The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Nothing up my sleeve... » » Coin Box routines for laypeople (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
Magic-Daniel
View Profile
Inner circle
Denmark
1316 Posts

Profile of Magic-Daniel
How many of you are performing coin box routines in your professionel act for laypeople?

I have some boxes sitting around, but never really got started with any routines using these boxes.

Do you find coin box routines plays well for laypeople?
David Neighbors
View Profile
V.I.P.
4857 Posts

Profile of David Neighbors
I have ! But I have found To keep it short! Smile Maybe bring then out in the box like that is always what you keep them in! Do a routine with out the box! Then something with the box to end!
David Neighbors



The Coinjurer

www.coinjurer.com
mystre71
View Profile
Inner circle
martinsburg west virginia
1683 Posts

Profile of mystre71
Yes, I'm currently working on a book of coin box routines, that's mainly for the walk around performer. The boxes are unique and laymen seem to find them interesting.
Walk around coin box work check it out here https://www.magicalmystries.com/products
jazzy snazzy
View Profile
Inner circle
run off by a mob of Villagers wielding
2109 Posts

Profile of jazzy snazzy
David is right to keep it short.
People love to examine the box, it's one of the few
things I hand out (often ending with the plug).
"The secret of life is to look good from a distance."
-Charles Schulz
motown
View Profile
Inner circle
Atlanta by way of Detroit
6014 Posts

Profile of motown
I found lay people enjoy it as long as it's entertaining.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
– Karl Germain
David Neighbors
View Profile
V.I.P.
4857 Posts

Profile of David Neighbors
Yea But I think you can Say That on just about Anything!!! Smile Smile
David Neighbors



The Coinjurer

www.coinjurer.com
funsway
View Profile
Inner circle
old things in new ways - new things in old ways
9058 Posts

Profile of funsway
I have often performed by handing out a basket full of object from which audience members select items for me to perform with. If a "pill box" is included it was selected most of the time with query, "what is this?" I would direct they find the other part and explain, "Oh, I just use that to store the coins in for protection." I could then be coaxed to do something with the Box as if inventing a new effect as I went along -- usually having a spectator hold the Box before the reveal.

Thus, the Box may seem strange/suspicious if introduced by the magician as a prop -- but completely natural and exciting if its presence seems incidental to the effect.

I am working on some effects combining the Pill Box with a collapsible drinking cup.

The Box also can make sense for a magician with disabilities -- such as a container for spare wheelchair parts. Magic with washers, nuts or bolts can all be done with a Box.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

eBooks at https://www.lybrary.com/ken-muller-m-579928.html questions at ken@eversway.com
harris
View Profile
Inner circle
Harris Deutsch
8695 Posts

Profile of harris
I have used them for many years.

Sometimes it as simple as saying I use the box to keep track of my coins.

Sometimes like my memory, I loose track of them...and the magic begins....

Harris
now where are my car keys?
Well sometimes at the end of the routine they are found in the coin box.
Harris Deutsch aka dr laugh
drlaugh4u@gmail.com
music, magic and marvelous toys
http://magician.org/member/drlaugh4u
Atom3339
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
3242 Posts

Profile of Atom3339
^ Nice approach, Harris!
TH

Occupy Your Dream
ShirtlessKirk
View Profile
Loyal user
236 Posts

Profile of ShirtlessKirk
Paul Cummings has a nice one from his 1st From a Shuffled Deck in Use notes. First coins, then box, then lid penetrate your hand. Pretty commercial and short for a coin box routine.
doug brewer
View Profile
V.I.P.
1140 Posts

Profile of doug brewer
I've found them to be just as "commercial" as any other coin effects. Like anything, don't let the routine drag on too long and make sure there is actually magic happening throughout.

Doug
Corbett
View Profile
Inner circle
Indiana
1152 Posts

Profile of Corbett
Reactions have been positive for me from laymen, for coin box stuff. He's one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IOAr-sXgog
Ray Haining
View Profile
Inner circle
Hot Springs, AR
1866 Posts

Profile of Ray Haining
Not bad. Pretty good. Have you watched the video yourself?
owen.daniel
View Profile
Inner circle
England
1048 Posts

Profile of owen.daniel
I used to hate coin box magic until I saw David Roth's routine Triple Change. This is a wonderfully crafted routine which can be used so long as you have a table to hand.

I was fortunate enough to pick up a set of the Roth coin boxes here on the Café a few months ago, and these come complete with a set of notes detailing the use of Roth's slot box (which is necessary for this routine), and with the Triple Change routine described.

Highly recommended.

Owen
Corbett
View Profile
Inner circle
Indiana
1152 Posts

Profile of Corbett
Quote:
On 2013-02-28 15:50, Ray Haining wrote:
Not bad. Pretty good. Have you watched the video yourself?


Are you asking me? Umm, yes, I've seen it, since I was the one performing it.
Ray Haining
View Profile
Inner circle
Hot Springs, AR
1866 Posts

Profile of Ray Haining
Corbett,

You got me in a couple of spots, the coin under the lid being one of them.

I was curious how long you've been performing this routine and if it has solidified into THE routine or is still a work in progress.

When you say you've gotten positive reactions from laymen, do you perform at restaurants, for friends, regularly at the Magic Castle?
feher
View Profile
Inner circle
Michigan
1421 Posts

Profile of feher
These have worked well for me.
PM me if you want to talk more about them.
Okito 123
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GivAsDnf......index=29

Mystery Box
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwY1kfqVX......index=30

Happy Okitoing Smile
Tim
Mean people SUCK!!!!!!!
mystre71
View Profile
Inner circle
martinsburg west virginia
1683 Posts

Profile of mystre71
Feher I enjoyed both your routines. PM sent.
Walk around coin box work check it out here https://www.magicalmystries.com/products
Curtis Kam
View Profile
V.I.P.
same as you, plus 3 and enough to make
3498 Posts

Profile of Curtis Kam
Tim, those looked really good. The first load in Okito 123 went right past me.
Is THAT a PALMS OF STEEL 5 Banner I see? YARRRRGH! Please visit The Magic Bakery
Mb217
View Profile
Inner circle
8843 Posts

Profile of Mb217
I'll tell'ya Tim my friend, ain't nobody out there doing this stuff any better than you. Great job! Smile
*Check out my latest: Gifts From The Old Country: A Mini-Magic Book, MBs Mini-Lecture on Coin Magic, The MB Tanspo PLUS, MB's Morgan, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at gumroad.com/mb217magic Smile


"Believe in YOU, and you will see the greatest magic that ever was." -Mb Smile
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Nothing up my sleeve... » » Coin Box routines for laypeople (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.22 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL