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Cards and Numbers by Matt Mello (Instant Download)

One of the simplest solutions to the ACAAN plot!
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For the 'Any Card at Any Number' lovers, Cards and Numbers will most certainly be something you'll want to add to your arsenal! The spectator can cut the deck as many times as they like, box the cards, and put them in their purse or sit on them. They then go through a quick imaginary process, where the spectator selects a truly random card and random number. With no forcing involved, and the performer never needing to touch the deck, the spectator can remove the cards, count to whatever number they chose, and find the card they selected!

To be forward, there is a stack. But it can be any stack that you know or are familiar with! Si Stebbins, Breakthrough, or any other would work perfectly fine with this concept. Aside from knowing your stack, no sleights are involved and no mathematics are needed. In fact, you do very little.

An advanced version is also taught, which can be performed with a new deck provided by the host at an event, completely impromptu. Easy versions are also taught, not requiring a stacked deck, while producing exactly the same effect!

Manuscript Length: 13 pages

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 11th, 2015
This will be my go to ACAAN once I learn the Mnemonica stack.

It is not needed, any stack will work, but si stebbins and 8 kings use a repeated pip pattern that laypeople may pick up on. Aronson stack, or Mnemonica do not use such a pattern. Richard Osterlind's breakthrough card system would be perfect for this if you can do the calculations quickly. The no memorization is needed. Of course, you can always use si stebbins or 8 kings, but you are more likely to get caught.

The thing that makes this so strong is that you NEVER touch the deck, and the volunteer can cut as many times as they want. No sleight of hand, no moves, nothing to be done that is difficult at all.

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Great Idea and phenomenal value Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 22nd, 2015
Full disclosure, I have not performed this for a real audience, but if reaction of friends and family is an indicator, this is a fantastic effect.

As others have said, a stack is used. Matt doesn't tell what stack to use, but he uses Breakthrough by Richard Osterlind. By the way, if you want to use Breakthough, just Google it! Richard and Jim Sisti released it free to the public.

The method is so clean that I am very upset I didn't think of it, but I am a knucklehead, so go figure. If you are familiar with mentalism methodology, then the only "prover" is easy. After the first part of the effect (left out on purpose in this review, spend your 5 bucks, for goodness sake), you pause and say, "you thought of this card at this number" The spectator counts down, and flips the card, and it is the chosen card. Really!

On second thought, don't buy it, I want to be the only one doing it.
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Pretty simple to make rapid execution Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 27th, 2014
Recommended especially to newbies because the method "automatic" which allows the performance of effect. Very important is the "story telling" that will run to make the inexpicable effect and especially of mind reading

I would reconmend the purchase of this product to Anyone Who wants to make a ACAAN of mentalism

The price is great for the value of the information that is explained whose method is applicable to many other effects
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