If you are a veteran to magic, you probably already know about this trick. I have been an amateur
for 40 years and was not aware of this trick as is likely the case with 99% of non-magicians. This
is one of the best packet tricks around! I sometimes like to carry a little something in my pocket,
and now I carry this in a small wallet along with my business cards. It is totally baffling to
people. I use this trick to demonstrate how the participant might have psychic abilities. I tell
them I have none, but perhaps they do. When they think they did the magic, it is really amazing!
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This is easy to carry and packs a surprisingly strong punch.
This series of convincing surprises
really sneaks up on adults. I use it by itself and as the first part of an invisible deck routine.
The odds increase from one in four to one in fifty two which is a natural build. I always have this
in my close-up kit.
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I got this as an extra set, as I've been doing the effect for years--it's a special, special effect
and one every magician needs.
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Very simple trick but it packs a wallop. Easy to learn, easy to perform, audiences are delighted.
I've owned this effect for several years, even making a jumbo version for larger venues. The
insights by Max Maven made a lot of sense and changed the wording I use to perform it.
Any Queen called for has been around for many years.
Supreme magic company, International
magic company from England, Davenport Magic Company in the 1942, have all claimed this trick as
their own. But note this trick has a history even before the 1940's. The original had 2 wild cards
and 2 double backers. (Can be Red and blue) so you really could get to any queen called for. Just a
tip if you truly want any queen. This trick is a great opener because it's quick, powerful, and
packs small. The reason I am writing this review mostly though is the fact I went to a penguin live
lecture and I purchased this and it was missing from the pack. I must've purchased the box the
performer was using. After proving I purchased it, they sent me another. Plaudits!
If you look at lists of the all time most favourite and popular packet effects, you're almost
certain to find B'wave mentioned right near the top. It was created by Max Maven (aka Phil
Goldstein), and is a simple trick to perform. It involves just four cards, and minimal set-up and
handling is necessary, so it's very easy to learn and perform. It's largely all about the
presentation, as the spectator's selected queen is shown to be the only one face up, and then as a
kicker the remaining three cards are shown to be blank. It's similar to The Parade of the Kings,
which is an obvious influence, but the final reveal makes it an even stronger effect. B'Wave can be
performed either as a magical effect or as a feat of mentalism, the latter being the recommended and
most common way to do it. With the right patter, it can generate a very strong reaction. Excellent
for strolling magic, or for keeping in your pocket or wallet whenever you are called upon at short
notice to do a card trick. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
You just keep four cards with you and you are always ready to do this master trick. And the most
amazing was really fast shipping to Finland. Again.
I love tricks that are compact and effective and this is certainly one of those. Very easy to do and
works 100% of the time.
Easy and fun to do. Definitely recommend. Worth the money.