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“I think it's a fantastic real-world method. I really wish I'd seen you do it before I read it. I'm guessing I would have been really fooled. Your method is diabolical and completely practical, and you are to be congratulated.“ -Mac King

"I think Boris' solution for the ACAAN is without question the most brilliant, practical, and stunningly devious method I've ever seen. This routine fooled me completely- I was dead in the water from the get go." -Jack Carpenter

“Your Any Card At Any Number is the best one I have ever seen. It is so good. It's clean and direct. Really ANY card at ANY number. The conditions are the best!“ -Henry Evans

“I cannot imagine a more practical, surefire, easy-to-do method for this fabled effect. Truly, Boris has nailed the ACAAN effect.“ -John Bannon

“One of the best solutions I have ever seen. You should be proud!“ -Simon Aronson

“ACAAB is the best solution to this classic problem. It is very direct and easy to perform, requiring no memory work. The birthday angle makes the routine more personal to the spectator. ACAAB is my choice. What's not to like?“ -Dan Garrett

“We are talking here about clever and cunning magic at its highest degree... In this field, people like Paul Fox or Vernon would have loved the subtleties... On top of that, the production is superb.“ -Gaetan Bloom

“It is fantastic. Well done on a great thinking and routine. Beautifully structured.“ -Michael Vincent

“Absolutely unbelievable!“ -George Schindler

“Another superbly thought out and ingenious Boris Wild product. Stop looking for the ACAAN 'Holy Grail' and start performing this.“ -Jon Allen

“Boris' ACAAB is a marvel of ingenuity; it is simple, direct, very effective, the conditions are idyllic, and it works as well on stage as in stand-up or even cocktail conditions.“ -Vincent Hedan

“ACAAB is a clever, entertaining routine with a method that is astonishing.“ -Matthew Field, The Magic Circular

“Wild has created a solid, real-worker's solution to this "Holy Grail" plot. (...) Aside from being simple yet devious in execution, A.C.A.A.B. is also very well structured, with a nice personal hook - the spectator's birthday - that makes the piece charming as well as amazing.“ -Francis Menotti

“There is a great deal of subtle thinking behind the method - a different approach than many of the more commonly seen methods currently in use.“ -Jamy Ian Swiss, GENII Magazine

"I like what he's done here with the method and feel like this is a very workable version of the plot. If you're a fan of the Any Card At Any Number plot then this book will be a nice addition to your magic library.“ -Luke Dancy

In this brilliant presentation of Any Card At Any Number, Boris uses a spectator's birth date as the chosen number, adding a strong personal connection to the impact of the trick.

A prediction deck is introduced before the effect starts and remains in its card case. A first spectator names her birth date (or freely names ANY number 1-52). It really is a free choice.

A second spectator freely names ANY playing card. Again, NO restrictions, it's a totally free choice.

A THIRD spectator takes the cards and counts down to the chosen number.

THE CARD ALWAYS MATCHES THE THOUGHT-OF CARD.


  • No rough and smooth

  • No sticky cards

  • No short cards

  • No table needed

  • No sleights

  • No memorized deck or mnemonic work

  • No formulas or sequences to remember

  • No mental calculations to learn.


On this jam-packed video, FISM champion Boris Wild teaches his coveted method for one of the most powerful card effects in history.

When Boris first presented ACAAB to the magic community, it was quickly recognized as one of the best methods for the "Any Card At Any Number" plot.

Things to note:

  • The performer does not touch the cards. He does not even open the card case. The spectator does everything.

  • Card is always revealed at the exact named number

  • No stooges involved and no "pre-show work". No assistants required at all

  • Can be performed on stage, stand-up, close-up and even walk-around

  • Cards can be freely handled by the spectator

  • Can be repeated with a different number and a different card each time

  • Uses a NORMAL deck of cards

  • Resets in seconds

  • Can be performed by ANYONE


Additional Features



  • Use the ACAAB method to perform a HIGHLY entertaining version of the classic “Any Card At Any Number” plot.

