Tag Archives: Hand Packet


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – January 2011

Tony Slydini consults with a young Jon Racherbaumer Some gimmicked cards have a sporadic life. They come on the scene, arouse interest for a time, and then fade from view. Such a gimmicked card is the Acrobatic Card, a card with a tensile, longitudinal half-flap that folds over from side-to-side. It is like the spring-flap […]

Personally Speaking – Jan08 – Part 3

QUICK DEPARTURE This uses similar techniques to achieve a slightly different end. Ask someone to choose either the Red or Black Kings. Suppose the Red Kings are chosen. Place them face up onto the face-up Black Kings and place all four onto the face of the deck. Lift three Kings from the face with your […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]


Paul Cummins – The Invisible Card

Columnist: Paul Cummins The Invisible Card As you’ll see in my cut-and-pasted description of this routine from my lecture notes, it’s one I’ve been doing for years and years and years. The mechanics of the routine are not original with me, but the entire presentation has been honed for all of those years. It’s a […]


Aldo Colombini – Eatery

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Cannibal: A person who goes into a restaurant and orders the waiter! You can incorporate your best cannibal jokes in this routine with this old and well known theme. This trick is part of a longer routine of mine in which I use moves from Karl Fulves, Jon Racherbaumer along with my […]


Paul Cummins – Intuitive Poker

Columnist: Paul Cummins This, the last formal installation of my column for GeMiNi, is a Poker routine in which the spectator apparently does all the straightforward choosing and discarding of cards yet somehow finds a royal flush for themselves. Over probably hundreds of performances (this one is only about five years old), it has been […]


Paul Cummins – Counting On It

Columnist: Paul Cummins The following routine originally appeared in The New York Magic Symposium Collection 3, by Stephen Minch, in 1984. At that time it was one of my staples at the bar in Gainesville, FL where I worked nightly at Farah’s on the Avenue Cafe. The place had about a 60 foot bar, a […]