You've always wanted to learn the Cups & Balls but never really had the time? Then get the Golden 3
Shell Game instead! The same idea but much easier to master! However, I recommend you to get some
kind of mat for the ultimate magic experience.
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Just a "buyer beware"- the "golden shells" that are furnished with the Sal Piacente video are NOT
the same shells as the SFS Golden Shells. That said, the SFS magnetic Golden Shells are a work of
art. Any true "shell worker" would be proud to introduce these props to his audience. They handle
wonderfully, the magnetic feature gives the magician more performing options. As with any SFS
product, this receives my highest recommendation!
I am totally new to the shell game and these are my first shells. THey are on the high side but are
beautiful and impressive. I started learning with these and the disk "An Introduction to the Shell
Game" from the School of Scoundrels (also sold at Penguin where I bought it). In a short time I was
already preforming this (only for entertainment of course) with the basic routine, which is baffling
to the unknowing masses.
With the added magnetic set that adds for some real creative
You are paying for the quality of the gimmicks, which are well worth the money. They will last a
lifetime and are beautifully crafted. however, i am not a big fan of the overall routine as a whole,
hence the 3 stars
I was very disappointed with the performance of the shells. The back edge is too flat, which makes
the 'move' far too tough. Luckily, I have some plastic shells at home, which do a far better job.
The good news is the dvds that come with it. Whilst Piacente is clearly a twit, there is
enough advice on the two dvds to make up a good few routines for the shells and monte alone.
This is a very good trick, and a good way to fool people. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that you
have to practice to make sure the audience doesn't see you picking up the pea. All in all, it is a
very good trick.
I have the Golden Shells and the Perfect Shells.
The Golden Shells are a good collectible,
but performance wise, not that great. they are slippery. If you are a fan of the 3 shell game then
get these ones. Also, the Golden Shells are harder to perform on a slick surface, unlike the perfect
shells which can be performed on slick surfaces. I would say save 40 bucks and get the perfect
I liked the shells. People are amazed. You can be very clever and do whatever you want with them.
People who see the trick are completly amazed. My only gripe is that it is a bit expensive for what
it is. Though it is the perfect set up for the game( great shells and nice peas) It would be a
better choice for you to buy the combo with 3 card monte(sal picante, 3 shells(sal picante) and 3
golden shells and peas by penguin. Great product though, I am satisfied.
STEVE you have to go to My Penguin Magic. It will show a free instructional video.
I got this trick, and I LOVE IT! it takes about 30 minutes of practice before you can really get it
down, but it is really easy and no one catches it. The only problem is where they pack the peas when
they ship it, I opened the box, and they were not there, but somehow I missed them and they were on
the floor... but that's not a complaint, just be careful of the peas.
I highly recommend