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Chinese Choice by John Archer and Alakazam Magic - Trick
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Now is your chance to perform one of the most talked about routines from the critically acclaimed "Educating Archer" DVD. John Archer's Chinese Choice is not just a trick - it is a powerhouse of a routine that blends comedy and mentalism to perfection.

If the name John Archer is not enough to make you buy this effect immediately then read on to find out more about this eagerly anticipated release...

Effect

Three spectators are brought on stage and invited to take a traditional Chinese meal in a way they used to do thousands of years ago...

You explain that the ancient Chinese were great mathematicians and believers in numerology. Often numbers were used to help make even the most mundane of choices. Why else would all the items on a Chinese menu be numbered? Hence you explain that you are going to show them how the ancient Chinese would decide what to do when going out for a meal.

One of the spectators is given a small packet of plastic number cards to shuffle. They now choose one person who will be in charge of the menu, while the other two are in charge of setting the amount they will pay for the meal.

The menu is shown as representing the restaurant they will visit. The three spectators are given three cards each and two of them take turns to make up three two-digit numbers.

These two digit numbers are added together to arrive at a total and a decimal point is added to form a price to spend on the meal - but alas! It is incredibly low! 1.65! The prospect of a good meal does not look hopeful!

The third spectator now adds up his three cards to come up with a number, to represent a dish on the menu. When they check out the menu they see that all other menu items are normal, however item number 15 is an "Eat as much as you like buffet for three people, cost - 1.65." 

Comes complete with two custom printed menus (a large one for stage and a pocket sized version for close up),  a set of plastic number cards, and full instructions & routine.

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This is an amazing effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I haven't been able to do this for an audience yet but from the looks of things it is sure to get some great reactions and it's a must buy if you like mentalism effects to be funny and full of audience participation.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 2nd, 2012
i like this one. its fun and has a different sort of theme other than think of something and I'll tell you or predict it. the only thing that stink if ever so slightly is that you have to have at least 3 or more people to do this. shouldn't be too much trouble.

the other is just because you're using numbers you might get that oh so smart spectators they'll say, " aw, its just math". nothing makes me cringe more than to hear that. other than that i absolutely love this!
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VERY GOOD Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 10th, 2012
EASY AND STRONG..IT'S NO A MAGIC TRICK BUT A MAGIC COINCIDENCE,HOWEVER IS FUNNY,THIS TRICK WORK WITH A "MAGIC RULE" VERY VERY HELPFUL FOR A LOT OF MENTALISM YOU CAN PERFORM.
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almost perfect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 30th, 2012
The ONLY downside to this fantastic routine is that there really is very little difference in the size between the two menus, I was really hoping for something that would have fit in my wallet and may make one up for myself
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