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magicjack1977
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I know that this may not be considered a "packet trick" but I love it! The handling is so simple and the effect is jaw dropping for spectators. I get a better response off of CM than I do performing NFW or the Asher twist. I just wish that the cards would last a bit longer. I've purchased two sets now and the colors on my second set are beginning to fade away.
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I agree, Color Monte is one of the best packet tricks around.

Yes, it would be nice if the cards were to last longer. Since they don't, maybe that way they know they will be able to sell more??? Hmmm...

Mark.
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You can do the same effect with regular cards. I use 'two' jokers, since decks come with 2.
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Magicjack, you're not alone. Check out this thread (only one of many here on a similar topic)...
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;start=0

Color Monte got about 30 votes over 6 pages. Truly one of the great, timeless packet tricks. You simply have good taste. Smile
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I mentioned this in the patter section before, but did not get any comments:

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After reading through over 30 threads on "Color Monte" it seems that nobody has suggested the very simple idea of using: a joker, a black ace (spades), and a RED ten of hearts.

The patter obviously has a 40% reduction in the wager (one bet less), and that red card really contrasts well with the joker & ace of spades. It produces the same gasps as the original, and actually works better under poor lighting.

Fully impromptu, from any full deck.
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mrunge
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Great suggestions Meyegr and Frog52...Thanks!

Mark.
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I do a similiar impromptu effect but with 1 Joker, not 2:

Put the Joker on top of the deck. Slip-cut it to anywhere the spectator says "Stop". Thumb off 3 cards (including the Joker) to the table face-down (arrange the Joker back to the top of the 3 card packet). Do the Color Monte routine, explaining how 1 card is located at 3 different postions. Repeat it with the other card. Finally say that you are not just dealing with these 2 jokers flipping from position to position.... But Here's the 3rd Joker (show the hidden Joker).

COLOR MONTE is absolutely the best card packet routine out there.... The cheap price is just a bonus.
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For me the beauty of Color Monte is that they're not cards you find in a regular deck. To me this makes more sense as to why they're in a wallet.

The included patter is a terrific guide for presenting it, the green ending is great and it's all examinable.
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Talk about "pack small-play big"......it doesn't get much better than CM!
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R. Paul Wilson has a great color monte type effect using Tarot Cards and really neat handling!
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Color Monte has been in my "bag of tricks" for years. It's always been a great worker for me. In fact, I performed it earlier today for some family I haven't seen in awhile, and it got wonderful reactions.

Kevin
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magicjack1977
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I agree with Jaz here. I think that the bright, foil-like colors of the CM cards take them out of the realm of your "basic" card effects.
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I still have my Jim Temple Color Monte that I bought way back in the late 70’s. I attended a Jim Temple lecture at a local shop and watched his handling and was so impressed I bought it on the spot along with his lecture notes (which I also still have). I carried the Color Monte with me for a long time finding it to be a great impromptu effect that always seemed to astound. I see now it is available in poker size Bicycle cards (my old cards are bridge size). I think I will wander over to an online shop and order a new set right now... thanks for bringing back some great memories.
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On 2006-09-02 17:15, Salby wrote:
I do a similiar impromptu effect but with 1 Joker, not 2:

Put the Joker on top of the deck. Slip-cut it to anywhere the spectator says "Stop". Thumb off 3 cards (including the Joker) to the table face-down (arrange the Joker back to the top of the 3 card packet). Do the Color Monte routine, explaining how 1 card is located at 3 different postions. Repeat it with the other card. Finally say that you are not just dealing with these 2 jokers flipping from position to position.... But Here's the 3rd Joker (show the hidden Joker).

COLOR MONTE is absolutely the best card packet routine out there.... The cheap price is just a bonus.


What I mentioned above only uses 1 also, just appearing to be 2.

I agree that the color monte cards are great, I use it all the time too. I just mentioned it can be done with ordinary cards if you do not want to replace the original monte cards all the time.
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I also use the jokers. It's just as powerful, and you can set up from any deck, as all decks have 2 jokers, as was already pointed out. That said, if you buy a deck of blank-front cards, you can make many convincing versions, albeit slightly modified.
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On 2006-09-01 21:02, meyegr wrote:
You can do the same effect with regular cards. I use 'two' jokers, since decks come with 2.


I use the same idea. I don't keep them in a wallet, I just take them out of the deck. I use the same moves, different story with a selected card instead of $14 card. If you use Bikes, you have to have 2 decks as the jokers are different styles.
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Try taking the cards out of a regular deck and use a regular ace of spades, a regular joker....and the $14 card. Big reaction when the $14 card comes up at the end after using normal cards for the entire trick.
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According to Arthur Emerson, Color Monte was the best selling packet trick ever. Not sure of how many,Anyone know ?
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This is a great effect indeed. I took my old CM cards and took some bright colored sticker paper and glued new diamonds on them. The colors look fresh as new...
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Right,
With colored adhesives and white bicycle cards you can refresh your old color Monte. And even change the currency !
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