We’ve got lots of exciting news and content coming for you this month, but we traditionally start with Trick of the Month. Vanishing Magic consistently put out strong effects and so I have no hesitation in recommending Shuffled by Jos Denys as our top item this month. Regular readers will know I’m a bit of a sucker for the ACAAN effect – we’ve reviewed many on these pages – but this particular variation on that theme looks beautifully clean and elegant. A deck is shuffled by a spectator and two envelopes are brought into play – one containing a card, the other a number – and that card is found at that number in the shuffled deck. I’ve not yet played with it but it promises to be all but self-working as well. Looks great. £28.99
While I don’t much care for the tuck box on this one, the Bicycle Utopia Gold deck is a really good looking set of playing cards.
The back design is understated – not the nicest we’ve ever seen but pleasing to the eye. But it is the court cards and the work on the custom pips that we admire. A nice premium deck. £8.50 (Also available in black – but we think that is a bit grim!)
And finally, well this one’s a bit of a sneak preview. John Bannon is one of the legends of close up and especially card magic and he’s recently released Move Zero – a selection of killer self-working magic. We will be doing a full and in-depth review very shortly – but in case you can’t wait that long – you can pick up Move Zero for £24.99 right now!
Finally a heads up for lovers of good quality magic books (like me!). For a long time I tried to chase down a copy of the (out of print) One Degree by John Guastaferro. I did manage to get one and found it a fabulous read – full of great magic and wonderful insights. Well the good news is that it has now been re-published in softback. So if you haven’t yet read this wonderful book I highly recommend it. £23.99
That’s all for now. We’ve got some exciting news, more competitions, reviews and interviews coming your way soon…