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Glance ( 1 Magazines ) by Steve Thompson
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You present the current issues of two popular magazines and allow a spectator to examine all of them and choose one. You turn away and instruct her to open her magazine to any page and think of any word. "But let's find a good word," you say, "Make it a difficult word." She thinks of any word, on any page. It could be buried in an ad or a word from a picture caption. It's all fair game. Once she has a word in her mind, she closes the magazine and you turn around. You look her in the eyes and tell her what word she is thinking of.

Glance is the ingenious creation of Ireland's Steve Thompson. In collaboration with Vanishing Inc. and designed by Andi Gladwin, Glance brings you an entirely prepared contemporary news magazine. Wrap it with any current magazine cover and you will have one of the most potent weapons available to the performing mentalist: an ordinary object that allows you to do extraordinary things.

With the blessing of Ted Karmilovich (creator of Mother of All Book Tests), Glance allows you to perform one of the most impossible, memorable feats of mentalism with an object everyone has heard of and read before. And with Steve's ingenious new system, you don't even need to fish for any information about the word before revealing it.

  • No glimpses.
  • No preparation.
  • No counting.
  • No short pages.
  • No stooges.
  • No peeks.
  • No sleight-of-hand.
  • No cues.
  • No guesses.
Glance is an achievement in both engineering and design. Take a cursory flip through the magazine page by page and you will be astounded by the craftsmanship of the wording and the precision of the layout.

"It's like the MILF of all book tests."
- Justin Willman

"To be blunt, the price tag is WAY too low for a secret this strong!"
- Ken Weber

"The best and most natural looking magazine test I have ever seen."
- John Archer

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 18th, 2014
This trick fooled me when Joshua Jay performed it in a lecture I had seen. I had NO idea how this was done and the method is just brilliant. This trick shows really hard work that Steve had put into it and it is just great. For all the work he has done for this trick this trick should be $100-$150 trick. It is just great!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 8th, 2017
If you are familiar with Ted Karmilovich's "Mother of All Book Tests," then you'll know how this works. It's just a truncated version using a magazine instead of a hardback book. But I like the various ways--one in particular is really brilliant--of finding out that one piece of information that you need, which has always been the one small weakness of the otherwise great MOABT. For the price, this is super-duper. If I had a complaint, it's that the magazine looks like the real deal even down to the cheap, glossy paper that some magazines today use. This means that it's not going to have a long lifespan if you use it heavy routine. So if you are a pro, buy up a few of these because you'll need them.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 30th, 2013
Not as good as I thought it would be. MOAB is much better and you can reveal more words so the book stands up to greater scrutiny.
This suffers from the same problem as MOAB however, and that is that only big words can be chosen. If they chose a word under 7 letters you can't get it.
OK ,nothing that audience management wont fix but it would be better if it wasn't a problem at all.
Beautifully produced magazine though--it looks authentic.
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