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Brain Child by Kyle Purnell (Blue)


A miracle, plus a kicker ending. A card is merely thought-of, and then found at a randomly named number by your spectator! And that's not even the kicker! ONLY 25 LEFT.
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"Brainchild is an innovative approach to 'Think-A-Card' which will blow your audiences away. Super-easy to do, fooling and with an impossible kicker that no one will see coming!" - Mark Elsdon

"Brainchild is just even more clever thinking from Kyle, that bring a one two punch of amazement to their Brains and smiles to their faces." - Jon Armstrong

"Kyle Purnell's Brainchild Deck absolutely fooled me...TWICE! First with the the thought of card, then AGAIN with the kicker ending. This is one clever trick!" - Cody S. Fisher

“Card magic does not get much stronger than this. A thought of card at number effect with a brainwave kicker and it ends clean? No wonder Kyle closes with this, it's absolutely killer!" - David Jonathan

“"This is the kind of card magic that I love: Fun, deceptive and strong. Nice job Kyle!" - Nikolas Mavresis

"Brainchild is Kyle doing what he does best ... being a GENIUS! Practically no sleights, impossible effect, totally examinable, and ONE KILLER KICKER ENDING!!"- Greg Rostami

"Kyle Purnell has done it again! I did not see that ending coming. A practical, powerful miracle." -Matt Baker

"A wonderful 'garden-path' effect. The effect is clever and deceptive. The kicker will knock them on their @*!" - Michael Feldman

The 2021 Penguin Magic Inventor of the year is back with an insane Card at Number that is so deceptive the team at Penguin Magic was certain that he was using science from another dimension. A card is thought of, three numbers are chosen by the audience, and that number is dealt down to. Not only is it the card that the audience is thinking of, but it’s also the only red card in a blue deck. Oh, and because it’s Kyle, as soon as the trick ends it is examinable. This is Brain Child by Kyle Purnell.

Here’s what happens:

The magician gives their deck a small shuffle explaining that they aren’t going to have someone pick a card, but just think of one. The magician shows their audience cards from the deck until they freely think of any card they are shown. The magician gives the deck a mix again and then asks them three questions. What month were they born? How many letters are in their name? What is the value of the card they are thinking of? No matter what they answer, that number of cards is dealt down and the card they are merely thinking of is at that position. As a kicker, the card they thought of is the only red card in an all-blue deck.

Kyle will tell you that Brain Child is the single strongest card trick he performs, and he has created some incredibly powerful magic. You receive a special deck of cards that makes this effect possible. There is no rough and smooth, misprinted cards, or complex gimmicks that can break. Kyle teaches a handling that uses just a little sleight of hand to make this bulletproof, as well as a bonus handling that makes the trick practically self-working. Blow your audience up with Kyle Purnell’s Brain Child.

What You Get

You will receive a blue deck in a blue box that will reveal the spectator's chosen card to be the only one with a red back.

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THIS TRULY DESERVES TO BE ONE OF THE BEST CARD TRICKS! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 14th, 2022
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Ok, I buy a lot of magic. Like a lot. This effect is 100% one of the best card effects. It is just such a perfect routine and everything just works. I have 0 clue how Kyle came up with this. The method will be completely impossible for someone to figure out. The effect truly is a thought of card (no equivocate) at at three random numbers. But there are a few things you should know. One. This will take a lot of practice. There are a lot of things you need to remember. No math or anything like that just like you need to memorize what to do with the deck in certain scenarios. It’s nothing too hard. Just practice this. Practice practice practice and this effect is GOLDEN! Everything does end clean (if u do a little something) and that’s about everything. This effect id so so good. Great job Kyle! You did it again. The Hancock effect and now this are in my top 10 most favorited effects. And again… I buy a lot of magic. Get this trick, get it now
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 29th, 2022
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This effect is brilliant but it will need a lot of practice to perfect. If you're not willing to put in the hours required, then leave it alone. Far easier to buy a Brainwave deck. Nevertheless, if you succeed in mastering the effect, you'll have a winner. Good luck.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 6th, 2022
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I was lucky enough to snatch one of these before they sold out at Magic Live and WHEW everything in the trailer is REAL. I don’t know how Kyle does it but every release gets better and better and not sure how he will top this one! The method..it’s as amazing as the effect. This was the trick of the convention in my opinion and for good reason. KYLE IS A GENIUS. GET THIS BEFORE IT SELLS OUT LIKE IT DID AT MAGIC LIVE!!
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~Qucik Review~

Handling - Easy - 9/10
Plot - 7//10
Deck - 10/10
Instructions - 9/10

(Note this routine is not for everyone, don't leave bad reviews just because it's not for you)

~Longer Review~

Before I get too into this. You get a deck of cards premade to perform the routine, but you can build your own very easily, and even easier if you wish to remove the Brainwave kicker.

