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Twister by Alan Warner

(c. 1990) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Effect: A slim double-two domino is tipped out of a small wooden cover by the performer who then slides the domino back inside the cover with its face uppermost. The performer then twists the cover over. The domino should now, of course, be face-down, but when it is allowed to slide out of the cover, the spectators see that IT IS STILL FACE-UP.

The performer repeats this procedure with the same result, by which time the spectators have begun to suspect that the domino has two faces: however, when the performer turns the domino over IT HAS A BLANK BACK!

The domino is now returned to the cover face-up for the third time, the cover is twisted over as before, but once again the domino slides out FACE-UP.

Finally, the performer does things in reverse: he twists the cover over first, this time sliding the domino inside the cover face-down and then rapidly twisting the cover over several times. This confuses the spectators so much that they cannot be sure whether the domino should be face-up or face-down. ‘Maybe you are confused,’ says the performer, ‘but think how confused the domino must be!’ He then tips out the domino for the final time and reveals that the domino is indeed confused for it is now HALF FACE-UP, HALF FACE-DOWN, with a blank/two on one side and a blank/two on the other.


The cover is handcrafted in teak and measures approximately 8 x 4.8 cms. The wooden domino (7 x 4.2 cms approx.) has a matt black finish with white, recessed spots.

The cover has been specially designed so that the effect works automatically. All the performer has to do is to follow the routine! The effect takes only seconds to reset which makes it ideal for table-hopping.

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Approx. Price: $105.00 (2002) ***

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2 reviews for Twister by Alan Warner

  1. Andy Martin

    Clean and Effective Transformation

    This effect from Alan Warner is simple in plot: the domino keeps twisting over in the small wooden cover and in the end the spots jump to both sides. But it is very clean in execution with no funny moves, which make it an entertaining piece of magic.

    As usual, you can always rely on Alan Warner to create great magic with great looking props.

  2. George Guerra

    Simple but entertaining with the right presentation

    You get a simple but well finished teak wood case and the necessary dominoes to perform a bewildering effect of a domino always ending up showing the same side despite turning over the case. Play it with a sucker touch. The grand finale where the halves “twist around” ends the effect with a dramatic climax. Automatic in execution. Recommended!

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