Open by Marcus Eddie (Instant Download) Predict a FREELY AND OPENLY chosen card. Immediately reveal your prediction which has been in view the whole time!
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"OPEN is a great idea with boundless potential for effects. Very smartly handled." -Jon Armstrong
Marcus has eliminated complicated moves and distracting handlings in this ultra-direct, hard hitting holy grail of card magic.
With the "OPEN" method, you can perform this effect with a fairness that has never been seen before.
People will swear that you truly predicted their thought-of card.
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 12)7 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
Absolutely Awesome Effect, But... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2013
I am an enormous fan of Marcus Eddie. His thinking is excellent, his personality is friendly, and his teaching is thorough. When I saw the demo for this effect, I knew immediately I had to add it to my cart.
I just received this the other day and immediately made my "gimmick". I practiced for maybe an hour or so and then showed it to a bunch of friends and family and they were blown away. It was priceless. With that said, I have a few issues with this purchase:
1) I found myself a little bit nervous to let the spectator handle the card case. This was probably my paranoia only because not a single person I showed it to had a clue about what was going on in their hand.
2) A bigger concern and somewhat of a big let down was that the product didn't really come with anything other than a flattened card case. The advertisement and marketing claims that this comes with supplies but that really is very misleading. Not that the supplies needed to make the gimmick are hard to find. They can be found anywhere for just a few bucks. You may even have them lying around already, especially if you're a magician, but I felt a little bit "underwhelmed" by the package contents.
In no way should that detract you from making the purchase. The effect is absolutely stunning and layman have no clue how you do it. Everyone I tried it on...well, their jaws just dropped. I heard gasps. They were confuzzled beyond belief.
I would have given this 5 stars if the product came with the necessary supplies. Other than that, add this to your cart before it becomes on backorder. It's something you can put into your act right away with very little practice. There is virtually no sleight-of-hand involved.
Another great product, Marcus. Keep it coming!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 23rd, 2013
I've really got mixed reviews about this item. The method is clever, but I get real pissed when the product is missing most of the props and also when I have to go out and shop around for items. Come on guys, how hard is it to include a few rubber bands?? You also have to destroy two new card boxes to make up this effect. They do include one box, but that box doesn't match the ones here in Canada.
I'm giving it low marks because I'm not going to make this, and I've decided to give it a magician friend who likes 'this sort of thing'.
Supplies?? Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2013
This is a pretty good idea and its not hard to do. I give it three stars for the deception in advertising. It says it comes with a DVD and "supplies." But actually it comes with a DVD and "supply." What is sent with the DVD for you to make this gimmick is not all it takes to assemble the gimmick, but is only part of what is needed. Its not too hard to come up with what else is needed to make the gimmick, but I feel it all should have been provided, and I base that on the statement that you get "supplies" with the DVD. So, I think everything but the glue stick should have bee included with the supplies. With that said, I wouldn't let that stop you from making the purchase. You are told to let the spectator hold the gimmick during the performance, but that is risky for a couple of reasons which will become clear when you see it, and after the production of their card, you definately cannot let the gimmick be examined. With that said, buy Marcus' idea, because it is clever, get what is sent with it, round up the rest to make it complete, and go for it.
Great Except.... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 12th, 2013
Great other then you have to make the gimmick and the gimmick needs a lot of stuff
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 18th, 2014
Okay maybe not all supplies are included.However I guess if your buying card effects,they kind of suppose you have decks of cards.The supplied item is enough to make the gimmick itself but you will need two other decks,one blue one red.Some super glue and a rubber band that will go round a deck of cards comfortably.There is also one minor sleight used.I can say some magicians may think they know how this goes,myself included.However I had issues with my idea.So I bought open and is much more devious than I thought.I put it up there with an I Deck,and alakazam E2 re card gimmick must haves.With a little thought you can use this for other effects.My issues with the Dvd is shortness.Running time 15 mins!!!.Sadly unlike loaded you do not get comprehensive construction instructions on making gimmick.You are just shown it and are given pointers to how to construct it.Back to the heres one we made earlier,I don't like.Most will be okay,but those that don't make their own gimmicks will probably not bother.Which is a shame as this is in my opinion is the best open prediction for street and walk around ever invented.Better than the one by Boris in my opinion yes.No illogical dealing cards in a pile then carrying on after one card is turned face down then dealt again.No it does what it says on the tin.I think you should actually take a blue card out of a blue pack.Place it under rubber band.As to not too influence choice the red deck is shown and just ask spec to visualise taking a card.......you know the rest.I have given 5 stars as the effect is brill.Not so good for table as putting the card under the band wouldn't make precise sense.Wheres standing It would due to the fact you have only two hands!!
Street or walk around absoloute winner
Wonderful technique, not for me. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2013
I doubt I will perform this except for friends and family. The gimmick is a bit fragile, fair amount set up is required, and the gimmick is arts and crafty. Not a negative by any means, just not up my alley. Devious, deceptive and wonderful. So creative and effective that I am
Giving it high stars despite my thoughts of returning it.
Just Brilliant Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2013
This is a brilliant concept that you WILL use!!! 5/5 :D
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 14th, 2015
Seriously, I can't believe that this did not get all 5-star reviews. Marcus, my hat is off to you. How the hell did you come up with this? It's absolute GENIUS!! The gimmick is natural looking, so much so that you can place it in the spectator's hand without fear of detection. There are no angle problems because, with correct handling, the gimmick is invisible. I was LMAO while watching the explanation, because it is that good and that devious. The effect is so good that I couldn't wait to build the gimmick. This is so direct. There is no counting down to a certain number, blah, blah, blah. The spectator chooses any card and BAM! It matches the predicted card every time. It's like The Grail, but without counting down to the card. It's easy to perform and easy to reset. As for those who complained about the supplies not included, any real magician will have the needed supplies lying around the house. Seriously, you don't have rubber bands, glue and card boxes?? And you are not destroying card boxes. You are constructing a gimmick out of card boxes, thus making the card boxes much more useful. You make the gimmick once and you have an amazing effect that can be repeated over and over. I've liked every Marcus Eddie effect that I've purchased, but I'm giving this 5 stars TWICE. To sum it up, WOW, WOW, WOW!! ADD TO CART!!
a bit of deception Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 13th, 2014
The effect is really great, but it's a bit too much gimmicky to my taste ( I still will test it, I guess).
And what the others said is really true : it's a bit pricy for what you receive and you only get ONE "supply" but you have to "destroy" two boxes (well, one if you really use this trick).
Well thought out Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 25th, 2013
I've been around a very long time, had access to many gimmicks & methods, more then I ever owned. I only buy items if I'm into a premise or have absolutely no idea how something was done that I'd like to do in my realm. That said, 'OPEN' qualified on both..
It is actually (imo) brilliant in concept and method. I can't imagine what goes on in Marcus Eddie's brain. He just takes some things to different higher levels.
Open is awesome in concept of method and effect, making it direct. Any proving is amazingly built in and is also part of it's natural routine.
Once set your good to go. What's needed is indeed minor and many experienced card people will have whats needed.
If you don't want to make the Open Prediction a long drawn out proving ground you'll see it as I do. It proves itself.
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