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The Penguin Monte (Instant Download + 2 Sets of Cards) Learn the moves and let these gaffed cards do the work for you. Stun your audience with only three little cards again and again and again.
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Everyone loves a good solid card trick - but sometimes you just need to BLOW THE ROOF OFF. And we've got just the thing.

The Penguin Monte is a social jumper cable. It's not a STORY about gambling, it gets your WHOLE AUDIENCE in on the action.

The premise is simple. Three cards - and they've gotta find the ACE. But no matter how hard they try, under the most impossible conditions, the ace is always under your control. And the best part is - it's super EASY to learn.

Check out professional card magician Oz Pearlman performing The Penguin Monte in the trailer above.

It's no secret, The Penguin Monte is in the working repertoire of dozens of the top card men in the world, and has been one of our most popular tricks for a long time - and for good reason: it's an ABSOLUTE CROWD PLEASER. No matter if you're performing for your friends, at a Super Bowl party or for a holiday dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, you're going to get some HUGE reactions.

You can check out the Vintage 808s and the e-book here (you really gotta hold these to see how good they look -- I was surprised)

For Professionals: Penguin Monte is angle-proof, instantly reset, a clever secret and it fits right in your regular card case. We're very proud to offer you pro-level magic tricks like The Penguin Monte, but we also know it's not right for everyone. If you have any questions about wether The Penguin Monte would be right for your next gig, just email us at and you'll get a prompt reply from a professional magician.

Got your props? How about MAD props, high-fives and a chest bump! Get ready, they're coming.

Acar Altinsel
Penguin Magic

Manufacturer Says

Credit for the specially gimmicked cards goes to Ken DeCourcy, Supreme Magic, Peter Pit of Holland, and Theodore L DeLand. More recently, Michael Skinner popularized a similar routine using the same gimmicks. Credit for the Penguin Monte routine that you're about to learn goes to Anthony Miller.

What You Get

Two sets (red and blue) of three gaffed cards.

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GREAT effect! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
Man oh man, have I never been so happy about someone re-releasing an effect! This is identical (as far as I know) to the Michael Skinner monte, which is AMAZING. Now, why am I happy about this being re-released?

Well, first off, I never had any problems understanding the manuscript that came with the Skinner monte. However, the handling here is different (slightly) AND it comes with a video download for easier learning, which is always a plus.

In addition, for 15 dollars, you get some AMAZING quality gimmicks; 2 SETS OF THEM! This is a great value to any close-up worker for an amazing effect.
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Easy to perform Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2013
This is a fun and easy to perform monte! There's not much more to say. Pick it up!
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Very fun. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 24th, 2012
I purchased this effect under a different account a few years back. I also purchased Michael Skinner's version. I actually prefer Michael's version as it brings less heat to the cards. I would not suggest doing this as an opener (or closer) as the effect seems too impossible and will draw suspicion to the gimmicks. Make sure you can wow your audience with some good sleight-of-hand with regular/examinable cards first. Oz's version, in particular, is a bit bold for me, but then again, he is that good and can probably convince his spectators that he can do anything with cards. It's a great effect though and Penguin sells the cards by themselves also so you don't have to worry about paying full price again once your cards need replacing. Just to clarify, you get the same gimmicks in each version, just different handlings.
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Nice and Easy ;) Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2011
This tricks is very good, not expensive and very easy to do ;) I like the penguin monte a lot because it's fun to see the spectator reaction :) You can do this in a party , to your family, etc. Your always ready to go ! I use the gimmick of Jeff Kaylor (Any card to any Wallet) for do inspect my card to a spectator at the end of my performance . You will understand if you have it ;)
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Penguin Monte Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 7th, 2010
I love monte routines and this one is no exception. Some of the phases are real eye-poppers and the whole routine is an audience-pleaser. Oz does an excellent job walking you through the phases step-by-step. It will take some time to get all of the phases memorized, but soon enough you will be performing this like a monte pro.
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Clean! almost too clean. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This is an amazing visual 3 card monte effect. What looks like impossible transpositions, switches and sleights. This trick will blow minds. I only gave this 4 stars instead of 5 only because the trick looks too good. Often when I do this trick I have to make my moves look more "dirty" then it actually is just to throw the dogs off my scent sort of speak. Luckily I know some pretty legit switches that I use before showing this trick, so it makes the impossible...all that much more possible.

But this is a fun simple trick. Very easy to master! Make sure to practice this one until you have the routine down pat! -seriously. It's a set routine, and if you mis-step you'll fall flat on our face and kill it.
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classic trick! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Well worth the price, this one is a simple, easy to master trick for beginners, and a simple banger to whip out for a more experienced magician. Can easily be done just about anywhere, is more or less angle proof... a good buy for the money, without question
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Bit expensive Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
this is a little expensive for the gimmicked cards but you can easily fool friends and family with this little gem. endless possibilities: just dont use it to gamble!
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Amazing effect! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I love this effect but the only problem is that I unfortunately lsot my cards somewhere in my mess of playing cards so I can't perform this effect anymore but once I find them I'll be back and doing this effect all the time and getting some amazing reactions with it as well.
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yes Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
i bought this trick back when penguin was running a promotion on it and i couldnt be happier. this by far my favorite monte to perform. now you must know like with any good effect there is some practice involved. but boy is it worth it. i expecially love how the monte keeps getting better step by step untill the finale. which will blow people out of there seats. once they think that they got you and there is no way out you hit with it and you will leave them all stumped.
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