  • Memorized Deck ideas.

  • What to do if they name the top card or the bottom card.

  • Versions using a topit or a gimmicked jacket.

  • Ideas on using a Marked Deck vs “regular” Decks.


THIS is what Any Card At Any Number SHOULD look like.

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5 of 5 magicians found the following review helpful:
Can be done with any number 1-52 Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 28th, 2013
The first thing that came to mind when I heard about this effect was a calender. I thought that there would be a force requiring a pocket calender or that we would be limited by the days in a month, neither of these assumptions are true. It can be ANY CARD at ANY NUMBER and the spectator deals the cards face up to reveal the chosen card.

This is a very practical, very deceptive, simple solution to any card at any number. It is probably my favorite method for this effect and I will start using it.

Some things that make this stand out include:
-ANY Card can be chosen
-ANY number can be chosen, 1-52 NOT LIMITED to a calender
-The deck is isolated in your picket the whole time
-The deck could be shuffled by the spectator or used in other efffects before hand.
-No memorized decks are reqired
-The spectator deals the cards face up for the reveal
-The reset takes just a few seconds
-The effect looks the same every-time you perform it. It does not change the way one might it used multiple outs.

Some limitations to be considered include:
-It is probably best to perform while wearing a jacket although ideas are given for those who where a vest

I love this effect and I wish it was more expensive so that fewer people would know the secret!
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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
The grail of ACAAN! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 4th, 2013
Boris chose a birthday theme for maximum impact, but this actually is "ANY card” at any number" and it is the BEST version I have ever read or performed. They can choose any number, 1-52! And they do choose ANY number.....AND they choose ANY card. NO force or equivoque.

I re-watched the DVD performance for an hour and couldn't figure it out. I think that's a good exercise instead of jumping to the explanation. But this routine had me fooled, badly. What had me stumped is that the audience member removed the deck from the card box and they counted the cards to the freely chosen number. It just didn’t seem possible.

Key points to know about Boris's routine:
There is NO pre-show work!
There are NO stooges!
There are NO memorized decks used!

Boris Wild's ACAAB is easy to learn and perform and will show you what happens when a FISM world champion in card magic puts his mind to this classic plot.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 26th, 2013
Boris is very good at explaining this trick. It will take lots of practice before you can perform it smoothly. That's why the 4 stars. Probably the best ACAAN.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 27th, 2013
I have been doing an ACAAN routine for a while now using a memorized pack. When I read that there was no memorization, I was a little skeptical, because every ACAAN routine I've come across has required either memorization, or someone picking a card (which is more CAAN than ACAAN). THERE REALLY IS NO MEMORIZATION AT ALL! it is almost impossible for ANYONE (including magicians) to figure out. A++. Incredible
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Beautiful Method - Have not performed Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 2nd, 2013
The method for this is beautiful. A bit convoluted, but not too much, and definitely worth trying in the right venue. I'm not doing stage shows, and this really feels like something that would require a show. It seems a bit too much for casual walk around or amateur tricks for friends. So, sadly, I haven't actually done anything more than watch the DVD.
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GREATEST ACAAN OF ALL TIME! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 15th, 2013
This ACAAN is by far one of the best out there.

Pro's
-Very Clean
-10 second reset
-Uses your decks
-Really is any card
-Really is any number from 1-52
-Works every time
-Great teaching on dvd


Con's
-!!!!!NEED A JACKET!!!!!
-Practical only for stage (Challenging but doable for closeup and walk around and parlor)


No More cons, THATS HOW GOOD IT IS!!!!!
If you are looking for the best stage ACAAN out there get this immediately!!!
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Very good method Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 18th, 2014
Clever method. No force or memorization...but you will still need to think on your feet. You also need to be wearing a jacket
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 6th, 2014
The effect is great but it does take some number sequencing and memory to not give away how it works to perform. For me it's going to take alot of practice but for those who have a good memory will love the effect. Love the routine.
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