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A Game of Life & Death by David Parr (Instant Download) A playfully macabre piece of theatrical close-up magic!
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A Game of Life & Death is a playfully macabre piece of close-up magic in which someone from the audience is invited to play a game of cards with the Grim Reaper. It’s like a little one-act play, a refreshingly different card routine that engages the audience in a fun and suspenseful narrative.

Care to join the Grim Reaper in a friendly game of Cut the Cards? Take care: the Reaper has played this game many times…

What’s this? You’ve won! A mortal has cheated Death!

But there’s a secret to reveal: the Reaper knew the outcome of the game before it even started!

No sleight of hand. Quick reset. And a cool souvenir for your participant to keep: the Reaper’s calling card! Complete script, instructions, and printable props included. Ebooklet in PDF format, viewable on any platform. Download instantly!

“Easy and fast reset, no sleights, just good presentation of the interesting, different script. Highly recommended.” — The Linking Ring

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A card trick I will do Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 24th, 2018
I saw David perform this at ECSS IV and immediately bought it from him. The handling is a piece of cake, it is the story that makes it into performance art.

If you perform this as just another card trick you are wasting your money and time, not to mention your spectator’s time. Perform it as taught and you will cause goosebumps and that little laugh of relieve at the end. It doesn’t get any better than this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 30th, 2017
Performed this twice today (the day before Halloween) and got applause both times. This routine is exceptionally well structured, with built in drama and humor. It creates a spooky atmosphere without being hokey. The moves are simple to perform, but I would not say this trick is super easy. The script is fairly long and must be well-coordinated with the actions. The ebook instructions are well written, super clear, and include a template for printing "Death's calling card" on a home printer. Hint: I had trouble printing the cards on pre-perforated stock, as the ebook recommends. I had more success with simple sheets of card stock with a parchment-like appearance, which I cut afterward with a paper cutter. This is no criticism of the trick, just a hint for others who buy it. Overall, this is an excellent trick and very reasonably priced.
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Death has the final say!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 16th, 2017
I'll be honest, when I first saw this effect on penguin, I didn't think it would be an effect that I would use. Boy, was I dead wrong! (No pun intended). This effect kills!!!(oops!) I had a lady that was absolutely terrified to turn over the selected card. I had to remind her that it was only in good fun. If I could rate this effect more than 5 stars, I would! Pick this effect up. Trust me, you won't be disappointed!
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Great theatre! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 4th, 2017
This explains how to turn an ordinary trick into a great piece of theatre! He teaches you the scripting and handling and it is just like a movie. There is suspense when the spectator thinks they may have cut to the death card. I have not used it yet, but will practice soon. I plan on showing it (along with other effects) to a person who is recovering from an illness(mild stroke). I think this will work well metaphorically to show them they are still strong and have years of life ahead of them. I believe symbolism like this can actually subliminally help people for the better.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 13th, 2017
As in all of David's effects, great story telling is involved with the effects simple to perform and learn, leaving you to concentrate only on the presentation and story. Especially like the fact that David includes PDF's of the props he uses!
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Game of Life and Death Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 10th, 2017
Its always good if we an put a little Theatre in our presentations
and David Parr, leads the current Pack
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 31st, 2017
An excellent little piece of magic! I love the dark undertone this effect has.
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This is just terrific Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 16th, 2017
You'll have as much fun as your spectators when performing this.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 7th, 2017
It's good and easy to setup. Does take a few minutes of preparation but the trick is fun to perform - somewhat Dark and fun.
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