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Perfection is a journey, and nowhere can you see that better than in Max Maven's Masque.

Masque is a master-class in performing good card magic. There are lessons within lessons, if you're paying close enough attention.

Max Maven is one of the fathers of modern magic. And if you thought his influence was limited to mentalism, you'd be very wrong.

Masque is one of the miracles that built Max's reputation among close-up magicians 40 years ago. Since then, it's been getting gently polished, like a beautiful skipping stone in the waves.

Today, you're about to learn the end result of this 40 year journey. A little piece of perfect that you can add right into your act. Everything, and I mean everything about this trick has been worked and reworked thousands upon thousands of times.

Things you'll love about Masque include:

1. It engages MULTIPLE spectators, and as a result plays big.
2. It uses ANY deck.
3. Your spectators choose their FAVORITE cards, not random ones, which increases their engagement and focus.
4. You can be fully surrounded.
5. Everything ends up perfectly consistent and examinable.

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It’s Max, of course it’s good Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2017
If you’ve watched the trailer you know how good it looks on camera. It looks the same in real life. No angles to worry about, just 4 cards are used. They can be borrowed, no gaffs, no gimmicks, no extra cards. You probably already know the move that is needed but Max teaches it in so much detail you’ll probably learn something to make it smoother and better.

At this price, to learn from the Maven there is no reason not to buy it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 11th, 2017
Max Maven is awesome. He really knows his history and does a phenomenal job explaining everything. That being said I feel like this is much too weak to go into my primary repertoire. It is amazing how Max worked everything but I'm left with the feeling that this is nowhere near as strong as the other tricks I perform. The display starts to look fishy after doing it a few times. Why not just show the cards normally? You definitely don't want the spectator holding onto the card when they have every reason to assume it's not the card you say it is. I do still plan on doing this trick for regulars who have seen my top 40 tricks already though so for that it's well worth it.
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Great Foundation Trick for Beginners Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2017
This is my first Max Maven trick and I can see why he's so popular. He takes a very intelligent and competent approach to teaching. I can tell that he is a true historian... as he explained different grips and moves, he was great about explain who created the moves, as well as WHY one move was chosen over another.

Most intermediate (and even some beginner) magicians will be able to figure this trick out or at least get close. But I definitely recommend this trick for at least beginners. There are some moves here and principles that are foundational in nature.

The nice thing about this trick is that there is no prep time, no gimmicks, and you really can use a borrowed deck. (Which I've always thought was funny... I mean really, how many people have you ever met that happens to be carrying their own personal deck (unless you're at a magic convention or poker event)?) This is as impromptu as it gets... and knowing this trick will enable the beginner to get more and more comfortable with basic sleight of hand.

Get this if you're a noob! If you're a kinda noob, consider it. If you're experienced, you don't need this... but if nothing else, Max's voice will help just about anyone's blood pressure go down 10 or 20 points. :-)
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I wish I could give it 10 stars! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2017
I've been doing an Elmsley Count for decades but the tips on this video are worth far more than the price of this trick. This is a BEAUTIFUL bit of magical artistry. All non-essentials are stripped away. Exactly what you see and say is exactly what happens with no wasted movement. You and the spectators are left with pure magic. As a magician of 40+ years this is one of those rare effects where it is so pure, simple, beautiful and magical that I can watch it and be amazed at what happens, too! GET THIS! YOU WILL LOVE IT!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 20th, 2017
Masque is a five star routine with a four star learning presentation.
First, the five star part. Very strong impact, no reason the spectator can imagine causes it, and my victims were totally flummoxed. Ends clean. You need a good verbal presentation, and smooth handling and you get a stunner. I did it a couple of times, stopped, went home and repeated it many time before going back out. Smooth presentation without hesitation is critical with Masque.

Max is a very good presenter, so what's the problem? The trick requires an Elmsly count, and if you have one or not, Max does a fine job of showing how it's done; so what's the problem? There is a presumption that the other major move is simple and easy, and with a small packet, it may not be. Some help with this would be very useful.

Perhaps it's just a personal problem, but there were points where I was saying, "Hold on! Where am I now? What's the card set-up right at this transition point?" Showing that would have also been super helpful. I recommend you follow along, but stop and check and, if necessary, make notes of where you are at each point.

So, it could have been a 4.5, but there's not such option in the drop-down box. For the money, it's more than worth it. If you do get it, read the comments in the Discuss section.
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Great Classic Moves Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 6th, 2017
This is full of great classic moves that are explained well if you do not already know them. These explanations can make the final trick appear very difficult in the fact that you will have to remember many things. When, in fact, you do not. Once you get through the explanations, going to the last few minutes shows just how easy this magic can be accomplished but will require practice. I suggest that this should be in your repertoire. It can be done with a borrowed deck which can be very powerful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2017
It's a fun close up effect. Taught well by a master. I enjoy effects where you can build the story around the magic, and involve multiple spectators at the same time.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2017
To be perfectly honest, I have not had time to completely view the entire lesson, BUT! I can say that the effect is fun and a fooler, and if you don't get anything else out of it you will learn more about the Elmsley Count than ever!

Anything you learn from Max Maven is a benefit. He isn't called "Max Maven" for no reason!

Dictionary definition of "Maven":
(ma·ven
ˈmāvən/
nounNORTH AMERICANinformal
an expert or connoisseur.)

I am anxiously looking forward to finishing the explanation portion of the routine. Max's explanations are always clear, concise and complete. Am I a fan of Max? For sure! You cannot go wrong with his material.
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Excellent Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2017
This packet trick can be performed with any deck, and involves three spectators. Easy to do with just a couple of standard moves. Max Maven teaches the trick perfectly.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2017
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Well, as everyone else has said - it's Max!

This is a lovely totally impromptu routine with any pack of cards.
It's relatively easy (I'm not a card-guy and I don't foresee any issues with the necessary moves).
It uses spectator selected cards, it builds the magic very well to an "under the spectators finger" finale.

Solid BUY.
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