I also categorized this unique and innovative cloe-sup effect in the Mentalism section, because I think its premise will have a strong appeal to those who like mental and psychological mysteries. It could be presented as a demonstration of "transforming perception" or something along those lines. Devin Knight has taken an old novelty puzzle/gag (which I have always liked a lot), and he has adapted the underlying principle of that puzzle to create a very weird and different magical illusion.
Magi shows a group of about a dozen cards (the same size as business cards), each with a single word printed boldly on one side. (The backs are blank). Explaining that he uses these cards from the popular word game, Word Chase, to reveal the existence of an incredible unknown "mirror dimension" reality. He shows one of the word cards, and holds it up to a mirror, so spectators can see how the word is reflected in reverse in the mirror. But then he says that the card we see in the mirror actually exists. To prove this, he will cause the card in our reality to change places with the mirror-reality card. The card is held up to the mirror again, and now the card reflected in the mirror is no longer reversed! the magi hands the card he holds to the spectator and she finds it is now the reveresed card from the mirror world. The spectator can examine this card, try to make it reflect properly, etc. But she will find it is truly a mirror reality card. To finish, (and wthout switching any cards, etc) the magi causes ALL the cards to suddenly become mirror image cards, reading backwards in our reality and correctly in the mirror.
The method feels bold, but in practice is far more subtle than it it seems when you read through the instructions. Knight has incorporated several convincers that really sell the effect. The effects only real drawback is that it requires access to a mirror -- you can carry a small make-up mirror for close-up, but the effect is best when done in a large mirror. So I keep this trick in my pocket and show it when I can use a large mirror in someone's home or restaurant. (Many restaurants have table side mirror walls -- if you table hop in such a place, you need this!)
The cards are a bit "sticky" to spread (as business cards typiclly are), so Knight advises adding fanning powder to them. I will powder the cards for you before I send them (because I'm such a nice guy!) This trick should cost a lot more in my opinion. It is simply too good to sell for under $10. But for now, it does, so take advantage and get one!
Brand new with instructions
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