The Royal Scam (Cards and DVD) by John Bannon
John Bannon's first effect in the Fractal Card Magic Trilogy.
The magician displays several Aces of Spades with the same back design. Explaining how he practices with all the same card, he shows that adding a face-up card can cause the whole pack to turn face up, and vice-versa.
While moves are nice, he shows that while moves misdirect you, he took the opportunity to switch in several cards with various back designs. Of course, in order to win money, several other cards change to a Royal Flush in spades. Ends absolutely clean and examinable!
Bannon's brilliant handling is explained fully on the enclosed DVD, which includes a downloadable e-book in PDF format. Gaffed cards included.
"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
Running Time Approximately: 19mins