Once you know the secret, you will just stop and think. Damn! That's good. This routine is almost self-working. There are some bits you can add for higher impact and convincers, but you don't need to. There are a couple of things you have to do to accomplish the routine, but nothing really hard.

I like the structure of the plot as it curves away from a traditional pick a card trick. One thing I hear a lot is when I start up a card trick, someone in the group I'm performing for will often times say "Oh I've seen this one" or "Oh I know this one" Don't get me wrong, I've used that to make some extra money lol. But I do get it a fair amount. This is a great way to shift the moment and get them more invested. It's almost an ACAAN Plot But with a brainwave aspect that really kicks people in the teeth.

As mentioned earlier, you do get a deck, but you can probably build one before your deck even comes in the mail. You can use almost a deck to make the "Gimmicked" Deck. I use Gimmick in "" for a reason. as it is but isn't really a gimmicked deck. And you can if you want, use the deck in the end as normalish deck. Now you'll learn during watching the explanation what kinds of decks or what you'll need to make your own Just in case you want something fancier than a standard deck of bikes.

Now for the instructions. With a runtime of around 45 mins or so, Kyle teaches you everything you need to know in as much detail as needed. Including some tips and convincers, he uses to increase the impact of the routine. Along with showing where you can eliminate some sleights just in case you're not big on sleights. The Resolution isn't the greatest but I've come to expect that, and it's not filled with a bunch of filler elements like a lot of products these days. It has a nice intro, shows performances, and teaches the routine+ and that's it. It does what it needs to do.

As I mentioned in the note above. In magic, not everything is for everyone and I often see people who will leave a nasty negative review on a product because it was not for them. I've seen someone leave a bad review on a trick that you can tell is stupid sleight heavy, but they don't do sleights and assumed it was self-working. Reviews should be helpful to other people. Not a place to complain about a product.
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As advertised, but not special Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 23rd, 2023
This is fairly clever, but it's also quite fussy. It's hard to see the motivation for most of the required steps, and while Kyle pulls it off, the misdirection in the card handling that you need to do to make it seem natural is probably outside the scope of what a typical amateur is comfortable with.

The audience members (even in the video) feel like they are part of a trick, not amazed as if something extraordinary has occurred.

Certainly effort when into the creation of this, but as someone who owns 100 or so Penguin tricks, this isn't even in my top 50%.
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Misleading video Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 11th, 2022
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I am disturbed by two misleading things in the advertising video:

1. You refer to the three numbers chosen as "special numbers". The first two are identified, but not the third. This implies that the third is random, when it most assuredly is not.

2. The video states that you do not know the card "until it is revealed". This is false. You know it as soon as the third number is named.

This trick is wonderful. There is no need to mislead anybody in the advertising video. Fixing both of these items would not in any way compromise the secret.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 6th, 2022
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It’s a very well thought of trick and gets great reactions. It was more difficult to learn then I expected, for some reason I had more problems then usual to get the routine right. There are no difficult sleights involved, but the wording and routine is something that takes time to perform good. I found the explanation style not the best in class, but I think that’s a very personal opinion and not the reason I took of one star. I took of one star because there is a moment you have to fish and I didn’t see that moment in the trailer that made me buy the trick. Its not a big deal, but enough to take off a star.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 15th, 2022
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It gets great reactions... take a bit of practice and memory but so worth it.... recommended
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Honest Review (4.5) Deserves the hype Report this review
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Great effect. Very easy to do. Nice ideas.

Was hoping this would be a no slight trick, though (I’m lazy, but I also prefer magic = sleight, mental = practically no sleights.

You need to do one intermediate sleight that requires misdirection (the video gives you perfect motivation)
It is nice that he gives a sleightless alternative but I don’t prefer it.

Otherwise than my own preference, the trick is very well thought out and lots of fun. Definitely deserves the hype
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 7th, 2022
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The only reason I give this 4 stars is the price. To me, this could have been made as a download as everything you need can be made from home for maybe ten bucks off (or so). I made my own deck in minutes.

That said, this is truly a brilliant trick and is still wort it. This is likely going to become my go to version of "ACAAN." It passed the wife test. The kicker ending separates it from all other "ACAANs" (even though this isn't exactly Any Card at Any Number)

I highly recommend this trick. Great thinking Mr. Purnell!
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