Tag Archives: Aldo Colombili


Aldo Colombini – Serenade

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Inspired by Peter Kane’s Jazz Aces (as many others have been as well), this is a multi-effect routine. It is impromptu and, I think, very strong. It also appeared in one of my videotapes as well as in Harry Lorayne’s APOCALYPSE but it is being reprinted here because I felt that the […]


Aldo Colombini – Joker's Wild

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Charlie Miller said, “Whenever you are going to do a card change, consider making one of them the Joker. This makes it much easier for the spectator to follow.” This is a Wild Card effect (thanks, Peter Kane!) and I have included a variation at the end with a stunning climax. The […]


Aldo Colombini – Sandwich

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is a sandwich-type routine that uses the Elmsley and Siva Counts. In this case, the “sandwich” plot is combined with the “twisting” plot to obtain a strong two-card revelation. Effect: The four Kings (or any other four-of-a-kind) are removed and placed aside. Two cards are selected and replaced. The four Kings […]


Aldo Colombini – Hof-mini-maxi

Columnist: Aldo Colombili This is not an earth-shaker but it can be a nice interlude to something heavier. I’ll explain the basic idea with small and regular cards. The basic plot belongs, I believe, to Roy Walton, the clever cardman from Glasgow, Scotland. Several other magicians have explored this effect and have come up with […]


Aldo Colombini – Nobody At Home

Columnist: Aldo Colombili I think this is a showy routine, full of magic and I am very fond of it. It was published in Linking Ring Magazine (my third Parade, October 1994.) The approach is at least a different one, giving to the Assembly Type routine the variation of using a progressive theme. EFFECT: The […]


Aldo Colombini – Twistand Shout

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Twist & Shout Card Apparitions are always welcome and seem to have a great appeal among magicians. I have something similar in my routine Nobody At Home (written elsewhere in this book) which is done on the table. The following variation is done entirely in your hands. It can be used as […]