Review by Andy Martin for Card Dice by Unknown

Review by Andy Martin for Card Dice by Unknown
Review by Andy Martin for Card Dice by Unknown
4 out of 5

Surprisingly Nice!

When I purchased this effect on ebay I wasn’t sure how good it would be. When it arrived I still wasn’t sure. But after playing with it for a while I’ve decided it really is a nice peice of magic.

The card dice are well made, the box they come in is practical, albeit not beautiful or solid wood, and the gimmicked cards are preprinted on bicycle stock and look great.

The basic effect is as follows: you show 6 card dice on all sides and assemble them into a card shape. The card showing on both sides is all mixed up of course and you cover the whole stack with a silk. A spectator chooses a card (forced) and the silk is lifted and the card dice have transformed into their chosen card! The magician offers to perform it again but this time they choose a card and don’t look at it. The magician then reveals the card dice again and amid giggles from the audience he notices that instead of being a complete card it is a jumbled up mess. But never mind because when the spectator turns their card over it too is a jumbled up mess.

The effect requires two cards to be forced and a simple move which is certainly not big enough to call a sleight, plus you have the full cover of the silk to do it under. After thirty minutes you’ll have the workings of this down pat, and then of course you’ll just need to focus on your overall presentation.

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