Firstly, this is a great rethinking of an older idea, reframed entirely. I will use this, a lot.
Perfect little gambling piece, you can present it as influence, chance, a prediction. Seriously,
It's 8 normal envelopes and whatever you want to put in them - go wild. You could even use business
BUT - who thought presenting the video, using BLACK ENVELOPES on a BLACK TABLE, in a
BLACK BOOTH was a great idea?!?! WOW. They deserve a spanking and the video deserves a reshoot.
In short, great routine/poor directing.
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That is fine, I love John Carey's work and this one felt like Spanish school met John's style and
they have fused into a great piece of mental magic.
Since you buy the presentation more
than the method I would have loved to see more of that in the download.
It is not five
stars because it is not terribly inventive in my eyes. Just recently I saw something similar with
business cards. It was in a download lecture where I have the feeling John could have attended it as
well. (Did not find it right now, may add a comment later to tell what it was.)
clear, John gave proper credit. Cannot reveal that because it would tell too much.
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John Carey created a great routine with this version of the bank night plot. He really took the plot
to a new level.
It is super easy to do. But what I like most is that you can take the principle
to any 4 to 4 matching idea. It works even with 10 cards.
I personally like it more, if you
take the spectator to the winner stage instead of the looser stage.
Take the method for a
matching ESP-Card Routine,picture and number cards, blank postcards and four picturepostcards,
whatever your imagination takes you to.
Thank you John, great job.
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I bought this already convened that I would be disappointed. It's nice to be wrong sometimes. This
is a real worker. It is perfect for any skill level. Beginner to pro. So simple but so strong. Dont
miss on this one. It's worth the investment. This will be in my strolling show. Thanks John Carey
for a great piece of magic.
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I like this handling of Bank Night. I intend to use it.
A top notch method and routine. Simply does not get any better than this for the money. Make
adjustments to suit your style. This is everything it claims to be and more - very clever,
diabolical and appears 100% fair to the spectator. No funny moves, loads, etc. Awesome.
Great effect...no gimmicks, clean throughout-including the ending...easy...no complicated memory
work..not difficult, no knuckle busting sleight of hand, no false shuffles, no arts and crafts, just
eight envelopes (and some money to go into four of them. This is all presentation with an emphasis
on linguistics and some verbal subterfuge....think Kenton Knepper style.
Great effect for
any therapists working with patients with Gambling Disorder,
A really good easy to do effect. Four stars as perhaps established magicians may think that it is
too easy but as for anyone from beginner up it's a really good trick.
Good routine, which can be adapted in a variety of ways. I prefer effects where multiple spectators
are involved, and they all "win" rather than losing to the magician. Here's the version I'm testing
out now: the eight envelopes contain four large bills and four small bills (I use "stage money"
available on Amazon). The concept is that four spectators each test their psychic powers by trying
to pick the large bills for themselves and the small bills for me. After each of four spectators
has picked one envelope for themselves and one for me, we open each pair of envelopes. In each case,
the spectator has succeeded! They can keep the bills as souvenirs (I just warn them not to try
It's clever and easy to learn, so you can consentrate on the performance and interacting with your
The only thing I don't care for is that in John's presentation, the audience is
the "loser". I prefer to make them the winner. I have modified it to accomplish that (no, I'm not
giving away money!). I really like this routine, with the modifications.