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Barcode Revelation

Postby Lord Freddie » Apr 7th, '07, 15:58

The Effect
A MAGICBOX UK EXCLUSIVE! A card is selected and returned to the deck. The cards are shuffled and the magician, very confidently attempts to find the chosen card! After a few failed attempts, he asks the spectator the name of their card. "The Queen of Hearts," the spectator declares. "Really," the magician responds, "that’s strange because that is exactly how much I paid for this deck!" The spectator looks confused, and the performer picks up the card case and instructs them to look at the barcode. It reads, "I KNOW YOU CHOSE THE QUEEN OF HEARTS!"

Comes complete with two specially printed, official US Playing Card Company Bicycle tuck cases, one red, and one blue.

£3.99 or £6.00 with mixed Bicycle fakes ... p_597.html

(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)
1 - All you need is the familiar "use your favourite force".

I didn't get the trick on it's own, mine was part of the pack of mixed fakes (also excellent) that Magicbox sell and came with no instructions, but you don't really need them.
It's a simple process of forcing a card and letting them shuffle as much they like and placing the deck in the box for you to reveal it in any way you like with the kicker being it's on the barcode.
More an additional little twist to add than a trick in itself, but it's a really nice idea and does get a good reaction.
There is no difficult work to do, so it's all down to your performance and presentation.
You receive a standard Bike box with the card name written in the barcode, so all you need is some glue and you are ready to use it.
As I said, not a trick in itself, but a nice prop which lends itself to some imaginative presentation ideas, partcularly as the writing is not noticable at a glance and with a bit of flash paper going off you can convice the spec you made it appear.

As nice, easy to use props go (and considering it won't break the bank)

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