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Karate Kard by Alan Warner

(c. 1997) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)


Effect: A small wooden box contains two packs of patience cards, one red-backed, the other blue. One of these packs (say, the blue-backed one) is selected by a spectator and removed from the box. Next, the spectator chooses (and notes) a card from this pack and his selected card is then placed in the box in front of the red-backed pack. The blue-backed pack is then replaced in the box alongside the red-backed pack and the lid is put on the box.

The performer now states that the blue-backed card selected by the spectator will find its matching mate in the red-backed pack, and the spectator is asked to name his card. On hearing the spectator’s choice, the performer (acting suitably horrified!) announces that this particular card is a very violent and unpredictable one known as the ‘Karate Kard’ and that he has no idea now what will happen inside the box.

Removing the lid from the box, the performer reveals that THE RED-BACKED PACK HAS APPARENTLY VANISHED with the exception of two cards – the spectator’s blue-backed card and one red-backed card. These are then removed to reveal that THEY MATCH EACH OTHER.

Holding the blue-backed pack in the box, the performer turns the box over and out pour the remains of the red-backed pack, ALL CHOPPED UP INTO LITTLE PIECES BY THE KARATE KARD!


  • The special teak box (which does most of the work for the performer!) measures 7 x 2.5 x 5 cms high (approx.) and has decorative wood banding inlaid around the edges of the lid.
  • All the cards necessary to perform the effect as described above are supplied (namely, top quality Piatnik mini patience cards – 4.5 x 2.8 cms approx. in size).

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

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Approx. Price: $150.00 (2005) ***

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