If you're looking to start doing a magic square routine, this is it! Not sure you're going to find
much use out of the needle bit or his routine, but the workings are helpful and it's a solid trick.
I was very surprised that Luke doesn't remember the 12 sets of numbers needed to complete this...
really!? Here is a helpful Mnemonic that will help you remember the numbers within 3-4 minutes.
Should have been on the DVD...
"A couple of skinny models (11) ate (8) two (2) meals. One
(1) of them finished at midnight (12) and the other, at (7). Fourty (4) six (6) minutes later, they
had to go to work at their nine (9) to five (5) jobs. After a ten (10) hour day, they went home and
slept for three (3) hours."
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This is an alright trick but it isn't really magic. It's math. It's actually pretty easy to do but
most people will just think, "ok, so he's good at math". This is a pretty good trick for me being a
math teacher, so my students think it's great but again, it's attributed to being good at math, not
magic. Jermay has some really good magic stuff out there and unfortunately, although I like this
one, it isn't his best.
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I can't in good conscience recommend this. I do think The Magic Square is a decent routine, but I
have problems with this particular product. As Jermay points out at the very end during the
credits, this is a very old effect, and he goes on to cite others who have done some exceptional
additional work with this effect. Unfortunately, Jermay isn't one of them. This is just a verbatim
presentation of the oldest, most basic presentation.
Well, his presentation does introduce
a needle-jabbing element, but quite frankly, this is just completely ridiculous. It has no place in
this type of routine, and if you make a habit of handing a needle to a spectator and asking to be
jabbed with it, you're inviting trouble. Sorry, but this is just foolish and unnecessary.
Jermay recommends that the performer memorize the template, but he makes no secret of the fact
that he has not; he also freely admits that he has no interest nor aptitude at math. This suggests
to me that this is not an effect he has ever performed regularly, and it merely represented a
convenient effect to add to his product line.
If someone is truly interested in this
effect, I would take advantage of the recommendations cited by Jermay in the credits. Those writers
truly embraced this effect and brought something new to it. What Jermay offers here is strictly a
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Enjoyed Luke Jermay's version of the Magic Square. I learned a different way, so this gives me an
alternative for repeat performances. I like Luke's cheating method,I also like Luke's grid sample.
Price is right. Very happy with my purchase.
this actually played well for kids. I did this in a school show to test kids math abilities.
Obviously i did not do the needle prick or anything dangerous. It was performed as a simple power of
the mind. the kids were amazed at how quick i could do the math and make the magic square work as it
Great to add into your mentalism routine. As others have mentioned, this is more math.. not really a
trick. Although you can change that depending on how you patter and present the show. You don't want
to make this mathematical. I would add to cart!
I liked this a lot. I kind of had to work with the graphics provided to make them my own. I also
screwed up the math on my part the first time I did this (Luke warns you about this in the video).
It still impresses even though I did it wrong. The pain element really freaks people out.
This is a decent trick, and doesn't require much skill, and will probably impress people. However,
it will make you look more like a math genius rather than a magician. I do like the concept, but
not really that magical in my mind. Kind of expensive for the type of trick you get in a download,
as there are many other better downloads out there for the same price or cheaper.
This, for the record, is a classic trick in mentalism, NOT Luke Jermay's trick.
said, Luke Jermay is MORE than qualified to teach this. He goes into TONS of detail and will teach
even the most experienced performer SOMETHING.
I really liked this download and, even
though I had known the magic square for years, this actually got me wanting to go out and do it.
Some people ask me if there are any downloads that are AMAZINGLY good. I usually point them towards
this one. Not only is this a perfect trick, but it also packs flat and plays HUGE. You can perform
this in any setting and get the handling down in under an hour. It's a little difficult but if you
follow Luke's precise on screen aids, you can do it too and learn this. Plus, by looking at what the
square really is, you can learn different ways to get the idea down. I suggest this to anyone
wanting to go into a stand up or mentalism routine.