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Nick Trost's Classic Packet Tricks - All 8 Effects


“They're fun. They're easy. They really are great tricks.

A “Wild Card” effect with six cards! You show five blank-faced cards and one Four of Spades. The Four is brushed against two of the blank cards and they change to Fours! This is repeated with the other blank cards and at the finish, all six cards have changed to the Four of Spades—a Four Flush! No double-faced cards are used, yet spectators seem to see the face and back of every card!
Easy to do! Complete with specially-printed cards and illustrated directions.

Knockout version of an Australian Monte Game! The performer displays three Aces of Diamonds and an Ace of Clubs, asking the spectator to follow the black Ace. One red Ace is laid aside face down and the black Ace is put between the other two red Aces. The spectator fails to follow the black Ace because when the three cards are shown, they’re ALL RED ACES and the black Ace is on the table! The entire routine is repeated—but again the spectator is wrong! The third time the spectator guesses the black Ace is on the table, but it's really a red one . . . and the other three cards are now ALL BLACK ACES!

You fan out six cards to show three face-up Fours and three face-down cards. The cards are turned over and re-fanned to show three Tens. An “unknown” card is removed from your pocket and inserted into the fan. You now deal the Fours face down to a spectator while you hold the Tens and the “unknown” card. Your cards are squared, turned end-over-end three times, and re-fanned. The “unknown” card is pocketed. The Tens are now gone—faces and backs of blank-face cards are shown! The spectator's cards are turned over and the Fours are gone!
Finally you show where the spots went—they're on the face of the “unknown” card!

Three cards are shown, each with a part of a cute, topless pin-up girl—there's her head, her middle, and her bottom! The head and middle are dealt face down on the table, and the bottom is inserted back out partway into your pocket. You now ask someone where the middle is. They say, “On the table . . .” But you remove the card from your pocket and show it is now the middle! The middle is placed between the two cards on the table. The big surprise comes when you now offer to reveal the complete picture. The cards are turned up and—instead of the girl—there’s now a picture of a shabby horse . . . you've just been Horsin' Around! A great bar and party gag. Good for a laugh every time. Real easy to do.

In search of the Giant Snow Monster—a great sucker trick with a surprise punch! You show five cards blank on both sides (snow) and a sixth card with a picture of a strange footprint—Bigfoot! The Bigfoot card is mixed in with the blanks and the spectator tries to "track down" Bigfoot by selecting a card. The chosen card is turned over and sure enough, he's found Bigfoot! Amazing! The spectator tries again, and you triumphantly show the face of the selected card stating that the spectator has again tracked down Bigfoot!! However, the spectator points out that it is a blank card!
"I don't know how you missed. You must have gone snow-blind!” you say as you show the rest of the packet is now all Bigfoot cards!

The “Old Sucker Game” with new, surprising twists! Four cards—one an Ace—are shown, turned face down and a spectator tries to paper-clip the Ace—but fails! One odd card is discarded but again the spectator can't clip the Ace! Finally the cards are fanned out wide and the spectator clips the back of a card. The other two cards are shown so now he’s sure he’s clipped the Ace. The clipped card is shown but the ACE HAS VANISHED! The card laid aside is turned up—it's the missing Ace!

A masterful routine of visual magic! Six cards, shown blank on both sides, are dealt out in pairs. As each pair is picked up and pushed through the performer’s hand, winning cards for various games are “printed” visually:
• Two red Threes for Canasta
• The Ten of Diamonds and the Two of Spades (Big and Little Casino) for Casino
• An Ace and Ten — 21 — for Blackjack
The face of one card then vanishes leaving a five-card Poker hand. The hand is worthless, however, but when the cards are pushed through the hand, the Poker hand changes to Four-of-a-Kind!

In effect, the performer shows four Aces. The Ace of Spades—the master Ace— is openly turned face down. Now, one by one, after the packet is “twisted,” the other three Aces turn face down. When the cards are dealt face up, there are now five cards—a Royal Flush!

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