#trending right now
B'Wave by Max Maven
FREE SHIPPING TO UNITED STATES ON ALL ORDERS OVER $50.
Price: $12.00
Out of stock.
blank
brainwave
card
close-up
hermetic-press
mentalism
packet
prediction
street

+click to enlarge

An Ultra-Simple Approach To The Packet Brainwave Effect.
No Sleights - No Rough & Smooth


The magician puts a packet of cards on the table. He says to the spectator, "Let's play a game of imagination. Imagine that these are the four Queens." He pantomimes plucking a card with each hand from the packet. "Imagine that I have removed two of the Queens. Do you think they are the black ones or the red ones?" The spectator says, for example, red. "That's amazing - you're correct!" says the magician. "Now, I will turn one of these Queens face up."

He pantomimes turning one card over, then putting the imaginary card back into the packet. He then says, "Which red Queen do you think I turned over, the heart or the diamond?" The spectator says, for example, diamond. "That's amazing - you're correct again!" says the magician. "Of course, if it's really true, then the Queen of Diamons msut be reversed in the packet. Let's see..." He spreads the cards. One is face up. It is the Queen of Diamonds.

"I want to be sure you understand that this magic was accomplished by imagination, not by sleight-of-hand. Therefore, I used a Queen of Diamonds with a different back." He turns over the Queen of Diamonds, showing that it has a contrasting back color!

"Also, because I knew you would pick the Queen of Diamonds, it was not necessary to use any printing on the faces of the other cards." He turns over the three face-down cards, revealing that their faces are blank!

Comes complete with special cards and instructions.

Have a question about this product?
ASK HERE

Featured Magic Tricks

Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 12)
Showing the
reviews with
containing
Great trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2012
If you are a veteran to magic, you probably already know about this trick. I have been an amateur for 40 years and was not aware of this trick as is likely the case with 99% of non-magicians. This is one of the best packet tricks around! I sometimes like to carry a little something in my pocket, and now I carry this in a small wallet along with my business cards. It is totally baffling to people. I use this trick to demonstrate how the participant might have psychic abilities. I tell them I have none, but perhaps they do. When they think they did the magic, it is really amazing!
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
On my third set of cards... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 13th, 2014
This is easy to carry and packs a surprisingly strong punch.
This series of convincing surprises really sneaks up on adults. I use it by itself and as the first part of an invisible deck routine. The odds increase from one in four to one in fifty two which is a natural build. I always have this in my close-up kit.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Outstanding! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2011
I got this as an extra set, as I've been doing the effect for years--it's a special, special effect and one every magician needs.
3 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Parade of the Kings Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 10th, 2017
Any Queen called for has been around for many years.

Supreme magic company, International magic company from England, Davenport Magic Company in the 1942, have all claimed this trick as their own. But note this trick has a history even before the 1940's. The original had 2 wild cards and 2 double backers. (Can be Red and blue) so you really could get to any queen called for. Just a tip if you truly want any queen. This trick is a great opener because it's quick, powerful, and packs small. The reason I am writing this review mostly though is the fact I went to a penguin live lecture and I purchased this and it was missing from the pack. I must've purchased the box the performer was using. After proving I purchased it, they sent me another. Plaudits!
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
One of the most popular packet effects ever Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 25th, 2017
If you look at lists of the all time most favourite and popular packet effects, you're almost certain to find B'wave mentioned right near the top. It was created by Max Maven (aka Phil Goldstein), and is a simple trick to perform. It involves just four cards, and minimal set-up and handling is necessary, so it's very easy to learn and perform. It's largely all about the presentation, as the spectator's selected queen is shown to be the only one face up, and then as a kicker the remaining three cards are shown to be blank. It's similar to The Parade of the Kings, which is an obvious influence, but the final reveal makes it an even stronger effect. B'Wave can be performed either as a magical effect or as a feat of mentalism, the latter being the recommended and most common way to do it. With the right patter, it can generate a very strong reaction. Excellent for strolling magic, or for keeping in your pocket or wallet whenever you are called upon at short notice to do a card trick. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
So amazing, so simple, so easy to carry with Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2017
You just keep four cards with you and you are always ready to do this master trick. And the most amazing was really fast shipping to Finland. Again.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Solid Packet Trick Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 10th, 2017
I love tricks that are compact and effective and this is certainly one of those. Very easy to do and works 100% of the time.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
B'wave Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 5th, 2017
Easy and fun to do. Definitely recommend. Worth the money.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Packs a punch Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2016
Maybe it's the simplicity of this effect, but it's hard for me to figure out why this packs such a strong punch. It just does, though! Several times I have performed this and jaws have just literally dropped.

You might wish to know that although this ships in a DVD sized envelope, there is no DVD, nor even a streaming video. Just short, brief, written instructions. I find this very refreshing as it would have been easy to produce an instructional video and tack on an extra $15-20 to the price! It's just not necessary. As it is, B'wave is a steal.

And besides, you will learn this effect and very soon be putting your own presentation ideas into play. This one's a keeper.
Did this review help you? 2 comments
Packs a punch Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 14th, 2016
Maybe it's the simplicity of this effect, but it's hard for me to figure out why this packs such a strong punch. It just does, though! Several times I have performed this and jaws have just literally dropped.

You might wish to know that although this ships in a DVD sized envelope, there is no DVD, nor even a streaming video. Just short, brief, written instructions. I find this very refreshing as it would have been easy to produce an instructional video and tack on an extra $15-20 to the price! It's just not necessary. As it is, B'wave is a steal.

And besides, you will learn this effect and very soon be putting your own presentation ideas into play. This one's a keeper.
Did this review help you? Do you want to respond to this review?
Bestsellers
See all bestsellers



Act Builder beta



     Get To Know Us

     Shipping and Store Policies

     Need Help?

Home | About Penguin Magic | The Penguin Foundation

Mail orders: Penguin Magic, 3299 Monier Circle, Unit A, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Call us at 800-880-2592 | International Dial: +1 707-317-6733

© 2002-2016 Penguin Magic. All Rights Reserved.
We hope you found the magic tricks you were looking for!