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Show three cards; one with a blue spot and two with a red spot. Explain that this is a game for gambling, and whoever finds the blue spot wins a euro, but if that person is wrong, he must forfeit a euro. Then explain that you were once taken by this game, and show how you were taken, losing three euros because every time you thought you picked the blue card, it was red. So, you accused the man of not even having a blue card. He showed the bottom card as blue, so you lost another euro! So, you said that if it was the card on the bottom, it couldn't be the one on top, but again, you lost another euro! It is then showed as the centre card as well, and by then, there's been six euros lost. So, you said that you thought he was using more than three cards, but were proven wrong and lost another euro. So, the gambler gives you another chance, double or nothing. He showed you that one card was red, another as blue, and all you had to do was name the colour of the third card. Red, right? Wrong again! It's not red, nor is it anything anyone would expect! Not recommended for children.
The magician puts a packet of cards on the table. He says to the spectator, "Let's play a game of imagination. Imagine that these are the four Queens." He pantomimes plucking a card with each hand from the packet. "Imagine that I have removed two of the Queens. Do you think they are the black ones or the red ones?" The spectator says, for example, red. "That's amazing - you're correct!" says the magician. "Now, I will turn one of these Queens face up."
He pantomimes turning one card over, then putting the imaginary card back into the packet. He then says, "Which red Queen do you think I turned over, the heart or the diamond?" The spectator says, for example, diamond. "That's amazing - you're correct again!" says the magician. "Of course, if it's really true, then the Queen of Diamonds must be reversed in the packet. Let's see..." He spreads the cards. One is face up. It is the Queen of Diamonds.
"I want to be sure you understand that this magic was accomplished by imagination, not by sleight-of-hand. Therefore, I used a Queen of Diamonds with a different back." He turns over the Queen of Diamonds, showing that it has a contrasting back colour!
"Also, because I knew you would pick the Queen of Diamonds, it was not necessary to use any printing on the faces of the other cards." He turns over the three face-down cards, revealing that their faces are blank! Comes complete with special cards and instructions. Not recommended for children.
Twisted Sisters is a diabolical effect from the creative mind of John Bannon and is one of magic's all-time best-sellers. With a clear and incredibly powerful effect and a method ingenious in its simplicity, this modern day classic will simply blow your audience away. And, what might be best of all, this outstanding effect can be performed with absolutely no sleight-of-hand. See why top professional around the world use and praise Twisted Sisters.
Without touching the cards, the performer causes two thought of cards to trade places in an exceedingly fair and magical manner. And there's more! The performer goes on to an amazing climax that will leave the audience stunned. The effect is truly unbelievable.
Now, for the first time, John Bannon takes you for an in depth look at this modern day classic filmed live in Las Vegas. Includes the thorough instructional DVD, a downloadable PDF of the original detailed instruction booklet, and all of the necessary cards in US Bicycle Mandolin backs so you can immediately perform and amaze your audiences with John Bannon's Twisted Sisters. Not recommended for children.
Michael Skinner's vast working repertoire, larger perhaps than any other magician in history, contained some of the most difficult sleight-of-hand tricks imaginable. Yet, one of his pet tricks, a feature of his close-up act at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas where he performed for two decades, is this self-working miracle-the Ultimate 3 Card Monte.
Don't be fooled by the fact that it almost works by itself, though. Michael Skinner fried audiences with this routine and after he released the secret, the Ultimate 3 Card Monte found itself into the working repertoires of professional close-up magicians all over the world. And now-it can be yours!
Everything (except a bit of practice) is included in the package -professionally illustrated instructions, original patter, and the specially printed Bicycle-brand cards that make this miracle possible. Not recommended for children.