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Besides being one of the most creative magicians in the world Gaetan Bloom has a knack for inventing magic that not only fools laypeople but absolutely destroys magicians. If you enjoy being fooled and fooling others you must have this three-volume set of videos. It is amazing how his simple methods never fail to fool everyone. Volume Two includes magic with cigarettes, boxes, paper plates and cards.
Routines performed and explained:
Teaching how to quit smoking by eating cigarette paper and a chunk of tobacco. You wash it all down with a glass of water and produce a cigarette from your mouth.
A card is freely selected and signed. It is thrown into a box of bleach with the rest of the deck and the box is shaken. A second spectator who selected two cards adds them up for a total. The cards are dumped out of the box and the signed selection is found at the number selected by the second spectator. As a kicker ending all the cards except the selection are now blank.
A guessing game where you keep betting money with a spectator on the locations of a big key and a small key. As a finale the spectator selects one of the keys -- he always looses by picking the key with an empty suitcase while the one he left for you is full of money and prizes.
Using a deck of cards and an imaginative story about finding out when a man is going to die a spectator selects a card from one deck and it is found missing from a second deck.
The Plate Trick:
A spectator shuffles a deck of cards, selects one and signs it. A second spectator shuffles some paper plates with numbers on them. A box of dice is also shaken. The plates are tossed into the audience. The dice read 2 and 6. The plate with 26 written on it is torn to show the signed selection imbedded within the paper.
Remember the routines on these videos are easy to do and are guaranteed to entertain and fool any audience of laypeople or magicians.