Magicbob Productions



Sleightly Wacky


by B. Robert Pulver






Originally, this title was just a place-holder (TBA = "to be announced").  But given my penchant for puns, I decided to stick with the name.  Only, in this case, it stands for TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY!


The Effect:


Three cards are shown and placed face-down on the table: a Jack, a Queen, and a time bomb.  The included patter is based on the popular television series "24."  The effect, however, is not dependent upon that theme.  Feel free to develop your own storyline if you like. 


You introduce Jack Bauer (the Jack, of course) and his assistant, Chloe (the Queen).  As usual, they are up against the clock to find and disarm a terrorist bomb.  The cards are mixed up (no fancy Three Card Monte moves required).  No matter how hard he tries, the spectator can't avoid the bomb.  The reason... terrorists never plant just one bomb.  You reveal that all three cards have changed to bombs.  Just to make things fair you give him one last chance.  Not only does the spectator choose the bomb, it has exploded and made a mess of the other cards!




Disclaimer: This effect requires custom-printed gaff cards. Instructions are provided for making simple and inexpensive versions. However, knowledge of and experience in card-splitting and/or other techniques for creating/printing custom-made gaff cards are recommended if a professional quality card is desired.



.pdf only

(make your own cards)




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