Video by Bruno Cuman
From Phil Goldstein and Ton Onosaka. The magician proudly presents an innovative version of a classic of card magic: the Four Ace Assembly. What makes it so new and different? Instead of aces, it’s done with queens.
Okay, okay… That’s not a big change. But it really is something new. The queen of spades is set aside, face down. The other three queens are dealt into a row and, as per tradition, three indifferent cards are put on top of each. Now, one at a time, each queen vanishes from its packet. But look — they really vanish, because the each queen is physically gone from the card stock, leaving behind only the cut-out space where the picture used to be! The handling for each vanish changes, so that each time it’s more amazing than before. So, where did the queens go? There’s a surprise twist on the standard climax, because when the queen of spades is turned over, it’s seen that all four of the queens have assembled together, printed on that one card!
It’s a novel and offbeat routine, and the specially printed and die-cut gimmicks make this surprisingly easy to do; only a few standard sleights are involved. Use your own red-backed Bicycle deck!