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The Count by Alex Pandrea

Simply brilliant, hands-off card magic for the ones who would like to demonstrate the impossible.

The Count is a wonderfully simple method that will allow your audience to perform a miracle on their own with a borrowed deck of cards. This is Alex Pandrea’s version on simplifying your ACAAN, and “a card at any number” or “stop effect”. The Count, as promised, is not like a traditional ACAAN method, as it does not require lot’s of setup, and it is easy to do on the spot. So, let’s see, what do we get when purchasing The Count!

skill level / handling::

Because this is a method that you are learning to either simplify your already existing ACAAN routine, or learn something new (6 different versions taught) with your already comfortably-handled deck of cards, I would say, The Count is for intermediate to pro card workers. I would normally say about intermediate magic to beginners: “give it a go if you are ready to take your skills to the next level”, but not for this product. You should already be very familiar using, and handling a deck of cards comfortably. Other than that, I would say The Count is very easy to learn and perform.

the instructions::

In the close to 30 minutes long instructional DVD you will see two uncut performances, and all the instructions from Alex himself of multiple different variations of The Count. It is a very well produced video, english speaking and easy to understand. During the 25 minutes long explanation you will learn:

  • The Setup
  • The Routining
  • version1: Simple Number Guess
  • version2: Stop Effect
  • version3: At Any Number Effect
  • At Any Number V1
  • At Any Number V2
  • At Any Number V3
  • Final Thoughts
  • and more!

I enjoyed learning from Alex about the multiple options, different possibilities and notes on performances and handling.

When purchasing The Count, you will going to receive, and be able to perform exactly as promised. You can perform it with a borrowed, shuffled deck, everything is as clean as on the trailer, spectator does all the work, 6 different versions taught, self working, and yes, it is practical. If you are already performing with a deck of cards, I recommend you to check it out!

The Count by Alex Pandrea
Price: $19.95
Check out online at Murphy’s Magic Shop

Kat Rates:

Quality ★★★ 3/3
Handling ★★★ 3/3
Instructions ★★★ 3/3

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