Tag Archives: Elmsley Count

Personally Speaking – Jan08 – Part 2

Speaking of "Snow White," there is a scene in that film where Snow White is standing beside a well explaining to a flock of doves about a wishing well. She demonstrates how it works, then we see her from the bottom of the well, right through the water. We see her face, shimmering in the […]


Aldo Colombini – Fooling You

Columnist: Aldo Colombili You may find dozens of variations on the Assembly theme as several prominent authors have explored this type of effect. Bob King has a very good assembly routine in his book MAGICIAN FOOLERS and Daryl has made famous his routine by employing a special count found in RICHARD’S ALMANAC as well as […]


Aldo Colombini – Trifleby Aldo Colombini

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Trifle by Aldo Colombini Trifle by Aldo Colombini Frankly speaking, I still like Packet Tricks very much and this is one of my favorites. To me, they are fun to do, relatively easy in many cases and strong in impact. This routine is a non-faked version of Max Maven’s B-Wave and Twisted […]


Aldo Colombini – Take Off

Columnist: Aldo Colombili What you will find here in Take Off has its origins in a trick by Roy Walton written in his booklet CARDBOARD CHARADES. I have changed the handling a little bit here and there, adding some subtleties. It is an almost impromptu routine requiring only a very small set up and offers […]


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 – 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 – 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 […]