I want to praise Erik both for creating such a fine effect and for outrageous customer service when
I received a defective gimmick! His email replies were prompt and genuinely concerned. When tech
support failed to resolve the problem, he personally made a new gimmick for me (which works
PERFECTLY!) and mailed it very promptly. I couldn't be happier and I will use the effect very often.
I love it!! Thanks so much again, Erik for meeting all my expectations.
22 of 24 magicians found this helpful.
I am a very unpracticed beginner so I love magic where the magic is built into the trick. I was
doing this in 15 minutes and fooling a very difficult audience (my partners in business). Erik Casey
hit it out of the park! But,as Erik would confirm: Greg Wilson was a huge help on how to present.
I loved seeing the Bible verse from The Gospel of Matthew on the box. Good job Erik in honoring
This has to be one of my top 3 bits of magic and I have spent thousands and
thousands on them this year. It blows most everything I have bought out of the water. It is that
good! What a bargain compared to some of the more expensive things I've purchased. Am I allowed to
give 7 stars? :)
27 of 36 magicians found this helpful.
Rarely does a trick come along that blends a perfect presentation and a great amount of Wow! factor
so perfectly. Mr. Casey's fantastic Poker Test is one that will boggle the minds of even the most
difficult spectator. The gimmicks included with the DVD, (and a very well produced one at that) do
all of the work for you. If you can spread five cards with your fingers, you can do this trick.
Great for beginners, fantastic for an intermediate such as myself, and even better for the experts
looking to slay audiences table hopping. Fits perfectly into my strolling set. It's a great opener
and closer. All in all, this is an instant classic and the gimmick could be easily rung in and out
14 of 16 magicians found this helpful.
This is one neat opening trick. It is quick, visual, and engages the spectators without having them
touch anything. It also resets easily, making it a great table-hopping ice-breaker.
trick is well-made, with a short, to the point, instructional DVD.
Fast shipping from
Penguin makes this a "no brainer". Get yours now!
12 of 14 magicians found this helpful.
I do financial workshops and I did this trick the other night for my class that I was teaching. In
the middle of my class I said, here is a quick observation test to see if you are all still with me
and paying attention. They were floored by stage 3 of the trick and I literally had to wait for the
room to quite down to reveal stage 4 and then their mouths dropped in silence. They were all in Awe.
By the way everyone in the room requested an appointment with me and that rarely happens so I guess
the trick helped me connect with my audience. I loved it and will be doing this trick alot. Thanks
9 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
This particular trick is great. It's basically self working do it is super easy to do and anyone can
do it. That is not to say however that a seasoned pro wouldn't like this trick. It's super-visual
and looks great. The gimmick is super well made and works like a charm. However after a few uses I
could see how the gimmick could get a bit worn but that is expected. Also not examinable by
spectators and it is possible for them to figure out the secret just from a regular performance,
though this is low probability. All in all I have to recommend this trick. I love it
8 of 8 magicians found this helpful.
I liked the trick and it is a good first for a magic show. It does make a great impression. I am
concerned about the durability of the gimmick. There should be an offer to purchase replacement
cards without the DVD.
8 of 9 magicians found this helpful.
This is a great effect for an opener or in the middle of your routine. The amazement of this effect
is wonderful. I do not recommend showing the cards under six feet for there is a slight angle
problem. I use this in the middle of my performance to keep people on their toes. You CAN NOT lose
with this effect. It has already found a perfect place in my act and will make a amazing addition to
6 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
This is my first ever review on penguin. I havent seen any need to review other products tho they
have been good but this one is just amazing!
What you see in the trailer is what you learn
in minutes, I learnt it before I watched the dvd its just that easy.
The dvd itself is very
short but there is really nothing to teach since this effect is sleight free (only need to know how
to spread 5 cards).
All in all this is a great trick and worth the money!
6 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
Worked very well, quite easy to learn...just wore out within fifteen presentations. Casey says to
clean off the [gimmick] but it's basically gone. I'll experiment with some [gimmick] to see if I
can restore it.
They should have a cheap way to replace the gimmick without having to buy
another CD at full cost..
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.