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Puzzled by Roddy McGhie (Trick)

Two miracles. First an impossible mystery that human brains can't comprehend, that then creates an impossible object that you can immediately hand it out! NOW IN STOCK.
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If you want to give away the impossible puzzle at the end, check out the optional Puzzled refill pack. It's not required, since you don't have to give away the card.

Turn an impossible puzzle into an impossible object that your audience will never forget. Assemble puzzle pieces that impossibly fuse together and then can be examined. From the quixotic mind of one of Scotland’s best, this is Puzzled by Roddy McGhie.

Here’s what happens:

The magician dumps a handful of puzzle pieces out of an envelope for a spectator to examine. When assembled the pieces are actually a cut-up playing card. The magician introduces the idea of the chocolate bar puzzle where a single piece can be removed, but then the pieces can be rearranged and the puzzle remains the same size. Incredibly, a piece of the playing card puzzle is removed, and yet after they are rearranged the puzzle remains the same size as a standard playing card. As a kicker the magician places the removed piece in the center of the puzzle, and presses down, fusing all of the pieces together back into a single uncut playing card which is then handed out for examination.

Puzzled is an incredible piece of magic that draws in the audience with an engaging story and leaves them with an impossible object. The final impossible card not only invites examination, but with the Puzzled refill packs, it makes for a great souvenir you can give to your audience for them to keep. This impossible object is something they will show their friends. Leave your audience astonished with Puzzled by Roddy McGhie.

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Fine but over-priced Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 13th, 2021
This a fairly entertaining diversion to diversify your magic set. It elicits reactions of ‘oh, that’s pretty cool’ rather than ‘woah, that blew me away’. It’s certainly no Little Door. What I don’t understand is how or why this is a $40 trick. It just isn’t worth that kind of money - either in the value of materials you get or the value of the routine you’re purchasing. It’s a very slight piece of magic and a one-trick pony of a gimmick ( a fairly middling trick at that). If you’re looking for bang for your buck, look elsewhere.
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Great Trick... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 5th, 2021
The trick is great.

I got it as part of the Black Friday Deals, so I was OK playing the price. Yeah, it's a little expensive.

It uses some methods that you're probably already aware of, but it is almost sleight free. A little practice and everything, including the cleanup, is practically risk free. The video instructions are good, not crazy awesome, but good enough to get you going.

The reactions I get are all over the board. Stunned silence, Screams, total befuddlement. I've already preformed this in some bars and restaurants. Handing out the card and letting the spectator keep it at the end is just more baffling to lay people. (Yes, I got the Refill Pack. Worth it.)

One of the things I like about this is that the cards use the Maiden Back design. For me this is perfect. (I buy them by the case: https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/8474 ) However, if you don't have maiden back cards, that may be an issue, but I'd be willing to do this on a regular bicycle deck. You may not, be warned.

Another thing I don't like about it, but it isn't a big deal to remove a star on the review, is that there aren't other card gimmicks to hand out. We are stuck to the Jack of Diamonds.

I'd recommend this trick as long as you don't live within a 30 mile radius of me. I don't want others doing it on my turf. :-)
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Great trick!! AMAZING for walk around. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 29th, 2021
Roddy has done it again. I’m just in love with all of Roddys amazing and fun tricks. This trick is so good and so fun to preform! And it’s all self contained in the little envelope that comes with the trick. What that mean is you don’t have to have ANY prior set up with you red Bicycle deck. So you can preform any routine you want then immediately go into puzzled. The trick is really easy to do as well. I recommend this to anyone who does walk around and wants to leave their spectator a really cool mis printed card.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 9th, 2021
PUZZLED is a top-notch Puzzler! Very well-made, excellent video tutorial, great handling tips. Your spectator can even shuffle the deck herself before you begin - you start and end clean. I'd have given it 6 stars if I could have... I like the handed-out card at the end - what a great souvenir!
3 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 18th, 2022
I love this creator!
Well thought out, easy clean up/reset. Only thing I did to add a little something was to score all the lines on my giveaway cards on both sides with a knife. To me, makes the blend a bit more real and not just from a printer.
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old idea nicely done Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 28th, 2022
Roddy has taken an old idea and made it into a magic trick. its a really nice idea
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An old idea nicely updated Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 21st, 2022
I have seen this idea on youtube where people do it with chocolate pieces. Roddy has taken this and updated it to a playing ard and i like it. My partner doesnt but hes fussy where as i like this thinking.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 10th, 2022
very nice. A bit easier to do on a table, but doing it one the spectators hand is pretty cool, too. Nice give away.
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Cool but suspcious Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 30th, 2022
I LOVE Roddy's tricks so much!

I actually like this a lot too. Its very visual and its fun to put that little puzzle together show talk about the chocolate bar illusion.

My issue Is I just feel is a bit obvious whats happening. That one main move you have to do really gives away whats happening in my opinion and its hard to do its really quickly without making a mess of things.

Still super cool, but not something im showing a lot of people. this one wont see much action except maybe with kids.
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Puzzled Was Great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 31st, 2022
Loved it. Very unique magic effect. I'd recommend to spice things up a little.
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