician's hand is shown to be a royal flush!

The Waiwiki Shuffle - A subconsciously controlled swing of a pendulum reveals to the performer the identity of a chosen card.

Routine 3

Fingertip Sensitivity - The magician guesses the actions a person performs with a packet of cards under the table.

Muscle Reading - Someone chooses any card and shuffles it back into the deck. Thanks to the magician's ability to read this person's unconscious muscle impulses, he is able to successfully find the card.

The Lie Detector - Someone notes a card and shuffles it back into the deck. She next takes seven indifferent cards, keeps them hidden and calls their names to the magician; but for one of the indifferent cardss she calls the name of the card she selected. Because the magician possesses the sensitivity of a lie detector, he is able, unbelievable as it may seem, to discover the woman's card!

Routine 4

The Circus Card Trick - After the audience has become convinced that the performer has failed to find a selected card, he manages to save the situation in a surprising and amusing way.

The Fingerprint - A freely chosen card is replaced in the deck by the spectator, under the strictest conditions. In spite of this, the magician is able to find the card by means of the "fingerprints" left on it!

Magical Match - The magician twice determines, in an inexplicable manner, the exact number of cards the spectator has cut from the pack.

Routine 5

Cards Never Lie! - Someone selects a card and shuffles it back into the deck. The magician asks three questions about the cards, and his subject either lies or tells the truth. Nevertheless, the performer is able not only to ascertain the chosen card, but he also immediately produces the other three cards of the same value!

Digital Dexterity - A chosen card is shuffled back into the deck by the person who selected it, and the deck is placed into the magician's pocket. With seemingly unbelievable dexterity, he is able to fish the chosen card out of the deck!

Think Stop! - Someone freely selects a card, and then shuffles it back into the deck. Nevertheless, the magician is able to find the card through that person's silent thought-command alone.

Routine 6

Card Caper - Two spectators each select a card from a deck that they shuffle themselves. They further shuffle their cards back into the deck. Nevertheless, the magician is able to find both spectators' cards in an astonishing manner.

In the Hands - Someone from the audience shuffles a deck of cards and remembers two of them, which he himself loses back into the deck. In spite of these impossible conditions, the magician is able to locate both noted cards.

Back to the Future - The magician transports himself into the future, memorizes what happens there, returns to the past, and then predicts the occurrence in the present: a confusing story with a clear effect.

Routine 7

Manto - The magician writes a prediction and places it inside the cards case, which a spectator gurards. An audience member and the performer mix the cards face up into face down, throwing the deck into a chaotic condition. Nonetheless, the prediction states how many cards lie face up and how many of those are black and how many are red!

Vernon's Miracle - The magician finds a card selected under the fairest conceivable conditions.

That is the Question - The magician askes no questions, yet he answers them while guessing and finding a freely and fairly thought-of card.


A list of recommended books on card magic.


Further background on the tricks.

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Still can't find a review of this so I haven't bought it....

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Manic_B wrote:
Still can't find a review of this so I haven't bought it....

Peter Duffie reviewed it in Magic Magazine a month or two ago, and gave it a very positive review.

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What do you need a review for? Card College?

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Assuming he means Card College Light, here's an excellent review: ... &forum=110

 Post subject: Card College Light -- I'm a safisfied user
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I have played around with magic since puberty, but avoided almost all sleights (except French drop and criss cross force, etc.) But recently I have been studying Sleights using Harry Lorayne's "The Magic Book"--my wife has bought his DVD set for my Christmas. Can't wait.

But, I had heard positive reports on Card College. But, at this stage I decided against the mega-tomes, and settled for Card College Light--which requires no sleights at all.

I'm glad I did! I enjoy working on the tougher stuff, but I REALLY, REALLY like EASY stuff so that I can concentrate on my presentation (my personal forte is that I usually create a story to go along with the trick.).

The 21 effects (actually 7 routines of 3 tricks each) are relatively easy, but they are not just your father's stacked deck and bottom card glimpse. Many of these effects could be used by professionals.

Indeed, we cruise a lot and the most entertaining magician I have ever seen was a guy who did three simple tricks, but totally entertained the audience (about 600) for 45 minutes! True! I know a method of doing every one of his tricks, and here was a pro making a living out of it. (To his credit he later did a close-up for a few of us. He had me sit right at his left elbow (I'm an IBM member) knowing my background AND I saw nothing!

So, a magician with all this wonderful talent, still decided to use three simple effects for his major audience--and we all loved it.

Card College Light is the kind of book he might have used to find those three tricks. Well worth the money!

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Wow, it's nice to see someone take the time to help other people out. Very nice post, and very worthy of it's sticky.

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I bought all five volumes about a month or two ago and i'm just about through the first (I took a big break in which I was doing nothing but coin magic). But the first one is amazing. I can only imagine how great the other four are. If you have the money, just buy them.

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Volumes 1 and 2 are coming!!! Thanks so much!

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