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Topic: tall card castle
Message: Posted by: charlatan (Mar 28, 2003 08:19PM)
I am looking for a store which sells tall card castles. Specifically, I want a castle similar to the one Peter Marvey used in World's Greatest Magic. Something taller than 2 feet would be nice. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thank you.
Message: Posted by: Symmatrix (Mar 28, 2003 09:16PM)
As for Peter Marvey,

I believe that the idea that he used is custom made.

His card castle is far larger than those sold on the market right now.

Symmatrix :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (Mar 28, 2003 11:21PM)
It's true, the tall castle is custom made. You can get shorter castles from any magic dealer. I use one at the end of my card routine, and it always gets a positive response.
Message: Posted by: Schaden (Mar 28, 2003 11:32PM)
Buy a small one and use it as a blue print. After you learn the workings of the small one it is very easy to make a larger one. The only problem is it can be very expensive.

Message: Posted by: RandyStewart (Mar 28, 2003 11:49PM)

Peter Marvey's effects are patented.
This is your opportunity to create your own.:)
Message: Posted by: Symmatrix (Mar 29, 2003 12:29AM)
Well said, Randy.

Symmatrix :firedevil:
Message: Posted by: charlatan (Mar 29, 2003 08:17PM)
I am not necessarily looking exactly for Peter Marvey's card castle. I just want something taller than two feet.
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Mar 29, 2003 10:02PM)
Owen's Magic Supreme can make you one that's about 5 feet tall. It's in their catalog.

Message: Posted by: eddieloughran (Apr 3, 2003 12:45PM)
I have never tried to make a card castle, but surely it can't be hard. Even if you have to buy a couple of hundred playing cards, it's only the price of a couple of packet tricks.
Build your own!
Message: Posted by: Carron (Apr 17, 2003 12:55PM)
Buy some really cheap decks, use some tape, have a base and away you go-- the rest is easy!

Tom :banana:
Message: Posted by: paraguppie (Apr 18, 2003 12:41PM)
I just found one on ebay that is over 4 feet tall with all JUMBO bicycle cards. Over 100 cards go into this thing, it's awesome. Keep an eye on ebay for them, they pop up once in a while.

Keith :bluebikes:
Message: Posted by: Geoff Weber (May 1, 2003 08:35AM)
I always thought the card castle productions looked cheezy. Its painfully obvious to anyone watching that A). its not free standing and B) its springloaded.
Message: Posted by: marko (May 1, 2003 10:01PM)
They've never looked convincing to me either. When I saw Marvey finish his act with it, you could see the cards dangling around after he whipped away the cloth. The audience will clap, because the suprise appearance of a card castle is a pleasant sight, but I highly doubt they're fooled by it.
Message: Posted by: paraguppie (May 5, 2003 12:26AM)
I think we get caught up in everything being "magical". Sometimes it's nice just to catch people off guard with a surprise finish. I don't think a card castle is a "how'd he do that" type of prop. It still can be very entertaining, which is what we are doing right?