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Manhattan Transfer by Max Maven (Instant Download)

They can lie OR tell the truth. You find the card every single time. You don't even need to see the cards. Easy to do, impossible to figure out. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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"A cunningly simple yet deceptive method for a hands-off miracle. This could also be presented as a long-distance “Card At Number” that’s strong enough to close your show." - Michael Weber

"Manhattan Transfer is a lie detector test complete with free choices and real magic spells. Max's placement procedure has me fooled even after watching the explanation." - Jared Kopf

"I love it, finally a very straight version of a “Lie Speller” routine which is easy to perform and to follow for your participant. You receive also a PDF which makes any sort of “jazzing” (which I enjoy a lot!) a piece of cake." - Jan Forster

In these strange new times, magicians and mentalists are exploring new conditions. Shows are performed from afar, using Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, and other technologies. Creating amazement within often restrictive conditions can be quite a challenge.

Fortunately, you’ve got a guide who has been exploring these strange territories for many years. MAX MAVEN began pioneering interactive magic over forty years ago, and he has put that experience to work for you, by devising powerful routines that connect to audiences through a virtual reality. Take your journey into the virtual space with Manhattan Transfer.

Here’s what happens:

It’s always more intriguing when it’s done with the person’s own deck of cards. It doesn’t have to be a complete pack, and you never see anything. The deck is shuffled. The participant selects his or her own card. It’s lost in the deck; even the player doesn’t know its exact location. The person is asked a series of questions about their card, and they spell the answers, dealing cards as they do. Here’s the catch: Each time, they can lie, or tell the truth. The performer never knows. Yet somehow, they end up on exactly their own card!

Manhattan Transfer is apart of the Virtual Visions series, in which you will learn 6 tested, practical routines. There are no elaborate gimmicks. There’s no pre-show, or private conversation with one spectator in order to fool the others. Nothing is mailed ahead. These effects can be performed for a single person, or a large virtual audience. As a special bonus if you buy all six together, you’ll get them for a special price, plus receive an extra video, in which Max Maven recounts the History of Virtual Magic. You’ll be startled by some of this information, which puts so much into perspective. This talk is only available if you order the complete set.

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Too long with no interesting interplay Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 2nd, 2020
I don't know why I buy Max. He has a great persona, but I am never happy with his virtual tricks.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 28th, 2020
Excellent trick. It is mathematical in nature, but very much a fooler.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 10th, 2020
I love this trick. Max makes it seem so easy, but it really isn't hard, you just have to think a bit. It is a wonderful trick to do in person, back to back with someone.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 19th, 2020
Currently working my way through the entire bundle of virtual visions. Costwise, it makes sense to buy the bundle as there is also a terrific lecture on the history of virtual magic.

Normally not a great fan of spelling effects however I love this. I was badly fooled by this one and will definitely perform this.

It can be equally effective performed face to face and the hands off nature of this Speller / Lie Detector effect makes it look and feel totally impossible.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 15th, 2020
write from the beginning you can tell its a math trick. i hate mathamatical tricks,,,,,,,
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2020
Max found a wonderful effect from nearly a century ago and revised it making it highly entertaining, relevant and current as today’s news. Manhattan Transfer is a deep fooler for use in virtual shows or even over the phone. It’s heavy on mystery using the spectator’s own deck at home that they shuffle and locate their own card. It is “Maven-ous!”
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Love this--great internet effect Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 7th, 2020
Excellent effect that will amaze your spectators. Easy to do and best done over ZOOM or Facetime. It sounds procedural but it really is not as Max has disguised things so so well!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 4th, 2020
I LOVE it!! This is my kind of magic/ mentalism.
Kudos to Max and Penguin.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 2nd, 2020
A seemingly impossible effect with a brilliant method, clearly taught by Max. Perfect for virtual performance. Highly recommended.
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Old idea, new to me! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2020
Wow. This was my favorite performance of the bunch! Max's performing skills are what really sells this. I am confident that this will fool most magicians (but that is not really the audience I care about). The simplicity makes it very clean and elegant.
Max's technique for getting the gimmick into their deck is quite clever....Just kidding! There is NO gimimick! You might however leave your audience with the feeling that you have a camera in their home/office. This was a homerun. Well done!
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