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Words Beyond a Book Test by The Other Brothers
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A book test like no other!

There are many book tests on the market, but NONE offer what Words Beyond a Book Test can do. This is EXACTLY what it looks like: an examinable book is opened to any page, and the spectator thinks of a word. WITHOUT any fishing - no first letter pump - NOTHING, you immediately are able to divine the word. The concept used here is different from other book tests on the market. It's dead simple, easy to learn, and easy to perform. There's no complicated procedure to remember, either, so you can keep it on a shelf at home and do it whenever anyone asks you to do something "impromptu." For theater work, the hangman presentation, in which you play a psychic game of hangman, translates beautifully to a huge stage.

The book itself is casual and unassuming, and looks just like any mass paperback you might be reading at the time.

When we look at book tests, we judge them based on just one aspect: how realistically does it simulate mindreading? If there is an unnatural procedure ("count to the third word on the fifth line"), it's out. If there is something that leads back to the method, ("Tell me what the first word is..."), it's out. But in Words Beyond a Book Test, the impression you leave the audience with is one of PURE mindreading.

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Great quality - looks totally real Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2018
This is an excellent book test! Will it fool a magician? No. But it will fool ANYONE ELSE! Spectator can choose from several words on any page - and you INSTANTLY know a ton of clues about their word and can IMMEDIATELY start revealing them. PLUS - the book has a built in crib so there is no memory work needed at all. NEW to book tests! This is a great one to start with. Have lots of book tests? This is a creative one to throw on the stack - plus as a bonus you can do the HOY book test with this and any other normal book
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 17th, 2018
I read the description, and I thought "this seems to good to be true." When I received the book and learned the method I was very disappointed. After rereading the description, it doesn't lie, but I feel it is misleading. It implies they of think of any word on the page. Not true, you limit the words they can think of, using a method a lot of book tests use. It also implies you immediately know the word, you don't. I can't go into much detail without giving away the method, but you DO NOT know the word they are thinking of, you make it seem like you do. I would recommend the great Gatsby book test. Much easier, faster and cleaner.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2018
OK, so this is not the be all, end all book test. It actually contains two methods, one is new--at least to me--and the other is old. Actually, if this book only contained the old method, it would still be a great value. The other method, while effective, doesn't really have any performance advantages over MOABT or some of the other book tests out there. Sure, the Brothers talk about "no fishing," but that comes at a cost using this method. I can't really divulge anymore, but this book test plays more like the game of hangman rather than a true book test. And I am fairly unimpressed with that presentation. I would probably do this in a different way, perhaps blindfolded with my back to a white board where the volunteer writes the letters.

But, I must say, the quality of the paperback is excellent, well worth the money. So if you are looking for a certain book test utility (think Hoy Book Test), this is nice--and The Other Brothers' method is a bonus.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 5th, 2018
"Words Beyond a Book Test" is a great addition to your mentalism repertoire. Very subtle approach to performing the word book test. It received four stars because you can determine the letters of the word, but not the word itself without employing some guessing. However, the effect provides an impactful result for most spectators.
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