Reviews

Gozinta - Coin 2 Glass review by Simon
Gozinta - Coin 2 Glass
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Great effect. Close up as you like, simple and very effective

Set up requires a little technique, but worth it.

(Posted on 15/08/2018)

Visa Red Playing Cards by Patrick Kun and Alex Pandrea review by EndersGame
Visa Red Playing Cards by Patrick Kun and Alex Pandrea
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Stylish looks and practical performance

These decks are about escaping, discovering, and journeying - the word "visa" evoking trips to foreign places. But you can retain a luxury look even when you're on a journey. The tuck boxes are classy, with striking colour combinations: red/gold for the Red Edition, and blue/silver for the Blue Edition. The combination of red/gold is stunning, with intricate gold producing a pattern that brings to mind flowers, waves, or perhaps clouds. The deck title is presented in a banner, the A of VISA stylishly mirroring the letter V.

The card backs use the same pattern from the tuck box, while two circles give a focal point of interest, the words "Escape, Discover, Journey" around each. Finished off with a solid border, it makes for a very classy look. The artwork on the faces is a standard design, but intead of the garish red, yellow and blue usually seen on court cards, there's a more regal red and deeper blue, with a wealth of metallic gold. This metallic gold looks super classy, and I can't say enough about how stylish and elegant it makes the look, which fits well with the card backs. Minimalist Jokers both feature the V icon from the VISA title, and two extra cards are included for magicians. Produced by USPC, the cards also handle fantastic.

These decks are extremely practical, and are especially a great choice for magicians, given how true they stay to the traditional design, while adding a touch of class at the same time, especially with the regal look of the court cards. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame

(Posted on 15/08/2018)

HEAT - The Hot Hands Miracle by Carl De Rome review by Carl de Rome...... Maker of the HEAT Effect
HEAT - The Hot Hands Miracle by Carl De Rome
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Thanks guys for the great reviews

Just to thank the two people above John and Warren for stating how good they like HEAT.
i totally agree with you, its a Closer for any walk about, as it leaves them speechless and wanting it performed on there mates, the good thing about HEAT is the morte you do it to the same people, the better reaction it gets,
TIPP i do this all the time, when you walk away, MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE SOME FOIL BEHIND ON THE TABLE, as soon as you do, they will grab the foil and try it themselves,,,, as you know it dont work for them,

(Posted on 13/08/2018)

Cheese Smile review by Robert
Cheese Smile
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Great effect

Great effect but would be good if you can rotate card in app and also have a card without finger cut out in it

(Posted on 12/08/2018)

Alex Elmsley Tahoe Sessions- #1, DVD review by Les
Alex Elmsley Tahoe Sessions- #1, DVD
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A great DVD made by a master.

Some of the best secrets of magic revealed by the man who invented many of them.

(Posted on 10/08/2018)

Elastic Utility Thread (200 m/218 yards) review by Nigel
Elastic Utility Thread (200 m/218 yards)
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Best you can get!

I use the "Split" effect frequently when dining out as a way to leave a tip. It always amazes waiting staff and never fails to impress. I needed to replace the elastic provided as time had eventually taken its toll and more was required.
After two or three failed purchases which resulted in poor quality elastic which broke easily and could also be seen quite easily I contacted Merchant of Magic for any recommendations. They put me on to the "Elastic Utility Thread" and I am so pleased with the result.
It seems to be exactly the same as the elastic supplied with the effect and works superbly. 200m will keep me going for a few years, I am very grateful for your recommendation. Perfect result!

(Posted on 10/08/2018)

At The Table Live Marc Spelmann - DVD review by Sabini
At The Table Live Marc Spelmann - DVD
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A complete act!

Firstly, I need to say for the price...WOW! You normally pay a lot more for one effect, here you’ve got an entire act for a ridiculously low price! The effects are all practical and easy to perform, but your not just learning the effects, Marc and Peter both add additional tips and variations that enables you to not only amaze with what’s on the DVD, but also to use the methods shown to put your own spin on things and use in different effects. A great price for a wealth of knowledge.

(Posted on 10/08/2018)

Stars of Magic (Soft Cover) by Meir Yedid - Book review by Pierre
Stars of Magic (Soft Cover) by Meir Yedid - Book
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Classic

This book is said to be a must-have for magicians. It contains sleights with cards, coins, wrist watch steal, and much more. It includes classics like the Ambitious card and the Triumph.
Even if you don't perform these tricks, it is well worth to study and practice them, for one can learn a lot about misdirection and varying the methods to achieve the same effect in increasingly impossible ways.

(Posted on 09/08/2018)

Limited Edition Hanami Fusion Playing Cards (Poker Size) review by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
Limited Edition Hanami Fusion Playing Cards (Poker Size)
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Combining Hanafuda playing cards with a normal Western deck

This is part of a project that created two decks: a Hanafuda deck for traditional Japanese/Korean games, and a Fusion deck that incorporates Western suit icons/indices. Both decks have a tuck box touched with gold foil for a completely lavish look, with a gold foil stamp and completely gold foil interior. The Hanami Hanafuda deck is magnificent, but you can only use it to play Hanafuda games and not standard card games, since it doesn't have traditional suits. Fortunately IndianWolf Studios also made this Fusion deck, which is a hybrid that fuses the Hanafuda cards with the familiar indices of a standard deck!

These cards are white bordered unlike the black bordered Hanafuda cards, and contain the number and suit we'd expect in a normal deck, as well as the flower and type corresponding to their identity in a Hanafuda deck. The result is quite a different look than the Hanafuda deck, but it is practical and can be used for standard games, and yet it does retain the charming and vibrant panoramic artwork of the original. If you place four cards of the same value besides each other, they still have a polyptych effect, with the artwork combining to make a single image.

Both the Hanami decks were produced with LPCC's Emerald Finish with poker sized cards. Also look out for the 236 page rulebook produced by the same publisher, which gives rules for 37 different games playable with Hanafuda cards deck. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame

(Posted on 08/08/2018)

Hanami Hanafuda Playing Cards (Limited Edition) review by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame
Hanami Hanafuda Playing Cards (Limited Edition)
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Not just a deck of cards, but a system of games with a rich heritage!

This deck is part of a project that created two decks, a Hanafuda deck for traditional Japanese/Korean games, and a Fusion deck that incorporates Western suit icons/indices. Both decks have a tuck box touched with gold foil for a completely lavish look, with a gold foil stamp and completely gold foil interior.

This is the Hanafuda deck, which is a special deck originating in Japan, and is used to play a whole lot of different games, including favorite classics like Koi-Koi (popular in Japan) and Go Stop (popular in Korea). Each suit has four cards and corresponds to a different month and features a different flower, e.g. January (Pine), and February (Plum). One of my favourite suits is for the month of August (Suzuki Grass), which has a spectacular and stunning picture with the backdrop of a colourful moon-filled sky. Koi were chosen for the card backs and Jokers, since koi are common symbols in Asian culture, and are considered to be positive symbols of prosperity and longevity, making these beautiful icons a natural fit for this deck.

Both the Hanami decks were produced by Legends Playing Card Company, using their Emerald Finish, with poker sized cards. Also look out for the 236 page rulebook produced by the same publisher, which gives rules for 37 different games playable with this deck. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame

(Posted on 08/08/2018)

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