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"One of the true geniuses of mentalism." -Jheff

"Bob Cassidy is the real deal." -Michael Close

Considered one of the fathers of modern mentalism, Bob Cassidy is a living legend. His ability to distill mentalism down to its raw essence has truly changed the art forever.

On this video, you'll lean SEVEN tricks to fool your friends, strangers.. even other mentalists.

These seven miracles draw on a lifetime of experience, and are explained by the master himself. Bob has a gift for understanding how people think, and what they believe. This will be a treasure chest for anyone willing to take the time to learn, practice and perform.

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Bob Freakin' Cassidy! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2016
When the email came from Penguin offering a new video download of Bob Cassidy material - Close-Up Killers, I ordered immediately.

Very pleased with my purchase.

This is one hour and 46 minutes of pure professionalism, really great insights, detailed explanations and handlings, with Bob teaching 7 workers that are ideal for close-up, bars and any casual/informal setting.

Material taught:

1. White dwarf
2. Impromptu dictionary test
3. Billet case
4. 5 card miracle
5. Find the dead guy
6. Dead name speller
7. Psychomatic deck/variations


Highly recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 18th, 2016
Watched it tonight, overall there was some good material, there were routines on there I wish I had seen Bob do to a live audience, for me one of the reasons for purchasing was to see Bob working a close up environment , I think that was lacking in this (not saying there were no live performances - there were a few)

White Dwarf: Spectator billet with image/word in double envelope. This will be something I will be hoping to use with the right presentation

Impromptu Dictionary: As the name says, an impromptu word test with any dictionary. This is a nice idea something worth knowing if you the opportunity arises but not something I would add to my set

Billet Case: nothing new Iam sure physher was sold with this idea included

5 Card Miracle (Prediction): Re-do and DIY of a commercial trick from the 50s or 60s (from Tannen's). ESP card prediction. I want to make one of these up straight away and again with the right presentation I would like to use this as an opener - would of loved to have seen Bob approach a group with this

Find the D. G.: 1 out of 5 (or 6 or 7) closed envelope choice by volunteer. - I didn't think much to this only because I recently read bobs routine in fundamental with a borrowed bill which I much prefer the method and have a place for with a slightly different handling etc

D. N. S.: Name spelling effect with playing cards. Not by Bob Cassidy. Practically self-working , to me this was more mental magic I have personally never been a fan of spelling effects, that said I am willing to give it a go and see what reactions it gets

Them there was some discussion on a few gimmicked decks which I honestly need to rewatch to comment fully on , I don't like too much card material in my mentalism. So I guess I can be happy I got a few things out of this got to source materials for the ESP effect but look forward to using that and white dwarf

4 star review for the fact that their our 2 routines i will perform
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Simply good Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2016
It's what we all ask for. Simple fooling closeup mentalism.

Here it is. With any 3 of these you can construct a 20 minute mini closeup act.

No electronics wires or batteries.

The booktest is more than worth the price of it all. I know that sounds like a cliche. But it's true. Carry around any dictionary and perform a 10 minute mind eraser.
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10 Stars! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2016
Great routines for an unbeatable price! Not only routines, you also get Bob's advice and tips; Bob is the Gandalf of mentalism and his advice will lead a long way. For those who were fans of his books will love this download as well (it does not disappoint). I believe there are some effects here from his past lectures but nonetheless, there are new handling and presentations.Bob's approach on mentalism is no BS and straightforward. This is much appreciated as there are no prop failures or anything of that sort. You can technically perform a show out of just billets and a pen or some of the effects. Very low cost but in mentalism that is a huge plus. I highly recommend this! Get IT! It's $40 for over 100 minutes of pure mentalism genius@!
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Potpourri of Cassidy, all excellent Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 12th, 2016
For your $40, if you can't find something here to use, then you should give up mentalism and get out the sponge bunnies. This is like having the great Bob Cassidy come to your house and give you a lesson on a mentalism toolbox: white dwarf envelope, billet index, Psychomatic Deck... It's really good stuff, and Bob is on his instructional game here. His teaching is super. This will be lunch money well-spent whether you are just starting out in the arcane art or are a pro. This is easily one of Penguin's best downloads this year.
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Without enthusiasm Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 23rd, 2016
Good for beginners but not for those looking effects to incorporate into their professional repertoire. Honestly, I expected more. Things known, no originality. Cassidy is always a super teacher but also his way of doing final revelations are not new, and maybe old.

It also seems to me a heresy not speak well of Cassidy but here is not questioning his career as a product you pay.

The audience in front of which he performs is the new audience of old videos of L & L pubblishing. Without enthusiasm and perhaps even bored.

Performing in front of three teenagers in a pub with video games on the back does not do justice to the Cassidy career and amaze them does not seem a great response. Imho.
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Good Stuff Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 17th, 2016
Good stuff in here. Not a lot I can use but worth the money. Dawned on me that I can use a Svengali deck to do card at any number. So that was good!
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PURE GOLD good for Beginners and Pros Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2016
For twenty dollars you get seven routines and a lot of tips and brilliant advices on classic tools like the Brainwave and the Billet case. Some of the material has been released in the past but it doesn't matter. For a beginner this download it's a masterpiece, for pros it's a fantastic way to see new handling from uncle Bob and a couple of new amazing routines. In my opinion it's pure gold. Maybe not everyone will be happy and someone will complain about the fact that some material is not really new, but it's always the subtleties and the inspirational style of Bob that makes every release of Bob Cassidy unmissable.

Here are all the routines:
1) White dwarf
2) Impromptu dictionary test
3) Billet case
4) 5 card miracle
5) Find the dead guy
6) Dead name speller
7) Psychomatic deck/variations
8) Psychopatic deck
9) Brainwave Deck

Buy it now. If u are not superficial (as lots of magician are, unfortunately) you will not regret it!!!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 28th, 2017
Thank you to Penguin and Bob Cassidy! He was one of the greatest performers ever, and one of the few mentalists who are genuinely inspiring to me! Thank you for offering this product, and thank you for supporting BOB.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 24th, 2017
Typical Bob Cassidy. Always excellent
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