Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

Challenge of Professor Moriarty, The by Francois Danis

Another great close-up item from Francois Danis.

Approx. Price: $270.00 (05/2008) ***

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3 reviews for Challenge of Professor Moriarty, The by Francois Danis

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Outsider

    the Amazing Francois Danis

    Well he has done it once again! The French artist Mr Danis, has made the ultimate paradoxical puzzle. Prof Moriarity has kidnapped Dr. Watson and proposes a sinister game with the great Detective, who will win? This amazing peice will have spectators talking to themselves. The solution is to fit not one but two tiles into a puzzle that perfectly fits its case. How is it done? Another mystery from Francois. I love performing this. The reactions are varied from stunned silence to WTF!!! Did I mention that wooden puzzle is a cabinet maker’s master work.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andy Martin

    More Intriguing and Unique Magic from France!

    Francois Danis is on a roll! His latest piece evokes the mysterious and wonderful world of Sherlock Holmes. When I first saw this item I was reminded of the $link(3199,Winston Freer Tile Puzzle). But this is a totally different effect and method.

    To an interesting patter story Holmes is challenged by Moriarty to figure out how to take this perfect rectangle and add not one but two pieces to it. What is cool about this item is you show the puzzle filling the box, then you shake it out onto the table and after adding each new piece not only does the puzzle still make a perfect rectangle, when it is replaced into the box (with the two extra pieces) it still fits perfectly into the box with no gaps. It looks exactly as it did before the two pieces were added with no clue as to how this mystery could have occurred.

    Everything can be examined too and the reset is almost instant. There is a very simple move which is covered perfectly in the routine and although the method is simple, I think even Sherlock Holmes himself would appreciate how diabolical it is!

    The finish on this item is not quite as nice as Francois’ last two Dominoes effects, but it is very close. And I think I prefer this item to perform. Francois really has a $link(nd=danis,nice collection) of items now.

    Highly Recommended for Collector’s and Performers!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Doug King

    Piece By Piece!

    I am delighted to add this, another piece, to my Danis collection! I love the Sherlock Holmes "mystery" touch to this piece… and the woodwork is masterful, as usual. The cutout silhouette of Sherlock Holmes on the box is a nice addition to the box itself. I’m ready for another piece from Francois!

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