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BIP Book 2.0 by Scott Creasy(c. 2003,2005) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Scott Creasy created the original BIP Book c. 2003 and then c. 2005 created this second version. Both were produced and released by Peter Nardi’s Alakazam Magic.
I love this innocent looking book 🙂
When it comes to actually performing magic to real people, give me one of these bad boys over the latest electronic gizmos any day. I mean it. The BIP Book will never let you down and you will really look like you are reading their minds. One viewing of the wonderful Peter Nardi download is all you need (43 minutes) and you will look like you can read minds. This is going straight into my Christmas show.
One of the problems I have with electronic gadgets apart from the obvious cost and potential to fail, is that they are too easy to do and require no real effort on the part of the performer. “Push-Button Magic” as Ed Massey would call it. What I really like about the BIP Book is that although there is hardly any memory work (after you’ve done it once or twice you’ll be good for the rest of your life), you have to “feel” your way through to the answer which looks organic and like real mind-reading. When you are given the number on an electronic readout, it is too easy and too clinical and you need to work a lot harder to impress the audience. It can be done, but it is more work to be convincing for sure – partly because you can’t believe how easy it was to do the trick yourself!
The only potential issue with the BIP Book is that you can’t repeat all of the effects to the same audience. This is true, but I consider it a small issue for my performance needs and look forward to working a lot with this.
The BIP Book 2.0 is perfect in my book. 🙂
Effect: BIP 2.0 – Upgraded for use anywhere in the world and with a new killer finale.
Imagine handing out a small, official-looking book from the British Institute of Parapsychology.
You freely show each page to contain several different pieces of information: a word, a time, some different-colored shapes and some random numbers between 10 and 999.
- The book is handed to participant number one who opens it to any page and looks at a number. He uses that number to choose a country from a list printed at the front of the book. He is asked to think about that country, its capital and any famous landmarks.
- Participant number two opens the book at any page and remembers the word printed there. He now turns to the back of the book and ‘free associates’ his word with any of the objects found there.
- Participant three opens the book and remembers 2 shapes and their colors.
- Participant four opens the book and remembers a 2 or 3 digit number.
- The final participant opens the book and remembers a time.
Now, without touching or taking the book back, you can read the participant’s minds and name all five items! Or you could write or draw one, two or all five of them! Or predict the final choice! The options are limitless.
This is absolutely incredible and can be performed on 1-5 participants yet is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket!
This custom-manufactured book will instantly become part of your working repertoire, ideal for walk-around, table-hopping or parlor and will even play for stage!
Easy-to-learn, in fact you will be performing this almost as soon as you open the package.
No peeks, sleights, cribs or ‘memory work’ is required. You can even be standing across the room when the choices are made and at no time during performance do you ever need to touch the book!
“If it was any cleaner, the pages would be blank, Brilliant Idea, Perfect.”
– Wayne Dobson
Approx. Price: $38.50 (2020) ***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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