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Foolish Cheater by Woody Aragon (Instant Download)

An utterly baffling, 3-phase, 8-minute full act using the most hilarious marked deck you've ever seen. It's as fooling as it is funny. START LEARNING INSTANTLY.
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A revelation, a card at any number, a poker demonstration, and one ridiculously marked deck of cards. This powerhouse routine by Woody Aragon is baffling, hilarious, and practically self-working. This 8-minute routine will get laughs and gasps from your audience through all three of its phases. This is Woody Aragon’s The Foolish Cheater.

Here’s what happens:

The magician introduces a deck of cards he got from the world’s worst card cheat. The cheat marked all of the cards in a very obvious way. As the deck is examined the marks are seen to be big permanent marker on the back. Some of the marks are the actual card, others are drawings and other nonsense like a “tree of clubs”. The marks can be useful. First, the magician has someone think of a card from the pack. Then after the deck is shuffled a second spectator cuts the deck and adds the value of the two cards at the cut. The cards are counted down to the position of that number and the card found there is not the spectator’s card, but written on the back of that card is the card the first spectator was thinking of. In the second phase, a spectator freely selects a card from the deck and hides it away. The marks progressively help the magician determine the identity of the card. First, the marks tell the color, then the suit, then the actual value of the card. Impossibly the marks are correct even though it was a free choice. Finally, the third phase is a poker demonstration. After the cards have been shuffled a round of poker is dealt, and the magician ends up with a straight flush. The straight flush is turned over to reveal the marks on the back have another trick up their sleeve. They spell the word “Order.” The rest of the cards are turned face up and the deck is discovered to be in complete new deck order.

There is a lot of magic that happens in this routine with minimal sleight of hand. Perfect for an evening out with friends, or even a more established piece in a formal close-up show. Woody teaches everything you need to know to make this madcap routine magical for everyone. Woody also teaches you how to apply the marks to your own deck, so that you can perform this with your favorite back design. Plus, there is lots of room for you to add your own personality and jokes to make The Foolish Cheater a highlight in your show.

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What a great routine Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 19th, 2020
I am not going to hide it. I am a big fan of Woody. But this certainly is one of his greatest effects. Original. Clever. Entertaining. Different. The effects within the routine are not just “popular” “easy” self-working effects. There is such a combination of principles that it is impossible to reverse engineering. Actually, nobody will even try it.
A highlight of the routine is the clever adaptation of Ramón Riobóo’s “principio del bujero” (principle of the hole).
Just a word of caution. The routine is almost self-working, yes, but it requires a lot of concentration as there are many steps to me remembered.
In summary, after downloading and viewing it, I just smiled happily for money very well spent.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2021
If you want a trick to show off true sleight of hand to make people believe you are an absolute card master, this is the single trick to get the job done. (it doesn't involved a lot of sleight of hand though!) Absolutely BRILLIANT routine. Impossible to reverse engineer. Incredible laughs and building effects. With just a couple hours of practice you can master the trick and it is worth learning. Like I said, top 5 tricks I have ever purchased! Easily a 40 dollar trick!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 6th, 2020
I think that this has just become my new favourite trick to do with a "trick" deck. Doesn't take long to prepare the deck and apart from a little bit of memory work for the 2nd stage this is a self working trick. Lots of humour can be put into the presentation. Definitely will be using this at every booking.
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Ingenious! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 2nd, 2020
I tried to post a four-star review of this product, before I had worked out a solution to the second phase "problem". This review, for whatever reason, never got posted here.

Fortunately, I was able to find a solution to the problem and now am happy to give this routine a five-star review! By the way, if you purchase this, please be sure to check out the private forum for the solution to a "problem" found in one section of the given downloadable instructions. Just look for my name (under magikkmann) for the solution. It's really amazing, and I have no idea how these guys come up with this stuff. This routine is a real killer. I hope that you will give it a shot.
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Great routine! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 30th, 2020
I love this, and it suits my style perfectly! As soon as we're allowed to get out in front of the public again it'll be going straight into my set. There is one basic technique necessary for the reset which, if you can't do it, makes it harder to use for table-hopping (though it's the perfect opportunity to learn that technique!) but as a routine it's excellent, easy to perform and a real worker!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 23rd, 2020
Many thanks. It's fantastic, original and really astonishing. Perfect in this time of pandemy Covid19.
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Very funny Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2020
Very clever and funny. Requires a simple setup, but apart from that it's easy and punch after punch.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 22nd, 2020
Its long, need to practice to be proficient, but these is an amazing effect. Thank you for putting it out.. I love it..
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A fun purchase Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 20th, 2020
I don't believe you will feel foolish or cheated if you purchase this. Sure, some of you will know parts of this from other effects, but Woody puts them together in a fun and entertaining way. The effects do not require a level of skill that causes any serious angst. As a matter of fact, you will be surprised that it is so simple. If all downloads were this fun and easy, there would be many more entertaining performers out there. Bravo!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 18th, 2020
I just checked my Penguin account and I've purchased 439 times from Penguin and have only written a few reviews. This purchase exceeded my expectations. I LOVE the method of finding the card that someone took from the middle of the deck while the cards were under the table. This complete trick will take a bit of practice but there are no difficult moves and I love the whole routine.
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