Turning Stone by Jack Ruda(c. 1994) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Jack Ruda maybe remembered for his beautiful Temple of Goo, but the item he created that you will actually perform is this little gem, Turning Stone. A great close-up item that requires no reset and is easy to do – it’s a game of chance where the Magician always wins 🙂
Effect: Here is the full effect described by Jack:
Let me Introduce you to one of the first American gambling events called Turning Stone. It was so called, because it was first developed buy the American Indians hundreds of years ago. Only In those days, real stones, flat stones were used. Each was marked with a number like these poker hips before you. There were six of them along with a rolling stone marked with six similar numbers. This was the forerunner of what we today call dice. The idea was to bet on winning a special prize that was marked on the back of each stone. Through the years only a single prize was given like our demonstration today.
I’m going to give you an opportunity to win $500 with a single roll of the dice and it will only cost you one cent to try. You do have a penny don’t you? Ok, you have a 1 out of 6 chance to win. Sure, I’ll let you play on credit.
Now you have a 1 out of 5 chance, that will cost you 10 cents to play.
Now you have a 1 out of 4 chance, that will cost you $1 to play.
Now you have a 1 out of 3 chance, that will cost you $10 to play.
Remember you could win $500.
Now you have a fifty to fifty chance to win, the cost to play is $100 but that’s still five time return on your bet if you win.
Ok, I guess I get to keep the $500 but instead of paying me for your gambling debts, just give me your scalp … just kidding!
Approx. Price: $40.00 (2000) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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