This is without a doubt my favorite card routine seconded only by Shawn Farquhar's, signed and
sealed, also known as Back in Time by Cyril Takayama.
I love it. Magic doesn't get more
magical than this, the trick is a 3 part trick:
1- reveal that your 3 predictions match the
2- explain how they where all from different colored decks, changing the color
of your predicted cards;
3- then, change the color of the entire deck, leaving in front of you 5
The sequence of the routine escalates from "what the hell," to "holy
sh*t," to "WHAT THE F*CK." If performed correctly at a nice and slow pace, letting each step sink
in, it will be killer.
Only problem with the routine is you aren't left clean, however, if
you take your time with each each step, then the spectator will want to at most inspect the deck
(which is clean) and you can quickly put away the other cards and ---move on to another effect
before anyone asks about the other cards---
Please take your time with this routine and
figure out a patter that you think suits it best because it truly is an amazing effect.
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Hi. This is your official PenguinMagic reviewer, B_Magic.
Stranger's Gallery is a
fantastic effect, and though it's retired from my Absolute Arsenal of magic, it has been a part of
that arsenal for years.
I love the effect, and with a lot of practice and good
performance, this trick has the ability to look like a real miracle. This was one of the first
effects I've purchased as a teen, and I spent years amazing audiences with it. It's that good.
This trick does take what I'd say a considerable amount of practice and performance to make look
good. This is not a self-worker in any way. Perhaps of all the packet-like tricks I've ever done,
this may well have been one of the most difficult to perform. It's not that the moves needed are all
that difficult, but you will have to find a way to meld it's moves into your style in a way where
everything looks motivated and legit. It's not a "clean" trick either, so proper audience management
With practice though, this effect is stunning! My only complaint is that I
wish that one of the color changes (the black one) was replaced by a more visible color, like green
for instance. Most of my audiences over the years have had difficulty really appreciating the black
color change because its so hard to see (from blue). The other changes are stunning, however, and
the kicker ending is awesome!
Definitely worth a purchase!
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This was THE TRICK that got me into magic. and after practicing magic for over a year, I finally
found it. Stranger's Gallery is very simple to learn and gets some of the best reactions. You are
definitely getting your money's worth!
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This is a most interesting color changing deck trick. It employs several sleights that increase the
deception factor. The presentation is logical. I would recommend Stranger's Gallery to any card
enthusiast, at any level, who wants a high impact card trick.