The Royal Scam (Cards and Video Instructions) by John Bannon - Trick
PLEASE NOTE: This used to be available with DVD instructions with a PDF booklet, put out by Royal Magic. The latest release is from Big Blind Media, described below.
John Bannon's first effect in the Fractal Card Magic Trilogy.
THE ROYAL SCAM - You display a small packet of cards that are all Ace Of Spades. Through six increasingly staggering phases this packet of cards keeps reversing it's orientation, first all face down, then impossibly all face up. Now most tricks would end there... but The Royal Scam has yet to unleash the truly impossible, because next four of the discarded Aces are revealed to have different back designs - each one from a totally different deck!
While your spectator is reeling at this utter impossibility you'll be gearing up to unveil your REAL coup de grâce, because the remaining five cards are then flipped faceup to reveal that they are not the generic Aces Of Spades they expected. Nope - those five cards are a fully examinable ROYAL FLUSH IN SPADES!
The Royal Scam is classic John Bannon - brilliant economical handling, easy to master method, fully examinable cards, multiple phases - a huge amount of magic from just the nine provided cards!
Where most routines come to an end, Bannon is just getting started.
- A self contained pocket miracle. Uses just the nine provided cards (no deck required).
- The 9 specially printed cards (on beautiful USPCC stock) are supplied in a wallet for easy transport.
- Easy to do. No hard sleights.
- No extra cards or sticky stuff
- Totally examinable. End 100% clean with nothing to hide.
- Impossibly fooling.
- Packaged in a beautiful faux-hardback book - just right to slip onto your shelf and protect your set of gaff cards!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ROYAL SCAM:
"I remember when John first showed this to me, it felt like I'd been hit with a right, left, right combination. Just one surprise after another. Economy of method combined with multiple revelations makes it a must have."
- Tim Trono
"This trick is an absolute killer!"
- 9.5/10 Straight Talk Magic Reviews
"The Royal Scam is a perfect, neat little package of yummy John Bannon goodness!"
- Harapan Ong
"Once again John has showed us that he is the Babe Ruth of packet tricks. Fans of Sizzle will love this one."
- The Magic Portal Reviews
"John Bannon's routines never fail to make my insides happy. Royal Scam is such a satisfying routine to watch and perform!"
- Ben Prime
"It only takes a small amount of a deadly substance to get the job done and John Bannon's The Royal Scam is a lethal dose"
- Ryan Matney
"I'm so glad that The Royal Scam is available again. I love John's Fractal tricks, and this is one of the best. Classic Bannon!"
- Steve Faulkner
"This is incredibly powerful and surprisingly simple. Very, very clever."
- The Daily Magician
"I love John Bannon's thinking! Royal Scam is another fine example of his brilliance."
- Paul Green, 2008 Magic Castle Close-Up Magician of the Year
"This is well worth the venture. Highly recommended."
- Paul A. Lelekis, The Linking Ring, May 2008
"If you are a packet trick kind of guy, I can't imagine that you would not love this trick."
- Gary Plants, M-U-M, May 2008
"The multiple phases and double-whammy ending make for a visually interesting and magically potent combination...It may be just what you're looking for."
- Jason England, Magic Magazine, April 2008
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