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Junky by Docc Hilford (Instant Download) The best think-of-a-card trick ever. Ever. Straight out of Docc's professional repertoire. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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The best think of a card trick ever.

Junky is the ultimate psychic poker deal. A borrowed deck of cards is shuffled by the audience as much as they want and in any way they choose. They are then given a poker hand of five cards and asked to shuffle the cards they are given. They are then asked to JUST THINK of any of those cards. The entire process is fair every step of the way and becomes more impossible with each step. You'll have no problem making this hands-off, practically self-working trick into a mind-blowing presentation.

With Junky, Docc Hilford has taken a little known underground secret and made it so much better. No asking questions and the poker deal looks more fair than ever before. He's developed a presentation that is fun and makes sense.

What more can I say? Junky looks like real mind reading. They think of a card, and, with no questions asked and nothing written down, you tell them exactly what they are thinking. Be careful, though. This trick is extremely addictive.

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2017
When I saw the trailer video for the ad for this, I smacked myself in the head. Just from the trailer, I saw a brilliant touch that Docc had added to this effect.

I like the idea, it is so simple, but in over 40 years of working with this plot, I never thought of it, and I never read of anyone else doing it; so I purchased it. I had noticed that one touch, there were bound to be more. Docc is brilliant at finding these little things that make all the difference.

What do you know, I was right. The effect has been routine to near perfection, the plot makes sense, it is nearly self working, so you can concentrate on presenting it. The handling eliminates their thinking of multiple cards and identifying a potential telltale in the method, poof, all gone. There are no questions asked, which was the one part of the previous incarnations of the plot (even John Mendoza’s, which I had been using since 1978) that I dreaded doing. And Docc even improved the ending by allowing for different types of reveals.

In short, this is a streamlined, no questions asked, and interesting version of a classic, with all weaknesses removed, made interesting and relevant, and far from boring and drawn out. This is the cleanest version I’ve ever come across.
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Four participants are required. Wish I'd known that before purchasing... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 7th, 2017
I want to preface this by saying that I wish Penguin would advertise each effect with the full performance video that we can view once we purchase a trick, or at least give potential purchasers the OPTION of watching the full performance before purchase. The advertisement videos are sometimes heavily edited and often keep crucial information from the customers. I understand WHY they don't, I think: I believe that in most cases, they think a moderately-skilled magician might be able to figure out the method just by watching and rewatching the full performance.

If I'd seen the full performance of Junky before buying it, I probably wouldn't have bought it. I wouldn't have figured out the entire method, but I would have seen enough to know that this effect requires four participating spectators. The advertisement video disguised this well.

I've been doing magic for 50+ years, but am still very much an amateur, and I perform mostly for family, friends, and students. It's rare for me to perform for more than 2 or 3 people at a time. So the "four participant" aspect of this trick would have stopped me from purchasing it.

As for the effect itself: it's a nice effect with a clever method. But Penguin, please: give us more information about what we're purchasing before we purchase it! Trust us a little bit more.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2017
Just purchased Junky and have only viewed the video. From what I viewed, I can say that the effect is excellently explained. Docc Hilford leaves nothing out. For the less experienced card worker, I can tell you that you won't have any trouble with the only "move", which is of course, necessary. It (the move) looks like normal card handling where it is applied. Everything else is basically self working and you can concentrate on presentation. A great effect and definitely worth the asking price.
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Good method, overly complicated routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2017
I like the method and I think it's a really good way to think of a thought of card. I do feel the trick is too complex though. It's too much for people to take in, and they probably won't enjoy it. You should still buy this for the method though because it's really cool.
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Not so Hilford... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 29th, 2017
Well, I have to disagree but, this effect is no original to Docc Hilford. The original effect is called MENTAL STUD, and was developed by Henry Christ (can be found in Annemann's Card Magic) which sells for nothing, along with many MANY more effects.
The "only improvement" if it can be called like that, would be that Hilford uses Poker Chips, while in the original, coins were used. I dont see the improvement in that.
The coins play more organically and if you check the original effect, they come "ready to use".
I don't see any reference to the originator of the effect.
But... yeap, nothing new here. A pretty old effect, quite good indeed, renamed and sold, but is not from Hilford.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 9th, 2017
Looks like a good effect, but I perform only for friends and family and I'm not likely to have an audience of four.. I'm trying to adapti it for two or three but no luck yet
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Very Nice +++ Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2017
First, this effect has been around for 60+ years (Bobo). I first saw Norm Schultz do this at the Magic Castle in 1975. It's not Docc's effect originally though I am a big fan of his work, hence the 4 stars... though I do feel he made it a lot better. This has always killed and the chip addition is brilliant. So secretly 5 stars but... :) There are other versions so you can use more or/less people and/or cards but the handling/formula is different. I think this version is awesome and if you don't know it, buy it.
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Best trick ever! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2017
Wow I can't believe how fantastic this trick is. I can't wait to get a chance to perform it. And there is nothing deceptive at all with the demo video. It is a steal even at the full price!
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Really great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2017
You can really do this with a borrowed, shuffled, missing cards deck. It's strong with a very short process involved and you can do that with multiple spectators. Thanks docc, I really love it.
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Outstanding!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 5th, 2017
This is truly outstanding! Docc has taken an old concept and brilliantly improved it. Highly recommended!
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