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It has been suggested elsewhere in the Little Darlings that Lemon Game is an ideal trick for old and young (at least over 6 or 7). I would put Blow Yur Stack, Ultimate Snake Basket, Invisible Deck, and Linking Rings also in that category. What other tricks do you suggest that are extremely effective both with adults and kids (well, maybe not really young kids, but primary school and up)? Thanks.
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Coin in Bottle, Magic Coloring Book.
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Miser's Dream for sure.

Andy
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On 2007-09-03 06:12, Andre Hagen wrote:
Miser's Dream for sure.

Andy

I agree with Andy.
The Miser's Dream is a feature trick for the young and old.
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Linking rings, T-and-R newspaper, die box, egg bag -- all work as well for either audience without changes in presentation. Too, I think the die box needs some kids to get the sucker aspect going and my own presentation of the egg bag requires a kid. I avoid card tricks (except snake basket) for anyone under 8 or so, and find the coloring book often impresses adults more than kids. Go figure.

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Ding Dong.

I've never quite understand "Blow Yer Stack." I know it's considered to be good 'cause you guys always rave about it, and I know CHance makes grat stuff, but I must be missing something on this one. I've read the description many times, but I can't see it. It looks to me like you're just making the kid fail in their attempt to stack the cups. Someone once said (Vernon?) a good trick can be described in one sentence. Could someone please do this for "Blow yer Stack"?
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I've never tried the coloring book on adults. Does it really work on them? And Miser's Dream sounds like a good one . . . Thanks for the replies. Any others besides these classics and Ding Dong (who produces that one)?
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On 2007-09-03 08:57, Mumblemore wrote:
Ding Dong (who produces that one)?


Ron Jeremy?
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Okay, okay ... I was kidding about "Ding Dong."

But, for clarification, do you mean doing the same presentation for these audiences, or adapting it to fit either?

I think the "What's Next-Dinamo-Dot Card" variations fit the bill.
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Fantasy magician.

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Hey Ken,

What is Fantasy Magician? I did a google search and a search on a magic store's web site and I cannot find this. By the way, I just ordered your DVD "Making the Birthday Dough", I'm looking forward to seeing it.
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Fantasy magician is a routine that I do/make wear you wrap a tux around a person and you do the magic through the arms of the coat. very funny routine! It is on my site.

Did you order the DVD from me or someone else?

ken
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It's the age-old gag where you stand behind someone and reach your arms around them. It looks to the audience like your arms are the helpers arms. It can be very funny if done right.
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I'll check out your site for the Fantasy Magician idea. Sounds fun. I ordered it from Penguin Magic. I think it was the only US site that came up with my search.
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With the exception of sucker tricks, and card tricks most magic tricks can work with adults, and children. I believe that the difference between an adult trick, and a kids trick is mostly presentation.
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I believe it was Harris Solomon who said, when asked how to perform for kids, answered: "You bend your knees a bit."

Andy
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On 2007-09-03 11:44, Andre Hagen wrote:
I believe it was Harris Solomon who said, when asked how to perform for kids, answered: "You bend your knees a bit."

Andy




Says it all right there. Plus "common sense."

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Andy
The month is young, but that is the funniest post I've read so far in September.
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Re: coloring book for adults. I've never tried it at an adult-only show, but had plenty of parents puzzle over it far harder than the children. Coloring book for adults ... hmmm ... maybe there is something there ...
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Coloring book for adults...check out the DVD set from Mel Mellers called "Tickling the Mind". There's an adult routine in there for that.

All ages effect..."Picto-Chango". The NON-original model from Mark Trimble. All ages, all situations, surrounded.

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