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"Fooled me so badly!!! I'd perform this to others just to entertain myself!"
- Zee J. Yan

"I'm on my way to the store to pick up some new jeans because this fooled the pants off me!"
- Richard Sanders

"The perfect trick for those late-night magic jams. A real fooler!"
- Benzi Train

Every once in a while, a magician comes up with a trick so good, they refuse to share it with anyone but themselves. Enter Think Nguyen's masterpiece, The Surprise. After months of our begging and pleading that this needed to be shared with the magic community, Think has finally allowed us to publish his most closely guarded secret.

Using a borrowed and freely shuffled deck, this is the most impossible Card At Any Number we've ever seen. Describing it in ad copy just doesn't do it justice, so we're not even going to try.
Seriously, go watch the trailer.

What you get:

  • No gimmicks
  • No magnets
  • No difficult sleight of hand to learn
  • No arts and crafts
  • No stack or memory work
  • Nothing to add or take away
  • And definitely NO MAGNETS
If you're the type of magician that relies on self-working gimmicks as a crutch, this effect is definitely not for you. Yes, Think reveals all the secrets to performing The Surprise, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When you combine Think's methods with traditional sleights, congratulations, you've just discovered the formula for creating genuine magician foolers.

The most hands-off Card At Any Number, this is The Surprise.

"The Surprise is a solid effect and provides great techniques that can be applied to many other effects."
- Karl Hein

"Well, after watching this trick, I've come to the conclusion that either Think sold his soul to the devil, or Think IS the devil."
- Harapan Ong

"No way that is possible! This is absolutely gorgeous, so clean and fair that I already watched ten times and I got fooled every single one of them."
- Daniel Prado

''One of the greatest creators/performers of strong modern card magic.''
- Ollie Mealing

"Think is too humble in calling his creations card magic, when really they categorise as card wizardry."
- Timon Krause

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2019
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The demo is very misleading. There is too much guessing. Doesn't work every time and you often must come up with multiple outs to make it work. Do not recommend.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2019
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The demo indicates the best possible outcome. This is not 100%, requires audience management and is far from self-working. I guess it can be done as shown but requires quite a lot of skill and confidence.
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A little disappointing.... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2019
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I really enjoyed his lecture but this, I have to say, is somewhat disappointing. It is by no means as direct as the trailer makes it out to be. I wish creators would just tell it like it is. I can't count how many effects sit in my drawer because it is portrayed as "completely astonishing" and turns out not to be in most cases.
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More of a concept than a method Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 21st, 2019
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It’s actually barely a method at all. What you learn is how to think on your feet and create an amazing effect out of nothing. The better you get at it, the higher your success rate will be. Confidence and creativity goes a long way here.
4 stars because it’s actually a pretty simple principle. $10 would make more sense.
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Great trick, but... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 19th, 2019
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This is a great trick. Granted, it won't always look like the demo (and that should be made far more apparent), but when it does it's killer, and when it doesn't, smooth practice and thinking on your feet can still make it great. Nice job.
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15 bucks worth Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2019
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This trick slays it. The reactions are so strong that it is worth the effort it takes to get there. For the low ratings people- LOL - Seriously- you need to put in some effort and learn a few concepts. I would guess most people complaining have very little real world professional experience. If you are a mentalist- do not hesitate to get this trick- it's way more than $15 bucks worth. BTW the trick will sometimes work out as in the video but most of the time you will need a little more work- but it's sleight of mind and a thing of beauty.
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Simple and fun - I love it Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 21st, 2019
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For me, this just came at the right time. I'm playing with some other effects that one of the methods incorporate.

I think there's some really good thinking behind this. I do wish they would have gone into a bit more 'if this, then that' discussion in the tutorial.

Sorry to see a few bad reviews - don't let that sway you. If you want a _fun_ to perform and astound - any time effect, I'd say go for it.
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