Scams and Fantasies with Cards by Darwin Ortiz - Book

Price $45.00
Sale: $33.75
Save: 25% off

 Shipping Time: Usually Ships in 1 Business Day!
Quantity Limited - 14 left!



Add to Cart:




Darwin is one of the world's leading sleight-of-hand performers with cards. He's also the author of some of the most important magic books in recent years: Cardshark, At the Card Table, The Annotated Erdnase and Strong Magic.

Scams & Fantasies with Cards is destined to take its place alongside these others as a modern classic. In this new, hardbound 235-page book he reveals thirty of his finest card creations yet. Highlights include:

  • Great new work with a memorized stack. Not just mental effects, but commercial and mind-blowing effects accomplished with your favorite memorized stack.
  • Darwin considers The Zen Master one of the most powerful effects he has ever created.
  • The Color of Money pushes the classic "Follow the Leader" to a new level of impossibility and impact.
  • If you never liked Oil and Water, Ultimate Oil and Water will make you a believer. A show-stopping effect that earns standing ovations.
  • In Impossible Conditions, cards turn over while in a spectator's hands, cards transform while in a spectator's pocket, and cards travel to your pockets under the closest scrutiny.
  • Totally original presentations ranging from the humorous to the suspenseful to the dramatic and poetic.

Darwin has also created some of the world's strongest gambling routines and in Scams & Fantasies he shares some of his best yet. Imagine allowing the spectators to thoroughly shuffle the deck, then immediately dealing yourself a royal flush (Raw Deal), or producing any poker hand requested (Shark Attack), or dealing out four pat poker hands (Deja vu Poker), or four perfect bridge hands (The Professional). For the more formal occasion, there is God of Gamblers, a demonstration of false dealing that takes the concept into the stratosphere.

Throughout, Darwin provides psychological insights, presentational angles, performing tips and suggestions based on his extensive experience performing these effects for real audiences. The plots, presentations, methods and handlings are all designed for maximum audience impact. Impossible effects, entertaining presentations, rock-solid construction and performing wisdom combine to produce a must-have book for all lovers of great card magic.

Scams & Fantasies concludes with a new essay on magic theory that shows once more why Darwin Ortiz is the most thought-provoking writer in magic.

Pages: 220 - Hardcover with dust jacket - 8.5" x 11" - Black and white line illustrations



  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
  • Manufactured by:
    Darwin Ortiz



This product was added to our catalog on Friday 31 March, 2006.

Customers who bought this product also purchased...
Cards Bicycle Fuchsia Back USPCC

A great new color for your card act! These fuchsia-backed cards are officially printed by the U.S. Playing Card Company and can be used in any number ... more info -

$4.95
Sale: $3.71
Save: 25% off
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
(Availability Guaranteed - More than 24 left!)


Crimson Resurrection Deck (Limited Edition) by Dan Sperry and MJM Magic

PRINTED BY THE US PLAYING CARD COMPANY! The most anticipated deck of cards in the HISTORY of our store!   Back in 2009, Dan Sperry and MJM Magic ... more info -

$8.95
In Stock: usually ships the same business day!
(Availability Guaranteed)


Paul Harris Presents Rattled (White) by Dan Hauss - Trick

First there was Flow...Dan Hauss' ingenious best seller using an innocent bottle of water. This time he's using just the cap... You unscrew ... more info -

$35.00
Shipping Time: usually ships within 1 business day!
(Availability Not Guaranteed - 0 left!)


Vegas Aces (DVD & Gimmicks) by Cody Fisher - Trick
Sign Up for our Newsletter

1 HOUR SALE!

Reward Points

No points earned yet on current order.
Log in to see how many reward points you have already earned

Manufacturer Info

Monthly Achievement!

Spend $300 or more and earn $30.00 credit!
Spent: $0.00 out of $300
Login to Activate
(Click for rules and details)

New Products

Bewildering Boxer Shorts
Bewildering Boxer Shorts
$24.00
Sale: $18.00
Save: 25% off

Testimonials

Special Help from MJM

I ordered the Ultimate Sketch Pad with plans to use it with a group of kids in a week. MJM had the manufacturer ship directly to me. I received the...
Read More ->


Best online magic shop on earth!

If IMDB is the best movie database on the net, then surely MJM Magic is the best online magic shop on earth! Not only the competitive price, lifetime...
Read More ->


Your Too Good

MJM Magic, you guys have the best service I have ever seen on an online magic shop. It's insane on the deals you guys offer and your response to...
Read More ->


Best Magic Shop Online

The fastest, the cheapest store online! Shipping was quick even though it was free. This is the first purchase that I made, and it won't be my last....
Read More ->


Great Service

I was having problems with paypal, but Jeff was very flexible, and he quickly figured out a workaround for them. Fast respones and first-rate service.
Read More ->


Have an Effect?

Submit A Trick